Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Mr. Lobster & Mrs. Crab
Carlo Likes Reading by Jessica Sanyol
Hickory Dickory Dock
Feltboard: Book! Book! Book!
Book! by Kristine O'Connell George
Grand Old Duke of York
Listen to the beat
Row Your Boat
Close Your Eyes
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Read It, Don't Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The orange one flew away, and then there were four
Four little birds sitting in a tree
The purple one flew away, and then there were three
Three little birds didn't know what to do
The red one flew away, and then there were two
Two little birds sitting in the sun
The green one flew away, and then there was one
One little bird sitting all alone
She flew away, and then there were none
But later on that day.... (bring back all the birds)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
2 Little Blackbirds
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Owl Hokey Pokey
Don't Copy Me by Jonathan Allen
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
This is the Way we Plant the Seeds
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Children who start kindergarten ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years. They are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. Children who read at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their lives.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Mine! by Shutta Crum
Roll Your Hands
Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer
If Your Happy and You Know It
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen
Where is Thumbkin?
How Kind! by Mary Murphy
My nose can’t smell (point to your nose)
My eyes are red (point to your eyes)
I don’t feel well (hand on forehead)
So I’ll drink my juice (pretend to drink)
And go to bed… (fold hands under head)
My nose feels better (point to nose)And so does my head! (point to head)
from SurLaLune Storytime
Monday, March 5, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Dinosaur, Dinosaur Turn Around
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
T is for Terrible by Peter McCarthy
How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight by Jane Yolen
Craft: Baby Dino in it's shell
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by Lindsay Barrett George- I randomly found this book in the stacks and love it. Brilliant illustrations. Story of what an inside and outside mouse's life is like. I especially like it because each page spread has the inside mouse on the left and the outside mouse on the right. Great for a storytime about comparisons too.
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas- I love Jan Thomas's sense of humor. This books is interactive with the audience and creates a sense of drama and suspense not often achieved with picture books. Really funny!
Oh So Tiny Bunny by David Kirk- A great use of simple metaphors for very young readers. Lovely illustrations, and a very typical plot line. Bunny is having fun but then realizes he needs a friend. Why can't these picture books let lonliness be okay? Let playing alone sometimes be nessesary?
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown- A classic but brilliant nonetheless.
Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks- Cute, fun rhyme and onomonopeia.
Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan- Bunny and froggie: an unlikely friendship.
The Bunnies are not in their Beds by Marisabina Russo- Excellent bedtime story. A great refrain to have the gang join in on.
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann- Caldecott winner. Lots of wordless pages to facilitate storytelling with the kids.
Chloe/ & Henry in Love by Peter McCarthy-