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Friday Kid Lit Round-Up

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Hey folks.  Our blogger-at-large, Jennifer Atkinson has some super lesson plan ideas for Thanksgiving in the primary classroom, including activities for how to use her favorite Turkey Day book, A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting.  It’s worth a perusal.

I should probably be waiting for Presidents' Day to tell you about this but I’m still pumped up from all the election coverage.  Head over to the National Portrait Gallery to check out this interactive “Portrait for Kids” and have fun learning about George Washington.

I know a number of you have set your watches to countdown to the movie release this weekend of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.  In case you weren’t there to catch the premiere, you can sink your teeth into the trailer for now. Sonja compiled a list of video trailers for holiday movies based on beloved books.

According to FirstBook, “In low-income neighborhoods, there is just one book for every 300 children.” Check out how they’re proposing to remedy this situation and how you can be part of the solution.

If you’re looking for good multicultural books to help students make connections with other children from around the world, you’re going to want to head over to Shen’s Books to check out Come and Play: Children of Our World Having Fun edited by Ayana Lowe.  It is a compilation of photographs of children at play from around the world. Each photograph is accompanied by a poem collaboratively written by children in Lowe's cultural art classes in New York City.”

Alrighty.  You’re probably chomping at the bit to get a head-start on the stuffing.  With the Holiday rush about to begin, remember to take the time to enjoy a good book.  See you on Monday.

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