Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Siblings Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Baby Says by John Steptoe
Best Ever Big Brother by Karen Katz
Best Ever Big Sister by Karen Katz
Big Brother, Little Brother by Penny Dale
Bunbun the Middle One by Sharon McCullough
Fix It, Sam by Lori Ries
Flip and Flop by Dawn Apperley
Kitty's Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
I Can by Susan Winter
Me Too by Susan Winter
Oh, Brother by Kathy Mallat
Sam's Baby Sister by Yves Got
You Can Do It Too by Karen Baicker

Preschool Read Alouds
Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham
Good Girl, Gracie Growler by Hilda Offen
Ha Ha Baby by Kate Petty
Little By Little by Amber Stewart
Love Always Everywhere by Sarah Massini (2015)
My Big Brother by Valorie Fisher
My Big Sister by Valorie Fisher
Rip and Rap by Amanda White
Very Worst Monster by Pat Hutchins
Small Sister by Jessica Meserve
You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch by Pat Hutchins

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Baby Swap by Jan Ormerod (2015)
Flo and Wendell by William Wegman
Froggy's Baby Sister by Jonathan London
How to Raise Mom and Dad by Josh Lerman
I Wish My Brother Was A Dog by Carol Shields
Julius the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes
My Little Sister Ate One Hair by Bill Grossman
My Little Sister Hugged An Ape by Bill Grossman
Shelia Rae the Brave by Kevin Henkes
Shelly by Margie Palatini
Younger Brother's Survival Guide by Lisa Kopelke

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Fingerplays, Songs and Story Extensions

Stories To Share With Flannels/Puppets
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three Little Pigs

Here is Sister; Here is Brother
Here is sister
Here is brother
They know how to
Love each other

Sister here, and
Brother there
Both of them know
How to share

Where Is Brother?
(Tune: Frere Jacques)
Where is brother? Where is brother?
There he is! There he is!
How are you today, sir? Very well, I thank you.
Wave goodbye. Wave goodbye.

Where is sister? Where is sister?
There she is! There she is!
How are you today, m'am? Very well, I thank you.
Wave goodbye. Wave goodbye.

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Breakfast Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Breakfast Time by Julia Noonan
Chair Where Bear Sits by Lee Wardlaw
Eat Up, Gemma by Sarah Hayes
Eggs On Your Nose by Ann McGovern
Ellie's Breakfast by Sarah Garland
Max's Breakfast by Rosemary Wells
Sunny Face, Funny Face by Sally Symes (2015)
Where On Earth is My Bagel? by Frances Park

Preschool Read Alouds
Bear's Big Breakfast  by Lynn Rowe Reed (2016)
Brown Cow, Green Grass, Yellow Mellow Sun by Ellen Jackson
Donut Chef by Bob Staake
Good Morning, Little Fox by Marilyn Janovitz
Hey, Pancakes! by Tamson Weston
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (milk waiting on porch for breakfast)
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
Snuggle Mountain by Lindsey Lane
Spring Is Here by Will Hillenbrand  (Mole wakes Bear from a winter's sleep by cooking breakfast for him)
We're Making Breakfast for Mother by Shirley Neitzel
Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza (includes donuts)

School Age Read Alouds
Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller
Don't Forget the Bacon by Pat Hutchins
Great Pancake Escape by Paul Many
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff
Mr. Wolf's Pancakes by Jan Fearnley
Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
Perfect Pancakes If You Please by William Wise
Piggy's Pancake Parlor by David McPhail
Turnover Tuesday by Phyllis Root
Two Eggs, Please by Sarah Weeks

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Fingerplays, Songs and Story Extensions

Flannel Scripts
Flip-Flap Jack
Little Miss Muffet

Song with Props
"Eggs Are On Your Nose" (Tune of: Spider on the Floor)

Sitting Down to Breakfast
(Puppet Script)

I was sitting down to breakfast, just about to begin,
When someone knocked on the door and said, “Can I come in?”
When I opened the door, what did I see?
It was a (puppet) looking at me!
I said, “Oh no, what can I do?”
He said, “If you’ve got enough for one, you’ve got enough for two!”

I was sitting down to breakfast, just about to begin,
When someone knocked on the door and said, “Can I come in?”
When I opened the door, what did I see?
It was a (puppet) looking at me!
I said, “Oh no, how can this be?”
He said, “If you’ve got enough for two, you’ve got enough for three!”

I was sitting down to breakfast, just about to begin,
When someone knocked on the door and said, “Can I come in?”
When I opened the door, what did I see?
It was a (puppet) looking at me!
I said, “Oh no, not one more?”
He said, “If you’ve got enough for three, you’ve got enough for four!”

