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Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Books with Fall Covers

10 Oct

This was not an easy post to work, I first started by checking out middle grade and young adult titles with fall-looking covers, but it got too difficult, so I made my life a little easier and went with fall-themed picture books!fall covers.png

  1. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
  2. The  Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
  3. By the Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriett Ziefert, illustrated by Mark Jones
  4. Autumn Is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray
  5. Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon
  6. Fall Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow
  7. Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illustrated by Susan Swan
  8. Leaves by David Ezra Stein
  9. Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Chad Cameron
  10. Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber, illustrated by Leslie Evans

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

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Picture Book Month Theme: Fall/Pumpkins

22 Nov

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You’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!  Check back daily for some great pictures surrounding a specific theme!

  1. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
  2. Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
  3. Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  4. Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo
  5. All for Pie Pie for All by David Martin
  6. Leaves by David Ezra Stein
  7. Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka
  8. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
  9. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
  10. The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Flannel Friday: Fall Song

16 Sep

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When Jbrary has a new favorite action song, I didn’t stop and pause, I just adapted it to fit what I needed most – a fall action/movement song for my storytime!  My kids have been HUGE fans of “Fruit Salad“, “Bubble Bubble Pop” and “Bananas Unite” and I can’t wait to share this new song with them too!

(I’m hoping that even though it’s a jack-o’-lantern and not a pumpkin it will still be okay holiday wise.  I don’t do a “Halloween themed” storytime, but I feel like even if you don’t participate, kids see jack-‘o-lanterns at houses in the neighborhood, at the store and around town.)

“A Yellow Squash”
Based on “A Douglas Fir

A yellow squash, a yellow squash (hold hands together above your head to create the neck of a gourd)

An orange jack-o’-lantern (draw a large circle using both your arms in front of your body to create a pumpkin shape) and a yellow squash

A yellow squash, a yellow squash

An orange jack-o’-lantern and a yellow squash

Red oak leaf (flutter hands down to the ground as if leaves are falling), red oak leaf,

An orange jack-o’-lantern and a yellow squash

Red oak leaf, red oak leaf,

An orange jack-o’-lantern and a yellow squash

Flannel Friday: Autumn Leaves

2 Sep

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Autumn Leaves
(to the tune of: London Bridge)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.
(arms up high like a tree then lower as song goes on )

Autumn leaves are falling down,
(lower your voice)

Down to the ground,
(squat down and continue with this finger play)

1 little leaf, 2 little leaves, 3 little leaves today.
4 little leaves, 5 little leaves, Whoo! Blow them all away!

Toddler Storytime Theme: Fun Favorites

5 Nov

15944567The kids were wired for storytime!  Because it was Election Day, the kids were out of school because some of the schools in the district act as polling places, so besides the Halloween candy, older siblings came to storytime as well and made it CRAZY!  But, the kids by and far loved reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with me and they still love 5 Little Leaves and The Acorn Song… what can I say?  The Jbrary librarians are genius!  Personally, I liked all my choices this week and especially love the Lola books because the story portrays a diverse family and the story is not actually about diversity – just another family’s day-to-day life!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

13041615Early Literacy Tip: Does your child have difficulty sitting down with you to read a story?  Take time during meals, bath time and bedtime to show kids that reading can happen anytime, anywhere!  Or try reading while your child is playing, they may need to keep their hands busy, but they’re still listening!

Book 1: Little Mouse by Alison Murray

Transition:5 Little Leaves

Five little leaves so bright and gay,
Were dancing in a tree one day.
The wind came blowing through the town,
One little leaf came tumbling down.

(4,3,2,1…)

Wiggles:The Acorn Song

I’m an acorn small and round
lying on the cold, cold, ground
people always step on me
that is why I’m cracked you see
I’m a nut (clack, clack)
I’m a nut (clack, clack)
I’m a nut, I’m a nut, I’m a nut (clack, clack)

Book 2: Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn

Transition: “Drivin’ In My Car” Ralph’s World

Book 3: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin, Jr. (sung to ABC)

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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