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Picture Book Month: Monkeys

4 Nov

4.jpgI grabbed the book Tall by Jez Alborough and then I opened it up and realized that the character was in fact a chimpanzee, not a monkey. But, then I remembered Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt and Matthew Forsythe and all was right with the world. This story is very interactive with a narrator, who at times, is very bossy, but as the reader continues turning pages, the narrator directs the reader to create a plan to trap all the monkeys (and toucans and the alligator) back inside the story. But, are you brave enough to set the trap? Read this giggle-inducing story to find out!
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Go Camping with Picture Books

4 Aug

camping

My parents were (and still are) pretty cool – they’d pack all four of us up (with the dog), maybe some cousins and we’d go camping all around western PA in the summer. We had a small pop-up camper and I absolutely loved every minute of it! So I’ve created a short list of picture books about enjoying the outdoors and going camping!

  1. Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Kate Kiesler
  2. Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
  3. Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt
  4. Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins
  5. S is for S’Mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
  6. Duck Tents by Lynne Berry, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
  7. Yes, Let’s by Galen Goodwin Longstreth, illustrated by Maris Wicks
  8. Camp Rex by Molly Idle
  9. A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
  10. The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and the National Parks by Bob Rosenstock, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
  11. Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes
  12. The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature by Helen Olsson

(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Book Sequels

1 Aug

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I love to share my book knowledge with families at the library – especially when I get to tell them their favorite stories are part of a series! Check out these great sequels (and trilogies!)

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney
The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Max the Brave by Ed Vere
Max at Night
by Ed Vere
Max and Bird
by Ed Vere

I Want My Hat Back  by Jon Klassen
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet
Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet

(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books or Vin & Leo… or Funny Picture Books

28 Feb

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I get the chance to hang out with some pretty awesome kids at the library, but two of y favorites are Vin & Leo, brothers who come at least once a week to the library for storytime, play time, or to check out some new books. So, on behalf of a request for new books for them to read (they love funny books), I am devoting this (unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday to these guys… enjoy! (And apparently there are a lot of funny chicken books out there… who would have though!)

  1. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
  2. Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Eric Wight
  3. Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
  4. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
  5. Guess Again by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex
  6. This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne
  7. More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Troy Cummings
  8. Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
  9. Froodle by Antoinette Portis
  10. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

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

Toddler Storytime Theme: Spring Animals

22 Jul

Toddler Storytime Theme- Spring Animals.jpgOpening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

 Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: “Read at least three stories a day: it may be the same story three times.  Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read.  Or the same story a thousand times!” (Mem Fox’s Ten Read Aloud Commandments)

 Book 1: One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

 Transition: “Five Little Ducks”
Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck called with a
“Quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came swimming back.

Four little ducks…
Three little ducks…
Two little ducks…
One little duck…

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack.”
And the five little ducks came swimming back.

 Wiggles: “Icky Sticky Bubblegum” by Carole Peterson
Sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum
Bubble gum, bubble gum
Sticky sticky sticky bubble gum
Sticking your hands to your feet.
UN-STICK!

(repeat – fingers to knees, toe to nose, hand to someone else’s hand, foot to foot, head to the floor!)

 Book 2: Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson

 Transition: “Bunny Hop” Hunk-Ta Bunk-Ta Funsies

 Book 3: Chick by Ed Vere

 Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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