Oregon Trail Library District

SUMMER READING 2020: PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES

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Page Turner Adventures Presents: The Oregon Trail Library District Story

OREGON TRAIL LIBRARY PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES SHOW FAIRYTALES from Page Turner Adventures on Vimeo.

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WEEK 10:  Imagine your PIRATE Story  Kenny-and-Captain-Book-1024x768.jpg

MONDAY – Show Day

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. 

                                         Pirate School with David Engel              Such a Library - Game and Contest

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TUESDAY – Kids’ Crafts & Activities

                             Pirate Spyglass                                   Balloon Boats                                    Coloring Sheet

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS and Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE, but has also written EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PIRATES.

                                                     Melinda Long                                                 Tom Lichtenheld

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THURSDAY – Tween Crafts and Activities

Make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars.

                 Nautical Pencil Holder                                        Pirate Map

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day: Pirate Billy Bones

If you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Captain Book & the Book-a-neers

                                                            PART 1                                                           PART 2

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WEEK 9:  Imagine your THEATER Story  dramadragons_thumbnail.jpg

MONDAY – Show Day

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it!

Beethoven and the Mystery Mansion Parts 1 & 2

DRAMA DRAGON – A “dramatic” reading.” HA!

Page Turner Reads Drama Dragon by Riley Roam

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TUESDAY – Kids’ Crafts & Activities

Today, we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games.

                                  FIRE BREATHING DRAMA DRAGONS!                MAD DIRECTOR ACTIVITY

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU.

Bethany Hegedus Interview

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THURSDAY – Tween Crafts and Activities

Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters.

                                              Improv Theater Games                                   Tissue Box Theater

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day:  The Amazing Mr. A

Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

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WEEK 8:  Imagine your CIRCUS Story  Magnificent-Circus-Mystery-Gear.png

MONDAY – Show Day

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy.

The Magnificent Circus Mystery      

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TUESDAY – Kids’ Crafts

Kids will make clown bookmarks, as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! 

                                                       Magic Trunk                                                Clown Bookmarks

BONUS – STRESS LESSINATOR! LESS STRESSINATOR!

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Don Tate, author and illustrator of STRONGER THAN SANDOW (and many other wonderful books!).   

 

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THURSDAY – Tween Crafts and Activities

Learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make your own juggling balls!

                                                 Juggling Workshop                                      Make Juggling Balls

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day:  Jessica Jane Peterson

Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo Wisconsin.

                      Circus Kirkus           BONUS interviewMagician and Houdini expert!

International Clown Hall of Fame

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WEEK 7:  Imagine your UNDERWATER Story  Burl-the-Bubble-Guy.jpg

MONDAY – Show Day

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. 

JUMP INTO WATER SAFETY – EMMY award-winning!

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TUESDAY – Kids’ Crafts

Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art.

                                                         Bubble Art                                                    Sandpaper Art

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books.

                                                                 BONUS – How to Choose a Good Book by Shutta Crum 

Janeen Mason    BONUSJaneen Mason reads Counting the Days

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THURSDAY – Tween Crafts

Kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping Youtube.

                                           Hydro-Dipping Instructions                              Rainstick Instructions

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day:  Burl the Bubble Guy

Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an Awesome Bubble Show.

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WEEK 6:  Imagine your COOKING Story  Cup Pies.jpg

MONDAY – Show Day - The Great Pizza Contest

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi.

                                                               Bonus Video - World Read Aloud Day

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TUESDAY – Kids’ Recipes & Crafts

Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe.

                                                      Fruit Pizza                                                          Cup Pies   

Paper Plate Pizzas

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle-grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

      Margaret Dilloway.jpgSummer of a Thousand Pies.jpeg

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THURSDAY – Tween Recipes & Crafts

Flex your cooking chops:  Make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and try not to get any yummy in your pencil mustache!

                  Tortilla Pizza                                           Pencil Mustaches                                      Granola Pinwheels

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FRIDAY – Field Trip!

Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEFS ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas.

The Noodle Station and Chef Walter

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WEEK 5:  Imagine your MUSIC & ART Story  MILES-HOYT.jpg

MONDAY – Show Day - Guerilla Art Challenge

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes.

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TUESDAY – Craft Day

We'll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums.

