Dear Friends,                              October 2014

What a difference a month makes! The school year is now well under way, and we're back in the swing of things. But this is still a period of adjustment for many teachers learning to work with the Common Core standards. Change can feel overwhelming, and we want to help.


Last month we introduced "Keats & the Common Core," to show how the books and programs can be used to teach the new standards. This time we're taking a closer look at the EJK Bookmaking Competition. Next up: EJK Mini-Grants. Teachers and librarians, we hope you'll take the plunge - we know how much you'll benefit!

Bookmaking & the
Common Core

Learn how our Competition scores the required goals for grades 3-12.

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Bookmaking Bonus
The focus of this year's Competition is history, and the New-York Historical Society is getting in on the action! This gem of a museum is hosting a workshop for NYC teachers on creating a great bookmaking experience for your class.

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Roll Tape!
Watch a charming video of the EJK Bookmaking Competition in San Francisco, now in its third year.

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Thursday, October 23 @ 7 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza

One issue that is sadly familiar is bullying, in school and online. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we hope you'll take advantage of the resources on offer.


Executive Director
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Bringing the multicultural,
 creative spirit of
Ezra Jack Keats
into children's lives
and literature   

Featured Book
In pursuit of an old pair of goggles, a neighborhood gang is no match for two clever boys and a dog.
Shoot some balls with Peter, Archie and Willie. Ready, aim, score!

Video sneak peek:
Dog Goggles!
Plus: Fancy forts, super specs, goggles galore and anti-bullying resources 

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