I was sitting down to breakfast, just about to begin,
When someone knocked on the door and said, “Can I come in?”
When I opened the door, what did I see?
It was a (puppet) looking at me!
I said, “Oh no, not one more please?”
He said, “If you’ve got enough for four, then five can squeeze!”

Five guests for breakfast, what could I do?
Someone’s knocking at the door – hey, it’s YOU!

Cluck-Cluck, Red Hen
Cluck-cluck, red hen, have you any eggs?
Yes sir, yes sir, as many as your legs.
One for your breakfast, and one for your lunch
Come back tomorrow I'll have another bunch.

Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Oh, do you know the muffin man?
The muffin man, the muffin man
Oh, do you know the muffin man?
Who lives on Drury Lane?
Repeat with: "Yes, I know..." and "We all know..."

Five Fat Sausages
Five fat sausages frying in a pan
All of a sudden, one went KA-BLAM!
(Count down until none are left)

Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns, hot cross buns
One a-penny, two a-penny.
Hot cross buns

If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled
(Tune: Happy & You Know It)
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands

If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…
If you want toast instead, nod your head (Mmm-hmm)...

I Love Eggs
(Tune: Frere Jacques)
I love eggs, I love eggs
Yum, yum, yum ; Yum, yum, yum
Scrambled, boiled or fried, any way I’ve tried
Yum, yum, yum ; Yum, yum, yum

Make A Pancake
Make a pancake, pat-pat-pat
Do not make it fat, fat, fat
You must make it flat, flat, flat
Mix a pancake, just like that!

Pancake Making
Stir a pancake
Mix a pancake
Pop it in a pan
Fry a pancake
Toss a pancake
Catch it if you can!

She’ll Be Frying Eggs for Breakfast When She Cooks
(Tune: Riding Six White Horses)
She’ll be frying eggs for breakfast when she cooks
She’ll be frying eggs for breakfast when she cooks
She’ll be frying eggs for breakfast, she’ll be frying eggs for breakfast
She’ll be frying eggs for breakfast when she cooks

She’ll be makin’ lots of bacon when she cooks…
Toast and jelly fill your belly when she cooks…

The Waffle Man
The waffle man is a fine old man,
He washes his face in a frying pan,
He makes his waffles with his hand,
Everyone loves the waffle man.

Who Wants A Pancake?
Who wants a pancake, piping hot?
"I'll take the one with butter on top."
Who wants a pancake, fresh off the griddle?
"I'll take the one with butter in the middle."

Who wants a pancake, piping hot?
"I'll take the one with syrup on top."
Who wants a pancake, fresh off the griddle?
"I'll take the one with syrup in the middle."

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Bears Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Bear At Home by Sylvia Blackstone
Bear Play by Miela Ford
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
How Do I Put It On? by Shigeo Watanabe
I Love My Daddy by Sebastian Braun
I Miss You Mouse by Greg Foley
Just Like You by Emma Dodd
Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
No by Claudia Rueda - bear cub wants to stay awake 
Sleepy Bear by Lydia Dabocovich
Thank You, Bear by Greg Foley
Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Gibson  - CROWD PLEASER

Preschool Read Alouds
Bear Came Over to My House by Rick Walton
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Brave Bear by Sean Taylor (2016)
Bread and Honey by Frank Asch
Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
Don't Wake the Bear by Steve Smallman
Gotcha! by Gail Jorgensen
I Don't Care, Said the Bear by Colin West
If You Were A Panda Bear by Wendell and Florence Minor
I Love You as BIG as the World by David Van Buren
My Bear Griz by Suzanne McFinness
Old Bear and His Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Scare A Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin
Silly Doggy!  by Adam Stower
Sitting On the Farm by Bob King
Spring Is Here by Will Hillenbrand
There's a Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins (2016)
This is the Bear and the Picnic Lunch by Sarah Hayes
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Where's My Teddy?  by Jez Alborough

School Age Read Alouds
A Bear and His Boy
by Sean Bryan
Beware of the Bears by Alan McDonald
I Have A Little Problem Said the Bear by Heinz Janisch
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Leola and the Honeybears by Melodye Rosales
Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Mightiest by Keiko Kasza
Panda and Polar Bear by Matthew Baek
Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!  by Maureen Wright
Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker
Sody Sallyratus by Teri Sloat
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Book That Works Well As A Flannel Story
Best-Dressed Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

Books That Translate Into Puppet Stories
Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack
Don't Wake Up the Bear by Marjorie Murray
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Wake Up, Bear by Lynley Dodd

A-Hunting We Will Go
A-hunting we will go, a-hunting we will go,
We'll catch a bear and comb his hair
And then we'll let him go...

Repeat with:
... We'll catch a fox and put him in a box...
... We'll catch a mouse and put him in a house...
... We'll catch a whale and put her in a pail...
... We'll catch a goat and put her in a boat...

