Wednesday, September 11, 2013

B Storytime

This week in storytime we read books all focusing on the letter B!

"Big Kicks" by Bob Kolar
"Batty" by Sarah Dyer
"Here comes the Big Mean Dust Bunny!" by Jan Thomas
"Bee and Bird" by Craig Frazier
"Animal Soup" by Todd Doodler


We finished off by turning our "Bs" into buzzing little bees


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pirate Storytime

Ahoy mateys! We listened to many stories about pirate adventures on the high seas in our 4 to 6 year old storytime yesterday. Everyone really liked the stories and pretending to be pirates.

Books read in storytime include:

Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting,
The Pirate Girl's Treasure by Peyton Leung
The Skeleton Pirate by David Lucas

After our stories, we made our own pirate ships:


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lizard Storytime

Lizards and chameleons were the subject of our 2 1/2 to 4 year old storytime this week. We learned that chameleons are pretty sneaky and will blend in with their surroundings so they won't be found. There's no doubt they'll always win a game of hide-and-seek!

Books read in storytime include:

Art and Max by David Wiesner
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Leon the Chameleon by Melanie Watt
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

After our stories, we made lizards of our own:


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Traveling

We went around the world and beyond in our 2 1/2 to 4 year old storytimes this week, traveling by boat, spaceship and jet plane! Here are the books we read:

"Hedgie Blasts Off!" by Jan Brett
"Santa's New Jet" by David Biedrzycki
"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
"Where Does Joe Go" by Tracey Pearson

The for our craft we each made mini helicopters:


Monday, August 19, 2013

Whale Storytime

Did you know that whales sing? Neither did we, but we learned this and many other facts about whales in our 4 to 6 year old storytime. We enjoyed our stories and learning new things!

Books read in storytime include:
Whale Song by Tony Johnston
The Runaway Whale by Keith Faulkner
Orcas by Jody Rake

After our stories, we made this cool whale craft:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bee Storytime

Buzz! Buzz! Today we read non-fiction books about bees in our 4 to 6 year old storytime. Did you know that bees use their antennae to smell? Or that bees cannot see the color red? Those are two fun facts we learned about bees during our storytime.

Books read in storytime include:
Bees by Rebecca Rissman
Honey Bees by Colleen Sexton

Afterward, we made our own bees as a craft:


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Owl Storytime

Whooo! Whooo! Owls visited during today's owl-themed 2 1/2 to 4 year old storytime! Everyone enjoyed listening to the adventures the owls in our stories had.

Books read in storytime include:
Little Hoot by Amy Krause Rosenthal
Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins
Little Owl's Orange Scarf by Tatyana Feeney
What Game Shall We Play? by Pat Hutchins

After listening to stories, everyone had a hoot (sorry!) making our owl craft: