Friday, October 27, 2006

Scare Your Socks Off Stories



Read-Alouds for Grades K-5
13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich
Cinderella Skeleton by Robert San Souci
Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich by Adam Rex
Halloween by Jerry Seinfeld
House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra
Job for Wittilda by Caralyn Buehner
Meaner Than Meanest by Kevin Somers
My Monster Mam Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet
Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
Sipping Spiders Through A Straw by Kelly DiPucchio
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
There Was An Old Witch by Howard Reeves
Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
Witch Who Wanted to Be A Princess by Lois Grambling
Witch With A Twitch by Layn Marlow
Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio 

Book That Translates Well Into A Prop Story and Song
13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene
13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich

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Scare Your Socks Off Activities



Fun Activities:
1.) Bob For Donuts: tie with dental floss, different flavors
2.) Pin the Wart on the Witch: poster with witch, use sticky tack as wart, blindfold the kid
3.) Halloween Twister: 2 white sheets from a thrift store, paint a row of bats, a row of ghosts, a row of pumpkins and a row of witch's hats. Make a spinner ("right hand pumpkin," etc.)
4.) Face painting: Ghosts and black cats
5. ) Musical Chairs to "Monster Mash" song

Witch's Pot Game:"Boiling hot, boiling hot,
What will you put in the witch's pot?"
"Boiling hot, boiling hot,
I'll put spider legs in the witch's pot."etc
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Monday, October 23, 2006

Best Books for a Scary Storytime



















Another T-shirt designed by my 8-year-old niece Megan. Didn't she do a wonderful job drawing a skeleton! (c 2006)

Todder Read-Alouds
Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
Dress Up Peekaboo by Charles Gardner
Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle
In A Scary Old House by Harriet Ziefert
Mommy by Maurice Sendak
Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson
Peek-A-Booo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer
Scaredy Cat by Cyndy Szkeres
This is the Bear and the Scary Night by Sarah Hayes
This is Not A Pumpkin by Bob Staake
Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? by Karen Katz
Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost by Ana Larranaga

Preschool Read-Alouds
Beasty Story by Bill Martin Jr
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Brave Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby
Ferocious Wild Beasts by Chris Wormell
Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara
Halloween Night by Elizabeth Hatch
Hilda Hen's Scary Night by Mary Wormell
In A Dark, Dark Wood by David Carter
Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane
Little Green Witch by Barbara McGrath
Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
No Ghost Under My Bed by Guido Van Genechten
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
Tale of Two Mice by Ruth Brown
Teeny-Tiny Woman by Paul Galdone
Ten Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman
There Was An Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley
T-Rex Trick-or-Treats by Lois Grambling
What Am I?  Halloween by Anne Margaret Lewis -- fun guessing game
Woods by Paul Hoppe

School Age Read-Alouds
13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene
13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich
Big Lips and Hairy Arms by Jean Jackson
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
Boo Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
Do Not Build A Frankenstein! by Neil Numberman
Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich by Adam Rex
House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra
I'm Not Afraid of This Haunted House by Laurie Friedman
I'm Not Scared by Todd Parr
Meaner Than Meanest by Kevin Somers
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Sipping Spiders Through A Straw by Kelly DiPucchio
We're Off to Find the Witch's House by Richard Kreib
Witch Casts A Spell by Suzanne Williams

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Flannel/Puppet Story Scripts/Patterns
Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle
Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer
Go Away, Big Orange Monster
If You're Happy and You Know It ~ With Pumpkins
Two Little Black Bats

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, What Do You See?
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, what do you see?
I see a Jack'O Lantern looking at me!

Jack'O Lantern, Jack O'Lantern, what do you see?
I see a Brown Owl looking at me!

Brown Owl, Brown Owl, what do you see?
I see a Purple Bat looking at me!

Purple Bat, Purple Bat, what do you see?
I see a Black Cat looking at me!

Black Cat, Black Cat, what do you see?
I see a White Ghost looking at me!

Whooooooo.....

Scary version of "If You're Happy & You Know It"
If you're a skeleton and you know it, rattle your bones
If you're a skeleton and you know it, rattle your bones
If you're a skeleton and you know it
Then your bones will surely show it
If you're a skeleton and you know it, rattle your bones

Repeat with:
If you're a cat and you know it, say “Meow...”
If you're a bat and you know it, flap your wings...

If you're a wolf and you know it, give a howl...
If you're a ghost and you know it, just say, “BOO!”


Ghost Named Matt flannel script (source unknown)
Once there was a little blue ghost. His name was Matthew but everyone called him Matt. Matt was short and fat, and he lived with the other ghosts in the Old Ghost Hotel.

Once night, Matt decided that he didn't like being a blue ghost, so he set out to find himself a new color. Matt looked up and saw a yellow moon. There's the color for me, he thought. And he said, “I'm a ghost named Matt, I'm short and fat, and I can change my color - just like that!”

Matt flew back to the Old Ghost Hotel to show the other ghosts his new color. They looked at Matt and said, “Ho, ho, ho. Hee, hee, hee. You're the silliest ghost we ever did see!”

Matt decided that he didn't like being a yellow ghost, so he set out to find himself a new color. This time he saw an orange pumpkin. There's the color for me, he thought. And he said, “I'm a ghost named Matt, I'm short and fat, and I can change my color - just like that!”

Matt flew back to the Old Ghost Hotel to show the other ghosts his new color. They looked at Matt and said, “Ho, ho, ho. Hee, hee, hee. You're the silliest ghost we ever did see!”

Matt decided that he didn't like being an orange ghost, so he set out to find himself a new color. This time he saw a brown owl. There's the color for me, he thought. And he said, “I'm a ghost named Matt, I'm short and fat, and I can change my color - just like that!”

Matt flew back to the Old Ghost Hotel to show the other ghosts his new color. They looked at Matt and said, “Ho, ho, ho. Hee, hee, hee. You're the silliest ghost we ever did see!”

Matt decided that he didn't like being a brown ghost, so he set out to find himself a new color. He flew around and around. "I don't want to be a yellow ghost. I don't want to be an orange ghost. I don't want to be a brown ghost. I just want to be me--I want to be a blue ghost."

And so he said, “I'm a ghost named Matt, I'm short and fat, and I can change my color - just like that!”

Matt flew back to the Old Ghost Hotel. This time the other ghosts didn't laugh. They said, "Good - you’re back to normal again. Come on, let's go ghosting."

Now Matt was happy to be a blue ghost and away he went.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Best Books for Storytime About Monsters


















My 8-year-old neice, Megan, drew this creature on a piece of paper. I cut it out and we traced it onto a T-shirt and colored it in with puffy paint.

Toddler Read-Alouds
Five Ugly Monsters by Tedd Arnold
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Goodnight, Baby Monster by Laura Leuck
Hungry Monster by Phyllis Root
Monster Countdown by Pamela Jane
Monster is Coming! by Michaela Porter
Monster, Monster by Melanie Walsh
Nighty Night, Little Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen

Preschool Read-Alouds
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere (2012)
Bunnies!  by Kevan Atteberry (2015)
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters by Jane Yolen
Don't Play With Your Food by Bob Shea (2014)
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves
Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Katteman
Happy Birthday, Frankie by Sarah Weeks
Hush Little Monster by Denis Markell
If You're A Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberly
It's MY Birthday! by Pat Hutchins
Jumpy Jack and Googily by Meg Rosoff
Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane
Love Monster by Rachel Bright (2014)
Monster Be Good by Natalie Marshall (2013)  
Monster Cake by Rebecca Dickinson
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
Monsters Go Night-Night by Aaron Zenz (2016)
Monster Knows Please and Thank You by Connie Miller (2014)
Monster Show by Charise Mericle Harper
My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
Perfect Little Monster by Judy Hindley
There Was An Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Always Listen to Your Mother by Florence Parry Heide
Baby That Roared  by Simon Puttock
Cackle Cook's Monster Stew by Patricia Wolff
Do Not Build A Frankenstein! by Neil Numberman
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott - MY FAVORITE 
Horrible Holly's Pet Raptor by Michael Ratnett
Jeremy Draws A Monster by Peter McCarty
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
Most Loved Monster by Lynn Downey
Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer
My Teacher is a Monster by Peter Brown
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie by Judy Sierra
10-Step Guide to Living With Your Monster by Laura Numeroff
Very Worst Monster by Pat Hutchins
YUCK! That's Not A Monster! by Angela McAllister

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books and Script That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories:
Five Ugly Monsters by Tedd Arnold
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
It's MY Birthday by Pat Hutchins
Polka Dotty Monster

Alphabet Monster
Monster, monster,
Here's a treat
I have some __________
For you to eat!

Five Little Monsters Eating in the Bed
Five little monsters eating in the bed
One dropped breadcrumbs on the bedspread
 Mama Monster shook her head:
“No more monsters eating in the bed!”
(Repeat until none are left)  

If You're A Monster and You Know It 
(Tune of "Happy and You Know It")
If you're a monster and you know it, show your claws
If you're a monster and you know it, show your claws
If you're a monster and you know it
Then your claws will surely show it
If you're a monster and you know it, show your claws.

Repeat with:
Grind your teeth
Stomp your feet
Growl out loud


Monster Lunch
Once upon a time, there was a monster, and he was very, very hungry… 

 This monster ate a monster lunch,
 Of monster pie, with monster punch

 He munched upon a monster plum,
This monster rubbed his monster tum

 He licked a monster lollipop,
And drank a can of soda pop

 He chomped a piece of monster cake -
 And got a monster stomachache!

Shape Monster

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
 What would you like to eat for your lunch?

(repeat with different shapes - discuss the shapes and colors)

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Best Books for Storytime About the Harvest




















Display created by my friend Mary Ann...

