Robots

I am back to teaching Explorastory this month and have already planned a storytime. Last week I chose the theme of Robots. Books: Books:  “Hello […]

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Libraries

Today’s storytime was about one my favorite places…the library! There are so many fun stories about the library that are excellent to read out loud. Books:My […]

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Reader to Reader

A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano, editors of The Horn Book […]

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Of Mice and Cats

Fredle is a young mouse, full of curiosity and ready for adventure. After eating too much Peppermint Patty in Cynthia Voigt’s Young Fredle, he is […]

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Trains

Rereading Donald Crews’ classic picture book “Freight Train” was the inspiration for this week’s storytime. This is a great book to teach colors, shapes, and […]

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Piggies

For the pig theme today, I opened with a pig puppet. I allowed all the kids to come up and pet the piggy.The books we […]

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Most Marvelous Companions

My favorite book of the year didn’t win the Newbery Award and it didn’t win the Caldecott Award. It could have, in my opinion, but […]

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Stories from the Coop

There are trends in children’s literature, just as in fashion and other endeavors.  2010 was a very good year for chickens in picture books! When […]

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