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
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!
October 8, 2014. A plucky duckling attempts to befriend a cat that just wants to be left alone.
Catalog - Hey, duck!
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!
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!
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
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
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.