Here are the books we've been reading at Picnic Stories, which is Wednesdays at 12:00pm at the Town Common. Various movement activities & games accompany books. Click on any book cover twice to see the book in the catalog.
August 6, 2014. Edwina is well-known in her neighborhood, she plays with kids, she bakes delicious chocolate chip cookies and helps old ladies cross the street. She is well-loved by everyone except for one person: Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie. He knows for a fact that dinosaurs are extinct and tries to convince everyone that they are. What happens when Edwina finds out?
August 6, 2014. Amanda and her alligator have lots of fun playing together and surprising each other, but when Amanda's grandfather buys her a panda, Alligator must learn to make new friends.
July 30, 2014. Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can't control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn't help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame?
July 23, 2014. When Jake and Jenny say they are bored with all their books and retold tales, their father makes up a new bedtime story about a princess who drives a monster truck and battles aliens aided by a cupcake-baking unicorn.
Catalog - Daddy's zigzagging bedtime story
July 9 2014. A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene.
Catalog - The astonishing secret of Awesome Man
July 2, 2014. Penguin's tired of the snow and cold--so he decides to go on vacation! But where should he go? And what new friends will he meet along the way?
Catalog - Penguin on vacation
June 25, 2014. When a young pig knocks on a fox's door, the fox thinks dinner has arrived, but the pig has other plans.
Catalog - My lucky day
June 25, 2014. After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.
Catalog - The watermelon seed
June 18, 2014. When Dog's constant boasting makes his friends sad, they find a way to teach him what it means to be a good friend.
Catalog - I'm the best
June 11, 2014. Gerald the elephant and Snake fear that Piggie and Brian Bat will have so much fun together they will no longer need their best friends.
Catalog - My new friend is so fun!
June 11, 2014. Loving his giant pet mouse but frustrated by its clinginess, bad breath and inclination to shout "Squeak-a-boo" at company, a little boy endeavors to change his pet's ways without hurting its feelings.
Catalog - Me and my big mouse
June 4, 2014. One thing leads to another when you give a pig a party.
Catalog - If you give a pig a party
May 21, 2014. Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance, and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities.