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Play With Stickers & Learn Cool Facts with Sticky Facts (What Will You Find?)

11 Jan

sticky factsIf you’re looking for something really interactive and interesting to give to your favorite 6-10 year old, look no further that Workman Publishing’s new series – Sticky Facts: What Will You Find? With three titles already available and more on the way, these are great nonfiction titles that really get kids involved in their reading!

Workman Publishing sent me the first three titles to review and I must say, I was having an awesome time learning really cool facts and could totally see some of the kids I know really gravitating towards these activity books.

The basic concept is pretty easy:

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Read a question, then peel the sticker to reveal the answer.

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Sticker and draw on the activity pages to make them your own!

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Once all the stickers have been peeled, remove the backing to uncover even more fun facts!

What I really liked about these books was that it was both a way for kids to learn new facts about the world around, but it also reinforced the ideas they already had by allowing kids to draw and add stickers to pages that had basic prompts to interact with. Placing stickers onto the same sticker-shaped-space on a page is great for really little kids, but these titles allow kids to interact more with the variety of stickers, the facts that go allow with them and by allowing them to create their own narrative for each prompt.

I loved the activity book about animals – no matter how many animal facts I learn, I always like learning more! The construction book would be great for a rough and tumble kid who might not be the biggest fan of reading – with lots of great tools and trades and bright construction-orange pages you can’t go wrong. As for the book about New York City – the perfect way to introduce a city before visiting – with landmarks, museums, food and more, this would make a perfect sightseeing guide for kids!

These are awesome titles published by Workman Publishing and would make great gifts for kids from age 6-10, but I really think the 6-8 year old crowd would be absolutely perfect! If you’re looking to buy these titles check out Indiebound which will connect you with local independent bookstores in your area. Otherwise, you can find it at other major book retailers.

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/27/17

27 Feb

21979832It was a super busy week with late hours at work and Saturday hours as well which left me close to no time to spend reading. I finally got a chance to start The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig this weekend and I’m already in love! The story reminds me of Dr. Who with time travel and the possibility of multiple realities, but with a pirate ship. And I can’t say enough about it, although I haven’t finished it yet – I love the worlds that have been created and Nix is not only interesting character but a deep character as well. I’ll definitely be reviewing this story when I’m finished with it this week. I’ve already suggested the title to a couple of friends.

I’m super excited for my week of reading ahead… I just received a few new titles published by Workman Publishing from their spring list and I can’t wait to get started reading those! I also still have The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork which I’m excited to read as well.


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Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/12/16

12 Sep

I actually got a lot of reading done this past week, I was not only exhausted from a week at my parents’ house for my brother’s wedding – it was beautiful, but I am still working as a children’s librarian and trying to get my feet under me as a director as well – it’s been a little crazy to say the least.  But, I made reading more of a priority this week and I feel so much better because of it.

I finished up As Brave As You, also read Just Like Me and Frightlopedia – An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies which I received from Workman Publishing along with a few other titles to review for the Halloween season, so you’ll definitely be hearing about these books soon!

As for what I’m reading now – I’m still working on Start with Why which I honestly haven’t picked up in probably two weeks – so I’ll definitely be working my way through that book.  I’ve also started Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness, another title from Workman that’s a lot of fun to read.  And I’ve got a couple of other things in my TBR pile that I might pick up.  I’m feeling so much (for lack of a better word) steadier now that reading is back at the top of my priority list.  I get more easily stressed out, more frustrated and annoyed if I don’t spend even just 10 minutes reading daily.  It’s something that I have to do, just got to find the time!


imwayrJoin Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.

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