Teacher and Librarian Update • November 2008
LATEST AND GREATEST

Take a look at some of the latest and greatest books from our Fall 2008 season, available now from Kids Can Press. Click on the covers for more information.

FEATURED REVIEWS
“… packed with fascinating information, [and] entertaining cartoon graphics…”
                  — Booklist review of
Robots
“Readers will discover new details with every viewing.”
                  — School Library Journal review of Chester's Back!
“… teens will appreciate Sydor’s manic, humorous tone.”
                  — Kirkus Reviews review of
My Mother Is a French Fry
“... Hammill’s debut celebrates the pleasures of a freewheeling imagination by spinning breathtaking adventure from the daily business of living.”
                 — Kirkus Reviews review of Sir Reginald’s Logbook
CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHT

Explore biographies for kids with Snapshots.

The accomplishments of these fascinating historical figures come to life through photos, newspaper excerpts, journal entries and more.

Click here for more information about the Snapshots biographies series.

EXTRAS—FREE DOWNLOADS
Check out these new FREE downloads for the Fall 2008 season:

STORYTIME ACTIVITIES
Chester’s Back!
Sir Reginald’s Logbook

TEACHING MATERIALS
The Island of Mad Scientists
No Girls Allowed
Who Discovered America?

FREE ACTIVITY PAGE
Everywear
Gotcha!

Want more free downloads? The Kids Can Press website (www.kidscanpress.com) has teaching materials, printable sticker pages, storytime suggestions, posters and many more free EXTRAS. When searching for a book, look under the EXTRAS section (far left of the page) to see what downloads are available for that particular title.

 
BOOK NEWS

Scaredy Squirrel moves from page to screen!
Nelvana Studios and Nelvana Entertainment will collaborate with Kids Can Press to expand the reach of this popular children’s book character by producing a television series, animated shorts for on-air, on-line and on-mobile distribution, and launching an international merchandise and licensing program. Nelvana will be responsible for worldwide broadcast and distribution sales.

The 26-episode animated television series and companion shorts will be produced by Nelvana. Mélanie Watt will collaborate on the development of the television series. More updates to come!

Kids Can Press launches new website
KCP has relaunched our website to be more interactive and user-friendly. The site offers more free downloadable content (including learning resources, printable sticker pages, posters and more), easy to use search functions, printable feature sheets for all titles, cover-to-cover previews of 95 books and curriculum connections for the full list of over 650 books.

Be sure to visit the new and improved site at www.kidscanpress.com.

Advance Reading Copies for Spring 2009 books
Advance reading copies of three new Spring 2009 books will be available at both NCTE and ALA-MW. Be sure to pick up copies of the first in a new graphic novel series, A Sam & Friends Mystery: Dracula Madness, as well as two new KCP Fiction titles, Seeing Red and Pieces of Me.

LOOK AGAIN

It’s Moving Day!

by Pamela Hickman and Geraldo Valério

Recommended on Oprah’s Kids Reading List for 3-5 year olds, this unique picture book illustrates how different animals find homes, raise their young and move on for the next inhabitant to move in. This book not only supplements life science curriculum on animal habitats but also introduces young children to the concept of life changes.

  Explore more books that make learning fun at www.kidscanpress.com  
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