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Little Ike Story Time is facilitated by an experienced IKEducator and is available to classrooms worldwide!
See the ONLINE schedule below!

IN-PERSON sessions are available for schools located in Dickinson County, Kansas, and bring an IKEducator right into your classroom! 
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 to register for an in-person session.

Questions? Please email us at iked1890@eisenhowerfoundation.net.



2023 Schedule
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Hats Are Not for Cats!

by Jacqueline K. Rayner
A  hat-wearing dog insists that the small black cat in the red fez shouldn't be wearing a hat—because hats are for dogs. His patronizing tirade doesn’t convince this cat, however. Defiantly, she wears an assortment of hats and brings in other cats to join the protest. The silliness of both the text and pictures offers a cheerful take on bossiness and managing conflict, with a win-win resolution.

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January 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Central Time

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Let's Go Fishing: A Book for All Young Anglers

by Joshua Mutters
Fishing is an incredible way to spend time alone, with friends, or with family. It is so relaxing, yet so exciting! Let's Go Fishing offers an incredible look at the world of fishing through brilliant illustrations and fun text that anglers of all ages love. You'll be hooked as you learn about 25 freshwater fish and see a diverse group of characters catching them. It'll have you saying...LET'S GO FISHING!

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March LIST

March 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Central Time

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The Colors of Us

by Karen Katz
Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people.

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February 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Central Time

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Paletero Man

by Lucky Diaz
Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all! What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick & find Paletero José! Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator’s pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.

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April

April 12, 2023
9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Central Time

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2023 Schedule
2nd - 3rd Grade

A Vote for Susanna

by Karen Greenwald
In 1887, the state of Kansas gave women the right to vote in municipal elections. But some men in the city of Argonia, Kansas, didn't think women should have a say in choosing their next mayor, so they put a woman on the ballot―as a joke. The men would soon find the joke was on them! This is the true story of a woman who stood up for her right to vote and accomplished so much more.

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Storytime

January 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Central Time

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Baseball Saved Us

by Ken Mochizuki
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, thousands of Japanese Americans were forced to relocate from their homes. Fighting the heat, dust, and freezing cold nights of the desert, they need something to look forward to. So they build a playing field, and in this unlikely place, a baseball league is formed. Inspired by actual events, this moving story of hope and courage in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II reveals a long-hidden and ugly part of the American past.

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Little Ike Story Time

March 8, 2023
10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Central Time

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Ron's Big Mission

by Rose Blue
9-year-old Ron loves going to the public library to read books on airplanes & flight. But in the segregated south of the 1950s, obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage—it is a young man's first courageous mission. This is the inspiring story true story of how this young boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.

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Story Time

February 8, 2023
10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Central Time

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What Grew in Larry's Garden

by Laura Alary
This heartwarming story inspired by a real person shows how amazing things can grow when you tend your garden with kindness. In this case, Larry, a teacher, is helping to grow community. He has his students grow tomato plants that they then give away to their neighbors. It offers a powerful lesson on the influence of generosity, while encouraging young children to become community activists in their own neighborhoods.

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Story Time

April 12, 2023
10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Central Time

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