Toddler Read-Alouds
Acorns Everywhere! by Kevin Sherry
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
Carrot Seed by Crockett Johnson
Duck and Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Handful of Sunshine by Melanie Eclare
It's Harvest Time!  by Jean McElroy
Little Mouse, Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
Piggies In The Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert - for the illustrations
Spot's Harvest by Eric Hill
Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall
That Pup!  by Lindsay Barrett George

Preschool Read-Alouds
Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Carrot in My Pocket by Kitson Flynn
Flora's Surprise by Debi Gliori
Frisky Brisky Hippity Hop by Susan Lurie
Good Job, Oliver by Laurel Molk
Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church
Little Black Crow by Chris Raschka
Little Red Hen by Barry Downard
Mrs. Fickle's Pickles
by Lori Ries
Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash by Sarah Weeks
Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming
Mystery Vine by Cathryn Falwell
Pickin' Peas by Margaret Reed
Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown - translates well into a flannel story
Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
And the Good Brown Earth by Kathy Henderson
Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip by Denia Hester
Grandma's Garden by Elaine Moore
Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
Little Story About A Big Turnip by Tatiana Zunshine
Ol' Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein
One More Acorn by Don Freeman
Rabbit and Squirrel: A Tale of War and Peas by Kara LaReau
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
Scarlette Beane by Karen Wallace
Tale of the Turnip by Brian Alderson
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens - can be extended, using vegetable props

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books To Share With Puppets/Props
Pumpkin Cat by Anne Mortimer
That Pup!  by Lindsay Barret George

Flannel Story
Five Little Apples

A-P-P-L-E
I know a fruit that grows on trees
And apple is its name-o
A-P-P-L-E, A-P-P-L-E,
A-P-P-L-E,
And apple is its name-o.

Apple version of "Five Little Monkeys"
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm “You can’t eat me!”
Along comes Slinky Worm as quiet as can be. . .
And . . . CRUNCH!
(Countdown until none are left)

Harvest version of "The Farmer in the Dell"The farmer plants the seeds, the farmer plants the seeds
Heigh-ho, the derry-o
The farmer plants the seeds.

Repeat with:
The sun comes out to shine...
The rain begins to fall...

The seeds begin to grow...
The farmer pulls them up...
And now, we'll eat them up...


Scarecrow version of "Five Green and Speckled Frogs"
Five crows, all shiny and black
Sat upon a scarecrow’s back
Eating some most delicious corn (yum, yum)
Scarecrow winked and shouted, "BOO!"
Scared one crow, and away he flew,
Now there’s just four black shiny crows.

Count down until none are left...

Scarecrow, Scarecrow, What Do You Know?
Scarecrow, Scarecrow,
What do you know?
I guard the seeds so they can grow.

Repeat with:
I see the farmer with his hoe
I keep my eyes out for the crow
I stand up straight as the wind blows
Deep in the night, the white moon glows
I know that soon will come the snow

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Best Books for Storytime About Hippos






















Toddler Read-Alouds

Albert's Nap by Michael Grejniec
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
But What Does the Hippopotamus Say? by Francesca Simon
Harry Takes A Bath by Harriet Ziefert
Kiss! Kiss! by Margaret Wild
Naughty! by Caroline Castle
Ruby and the Noisy Hippo by Helen Stephens
Yellow Hippo by Alan Rogers
Yummy, Yummy by Judith Grey

Preschool Read-Alouds
Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman
Happy Hiding Hippos by Bobette McCarthy
Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
I Had A Hippopotamus by Hector Lee
Seven Little Hippos by Mike Thaler - fabulous!
Ten Little Hippos by Bobette McCarthy
What Could A Hippopotamus Be? by Mike Thaler - also fabulous!
Yes, No, Little Hippo by Jane Belk Moncure

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Dorothy and Mikey by Keiko Kasza
Happy Hippopotami by Bill Martin Jr.
Hippo Hop by Christine Loomis
Hippopotamus Song by Michael Flanders
Hiccupotamus by Aron Zenz
Hurty Feelings by Helen Lester
Never Babysit the Hippopotamuses! by Doug Johnson
New Hippos by Lena Landstrom
Perfect Name by Charlene Costanza
There's A Hippopotamus Under My Bed by Mike Thaler

Great Rhino Read-Alouds: Grade K & up
Hippo? No, Rhino by Jeff Newman
I Know A Rhino by Charles Fuge
Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester
You Look Ridiculous, Said the Rhinocerous to the Hippopotamus by Bernard Weber

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well into Flannel Stories:
Am I Beautiful? by Else Minarik
Henrietta the Clumsy Hippo by John Greaves
Hippo-NOT-amus by Tony Payne

Hippo version of "Hokey Pokey"
You put your clean foot in (the mud)
You take your dirty foot out
You put your clean foot in and you squish it all about
You do some Hippo Hopping, and you hop down in the mud
That's how a Hippo cools off!

Repeat with: Nose, head and tail...

Hippo version of "Did You Ever See A Lassie?"
Did you ever see a hippo?
A hippo, a hippo
Did you ever see a hippo dance this way and that?
Dance this way and that way
And this way and that way
Did you ever see a hippo dance this way and that?

Repeat with: Pose, hop and twirl...

“Hippo on the Bus” chant
A Hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
You're squashing us!
You're squashing us!

Additional Note:
Recipe for a Hippopotamus Sandwich by Shel Silverstein translates well into a prop story!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Best Books for Storytime About Teeth















My stepdaughter made me laugh this summer during our family trip to California. She and her sister got plastic teeth from a vending machine... and, of course, Rachel had to brush hers!

