The second installment of the Hunger Games franchise opens tonight. With Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, this movie is based on the 2009 science fiction young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. This sequel continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem.
Both Jennifer and Josh are featured in Enslow's Sizzling Celebrities series. Written for the upper elementary and middle school market, these 48-page titles have been aligned with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.
This six book series shows upper elementary readers how math is used in sports. General rules and facts about the sport opens each chapter and is followed by sample math problems showing how math is used in the sport.
Written by Stuart A.P. Murray, each 48-page book covers a different sport (baseball, basketball, football, race car, soccer, and track and field). Your readers will learn about some of the history behind these sports, as well as practice doing some math!
The Score with Sports Math series is available in library, paperback, and eBook options. This series is currently being matched up with the Common Core anchor standards, and this information will be added to our website when available.
During Street Fair weekend, which is from the 22nd to the 24th, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books.
Friday the 22nd is the Festival of Authors with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work. There are also Children's Alley activities, which include theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling, and readings by children's book authors.
The Kentucky Book Fair is Friday and Saturday, the 15th and 16th. Children's Day is the 15th and the book fair is the 16th.
On November 10, 1938, Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," took place in parts of Germany and Austria. The name Kristallnacht originated from the fact that the streets were littered with broken glass from the windows and doors of Jewish homes and businesses that had been attacked and ransacked, by the Nazis, destroying thousands of them. Hundreds of synagogues were burned down, and many people were murdered. This event marked the beginning of something even worse: the Holocaust.
This title, and the other titles in the The Holocaust Through Primary Sources series, are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available from your local preferred vendor, local independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and enslow.com.
The Arlington Public Library in Virginia has a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Parents and caregivers can sign up and receive a reading log, in which they fill in a circle after they finish reading a book to a young child. There are prizes (and stickers) upon reaching certain milestones.
There is also a Reading Superheroes program for older children who read to younger children who are enrolled in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
What a great idea to encourage older kids to read, as well as encourage younger children to learn to love books!
Does your school or public library offer programs similar to this?