Thursday, January 11, 2007

Storytime about Friendship



















Toddler Read Alouds
Ariel and Emily by Adele Greenspun
Bears On Chairs by Shirley Parenteau***
Elmer's New Friend by David McKee
Fran's Friend by Lisa Bruce
Hi, Harry by Martin Waddell
Maggie's Ball by Lindsay Barrett George
Make a Wish, Bear! by Greg Foley***
Mine by Kevin Luthhardt
My Friend Lucky by David Milgrim
New At the Zoo by Frank Edwards
Noni the Pony by Alison Lester
Pudgy, A Puppy to Love by Pippa Goodhart
Say Hello!  by Linda Davick *(2015)
Say Hello Like This! by Mary Murphy (2014)
Smick by Doreen Cronin
Stick by Andy Pritchett***
Ten Friends by Bruce Goldstone
Thank You Bear by Greg Foley***
What About Me? by Helen Stepens
Who's At the Door? (Dutton Children's Books)

Preschool Read Alouds
Adventure With Olivia Owl by Maurice Pledger
Anthony and the Girls by Ole Konnecke
Bear and Squirrel Are Friends by Deb Pilutti (2015)
Best Mouse Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Cat and Mouse: A Delicious Tale by Jiwan Oh
Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem by Ruth Ohi
Cloud Boy by Rhode Montijo
Come Along, Kitten by Joanne Ryder
Crow Makes Friends by Margaret Peot (2015)
Don't Play With Your Food by Bob Shea (2014)
Fluffy and Baron by Laura Rankin
Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf**
Friends by Rob Lewis
Friends by Kim Lewis
Gary and Ray by Sarah Adams
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard**** 
Happy Dog by Lisa Grubb
Have You Seen Duck?  by Janet Holmes
Help! by Holly Keller
Henry and Amy by Stephen Michael King
Love Always Everywhere by Sarah Massini (2015)
Me and You by Genevieve Cote
Peanut by Simon Rickerty (2013)
Princess Aasta by Stina Ordal
Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby
Stick!  by Andy Pritchett (2013)
The Surprise by Sylvia van Ommen
Together by Jane Simmons
Waddle! Waddle! by James Proimos (2015)
What About Bear?  by Suzanne Bloom
What A Treasure by Will Hillenbrand

School Age Read Aloud
Audrey and Barbara by Janet Lawson
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway
Being Friends by Karen Beaumont
Best Friends by Charlotte Labaronne
Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival (2015)
Don't Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi
Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup
Half the World Away by Libby Gleeson
Hole in the Middle by Paul Budnitz
Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman (2016)


I Know A Rhino by Charles Fuge
Jessica by Kevin Henkes (an invisible friend)
Little Sweet Potato by Amy Beth Bloom
Lonely Moose by John Segal
Once There Was A Hoodie by Sam McBratney
Pearl Bailey and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey
Scaredy Squirrel Makes A Friend by Melanie Watt
Secret by Lindsay Barrett George
Swim! Swim! by Lerch
That's What Friends Are For by Florence Parry Heide
Together by George Ella Lyon
Two Cool Coyotes by Jillian Lund
Two Girls Can by Keiko Narahashi
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Yuck, A Love Story by Don Gillmor

Caregivers
Being Friends by Karen Beaumont

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories:
Crow Makes Friends by Margaret Peot (2015)
Dog's Best Friend by Massimo Mostacchi
Nettie Jo's Friends by Patricia McKissack
Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets
Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer
That Apple is Mine by Katya Arnold

Book That Works Well As A Puppet Story or Creative Dramatic
That's What Friends Are For by Florence Parry Heide

Apple puppet
Look at the apple I have found
So round and rosy on the ground
We will wash it and cut it in two
Half for me and half for you

As I Was Walking Down the Street
As I was walking down the street,
A very good friend I chanced to meet
We clapped our hands, and waved up high
We said hello, and then goodbye

Friend of Mine
(Tune: " Mary Had a Little Lamb")

Will you meet a friend of mine?
Friend of mine? Friend of mine?
Will you meet a friend of mine?
This is my friend ….
(Animal faces flannels – have kids name the animal)

One Little Friend Went Out to Play
(Tune: "Elephant on a Spiderweb")

One little friend went out to play
On a bright and sunny day
He had such enormous fund
That he called for another friend to come

(count up to five, and then end with: "But the sun went down and the friends went home")

A Rig-a-Jig-Jig
As I was walking down the street,
A very good friend I chanced to meet,
A rig-a-jig-jig, and away we go,
Hi-ho, hi-ho, ho-ho-ho!
(Animal patterns – have kids name animals, in succession)

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Storytime About Grandparents

















Toddler Read-Alouds
Again! by John Prater
From Gran by Ron Campbell
Grandma and Me by Karen Katz
Grandma Rabbity's Visit by Smith
Grandma's House by Kirsten Hall
Guess Who, Baby Duck by Amy Hest
No Kiss for Grandpa by Harriet Ziefert
Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora
Staying With Grandma by Roe
What's the Matter, Bunny Blue?  by Nicola Smee


Preschool Read Alouds
At Grandma's by Rhonda Greene
Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke
Grandpa Has A Great Big Face by Warren Hanson
Harris Finds His Feet by Catherine Rayner
Hello! Is This Grandma? by Ian Whybrow
Hurry, Granny Annie by Arlene Alda
The Mouse, the Cat and Grandmother’s Hat by Nancy Willard
My Nana and Me by Irene Smalls
Napping House by Audrey Wood
Old Bear and His Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Pie's in the Oven by Betty Birney
What Grandmas/Grandpas Do Best by Laura Numeroff
Weird Things in Nana's House by Ann Maree Mason
With Love From Gran by Dick Gackenbush

Kindergarten Read-Alouds
Bear Hug by Sean Callahan
Big Mama by Tony Crunk
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Grandpa's Song by Tony Johnston
Granny Gomez and Jigsaw by Deborah Underwood
I Go With My Family to Grandma's by Riki Levinson
Keeping Up With Grandma by John Winch
Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea -- SWEET
My Hippie Grandmother by Reeve Lindbergh
My Pop Pop and Me by Irene Smalls
Nana's Getting Married by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Remember, Grandmda? by Laura Langston
We're Very Good Friends, My Grandpa and I by P.K. Hallinan
What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum
When Papa Snores by Melinda Long

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Prop or Flannel Stories
Grandpa Toad's Secrets by Keiki Kasza
Shoes From Grandpa by Mem Fox
Going to Grandpa's by Hiawyn Oram

Grandma's Glasses
(Circle Time Activities for Young Children)

Here are Grandma's glasses
Here is Grandma's hat
This is the way she folds her hands
And lays them on her lap

Here are Grandpa's glasses
Here is Grandpa's hat
This is the way he folds his arms
Just like that

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