Saturday, February 1, 2014

Phyllis's Fun Fashion Show

Susanna Leonard Hill is having a Phyllis Fashion contest and the timing coincided perfectly with the arrival of Neighbor Girl's new art desk for her room. With her desk in place, this afternoon, she was in need of a project. Just in the nick of time, Josie & Erik posted their entries for Phyllis's fashion contest and with the clock ticking (just over an hour to get her entry in), Neighbor Girl got to work. Thanks, friends for reminding us about this fun contest. 

Click HERE to read the rules and to view all of the paw-some entries.  Visit Susanna's website to learn more about Phyllis.

A spoonful of sugar helps Phyllis cook. She predicts an early spring. 

As always, thank you for reading and sharing,

Friday, January 31, 2014

Word of the Week: Katrina SPECULATES about the quality of Zorg's methods of chasing aliens.

Word of the Week for Feb. 3, 2014

Our guest for this week's word of the week video is Neighbor Girl's new hamster, Cinder! Neighbor Girl is thrilled to introduce Cinder to you, today.

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." Click here to view a picture of Devy, who will be reciting the WOW word on Monday.
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:

== Meet Cinder ==
Cinder, Neighbor Girl's Chinese dwarf hamster, is our special guest this week. We are happy to have her visit with us. What do you think about her guest appearance?

Now tell us, how will you use the word SPECULATE 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:)

Don't forget, we also need a few more guests for the remainder of the school year!

As always, thank you for reading and sharing,

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Video Author Interview from March 2013

 When reviewing our YouTube channel, we found a handful of private videos, and this gem was in that group. After a brief conversation with Neighbor Girl, she gave us permission to post it (we had the reporter's permission a year ago). Ha!

If you are unable to view the video above, click here to view it on YouTube.

Thank you for reading and sharing,

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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Today is Multicultural Children's Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature


Today is the day, yippee! The very first ever Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature. Thanks to co-creators Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom, and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press; along with the paw-tastic sponsors  Wisdom Tales PressLee & Low BooksChronicle Books, and Susan Daniel Fayad: Author of  My Grandfather’s Masbaha.

We are thrilled and honored to be one of the bloggers participating in this event. Our "official" post came out last week and included a review of the most gorgeous picture book, "Josephine."

Cool Mom thought it would be fun to also point out that Four Fiends, a book she reviewed for us a while back, would also be a great Multicultural book worth exploring. She really enjoyed this book. You can read Cool Mom's review of The Four Fiends right here.

Are you as overwhelmed with the resources from this day, as this kitty is? If that is the case, be sure to follow the Multicultural Books for Kids board on Pinterest, so you have them available to you when the time is right for you.

Guess what? The super humans at
Pragmatic Mom Jump Into a Book are giving away 10 Books from Barefoot Books! Be sure to enter their Giveaway. 

To view or participate in the Linky for Multicultural Children's Book Day, click here or here. :) 

We invite you to leave us a comment.
We love to hear from our visitors. 
Are you participating in Multicultural Children's Book Day? Do you have a favorite Multicultural Book? What is the weather like where you are? (It is too cold for this kitty, here.) 

Thank you for reading and sharing,

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