                                                   Clapping Sticks                                               Paper Cup Drums

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND, PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE FIFTH GRADE, and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY.

                                       

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THURSDAY – Tween Craft Day

Create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! Bat Music!).

                                                         Book Bats                                                     E-Z Tie Dye

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day: Blues Phenom Miles Hoyt!   MILES-HOYT.jpg

Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

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WEEK 4:  Imagine your ADVENTURE Story  Kenny in a tree 2.jpg

MONDAY – Show Day - Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion.

                                                                                                                         Information Jones 

Pirate School

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TUESDAY – Craft Day

On our craft day, kids will make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. 

                                               Paper Plate Wish Lions                           Toilet Paper Tube Binoculars

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our guest writer, Donna Gephart is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT.

                                           Donna Gephart Interview                        Donna Gephart Author Reading  

BONUS: Death by Toilet Paper Hamster Rap - How to Survive Middle School Book Trailer

We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE.

Kelly Milner Halls                              Illustrator - Esther van den Berg   

BONUS: Miss Understood Pop Up Book

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THURSDAY – Tween Craft Day

Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival

                                                Easter Island Heads                                         Tanabata Stars

                                                                                                               

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day               

Our guest performers this week are the amazing team at ADVENTURE SANDWICH, they’ll amaze you with their singing and cardboard crafting that you’ll have to see to believe.

Sandwich Adventure

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WEEK 3:  Imagine your SCIENCE Story  Dr.-Loboto-1--1024x576.jpg

  

MONDAY – Show Day - Steam Show & Steam Lab

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC Show. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world.

  

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TUESDAY – Craft Day

Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes.

Younger Craft - Thaumatropes                     Older Craft - Balloon Rockets

  

Thaumatrope Templates - Download and Print:       Birdcage & Flowerpot        Fishbowl and Saturn                                                                                                                                               Laughing Face & Tree

Create your OWN! ------>      Round Blank            Square Blank

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS.

                                 JJ and Chris Grabenstein        Teresa Robeson   

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THURSDAY – Tween Craft Day

Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens.

                                Phenakistoscope                      Solar Oven

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day:  Magician and Rockin’ Eco Hero STEVE TRASH!

Please give a rousing welcome for our guest performer - magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star - the one and only, Steve Trash!   

                                                                                                        Bonus Video - Such a Library Book Trailer    

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WEEK 2:  Imagine your SPACE Story  BLIMP-TRIKE-for-web-652x1024.png

MONDAY – Show Day - The Book from Outer Space     Bonus Video - Pie in the Sky

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction!

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TUESDAY – Craft Day

On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets.

Younger Craft - Space Slug                     Older Craft - Alien Frisbee

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WEDNESDAY – Author Day

Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh.

Lori Haskins Hourin                         Lori Haskins Hourin Part 2

Space Mice illustrated by Priscilla Alpaugh

 

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THURSDAY – Tween Craft Day

Our crafts Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.”

Fizzball Planet Craft                           Space Case Craft

   

Bonus Video - Emission Impossible

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day: Janet Ivey from Janet’s Planet

Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show Janet’s Planet.

  

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WEEK 1:  Imagine your FAIRYTALE Story  

MONDAY – Show Day

Once upon a time…
It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant!

 

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TUESDAY – Younger Kids Craft Day

This week we’ll make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies.

Fairytale Paperbag Houses     Little Red Riding Hood’s Cookies

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WEDNESDAY – Author day

We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian, storyteller, and PRESIDENT-ELECT OF ALSC, Lucia Gonzalez

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THURSDAY – Tween Craft Day

Our activity & craft for older kids is playing fairytale Madlibs and designing magical “golden” eggs.

Younger Craft - Fairytale Madlibs               Older Craft - Pysanky Eggs                 

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FRIDAY – Guest Performer Day

Librarians will recognize our guest performer, Grammy Winning Family Funk Phenomenon, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo from his many years of producing music for CSLP and being the CSLP Reading Champion.

More info on Secret Agent 23 Skidoo can be found on his website at www.secretagent23skidoo.com. And, if you want to find out more about VIRTUAL rhyme writing workshops, check out THIS VIDEO and then email sarah@www.dandelionartists.com.

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