Tag Archives: Story Time

Jbrary – A Resource You Don’t Want To Miss

9 Dec

download.pngIf you’re a storytime librarian, a preK teacher, mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandparent, sibling, etc., you have to take some time to explore Jbrary’s website.  Jbrary is the brain child of two children’s librarians in Vancouver, British Columbia and it’s an absolutely amazing resource filled with books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes and more.  And the best part is that they film the songs for their YouTube channel, making it so easy to learn (especially for tone-deaf librarians like myself!)

My own storytime has benefited greatly from the resources I’ve found on Jbrary. If you only try one new song in the next year – my kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fruit Salad (and Bananas Unite and See the Little Bunnies Sleeping and… you get the idea), basically everything I’ve tried my kids go crazy for!

And you need to stop by and see the 2016 Favorite Storytime Picture Books – all books published over the course of the past year that are tried and true books perfect for sharing one-on-one or with a larger group! What’s great is that there are books on this list for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary school, so no one will feel left out! So take some time to check out this amazing resource that just might make life a little easier when planning storytime or sharing time with your favorite little ones!

Picture Book Month Recap

1 Dec

PBMBADGE-AMBASSADOR.jpgI spent the month of November posting book suggestions for each day of the month with themes from the Picture Book Month website.  There are ten suggestions for each theme – some new, some older classics, some perfect for larger storytime groups and others perfect to snuggle one-on-one!  Take a look and enjoy! And if you have a little extra time, I strongly suggest heading over to the Picture Book Month website and checking out the essays that children’s book authors and illustrators wrote about the importance of picture books!

November 1 – Bears
November 2 – School
November 3 – Monkeys
November 4 – Dogs
November 5 – Fractured Fairytales/Tall Tales
November 6 – Food
November 7 – Presidents/Elections
November 8 – Pirates
November 9 – Reading/Books
November 10 – Dinosaurs
November 11 – Peace
November 12 – Cats
November 13 – Mice
November 14 – Music
November 15 – Travel
November 16 – Jungle
November 17 – Insects
November 18 – Birds
November 19 – Babies/Kids
November 20 – Weather
November 21 – History
November 22 – Pumpkins/Fall
November 23 – Chocolate/Dessert
November 24 – Holidays
November 25 – Farm
November 26 – Sports
November 27 – Family
November 28 – Under the Sea
November 29 – Chickens
November 30 – Bunnies

Picture Book Month Theme: Chickens

29 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. Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds
  2. Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo
  3. Chickerella by Mary Jane Auch
  4. Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
  5. Big Chickenby Leslie Helakoski
  6. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
  7. A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
  8. The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton
  9. Blue Chicken by Deborah Freeman
  10. Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman

Picture Book Month Theme: Under the Sea

28 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. Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
  2. I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
  3. Baby Beluga by Raffi
  4. Flotsam by David Wiesner
  5. Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  6. I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs
  7. Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone
  8. Way Down Deep In the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
  9. The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  10. Barry the Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra

Picture Book Theme: Peace

11 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. Peace by Wendy Anderson Halperin
  2. Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox
  3. Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz
  4. What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky
  5. Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
  6. Let There Be Peace On Earth And Let It Begin With Me by Jill Jacksono & Sy Miller
  7. Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos
  8. Because of You by B.G. Hennessy
  9. All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
  10. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
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