Toddler Read Alouds
Alligator's Toothache by Diane DeGroat
Brush Your Teeth, Please by Reader's Digest - this book is perfect for Toddlers!
Crocodile and the Dentist byTaro Gomi
Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins
Mixed Up Tooth Fairy by Keith Faulkner
Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl
Smile, Says Little Crocodile by Jane Belk Moncure

Preschool Read Alouds
Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Bear's Toothache by David McPhail
Clarabella's Teeth by An Vrombaut - MY FAVORITE
Cousin Ruth's Tooth by Amy McDonald
Does A Dinosaur Check Your Teeth? by Viki Woodworth
I Have A Loose Tooth by Sally Noll
Tabitha's Terrifically Tough Tooth by Charlotte Middleton
Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo LeSieg)
Ooey Gooey by Mercer Mayer

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Albert's Impossible Toothache by Barbara Williams
All Your Own Teeth by Adrienne Geoghagan
Dr. DeSoto by Williams Steig
Grandpa's Smile by Joseph Walden
Madlenka by Peter Sis
My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Never Come Out by Lauren Child
Open Wide by Tom Barber
Pulling My Leg by Jo Carson
Sweet Tooth by Margie Palatini
What Do the Fairies Do With All Those Teeth? by Michel Luppens

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Teeth version of "Ten Little Indians"
One little, two little, three little pearly whites,
Four little, five little, six little pearly whites,
Seven little, eight little, nine little pearly whites,
Ten little pearly whites on top

Repeat countdown with:
Ten little pearly whites on the bottom...

Then repeat with:
Brush, brush, brush those pearly whites...


Teeth version of "Do Your Ears Hang Low"
Are your teeth clean and white?
Do you brush them right?
Do you brush them in the morning?
Do you brush them every night?
Do you brush them side to side?
Can you show your teeth with pride?
Are your teeth clean and white?

Teeth version of "Row Your Boat"
Brush, Brush, brush your teeth
At least two times a day!
Scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing scrubbing
Whisking plaque away!

Also try:
"Brush Your Teeth" - Raffi song
"Whose Teeth Are These" flannel

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Best Picks for Little Red Storytime

The Trouble With Wolves
I created this storytime called "The Trouble With Wolves," in order to promote a "Little Red" production by the local children's theater.

Preschool Read-Alouds
Big Bad Rumor by Jonathan Meres
Big Bad Wolf by Claire Masurel
Big Wolf and Little Wolf by Sharon Phillips Denslow
Can I Help? by Marilyn Janovitz
Dog Who Cried Wolf by Keika Kasza
Everyone Needs A Friend by  Dubravka Kolanovic
Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka
Let's Play in the Forest by Claudia Rueda
Huff and Puff by by Claudia Rueda (2012) ~ LOVE this book!
Littlest Wolf by Larry Brimner
Little Wolf's Song by Britta Teckentrup
Look Out, He's Behind You by Tony Bradman
Mr. Wolf's Pancakes
by Jan Fearnley
Papa Pride by Kathy Mallat
Red Is Best by Kathy Stinson
Tell Me Another!  by Matthew Price ~ "Go Away, Mr. Wolf"
What's the Time, Grandma Wolf? by Ken Brown
Who Said Red? by Mary Serfozo
Wolf! by Becky Bloom
Wolf Is Coming by Elizabeth MacDonald
Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
Wolf Won't Bite!  by Emily Gravett ~ LOVE this book!

School Age Read-Alouds
Badness for Beginners by Ian Whybrow
Big Bad Wolf Is Good by Simon Puttock
Big Bad Wolves At School by Stephen Krensky
Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski - creative drama or flannel story
Boy Who Cried Wolf by B. G. Hennessy
Grumblebunny by Bob Hartman
Into the Forest by Anthony Browne
Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn by Lynn Roberts
Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman
Max: The Stubborn Little Wolf by Marie-Odile Judes
Not Now, Mrs. Wolf by Shen Roddie
Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon
Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner by Charles Santore
Three Little Pigs by Barry Moser
True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman (2015)
Wolf’s Story: What Really Happened to Red Riding Hood by Toby Forward
Wolves by Emily Gravett

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

"Peek-A-Red Riding Hood" flannel story
*Inspired by Cimarusti's Picture Books
Guess who? The wolf says, “Peek-A-Arooo…”
Guess who? Grandma says, “Peek-A-Not You!” (surprised to see wolf)
Guess who? The picnic basket opens, “Peek-A-Yum, Yum!” (revealing food inside)
Guess who? Can you guess what story this is from?
Red Riding Hood says, “Peek-A-Boo!”

"This Little Wolf" flannel script
This little wolf liked to howl
This little wolf preferred to growl
This little wolf was panting to play
And this little wolf was happy all day!
How many wolves are there? 1-2-3-4

"Three Little Piggies" flannel script
Three little piggies hiding in the house
Heard a loud sound and it wasn’t a mouse!
Wolf was at the door with a huff and a puff.
The first little piggy said, “I’ve had enough!”

Two little piggies hiding in the house
Heard a loud sound and it wasn’t a mouse!
Wolf was at the door with a huff and a puff.
The second little piggy said, “I’ve had enough!”

One little piggy hiding in the house
Heard a loud sound and it wasn’t a mouse!
Wolf was at the door with a huff and a puff.
The last little piggy said, “I’ve had enough!”

