27 posts tagged kids

Event: Colorow Elementary

I'm excited about my upcoming visit to Colorow Elementary in Littleton! They will have a blast with Literacy Night, and I'll be joining them for all the reading fun! See you on September 21st, Colorow!      

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Make a Square Base 3D Pyramid

Here's a fun craft that doesn't take too long, and you can decorate it however you like when you're done! 1. Start with a piece of square origami paper on the table in front of you, colored side up. (Or use other lightweight paper in your choice of color/design.) Fold one edge to the other horizontally, crease, and unfold. Then make the vertical edge-to-edge fold, crease, and unfold.   2. Flip the paper over and fold one corner of the paper up to the opposite corner, creasing it on the ...

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On June Solstice

  It's been a long time coming, but on June 21st, Arthur's next adventure will finally be released! Get ready for monster fun in The Minotaur Riddle!  

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Where to find Dragons

Dragons have been sneaking through caves, attacking villages, hoarding treasures, and exchanging riddles for ages. The dragon was even around in Babylonian times with the myth of a giant serpentine dragon who inhabits the sea and could only be killed by an arrow piercing its belly. But what do you really know about these creatures? Where do they live? What do they even look like? Are they enormous lizards or snakes? Do they live in the sea or on land? In Norse and Germanic legends, dragons ...

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MidDle GRadE Writers

Once upon a time, I was a middle-grader writing mystery and adventure stories. So it's exciting for me to see boys and girls finding their own creativity through making up their own stories or poetry! In a video under five minutes, I've collected some tips on creative writing for the middle-grade writer.     http://vimeo.com/61774799  

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Reviewed by Kids Comic #3

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Tony Title: A Light in the Attic Author: Shel Silverstein Rating: 5 stars This book is a book of poems. I have always liked three that I am going to tell you about. The name of my first poem is “The Sitter”. I like how it says she ...

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Reviewed by Kids Fantasy #8

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer:  Hunter Title:  The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Author: Beatrix Potter Rating: 2 stars I like the book The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. At fist fishing was slow, but then the bobber water underwater and then he set the hook. He caught ...

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Reviewed by Kids Realistic Fiction #7

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Tyler Title: Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl Author: Barbara Parks Rating: 5 stars I read Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl. It’s Junie B’s birthday. Junie B. got presents. She turned six years old. Junie B. went back to ...

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Reviewed by Kids Non Fiction #1

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Coco Title:  After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival Author:  Robin Gaby Fisher Rating:  5 stars This is a really good book. It is the story of the pain, accomplishments, and baby steps of recovery of burns. There are ...

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Reviewed by Kids Fantasy #7

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Rhys Title: Bearwalker Author: Joseph Bruchac Rating: 2 stars Bearwalker is a book about this Indian man that changes into a bear and hunts people. A kid named Baron is going on a field trip with his class to a little camp back in the ...

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