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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