What did they do?
What did they say?
The piggies said, “BOO!”
And scared the wolf away!

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Best Picks for Storytime about Feet













Toddler Read-Alouds
Baby Shoes by Dasha Slater
Busy Toes by C. W. Bowie
Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Tiny Toes by Donna Jakob
Whose Nose and Toes? by John Butler
Whose Shoes? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim

Preschool Read-Alouds
Barnyard Tracks by Dee Dee Duffy
Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley
Centipede's 100 shoes by Tony Ross - works well as a flannel story
Hello Shoes by Joan Blos
Hello Toes, Hello Feet by Ann Paul
My Best Shoes by Marilee Burton
My Two Hands: My Two Feet by Rick WaltonShoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes by Ann Morris
Who Has These Feet?  by Laura Hulbert
Whose Feet? vy Jeannette Rowe
Whose Shoe? by Margaret Miller

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
Flip Flop Bop by Matt Novak
Impatient Pamela Asks: Why Are My Feet So Huge? by Mary Koski
Lizette's Green Sock by Catherine Valckx
Queen's Feet by Sarah Ellis
Shoes by Elizabeth Winthrop
Stinky Smelly Feet by Margie Palatini
Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Socks by Robert Kinerk

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel / Prop Stories:
Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
Centipede's 100 Shoes by Tony Ross
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Suess
Shoes from Grandpa by Mem Fox

This Old Man (Feet version)
This old man, he has feet,
See him walking down the street,
With a tippy-tap, tippy-tap, watch him go,
Sometimes fast and some…times…slow.

Repeat with:
See him dancing down the street...
See him skipping down the street...
See him marching down the street...


Squeaky Shoes
My shoes are new and squeaky shoes,
They're very shiny, creaky shoes.
I wish I had my leaky shoes
That mother threw away.

I liked my old brown leaky shoes
Much better than these creaky shoes
These shiny, creaky, squeaky shoes
I've got to wear today.
~Anonymous~

Doodle Doodle Doo
Doodle doodle doo
The Princess lost her shoe
Her Highness hopped
The fiddler stopped
Not knowing what to do

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John
Went to bed with both socks on
One shoe off, one shoe on
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Best Picks for Storytime About "Big & Little"
























I helped my stepdaughter make this mask for Mardi Gras! Elephants are her favorite animal...

Toddler Read-Alouds
As Big As A Pig by Ailie Busby
Be Gentle by Virginia Miller
Big Bug by Henry Cole (2014)
Big and Little by Margaret Miller
Big and Little On the Farm by Dorothy Donhue
Big Brave Daddy by Smikjana Coh
Blue Sea by Robert Kalan
I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike (2016)
Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein - translates well into a puppet story
Panda Big and Panda Small by Jane Cabrera
So Big by Dan Yaccarino - MY TODDLER FAVORITE!
Tall by Jez Alborough

Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox
Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson
Wee Little Woman by Byron Barton

Preschool Read-Alouds
Big and Small by Elizabeth Bennett (2014)
Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt
Big Bigger Biggest by Sami
Big Or Little by Kathy Stinson
Biggest Boy by Kevin Henkes
Bumble Bug and Elephants by Margaret Wise Brown
Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems
Elephants Never Forget! by Anushka Ravishankar
Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco
Ernest: The Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner - CROWD PLEASER 
Hop! Plop! by Corey Schwartz
How Big Is A Pig? by Clare Beaton
I Am Small by Emma Dodd
Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
I Love You as BIG as the World by David Van Buren
Jungle Bullies by Steven Kroll - translates well into a flannel story
Kidogo by Anik McGory
A Kiss for Lily by Lia Nirgad
Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure by Michael Foreman
Little, Little Girl With the Big, Big Voice by Balou
Little Pig Joins the Band by David Costello
Little Tug by Stephen Savage
Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan
Mammoth and Me by Algy Hall
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler
A Pig Is Big by Douglas Florian
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Small Bunny's Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney - NEW
Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett
Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby
There's No Such Thing As Little by LaUyen Pham (2015)
Tiny Little Fly by Michael RoenMY PRESCHOOL FAVORITE
Too Big by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Too Big, Too Small, Just Right by Frances Minters
Up! Tall! And High!  by Ethan Long
Watch Out, Big Brother's Coming by Jez Alborough
Wee Little Chick by Vicky Ceelen
When Your Elephant Comes Out to Play by Ale Barba (2016)
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang (2014)
You're Too Small by Shen Roddie

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
Bertie Was a Watchdog by Rick Walton
A Closer Look by Mary McCarthy
Eddie Longpants by Mireille Levert
Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco
Have You Seen Elephant?  by David Barrow (2016)
How to Wash A Wooly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson (2014)
Hubbub Up Above by Arthur Howard
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
Little Story About A Big Turnip by Tatiana Zunshine
Looking After Little Ellie by Dosh and Mike Archer
Low Song by Eve Merriam
Meet Me At the Moon by Gianna Marino
Mightiest by Keiko Kasza
My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet
Peanut by Linas Alsenas
Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze by Patricia Thomas
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino
When Your Elephant Comes Out to Play by Ale Barba (2016)
When You Were Small by Sarah O'Leary

*Display Title: Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Props:
Bring out props of different sizes, and discuss their sizes with the children.