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
(simplified flannel version of Bill Martin book for Toddlers)
Baby bear, baby bear, what do you see?
I see my Mommy looking at me!
(repeat with other animals)

Bears in the Bed
(Tune of: Ten in the Bed)
There were five in the bed,
And the little one said,
"Roll over, roll over,"
So they all rolled over and one fell out...
(repeat until none are left)

Bear in Tennis Shoes
The other day (the other day)
I met a bear (I met a bear)
In tennis shoes (in tennis shoes)
A dandy pair (a dandy pair)
The other day I met a bear, in tennis shoes, a dandy pair.

He looked at me, I looked at him
He sized up me, I sized up him
(echo and repeat as with first verse)

He said to me, "Why don’t you run?
I see you ain't got any gun."

And so I ran, away from there
but right behind, me was that bear.

In front of me, there was a tree
the biggest tree that I could see

The nearest branch was ten feet up
I'd have to jump and trust my luck

And so I jumped into the air
But I missed that branch, a way up there

Now, don't you fret, now don't you frown
'Cause I caught that branch on the way back down

That's all there is, there ain't no more
Unless I met that bear once more.

The Bear Went Over the Mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
The bear went over the mountain
To see what he could see!

The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
The other side of the mountain
Was all that he could see!

Five Big and Grumpy Bears
(Tune of: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)
Five big and grumpy bears
Looked for a cave to share
Where they could sleep all winter long  (make snoring sounds)

One crossed the mountain wide
Found a cave - and crawled insight
Now there are four big grumpy bears  (growl, growl)

(repeat until none are left)

Fuzzy Wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy - was he?

Teddy Wore His Red Shirt
(Tune of: Mary Wore Her Red Dress)
Teddy wore his red shirt,
Red shirt, red shirt,
Teddy wore his red shirt
All day long


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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sleepy Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Big Yawn by Keith Faulkner
Brownie and Pearl Hit the Hay by Cynthia Rylant
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg -- LOVE THIS BOOK
Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea -- CROWD PLEASER
Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch (2016)
Five Ugly Monsters
by Tedd Arnold
Goodnight Goodnight, Sleepyhead by Ruth Krauss
Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy (2016)
Hush, Little Ones by John Butler
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep?  by Bill Martin, Jr.
Monsters Go Night-Night by Aaron Zenz (2016)
My Own Big Bed by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow
No Go Sleep! by Kate Feiffer
No, Monkey, No by Fiona Conboy
No Nap! Yes Nap! by Margie Palatini (2014)
Seven Stars More by Kathy Mallat
Sleepy Me by Marni McGee
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming - - NICE CHOICE 
Sleepy Or Not, Mr. Croc?  by Jo Lodge
Ten in the Bed by David Ellwand
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen -- CROWD PLEASER

Preschool Read Alouds
Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party by Bernard Waber
Bedtime for Batman by Michael Dahl (2016)
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!  by Todd Tarpley (2015)
Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
Caterpillow Fight by Sam McBratney
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg (2014)
Clara Ann Cookie, Go to Bed by Harriet Ziefert
Click Clack Peep by Doreen Cronin (2015)
Five Monkeys Jumping On the Bed by Eileeen Christelow
Good Night, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli (2016)
Good Night, Pillow Fight by Sally Cook
Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen -- MY FAVORITE
I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora (2017)
I'm Not Sleepy by Jonathan Allen
It is Night by Phyllis Rowand (2014)
Lllama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Mother, Mother, I Want Another by Maria Polushkin
One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church
Sheep Go to Sleep by Nancy Shaw (2015)
Shhh! Everybody's Sleeping by Julie Markes
Song of Night: It's Time to Go to Bed by Katherine Riley Nakamura
Stop Snoring, Bernard!  by Zachariah Ohora   -- new fun one!!
Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail (2014)
Time to Say Goodnight by Sally Lloyd-Jones
What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum

School Age Read Alouds
Boy and the Moon by James Christopher Carroll
Captain Pajamas by Bruce Whatley
Froggy Goes to Bed by Jonathan London
I Am Not Sleepy And I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
Otto Goes to Bed by Todd Parr
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton
Scaredy Squirrel At Night by Melanie Watt
Squeaky, Creaky Bed by Pat Thomson
Yawn Heard Round the World by Scott Thomas

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannels
Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party by Bernard Waber
Can't You Sleep, Dotty? by Tim Warnes
Five Monkeys Jumping On the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Five Monsters Jumping On the Bed by Tedd Arnold
Fred's Bed by Marilyn Singer
Mother, Mother, I Want Another by Maria Polushkin
Ten in the Bed by David Ellwand

Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
Countdown until none are left

Ten in the Bed
There were ten in the bed and the little one said,
"Roll over, roll over!"
So they all rolled over and one fell out."

