Friday, November 8, 2013

It is Word of the Week Time: ALTRUISTIC

You may listen to the live official WOW announcement broadcast each Monday at 7:20AM on WEEU 830AM from "The voice of Berks County and Beyond." Links to broadcasts may be found on the Muhlenberg School District website. Click here to go there.

Are you ready for the free printables? Visit Kid Lit Printables to find these free printables:

  • ALTRUISTIC vocabulary word cube
  • Printable ALTRUISTIC accordian fold mini book.
  • Word of the Week blank page to fill out
Now tell us, how will you use the word altruistic this week? Have you seen it used anywhere? Is your school using these words? What fun activities do you have for the word? I want to know and so do my friends - please share your creations and let us know if you are using our printables - that makes us happy!

If you and/or your family completes an activity, we would love to see a picture of it, or hear all about it. You may do this in the comments below; on our Facebook page; on Twitter (use the hashtag #kidlitwow); pinterest; Google+ - truly, anywhere you want to tell the world with gusto!

Word of the Week with free printables.” (Click to Tweet:)

This week we ALSO have two free review printables available. 
Use these to review the second set of six words of the year: 
Endeavor, Empower, Valiant, Enigma, Riveting & Altruistic

 Free printables are courtesy of 

As always, thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge ( & Stanley, too!)

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Yay! Our Book Blasty Tour Begins Today & Check out the Kid-Lit Festival

We are thrilled to have Mother, Daughter & Son Book Reviews kick off our Book Blasty Tour, today. Thank you so much, Renee! We are sending your family (pets included) kitty licks and doggy hugs.
We are also gearing up for a trip to the Lititz, tomorrow, where we'll be attending the

We were going to post about it but our awesome friend, Erik, did the best post ever about it and we are just going to send you to his awesome website to read all about it.

While you are there, congratulate him for placing in Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie Contest. His poem, The Dare , took third place! We are so proud of him.

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy Blogiversary to Us. Our Book Blasty Tour Begins Tomorrow!


     Tomorrow, Stanley and I are celebrating our one year blogiversary (click here to read our inaugural post)

     Rather than throwing a party, we decided to host our very own "Book Blasty Tour." The wonderful bloggers listed below have been kind enough to host a stop along our tour to extend our paw-riffic party for a full two weeks. 

     Honestly, I am not sure what we were thinking with it being NaNoWriMo month, but our busy paws are happy paws - at least that is what I keep telling myself.

  We will be sending out updates almost daily during our blog tour. We will share the reviews, posts and any other fun happenings throughout our online festivities. We hope that you are able to join us often, and have time to visit our amazing hosts. We give them all four paws up!


     Oh, yes, don't forget to enter our giveaway...scroll down to the bottom to enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Best of luck!

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge 
(and Stanley)

Book Blasty Tour Stops (2013)

November 8
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November 13
November 14
Amanda's Books and More
Gizmo's Terrier Torrent
November 16
November 17
Kid Lit Reviews
Baby Bookworms in Black Words - White Pages

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday Writing Prompt: A Piano Playing Hamster?

Poem? Story? Haiku? Question? What does this picture bring to your mind?
Write it below in the comments and have an amazing day!
A special thanks to Snuffles, the hamster, for assisting us with our writing prompts.

We participate routinely in the following Wordless Wednesday Blog Hops.
We encourage you to visit them as well.
Thank you to all of the fabulous hosts!

Create with Joy's Wordless Wednesday
Amanda's Books & More Picture Perfect Party Linky
That Suburban Momma's Not so Wordless Wednesday
The Jenny's Evolution: Wordless Wednesday
Crafty Spices: Wordless Wednesday

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (& Stanley)


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We review The Kinzy Chronicles - Fun Koala Adventures!

About the Book

Title: The Kinzy Chronicles
Author: Eva Ridenhour
Year Published: 2012
Publisher: Kinz Books
Pages: 65 with Full Color Photographs
Summary (Lulu): The Kinzy Chronicles features Kinzy Koala and his wacky friends. Join them as they travel, get into mischief, play practical jokes, fly airplanes, eat rubber bread, and get married. Here’s an excerpt:

“At the front of the store there was a counter at which a charming lady stood. I shook my head and walked further into the store. This really was a Koala needs store! It had the latest koala fashions and freshly harvested eucalyptus. As I walked to the counter I fell into that deep ring of fire that was love. The charming lady seemed to NOT feel like this about me. I cocked my head and read her name tag. In shining curling letters it said “Mary Jane.’ I shouted “Ohhhh…. Mary Jane my sweet, would you like to get married?”

Stanley & Katrina's Review

We enjoyed The Kinzy Chronicles so much, that we made our very first video review of a book (it may be our only video book review - you never know with us).

The book contains four short stories about Kinzy's life complete with full color adorable photographs. The details in the photographs are absolutely perfect.

We did witness Cool Mom chuckling out loud when she read the book. She told us that there were a couple of spots where she thought Kinzy wasn't being nice, but then the author was awesome and would say something perfect like, "If you now think I am a bully, I am sorry for what I did."

Eva Ridenhour is a talented young author and an amazing TARDIS creator (seriously, you need to see this!).

Okay, okay, no more words for us. Enjoy our video review of The Kinzy Chronicles:


About The Author, Eva Ridenhour

Eva Ridenhour is an author, illustrator, maker, and trumpet player. As a home educated student, she is able to pursue her interests throughout the year as part of her school work. She loves Harry Potter, the Septimus Heap books, and playing Minecraft with her brother. She also likes to make art with duct tape. Eva is a member of the Davidson Institute Young Scholars Program.

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Disclosure: We received a copy of The Kinzy Chronicles from the author for our pure enjoyment. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for our honest review.
This post is part of the 27th 
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