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Picnic Stories

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.

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

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July 23, 2014. Lily learns that kitties can be almost as much trouble as dogs--but they can also be very comforting.

Catalog - Naughty kitty

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July 23, 2014. Tallulah easily makes her new kitten, Tom, feel at home but Tom decides that since Tallulah makes such a good cat, he should learn to be human.

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

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July 9, 2014. A guinea pig gets upset when his fellow pets make fun of his favorite television superhero, and so he makes a costume and pretends to be Super Guinea Pig himself.

Catalog - Super Guinea Pig to the rescue

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July 2, 2014. Penguin and Pinecone form an unlikely friendship, even when they must live far apart.

Catalog - Penguin and Pinecone

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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

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July 2, 2014. Upon finding a toy rabbit in the forest, Bear tries his very best to return it to its home but by the time its owner appears, Bear has become attached to Bunny.

Catalog - Found

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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

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June 25, 2014. After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.

Catalog - The watermelon seed

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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

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June 18, 2014. Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all.

Catalog - Hooray for fish!

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June 18, 2014. Maisy goes to the library in search of a book about fish and a quiet place in which to read it.

Catalog - Maisy goes to the library

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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!

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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

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June 4, 2014. Follows a boy and his mouse through a busy day at school.

Catalog - If you take a mouse to school

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June 4, 2014. Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.

Catalog - If you give a moose a muffin

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June 4, 2014. One thing leads to another when you give a pig a party.

Catalog - If you give a pig a party

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May 21, 2014. When Duck decides to make a jack-o-lantern, he and his friends Pig and Mouse are in for a scary adventure.

Catalog - Pumpkin trouble

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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.

Catalog - Is everyone ready for fun?

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May 21, 2014. A group of animals is terrified at the prospect of being sat upon by the imposing Fat Cat, until the mouse comes up with a solution that satisfies everyone.

Catalog - What will Fat Cat sit on?

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May 21, 2014. Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.

Catalog - Let's sing a lullaby with the Brave Cowboy

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May 14, 2014. Gerald the elephant tries to tell Piggie that ball-throwing is serious business, but Piggie just wants to have fun.

Catalog - Watch me throw the ball!

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May 14, 2014. Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.

Catalog - The duckling gets a cookie!?

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May 14, 2014. The pigeon really, really wants a puppy, but when a puppy arrives the pigeon changes its mind.

Catalog - The pigeon wants a puppy!

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