Countdown until only one is left, then say:
"There was one in the bed, and the little one said,
I've got the whole bed to myself!" (tune of Whole World in His Hands)

Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are


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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Monkeys and Gorillas Storytime

Toddler Read Alouds
Five Little Monkey Jumping On the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Hug by Jez Alborough
Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein
Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl (2014)
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
Monkey See, Look at Me!  by Lorena Siminovoch
Monkey Soup by Louis Sachar
Peek-A-Zoo by Marie Torres Cimarusti
Ten Little Sock Monkies by William Winburn
Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox
Yes by Jez Alborough

Preschool Read Alouds
Banana! by Jonathan Allen
Banana! by Ed Vere
Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony (2015)
Big Little Monkey by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Gary and Ray by Sarah Adams
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman  (oversize version)
Good Night, Monkey Boy by Jarrett Krosocska
Just the Thing by Damien Harvey
Kiki's Blankie by Janie Bynum
Little Beauty by Anthony Brown
Monkey and the Bee by C. P. Bloom
Monkey's Friends by Ruth Brown
Momo and Snap are NOT Friends by Airlie Anderson (2014)
Mo's Stinky Sweater by David Bedford
Seals On the Bus by Lenny Hort
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin (2017) ***
Still a Gorilla by Kim Norman (2016) ***
Ten Naughty Monkeys by Suzanne Williams
Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt
Where's My Mom? by Julia Donaldson

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Bitter Bananas by Isaac Olaleye
Boy Who Loved Bananas by George Elliot
Caps for Sale by Esphr Slobodkina
Gladys Goes to Lunch by Derek Anderson
Little Red Monkey by Jonathan London
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India by Gerald McDermott
Monkey Who Wanted the Moon by Anne Mangan
Soon, Baboon, Soon by Dave Horowitz
So Say the Little Monkeys by Nancy Van Laan

Oversize Book
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Make Great Flannel Stories
Big Little Monkey by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Where's My Mom? by Julia Donaldson

Books That Make Great Puppet Stories
Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

Books That Translate Well Into Prop Stories

Monkey Soup by Louis Sachar
Caps for Sale by Esphr Slobodkina

Book That Works Well As a Draw-and-Tell
Monkey Face by Louis Sachar

Bananas for Lunch
A fat little monkey had bananas for lunch,
He peeled and he ate them - munch, munch

One banana, two bananas, three bananas, four...
He ate and he ate, but he wanted more

He peeled and he ate, and he peeled and he ate
Five bananas, six bananas, seven bananas, eight

He peeled two more and continued to munch
And before he knew it, he ate the whole bunch!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed."

Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile

Five little monkeys swinging on a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, "You can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Croc, as quiet as can be
And SNAPPED that monkey right out of that tree!

I'm A Little Monkey
*Tune of: I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little monkey, watch me play
Munching on bananas every day
I have a little friend to play with me
Watch us climb right up the tree

Itsy Bitsy Monkey ~ Mommy version
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree
Down came a coconut and bopped him on the knee
Along came his Mommy, who kissed away the pain
And the itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again.

Itsy Bitsy Monkey ~ Lion version
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree
Down came a coconut and bopped him on the knee
Along came a lion, shaking his mighty mane
And the itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again.

Monkey, Monkey, Turn Around
Monkey, monkey, turn around
Monkey, monkey, touch the ground
Monkey, monkey, dance on your toes
Monkey, monkey, touch your nose
Monkey, monkey, give a little clap
Monkey, monkey, take a nap!

Monkey Version of Apples and Bananas
Monkeys like to eat - eat - eat  apples and bananas
Monkeys like to eat - eat - eat  apples and bananas

Monkeys like to eat - eat - eat  eepples and be-nee-nees
Monkeys like to eat - eat - eat  eepples and be-nee-nees

Monkeys like to ate- ate - ate  ay-pples and be-nay-nays
Monkeys like to ate- ate - ate  ay-pples and be-nay-nays

Monkeys like to ite- ite - ite  i-ples and bi-ni-nis
Monkeys like to ite- ite - ite  i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Two Little Monkeys
Two little monkeys sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Climb away, Jack, climb away, Jill
Come back, Jack, come back, Jill

Way Up High in the Banana Tree, Version 1
Way up high in the banana tree,
Five little bananas smiled at Monkey
He shook that tree as hard as he could,
Down fell a banana. It was good!
(repeat until none are left)
Way Up High in the Banana Tree, Version 2
Way up high in the banana tree,
Five little bananas smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Down fell a banana. It was good!
(repeat until only one is left)
Way up high in the banana tree,
One little bananas smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Down fell the  banana - WAIT, that monkey just took my banana!
Come back here, little monkey!

What Can A Monkey See From a Tree?
What can a monkey see from a tree?
I see you, and you see me
Let's look for something in the room that starts with our Letter of the Day

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