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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Catalog - Penguin and Pinecone

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

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

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 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!

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

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. Follows a boy and his mouse through a busy day at school.

Catalog - If you take a mouse to school

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

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. 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

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?

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?