Books/Songs That Translate Into Flannel Stories:
Blue Sea by Robert Kalan
Five Elephants in a Bathtub
Forget Me Not by Michael Broad
If Elephants Wore Pants
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Willoughby Wallaby Woo

Book That Works As Puppet Script
Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

Songs:
"Itsy Bitsy Spider"
"Little Bunny Foo-Foo"
"Where Is Thumbkin?"

Five Elephants in A Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub, going for a swim
Knock - knock
Splash- splash
Come on in!
(Count up to five and then: "It all fell in!"  Tub crashes to floor)

Elephant on a Spiderweb
*Tune of "Five Little Ducks"
One elephant went out to play
On a spider's web one day
She had so much enormous fun,
That she called for another elephant to come...

Keep adding flannel elephants to the yarn "web" on the flannelboard until you reach five.

Sometimes I Am Tall
*Lead the children in acting this out:
Sometimes I am TALL
Sometimes I am SMALL
Sometimes TALL
Sometimes SMALL
See how I am now.

Three Elephants
A GREAT big elephant
A medium-sized elephant
A little elephant, I see
Let's see if we can count them:
1, 2, 3!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Best Picks for Storytime About Toys
















I made this Spongebob bag for my nephew, using a plain yellow bag from the Dollar Store. I illustrated the bag using construction paper, rubber cement and a black marker.

Toddler Read Alouds
Are You There, Bear? by Ron Maris - works well as a puppet story
Floppy Teddy Bear by Patricia Lillie
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli
Jiggle Joggle Jee by Laura Richards
Miss Polly Has a Dolly by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
My Bear and Me by Barbara Maitland
Overboard! by Sarah Weeks
Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale
Ten in the Bed by David Ellwand
That Dancin' Dolly by Mertz
Zoom Zoom Zoom by Kirsten Hall

Preschool Read Alouds
Bea's 4 Bears by Martha Weston
Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg
I Lost My Bear by Jules Fieffer
I Love You, Mister Bear by Sylvie Wickstrom
Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp
Have You Seen Duck?  by Janet Holmes and Jonathan Bentley
Louie's Goose by H. M. Ehrlich
Next! Please by Christopher Inns - a toy hospital 
Night-Night, Emily by Claire Freedman
Off We Go!  by Beverly Abramson
One Ted Falls Out of Bed by Julia Donaldson
Pilot Pups by Michelle Meadows
Playground Day! by Jennifer Merz
Teddybear Blue by Malchy Doyle
Toy Trouble by Justine Fontes
Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough
While You Are Sleeping by Alexis Deacon

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Big is Big, and Little Little by J. Patrick Lewis
Blue Horse by Helen Stephens
I Love You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark
Knufflebunny by Mo Willems
Please Do Feed the Bears by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - can be told as a puppet story
Show-and-Tell Lion by Barbara Abercrombie
Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie by Cece Bell
Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed by Alison Inches
10 Little Sock Monkeys by William Winburn
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell
When Library Lights Go Out by Megan McDonald

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Toy version of “Wheels on the Bus” song
*Works well as a flannel story

The balls at storytime bounce up and down,
Up and down, up and down…
The balls at storytime bounce up and down all through the day

The balls at storytime bounce way up high…
The balls at storytime bounce way down low…
The balls at storytime bounce all around…


Three Balls flannel script
A great big ball
A medium-sized ball
A little ball I see
Let's see if we can count them: 1-2-3

Teddy Bear version of “Shortening Bread”
Teddy put your jammies on, jammies on, jammies on.
Teddy put your jammies on just like this.
First we do one foot, one foot, one foot.
First we do one foot just like this.
Then we do the other foot, other foot, other foot.
Then we do the other foot just like this.
Then we pull the bottoms up, bottoms up, bottoms up.
Then we pull the bottoms up just like this.

Teddy put your jammies on, jammies on, jammies on.
Tedddy put your jammies on just like this.
First we do one arm, one arm, one arm
First we do one arm just like this.
Then we do the other arm, other arm, other arm.
Then we do the other arm, just like this.
Now we do the snaps up, snaps up, snaps up.
Now we do the snaps up just like this.

Now you have your jammies on, jammies on, jammies on.
Now you have your jammies on, you look so sweet.

Fuzzy Wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your shoe
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, peek-a-boo
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Best Picks for A Prickly, Stinky Storytime


This adorable porcupine puppet is available at Folkmanis. Treat yourself to a skunk and hedgehog puppet, too!

