Thursday, January 26, 2012

Storytime 1/31/2012 Whooo Whooo

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Wide Eyed Owl Fingerplay
Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton
I'm Not Scared by Johnathan allen
Who Said Coo by Deboarah Ruddell

Horsey, Horsey

Horsey, horsey, don't you stop.
Just let your feet go clippety clop.
The tail goes swish and the wheels go 'round,
Giddy up, giddy up, we're homeward bound.

Frere Jacques

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning Bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding, ding, dong, ding ding dong.

Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques,
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines
Ding, ding dong, ding ding, dong.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

1/24/2012 Winter

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Itsy Bitsy Spider
One Mitten byKristine O'Connell George
Animal Tracks Game
Whose Footprints by Molly Coxe
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann

Thursday, January 5, 2012

STORYTIME: 1/10/12 Imagine

Yes Day by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
A Delicious Cake
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli
How Do You Hug a Porcupine? by Laurie Isop
Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Squeak-a-Lot by Mertin Waddell- Charming book. Some wonderful audience participation and the story repeats so it is great for your 2 year-olds as well as pre-school age kids.

Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun- Super cute illustrations. A lil mouse does not want to go to bed alone because he is is scared. Can he overcome is fear of sleeping alone?

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!

Busy, Busy Mouse by Virginia Kroll- On one page is a busy family going about their day. On the opposite page is the mouse in his hole in the wall. Have the kids tell the story of what the mouse is doing after you have read about what the busy family is up to.


What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park- What a charming read. The bunny is possibly the cutest thing ever! Introduced kids to colors and kinds of flowers in the garden. An all around wonderful read aloud.

What's the Matter, Bunny Blue? by Nicola Smee- Little bunny lost their grandma. Will she find her? The refrain Boo Hoo Hoo can be fun to have the kids practice their melodrama by saying it along with you.

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems- A modern day classic about a little child who loses their favortie stuffed bunny and the angst it causes the family.

Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson- Lovely realistic painted illustrations. A very sweet story.

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-