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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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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Mittens

For this week’s winter theme, I planned a storytime around Jim Aylesworth’s 2009 adaptation of the folktale “The Mitten”. I love that a version of […]

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Snow

This week was an official “snow day,” so what better time to make a post on a story time inspired by the white fluffy stuff. […]

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And the “winner” is…

Chalk, by Bill Thompson! I was recently part of a mock Caldecott election with library science graduate students. We looked at dozens and dozens of […]

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Oh…my…gawwwd this is super precious! Amos McGee, a friendly, elderly zookeeper has the same routine every day. He gets dressed, has his oatmeal and tea, […]

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