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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: 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: Aututmn/Fall

21 Oct

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As I had last week, this week’s crowd was quite large and for the most part, they were all really well behaved!  Unfortunately, with that many kids and caregivers, the general room noise is much louder making it difficult to be heard over.  But, the kids absolutely LOVED Ol’ Mama Squirrel and had a lot of fun making squirrel sounds, “chook, chook, chook.”  I have a little boy who loves 5 Little Leaves and as soon as we get to the wind part he starts wiggling all around getting ready to make wind sounds.  And I have a little girl who loves The Acorn Song and always asks if we can sing it twice, which of course we do.  As of right now, we’re half way through our session and for the most part it’s going really well.  I’m hoping for a little more parent involvement next week and I definitely going to make a point of talking about it a little more at the beginning of storytime.

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Toddlers are beginning to understand the concept of time.  Go over the day’s schedule or say something like, “After lunch you took a nap and then we played outside.”  Give toddlers plenty of time to transition between activities!

Book 1: Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein

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: Piggies In the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson

Transition: “Stop & Go” Shake, Rattle & Rock – Greg & Steve

Book 3: Acorns Everywhere! by Kevin Sherry

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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