Saturday, December 29, 2007

Cows & Ice Cream Storytime





Toddler Read Alouds
Brown Cow by Bijou Le Tord
Cow Moo Me by Stephen Losordo
Do Cows Meow?  by Salina Yoon
How To Be A Cow by Bo Vine
How Now Cow by Angela Chambers
I Like Ice Cream by Robin Pickering
Little Calf by Kim Lewis
Moo Moo Goes to the City by Jo Lodge
No Milk! by Jennifer Ericsson
Peek-A-Moo by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star by Kevin Henkes
Who Likes Ice Cream? by Andrea Butler

Preschool Read Alouds
And the Cow Said Moo by Mildred Phillips
Brown Cow, Green Grass, Yellow Mellow Sun by Ellen Jackson
Cock-A-Doodle-Moo by Bernard Most
Cow by Malachy Doyle
Cows Can't Fly by David Milgrim
Cows Going Past
by Bruce Balan
Cows to the Rescue by John Himmelmann
Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming
Everywhere the Cow Says "Moo!" by Ellen Weinstein
Good Humor Man by Kathleen Daly
Ice Cream Cows and Mitten Sheep by Jane Moncure
Isaac the Ice Cream Truck by Scott Santoro
Millie in the Meadow by Janet Pedersen
Oliver's Milk Shake by Vivian French
Too Many Pears by Vivian French
When Cows Come Home by David Harrison
Where's Mary's Hat? by Stephanie Barroux

School Age Read Alouds
Bill in a China Shop by Katie Weaver
Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross
Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Cow That Laid An Egg by Andy Cutbill
Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down by Paul Brett Johnson
Fair Cow by Leslie Helakoski
George Washington's Cows by David Small
Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root
Misery Moo by Mem Fox
Moo Who? by Margie Palatini
Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson
Simply Delicious by Margaret Mahy
SuperMoo! by Babette Cole
Where Does Joe Go? by Tracey Pearson
Who Owns the Cow? by Andrew Clements

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
And the Cow Said Moo by Mildred Phillips
Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming
Ms. Blanche the Spotless Cow by Zidrou
There's Nothing to D-o-o-o! by Judith Mathews

B-O-S-S-Y
(Tune: "Bingo")
There was a farmer had a cow, and Bossy was her name-o.
B-O-S-S-Y B-O-S-S-Y B-O-S-S-Y
And Bossy was her name-o
"Moo" instead of clapping: Moo-O-S-S-Y (etc.)

Do You Know the Ice Cream Man?
(Tune: "The Muffin Man")
Oh, do you know the ice cream man?
The ice cream man, the ice cream man
Do you know the ice cream man
Who drives the ice cream truck.

Yes, I know the ice cream man…

Moo Moo Brown Cow

(Tune: "Baa Baa Black Sheep")
Moo Moo brown cow,
Have you milk for me?
Yes, ma'am, yes ma'am
As tasty as can be!

Churn it into butter
Make it into cheese
Freeze it into ice cream
Or drink it if you please.

Moo Moo brown cow,
Have you milk for me?
Yes, ma'am, yes ma'am
As tasty as can be!

"Five Ice Creams"

Five big ice creams with sprinkles on the top.
Five big ice creams with sprinkles on the top.
And if somebody takes one and gobbles it all up –
There'll be how many ice creams standing in the shop?

"Talking Ice Cream"

Five little ice cream cones so good to eat
The first one said, "I'm a summertime treat."
The second one said, "It's such a hot day."
The third one said, "I’m melting away!"
The fourth one said, "Don't lose your top."
The fifth one said, "Oh dear – ker-plop!" (place the last cone upside down)

Take Me Out for Some Ice Cream
(Tune: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game")
Take me out for some ice cream
Take me out to the store
Buy me a super-jumbo cone
I don't care if I eat it alone
So, just SCOOP – SCOOP – SCOOP up the ice cream
Buy me two kinds I adore
For it's 1 – 2 – no more than 3
At the ice cream store!

We All Want An Ice Cream Cone
(Tune: "Mary Had A Little Lamb")
We all want an ice cream cone,
Ice cream cone, ice cream cone
We all want an ice cream cone, we'll eat it right away.

Chocolate is our favorite kind, favorite kind, favorite kind
Chocolate is our favorite kind, we'd eat it every day.

Strawberrry's our favorite kind, favorite kind, favorite kind
Strawberry's is our favorite kind, we'd eat it every day.

