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Friday Kid Lit Round-Up

Hey folks.  What’s that you say?  Picture Book Thursday was not enough to satisfy your bibliographic cravings?  Well check out the Kid Lit Round-Up to sate your appetite.

So Hannah and I have started a trend.  I’m not sure if we’ve influenced publishers to put out dragon books or if we’ve encouraged folks to blog about them.  Before the power goes to my head, check out Madeline’s dragon reviews on BookKids.

A belated birthday wish to Waldo, who turned 21 on September 21st.  It seems like just yesterday I was eagerly awaiting his new sticker book.  Those were simpler times; now you can “friend” Waldo on any number of social networks. Click on the link for more games and activities featuring our intrepid traveler.

I was pleased to be tipped about ArtSmarts4Kids, a site that seems a perfect match for all of the artist themed picture books out now.  The Andy Warhol lesson is one I’ve used in class, along with James Warhola’s Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit With Andy Warhol  and Susan Goldman Rubin’s Andy Warhol’s Colors.

Over at Jennifer's 1st Grade Classroom we have a new Baby Name Page Project based on When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis.  It’s a great project to help develop that home-school connection.

Roald Dahl a spy?  I bet you’re as surprised as I am but, hey, if it’s good enough for Julia Child.  Check out ChickenSpaghetti for the scoop on The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington.

OK folks, with that I’m on my way.   Have a super weekend filled with pumpkin picking and all that fun fall stuff and we’ll see you back here on Monday.

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