Friday, March 28, 2008

Storytime About Princesses and Dragons

Toddler Read-Alouds
Giddy-up, Let’s Ride by Flora McDonnell
Happily Ever Afternoon by Sharon Jennings
Hide and Sleep by Melanie Walsch
Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth
Little Ones Do! by Jana Hunter
Lullabyhullaballoo! by Mick Inkpen
Princess Baby Night-Night by Karen Katz
Princess, Princess by Penny Dale

Preschool Read-Alouds
Baby Dragon by Amy Ehrlich
Dragon's Toothache by Annie Besant (2016)
Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll (2015)
George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell
How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian (2015)
How to Dress A Dragon by Thelma Godin (2017)
Hush, Little Dragon by Boni Asburn
I Am Really A Princess by Carol Shields
I Don't Want to Be A Pea by Ann Bonwill
If I Had A Dragon by Tom and Amanda Ellery
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood ~ excellent classic title
King's Shadow by Robert D. Larranaga
May I Bring A Friend? by Beatrice DeRegniers
Night Knight by Owen Davey
Oh No, Little Dragon!  by Jim Averbeck  ~ FUN NEW TITLE
One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long
Princess Party by Joy Allen
Princess Says Goodnight by Naomi Howland
One Monday Morning by Uri Shulevitz
Over At the Castle by Boni Ashburn
Pretty Princess Pig by Jane Yolen
Twenty-Six Princesses by Dave Horowitz
Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen ~ FUN NEW TITLE
Who Wants A Dragon? by James Mayhew

School Age Read-Alouds
Argus by Michelle Knudsen
Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
The Egg by M. P. Robertson
Elvira by George Shannon
Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Berheimer
Hiding Hoover by Elise Broach
Jasper the Terror by John A. Rowe
The King's Taster by Kenneth Oppel
Max's Dragon by Kate Banks
Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki
A Pie Went By by Carolyn Dunn
Princess Bess Gets Dressed by Margery Cuyler
Princess Cinders by Babette Cole
The Queen's Feet by Sarah Ellis
Secret in the Matchbox by Val Willis
Spells by Emily Gravett

*Display: Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?  by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
                Goodnight Dragons by Judith Roth

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Into Flannel Stories
Knight and the Dragon by Tomie de Paola
May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice de Regniers
Most Beautiful Egg byHans De Beer
One Monday Morning by Uri Shulevitz
Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer

More Flannel Scripts
Five Knights In Shining Armor
There's A Castle In the Middle of the Moat

All Around the Castle Walls
(Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)
All around the castle walls,
The knight chased the dragon.
The knight thought it was all in fun.
"Roar!" went the dragon.

Baby Dragon
(Act out with puppet)
Baby Dragon counts to three
Baby Dragon bends one knee
Baby Dragon touches his toes
Baby Dragon breathes through his nose (flame)
Baby Dragon runs in place
Baby Dragon makes a funny face
Baby Dragon lies on the floor
Baby Dragon starts to snore.

Dragon Dance
If you want to be a dragon, here's your chance
'Cause now you're doing the Dragon Dance!
Stamp your feet, and give a great big ROAR
Put your hands in the air – now put them on the floor
"Princess better run, while you have the chance,
Because we're all doing the dragon dance!"

Dragon, Dragon

(Castle version of "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear")
Dragon, dragon, turn around
Dragon, dragon, touch the ground
Dragon, dragon, fly up high
Dragon, dragon, touch the sky

Dragon, dragon, swing your tail,
Dragon, dragon, shake your scales
Dragon, dragon, give a ROAR
Dragon, dragon, sit on the floor.

The King's in the Castle
(Tune: "Farmer in the Dell")
The king's in the castle, the king's in the castle
Hi- ho, the dairy-o, the king's in the castle.
The king picks a queen, the king picks a queen
Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the king picks a queen.
The queen picks a knight, the queen picks a knight
Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the queen picks a knight.
The knight picks the dragon, the knight picks a dragon,
Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the knight picks a dragon.
The dragon chases everyone, the dragon chases everyone.
Hi-ho, the dairy-o, the dragon chases everyone

I'm A Knight In Armor
(Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a knight in armor, look at me.
See how shiny I can be.
With my visor up my eyes you'll see.
But with it down it protects me.

I'm A Little Dragon

(Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little dragon, strong and stout.
Here is my tail and here is my snout.
If you get me upset, you better watch out!
I'll give you something to shout about!

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