Chocolate mint's our favorite kind, favorite kind, favorite kind
Chocolate mint's our favorite kind, we'd eat it every day.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dance Storytime



Toddler Read Alouds
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
Baby Rock, Baby Roll by Stella Blackstone
Dance With Me by Charles Smith
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Dancing in My Bones by Sylvia Andrews
Dinosaur Stomp by Paul Stickland
If You're Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera
Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
Ten Go Tango by Arthur Dorros
Toddler Two-Step by Kathi Appelt
Toddlerobics by Zita Newcome
Twinkle Toes by Karen Katz
Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London

Preschool Read Alouds
Ballerina by Peter Sis
Ballerina Bear by Shana Corey
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Big Bear Ball by Joanne Ryder
Brontorina by James Howe
Down By the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton
Emily’s Dance Class by Claire Masurel
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae
Got to Dance by M. C. Helldorfer
Harriet Dancing by Ruth Symes
Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson
Hokey Pokey by Sheila Hamanaka
How Can You Dance? by Rick Walton
I Am: I Am A Dancer by Eleanor Schick

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Ballerino Nate by Kimberly Bradley
Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt
Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
Chicken Dance by Tammi Sauer
Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp
Dream Dancer by Jill Newsome
Fritz Danced the Fandango by Alicia Potter
Hokey Pokey: Another Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler
Naughty Toes by Ann Bonwill
Rock'n'Roll Mole by Carolyn Crimi
Sock Monkeys Do the Monkey Monkey by William Winburn
Twist With A Burger, Jitter With A Bug by Linda Lowery Keep

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannels
Henrietta the Clumsy Hippo by John Greaves
Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson

Did You Ever See A Hippo?
(To the tune 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?

... Hop this way and that?
... Twirl this way and that?
... Pose this way and that?

Hippo Hop Hokey Pokey
(To the tune of: Hokey Pokey)
You put your clean foot in
You take your dirty foot out
You put your clean foot in
and you squish all about
You do the Hippo Hop and then you hop down in the mud

Repeat with other body parts...

Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs up, Tommy Thumbs Down
Tommy thumbs dancing all around the town
Dance them on your shoulders, Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees, then tuck them into bed

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Storytime about Bathtime




Toddler Read-Alouds
Bath Time by David Bedford
Bubbles Bubbles by Kathi Appelt
Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks
Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont - fun, new title
Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath by Eileen Christelow
Mucky Duck by Sally Grindley
Muddypaws by Moira Butterfield
Not Again, Anna by Vivian French
Oh No, Anna by Vivian French
Pig Takes A Bath by Michael Dahl
Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Who's in the Tub? by Jun Takabatake
Scrubba Dub by Nancy Van Laan
Splash by Flora McDonnell
Ten Dirty Pigs, Ten Clean Pigs by Carol Roth
Ten Rubber Duckies by Williams Winburn
Tickle Tum by Nancy Van Laan
Ting-A-Ling by Siobhan Dodds
Uh-Oh! by Rachel Isadora

Preschool Read Alouds
Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman
Elephant in the Bathtub by Kristina Andres
Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath by Eileen Christelow  - for small audiences
Get Out of My Bath!  by Britta Teckentrup (2015)
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman - CROWD PLEASER
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
Messy Jesse by Paula Bowles (2015)
Mucky Duck by Sally Grindley
Mo's Stinky Sweater by David Bedford
No Bath Tonight by Harriet Ziefert
Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley
On My Way to the Bath by Sarah Maizes
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Pet Wash by Dayle Ann Dodds
Pigeon Needs  A Bath! by Mo Willems
Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash by Irene O'Garden
Sea of Bath by Bob Logan
Squeaky Clean by Simon Puttock
Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson (2015)
Ten Stinky Babies by Ellen Olsen-Brown
Time for a Bath by Phillis Gershador (2014)
Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail (2014) **
Treasure Bath by Dan Andreasen**
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck**
Who's in the Tub? by Sylvie Jones

School Age Read-Alouds
Bubble Trouble by Tom Percival (2015)
Dirty Gert by Tedd Arnold
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair by Lee Fox
Fish Is Me: Bathtime Rhymes by Neil Philip
Good Thing You're Not An Octopus by Julie Markes
Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff
Mess Pets by Jill McElmurry
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
Pig Named Perrier by Elizabeth Spurr
Pig Pigger Piggest by Rick Walton
Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud by Lynn Plourde
Pigsty by Mark Teague
Presenting Tallulah by Tori Spelling - well-constructed narrative
Puddle Pug by Kim Norman (2014)
Sloppy Joe by Dave Keane
Take Me Out of the Bathtub by Alan Katz
Toad by Ruth Brown
Very Lonely Bathtub by Ann Rasmussen
Wet Dog by Elise Broach

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannels
Dirty Little Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
Five Pigs So Squeaky and Clean
I Don't Want to Take a Bath by Julie Sykes
I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman
Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Who's in the Tub? by Jen Takabatake
This Little Piggy Went to Market

Bathtime Song
I Took A Bath in a Washing Machine from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song...

Ducks in the Tub
(Tune of "Ten in the Bed") 
There are five in the tub,
And the little one says: Move over, move over!
So they all move over and one falls in
(count down until only one is left)

There was one in the tub, and the little one said:
I've got the whole tub to myself..

Five Elephants in a Bathtub
One little elephant going for a swim
Knock-knock
Splish-splash
Come on in!

(count up until you get to five:)
Five little elephants going for a swim
Thump-thump!
Uh-oh!
The tub fell in!

Five Little Ducks in a Great Big Tub
Five little ducks in a great big tub,
Mama scrubbed the (yellow) one
Scrubba-dub-dub

Four little ducks in a great big tub,
Mama scrubbed the (blue) one
Scrubba-dub-dub
(count down until none are left)

Five Pigs, So Squeaky Clean
(Tune of "Five Green and Speckled Frogs") 
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

P-I-G-G-Y
There was a pig out in the mud,
And Piggy was his name-o
P-I-G-G-Y, P-I-G-G-Y, P-I-G-G-Y,
And Piggy was his name-o.

Ten Little Piggies Rolling in the Mud
Ten little pigs rolling in the mud,
Squishy-squashy, felt so good.
The farmer took one pig out.
Oink, Oink, Oink, the pig did shout.
(Count with 9,8,7, and so forth...)

No little pigs rolling in the mud,
They all looked clean and good.
The farmer turned his back and then,
Those pigs rolled in the mud again!

Three Melting Popsicles
Three melting popsicles
So sticky and sweet
I ate the green one -
what a yummy treat!

Two melting popsicles
So sticky and sweet
I ate the purple one -
what a yummy treat!

One melting popsicle
So sticky and sweet
I ate the red one -
what a yummy treat!

No more popsicles
So sticky and sweet
I guess I'll have to find
something else to eat!

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Dogs Storytime


















Toddler Storytime

Along Came Toto by Ann Axworthy
Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Dog's Day by Jane Cabrera
Fran's Friend by Lisa Bruce
Hush, Little Puppy by April Pulley Sayre
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming (2016)
Maggie's Ball by Lindsay Barrett George
My Dog Rosie by Isabelle Harper
My Friend Lucky by David Milgrim
One, Two, That's My Shoe by Alison Murray
Please Puppy Please by Spike Lee
Pudgy: A Puppy to Love by Pippa Goodhart
Smick by Doreen Cronin (2015)
Sparky by Flora McDonnell
What Puppies Do Best by Laura Numeroff

Preschool Storytime
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Be Brown by Barbara Bottner
Daisy Thinks She is A Baby by Lisa Kopper
Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar
Four Little Puppies by Matt Mitter
Grumpy Gloria by Anna Dewdney
I Don't Want A Posh Dog! by Emma Dodd
I Love Korky by Cristiano Sorrentino
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein (2014)
Messy Jesse by Paula Bowles (2015)
Old Mother Hubbard by Jane Cabrera
The Pigeon Wants A Puppy! by Mo Willems
Puppy Is Lost by Harriet Ziefert
Sleepy Pendoodle by Malachy Doyle
Sniff! Sniff! by Ryan Sias (2015)
Yip! Snap! Yap! by Charles Fuge

Kindergarten Storytime
Bertie Was a Watchdog by Rick Walton
Buster by Denise Fleming
Chip Wants A Dog by William Wegman
Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
Dog Food by Saxton Freymann
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Farley Follows His Nose by Lynn Johnston
Good Boy, Fergus by George Shannon
How to Be A Good Dog by Gail Page
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein (2014)
Juggling Pug by Sean Bryan
Milo is Not A Dog Today by Kerstin Schoene (2014)
Nobody's Diggier Than A Dog by Susan Bartoletti
Time for Bed, Fred!  by Yasmeen Ismail (2014)
Wet Dog by Elise Broach
Yip! Snap! Yap!  by Charles Fuge

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books/Scripts That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
All the Lassies
BINGO
Can't You Sleep, Dotty by Tim Warnes
A Dog's Best Friend
by Massimo Mostacchi
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Helpful Puppy by Kim Zarins
Hugs and Kisses by Christophe Loupy

Book That Can Be Retold With Puppets
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Six Little Dogs That I Once Knew
(tune of "Six Little Ducks")
Six little dogs that I once knew,
Brown ones, white ones, tan ones too.
But the one little dog with the shaggy fur,
He led the others with a GRR-GRR-GRR.
Grr, grr, grr Grr, grr, grr
He led the others with a GRR-GRR-GRR!