Toddler Read Alouds
Countdown to Bedtime by Mike Haines
Down in the Woods At Sleepytime by Carole Lexa Schaeffer
Hedgehog is Hungry by Beverly Randell
Not Very Mess, Unless... by Julia Boyce
Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Sounds Like Smelly by Diane James
Tail of the Little Skunk by Marsha Diane Arnold
Terrible Itch by Roddie
Where Wild Babies Sleep by Ann Purmell

Preschool Read Alouds
Bouncy Baby Bunny by Joan Bowden
Hedgehog Howdedo by Lynley Dodd
If I Had a Gorilla by Mercer Mayer
Is There Room on the Feather Bed? by Libba Moore Gray
Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddell
Harriet Dancing by Ruth Symes
Hedgehog's Magic Tricks by Ruth Paul
How Do You Hug a Porcupine?  by Laurie Isop
Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid
Hurry Up, Hedgehog by Deborah Dennard
Lawrence by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Prickly Hedgehog by Mark Ezra
Prickly Porcupine by Dawn Bently
Tickle, Tickle! Itch, Twitch!  by Julie Olson

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Don't Take Your Snake for A Stroll by Karin Ireland
Geez, Louise by Susan Middleton Elya
Hug Me by Patti Stren
Lizard's Guest by George Shannon
Mr. Fine Porcupine by F. Joly
Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid - great new read aloud!
Porcupine Named Fluffy by Helen Lester
Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler
Skunks! by David Greenberg
Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb

Display Book
Perfectly Arugula by Sarah Dillard

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Into Flannel Stories
Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party by Bernard Waber
Is There Room on the Feather Bed? by Libba Moore Gray
Ouch! by Ragnhild Scamell
Porcupining by Lisa Wheeler

Books That Translates Into A Puppet Script
Hedgehog: A Sharp Lesson in Love by Dan Pinto


Must be a Skunk (Tune: Skip to My Lou)
There is animal we know well
It's black and white, with a terrible smell
Once you've smelled it you can tell
Must be a skunk you're smelling

Skunk, skunk, must be a skunk… (3x)
Must be a skunk you're smelling

If you see a skunk, take it from me
Watch where you step and watch what he sees
Don't scare a skunk or sorry you'll be
Sorry you'll be, my darling!

Skunk, skunk, must be a skunk… (3x)
Must be a skunk you're smelling

When you grow up and think you're so sweet
Take off your shoes and smell your feet!
Smells like a skunk, let me repeat
Must be a skunk you're smelling!

Skunk, skunk, must be a skunk… (3x)
Must be a skunk you're smelling

Prickly Little Porcupine (Tune of Twinkle, Twinkle)
Prickly little porcupine
Please don't poke me with your spine.
Ouch!

The Little Skunk
I stuck my head in a little skunk's hole.
And the skunk said, "Well, bless my soul!"
Take it out clap-clap
Take it out clap-clap
Re-move it!

Well, I didn't take it out, and the little skunk said,
"If you don't take it out, you'll wish you had!"
Take it out clap-clap
Take it out clap-clap
Psss-ssst!

P- U…I removed it too late! pinch nose with fingers as you say this line

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Best Picks for Storytime About Pockets















A good way to start teaching children letter awareness is to store their storytime nametags alphabetically. Each day, before and after storytime, parents can help their children find and replace their nametags by the first letter of the child's first name.

This chart is available at: LakeShore Learning Materials RR283 Alphabet Sounds Activity Chart (p.176 in 2006 catalog) $49.95


Toddler Read Alouds:
Boing! by Nick Bruel
Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle
Little Kangaroo, I Love You! by Jacquelyn Reinach
Ohmygosh, My Pocket by Janey Perry Marshall
Peek In My Pocket by David Carter
Six Empty Pockets by Matt Curtis
What’s in My Pocket? by David Carter
Where Wild Babies Sleep by Ann Purmell

Preschool Read Alouds
Little New Kangaroo by Bernard Wiseman
Little Pickpocket by Avner Katz
Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells
Mommy in My Pocket by Carol Senderak
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
Peter's Pockets by Eve Rice
Pocketful of Pets by Jane Moncure
Polly Hopper's Pouch by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
Pouch! by David Ezra Stein
Too Big! by Michele Coxton
What Did You Put in Your Pocket? by Beatrice Schenk DeRegniers

Kindergarten Read Alouds
A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes by Elizabeth Scanlon
Joey Runs Away by Jack Kent
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
Plenty of Pockets by Ann Braybrooks
Pocket Dogs by Margaret Wild
Pocket for Corduroy by DonFreeman
Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill
There’s A Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Pocket version of "Old MacDonald"
*Prop story: Use with overalls and plastic tools
Old Mac-Depot had a pocket, e-i-e-i-o
And in his pocket, he had a hammer, e-i-e-i-o
With a hammer, hammer here
And a hammer, hammer there
Here a hammer, there a hammer
Everywhere, a hammer, hammer
Old Mac-Depot had a pocket, e-i-e-i-o

Repeat with saw, screwdriver, etc.

Pocket Zoo
*Also sung to "Old MacDonald" tune
In my pocket is a zoo.
Ei-i-ee-i-o!
There is a lion in there, too!
Ei-i-ee-i-o!
With a roar-roar here, and a roar-roar there
Here a roar, there a roar, everywhere a roar-roar
In my pocket there is a zoo.Ei-i-ee-i-o!

What Do You Put In Your Pocket?
*Prop story: Use with apron and laminated props
What do you put in your pocket?
What do you put in your pocket
In your pockety, pockety, pocket
Early Monday morning?

I put in some chocolate pudding,
I put in some chocolate pudding,
Slushy glushy pudding,
Early Monday morning.

