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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.

October 15, 2014. Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

Catalog - My friend Rabbit

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October 15, 2014. After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

Catalog - Stellaluna

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October 8, 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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October 8, 2014. A retelling of the classic story of Chicken Little, who has an acorn fall on his head and runs in a panic to his friends Henny Penny, Lucky Ducky, and Loosey Goosey, to tell them the sky is falling.

Catalog - Chicken Little

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October 8, 2014. A plucky duckling attempts to befriend a cat that just wants to be left alone.

Catalog - Hey, duck!

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September 24, 2014. When Bear and Brown Squirrel have a disagreement about whether Bear can stop the sun from rising, Brown Squirrel ends up with claw marks on his back and becomes Chipmunk, the striped one.

September 24, 2014. Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.

Catalog - Mix it up!

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September 17, 2014. After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.

Catalog - Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

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September 17, 2014. Having worked all summer at keeping bunnies out of his garden, Mr. McGreely looks forward to a peaceful winter--if only he can keep those naughty bunnies from invading his home.

Catalog - Tippy-tippy-tippy-hide!

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September 10, 2014. A giant squid brags about being the best artist in the entire ocean.

Catalog - I'm the best artist in the ocean

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September 10, 2014. A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

Catalog - I'm the biggest thing in the ocean

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September 10, 2014. Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not!

Catalog - Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs

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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 30, 2014. An ordinary chicken discovers what makes him super -inside and out.

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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