Home to the doghouse they would go
Barking and panting to and fro
But the one little dog with the shaggy fur,
He led the others with a GRR-GRR-GRR.
Grr, grr, grr Grr, grr, grr
He led the others with a GRR-GRR-GRR!

Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his cute little nose and his scritch-scratchy toes,
Oh where, oh where can he be?!

Little Dog, Little Dog,
Where can you be?
Are you hiding behind the ________________
Come back to me!

 *End with: “You came back to me!”

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Eggs Storytime



















Toddler Read Alouds

Are You My Mommy? by Carla Dijs
Big Fat Hen by Byron Barton
Cheep! Cheep! by Julie Stiegemeyer
Fluffy and Baron by Laura Rankin
Good Egg by Barney Saltzberg
Hatch, Egg, Hatch! by Shen Roddie
Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting
Little Chicken's Big Day by Katie Davis
Look Who’s Hatching by World Wildlife Fund
Oh Dear! by Rod Campbell
(Oliver) by Franceshelli
Ollie by Olivier Dunrea
Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri

Preschool Read Alouds
Daisy and the Egg by Jane Simmons
Dora’s Eggs by Julie Sykes
Eggday by Joyce Dunbar
Eggs 123: What Will the Babies Be?  by Janet Halfman (2012)
Fox and the Hen by Eric Battut
Fred and the Little Egg by Julia Rawlinson
Hatch Egg Hatch by Shen Roddie
Hook by Ed Young
It’s Quacking Time! by Martin Waddell
Mama Hen's Big Day by Jill Latter
Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme Heine
Mrs. Hen's Big Surprise by Christel Desmoinaux
My Goose Betsy by Trudi Braun
Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching by Laura Gehl (2016)
Peep Leap by Elizabeth Verdick (2013)
Peepsqueak!  by Leslie Ann Clark
Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
Rex Finds An Egg by Steve Weinberg (2015)
Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman
Strange Egg by Mary DePalma
There Was A Tree by Rachel Isadora
Tillie Lays An Egg by Terry Golson
Two Little Birds by Mary DePalma (2014)
Webster J. Duck by Martin Waddell
What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward (2013)
Who Am I?  by Gervase Phinn
Where's My Mommy? by Jo Brown

School Age Read-Alouds
Best Nest by by Doris Mueller
Cow That Laid An Egg by Andy Cutbill
Duck and Goose
by Tad Hills
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston
Egg-Napped by Marisa Montes
First the Egg by Laura Seeger
Foxy and the Egg by Alex T. Smith
Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen
Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye
Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
Shelly by Margie Palatini

Display
Egg in the Hole by Richard Scarry
Oliver by Christopher Franceschelli

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel Stories
Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
Fox the the Hen by Eric Battut
Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme
Singing Chick by Victoria Stenmark
Where's Baby Duckling?
Where's My Mommy? by Jo Brown

Books to Extend with Props
Fred and the Little Egg by Julia Rawlinson

An Egg is On My Nose
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
An egg is on my nose, an egg is on my nose,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o, an egg is on my nose.
(Repeat using other body parts)

Cluck Cluck, Red Hen
(Tune: Baa Baa, Black Sheep)
Cluck, cluck red hen, have you any eggs?
Yes, cluck, yes, cluck, as many as my legs.
One for your breakfast, one for your lunch;
Come back tomorrow and I'll give you a whole bunch.
Cluck, cluck red hen, have you any eggs?
Yes, cluck, yes, cluck, as many as my legs.

Runny Eggs
(Tune: Alouette)
Runny eggs, funny, runny eggs!
Runny eggs are such a yucky food.
Do you have them on your face? Yes, I have them on my face!
On your face? On my face. O-o-o-oh!
Runny eggs, funny, runny eggs!
Runny eggs are such a yucky food!

Do you have them on your sleeve?...
Do you have them on your pants? ....
Do you have them on your socks? ....
Do you have them on your shoes? ....
Do you have them in your hair? ....

Something in the Egg
There’s something in the egg -
What can it be?
There’s something in this egg,
That I really can’t see.

This egg has a T on it
Can you guess what’s in this egg?
 (Give the children hints if they need it: what sound does the T make, he starts with the tuh- sound, he lives in a shell….)

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