Repeat with:
I put in some ice-cold water, Nicy, icy water, Early Tuesday morning.
I put in a scoop of ice cream, Slurpy, glurpy ice cream, Early Wednesday morning.
I put in some mashed potatoes, Fluppy gluppy potatoes, Early Thursday morning.
I put in some sticky molasses, Sticky, icky molasses, Early Friday morning.
I put in my five fingers, Funny. finny fingers, Early Saturday morning.
I put in a clean handkerchief, A spinky, spanky handkerchief, Early Sunday morning

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Best Picks for Storytime About Cats


Toddler Read Alouds
Along Came Toto
by Anni Axworthy
Be Gentle! by Virginia Miller
Cat and Mouse by Tomek Bogack
Curious Kittens by Roy Volkmann
I Love Cats by Barney Saltzberg
Kitten's Big Adventure by Mie Araki
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cay, Are You Going to Sleep?  by Bill Martin Jr.
Kitty's Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
Little Spotted Cat by Alyssa Capucilli
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
Peek-A-Pet by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Three Little Kittens by Tanya Linch
Preschool Read Alouds
Cat and Mouse: A Delicious Tale
by Jiwon Oh
Cat Barked by Lydia Monks
Cat Count by Betsy Lewin
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekai -  CROWD PLEASER
Drat That Fat Cat! by Pat Thomson
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Meow: A Day in the Life of Cats by Judy Reinen
Meow Monday by Phyllis Root
Where Is That Cat? by Carol Greene
Where Is Tippy Toes?  by Betsy Lewin

Kindergarten Read Alouds
A Cat and A Dog by Claire Masurel
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Earth Tigerlets, As Explained by Professor Xargle by Jeanne Willis
Farm Fresh Cats by Scott Santoro
Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup
I Don't Want a Cool Cat!  by Emma Dodd
Love That Kitty: The Story of A Boy Who Wanted to Be A Cat by Jeff Jarka
Mrs. Crump's Cat by Linda Smith
Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story by Sam Lloyd
My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Giles Bachelet - MY FAVORITE
Never Let Your Cat Make Lunch for You by Lee Harris
Nobody’s Nosier Than A Cat by Susan Bartoletti

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel/Puppet Stories:
Have You Got My Purr? by Judy West
Kitty's Cuddles by Jane Cabrera

Cat version of BINGO
There was a farmer had a cat
And Kitty was her name-o
K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y,
K-I-T-T-Y
And Kitty was her name-o

Cat version of Hokey Pokey
You put your front paw in,
You take your front paw out
You put your front paw in
And you shake it all about...

You do the Kitten Pokey
And you turn yourself about,
That's what it's all about - Meow!

Repeat with: other paw, back paw, tail, etc.

Cat version of 10 Little Indians
One little, two little, three little kitty-cats
Four little, five little, six little kitty-cats
Seven little, eight little, nine little kitty-cats
Ten little kitty-cats in my yarn.

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Best Picks for Storytime about Owls







For a storytime craft,
try making these owl masks!










Toddler Read Alouds
Goodnight Owl by Dwell Studios
Good Night, Owl by Pat Hutchins
Little Owl by Mark Ezra
Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton
Oliver's Wood by Sue Hendra
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Owlet's First Flight by Mitra Modarressi
Owls Fly by Kees Moerbeek
Who's in the Forest?  by Phillis Gershator
Who's Who?  by Ken Geist

Preschool Read Alouds
Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
Eye Guess by Phillis Tildes
Frightened Little Owl by Mark Ezra
Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli (2016)
Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde
Hootenanny!  by Kimberly Ainsworth
Hush-a-bye Babies by Janet Slingsby
I'm Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen - MY FAVORITE
I'm Not Scared! by Jonathan Allen
I'm Not Sleepy! by Jonathan Allen
It is the Wind by Ferida Wolff
Lazy Ozzie by Michael Coleman
Little Hoot by Amy Rosenthal - ALSO MY FAVORITE
One Odd Owl by Paul Adshead
Owly by Mike Thaler
Quiet Night by Marilyn Singer
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson (2015)
Whoo Goes There? by Jennifer Ericsson
Whooo's There by Mary Serfozo
WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Billywise by Judith Nicholls
Cock-a-Doodle-Hooooooo! by Mick Manning
Hoot by Jane Hissey
Owliver by Robert Krauss
Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Whoo Goes There?  by Jennifer Ericsson
Whoo-oo Is It? by Megan McDonald

Read Alouds About Other Night Creatures
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Stories To Tell With Puppets/Flannels
Good Night Owl by Pat Hutchins
Hoot Owl Count
Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton
Whoo Goes There?  by Jennifer Ericsson
Who's in the Forest?  by Phillis Gershator

Five Little Owls
Five little owls going whoo-whoo-whoo
I kissed one - and away he flew!
(Countdown until none are left)

Five Hoot Owls -- flannel example and flannel pattern from Sunflower Storytime

Five hoot owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three, four.
(Repeat and count down until none are left) 

Owl in the Tree
(Tune of Skip to My Lou)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”

Owl version of "Wheels On the Bus"
The owls in the forest go whoo, whoo, whoo
Whoo, whoo, whoo
Whoo, whoo, whoo
The owls in the forest go whoo, whoo, whoo
All night long.

Repeat with:
The rabbits in the forest go bounce, bounce, bounce...
The bats in the forest go flap, flap, flap...

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