Here are the books we've been reading at Picnic Stories, which is Wednesdays at 12:30pm at the Town Common. Various movement activities & games accompany books, even though only books are listed here. Click on any book cover twice to see the book in the catalog.
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August 19, 2015. It's Froggy's birthday, but no one has remembered. His parents don't seem to realize it's his special day, and none of his friends are at home to wish him a happy birthday. Will Froggy celebrate his birthday all alone? Has everyone really forgotten?
Froggy Celebrity, Birthday Wishes, Birthdays, Pictures Books, Jonathan London, Character Froggy, Birthday Arrival, Children Books, Froggy Birthday
Froggy's Birthday Wish by Jonathan London - When his long-anticipated birthday arrives, Froggy is disappointed that his family and friends seem to have forgotten his special day.
Froggy's birthday wish
August 19, 2015. A boy discovers that although his pet rhinoceros does not do any of the same things that other pets typically do, such as chase a ball or a stick, it does so much more.
August 12, 2015. Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he could do something else with the books he has been devouring.
The incredible book eating boy
August 12, 2015. Nothing seems to go right for Eugene, even when he wins a free trip to Bermuda, but while he is stranded on a tiny, deserted island after being shipwrecked, a broken-winged parrot tells him how to build a boat so that they can both be rescued.
Broken Wings Parrots, Desert Islands, August 12, Free Trips, Picnics Stories
August 5, 2015. When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things.
Kites Free, Kites Stuck, Nooks Books, Pictures Books, Kites When Floyd, Floyd Kites, Children Books, Books Ebook, Olives Jeffers
Who doesn’t love Oliver Jeffers, illustrator extraordinaire and maker of favorite children’s books? This season, he’s back with another treat: Stuck, an absurdly funny “tale of trying to solve a problem by throwing things at it.”
BARNES & NOBLE | Stuck by Oliver Jeffers | NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback, Hardcover
August 5, 2015. Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy -- nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some rockin' magic sunglasses from Grumpy Toad, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Groove and move with Pete as he helps Squirrel, Turtle, and Alligator discover that the sun is shining and everything's alright!
Good Mood, Feelings Grumpy Nothings, Cat Wake, Comic Books, James Dean, Pete Learning, Pete The Cats, Children Books, Magic Sunglasses
Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy--nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean - Waking up in a grumpy mood and feeling that nothing is going his way all day long, Pete the Cat dons a pair of rocking magic sunglasses given to him by Grumpy Toad and learns that a good mood has been inside himself all along!
Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses
July 29, 2015. Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap.
Cute Stories, Baby Sisters, Pirates Crew, Picnics Stories
Pirates Don't Change Diapers- cute story that's fun to read.
Pirates don't change diapers
July 29, 2015. Arriving at a little boy's birthday party, an entertainer in a big cuddly bear costume delights the children with his antics and surprises them when his costume will not come off.
Boys Birthday Parties, Big Cudd, Hidden Bears, Pictures Books, Costumes Delight, Children, Bears Costumes, Boy Birthday Parties, Little Boys
Arriving at a little boy's birthday party, an entertainer in a big cuddly bear costume delights the children with his antics and surprises them when his costume will not come off.
July 29, 2015. A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for "What Pet Should I Get?"
Suess Books, Comic Books, Illustration, Seuss Books, Children Books, Dr. Seuss, Whatpetshouldiget Books, Pet Store, Books Review
More than 20 years after his death, Random House Children's Books announced they will publish a new story by Dr. Seuss called What Pet Should I Get?, based on recently rediscovered manuscripts and illustrations Seuss's widow found. What follows are 10 interesting things about the writer and illustrator you may not have known.
The new Dr. Suess book "What Pet Should I Get?" is now available at the @baylor bookstore! #baylorbookstore #whatpetshouldiget #books
Book Review Site;Bookreviewist.com, Dr. Suess
Dr. Seuss Book: Yes, They Found It in a Box - NYTimes.com
What pet should I get?
July 15, 2015. In this original version of the traditional tale, the three little pigs are in their usual trouble with the somewhat bad wolf--who is really just very hungry and frustrated that the pizza parlor will not serve him.
Three Little Pigs, Comic Books, Pictures Books, Mark Teagu, Wolves, Children Books, Bad Wolf, Books Review, Fairies Tales
Great book for lessons about Point of View using fairy tales. The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0439915015/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4Qlyrb0T5HZ2F
The Three Little Pigs as Told by 10 (+3) Picture Books | Children's Book Bin
Susanna Leonard Hill: Perfect Picture Book Friday - The Three Little Pigs And The Somewhat Bad Wolf
The three little pigs and the somewhat bad wolf
July 15, 2015. In this version of the Grimm fairy tale, Thomas--who is called Little Red--discovers a wolf in disguise at his grandmother's house and ingeniously uses ginger ale to save the day.
Books, Little Red, Yarns, Gingers Ales, Red Riding Hoods, Grimm Fairies Tales, Lynn Robert, Fizz, David Robert
Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn: Lynn Roberts, David Roberts: 9780810957831: Amazon.com: Books
A twist on Little Red Riding Hood by Lynn and David Roberts
Little Red : a fizzingly good yarn
July 8, 2015. Desperately wanting a puppy but worrying that their skeptical father will not trust them with such a big responsibility, sisters Cadence and Emi devise a creative plan to prove their trustworthiness.
Puppies, Desperate, Puppys, Creative Plans, Emi Devis
Two Girls Want a Puppy
July 8, 2015. In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Chicken Little panics when an acorn falls on her head and sets off a dance frenzy among the other chickens, and while squirrel and the other animals understand what really happened, they soon join in the dancing--because it is fun.
Sky, Acorn Fall, Pictures Books, Covers Image, Children Pictures, Mark Teagu, Animal Understands, Children Books, Dance Frenzi
Cover image for The sky is falling!
In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Chicken Little panics when an acorn falls on her head and sets off a dance frenzy among the other chickens, and while squirrel and the other animals understand what really happened, they soon join in the dancing--because it is fun.
The Sky is Falling by Mark Teague
The sky is falling!
July 8, 2015. Aware that she lacks many of the skills her fellow barnyard cows possess, Marjorie is left feeling sad until a group of caring chickens with a plan comes up with the perfect solution to make her realize just how special she is.
Barnyard Cows, Cows Possessive
The cow that laid an egg
June 24, 2015. A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves.
Worth Reading, Arnold Put, Kids Books, Books Worth, Pictures Books, Fall Apartment, Children Books, Great Books, Belly Buttons
I'm Falling To Bits (Picture Book), http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/075002481X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdl_ovUOtb0REYJSS
Parts (Picture Puffins): Tedd Arnold: 9780140565331: Amazon.com Kids' Books
Parts by Tedd Arnold is so funny. Readers follow along as a 5 year old boy begins noticing things about his body he’d never noticed before like belly button lint, snot, peeling skin and more. His anxious assumptions about his body falling apart will have you in stitches. My 2 year old laughed and got most of the humor but slightly older children will be laughing hysterically at how silly the little boy’s worries are.
Parts and More Parts by Tedd Arnold! This is a great book for kindergarten, I use it when we are Learning parts of the body and they kids love it!!
In this children's book, the boy thinks that he is falling apart when he is really just growing up. The writing trait that can be used with this book can be sentence fluency. You can have to students follow to structure of the book and just make up there own story. The writing technique you can teach can be the use of dialogue and making the story yours.
June 24, 2015. When three cats find themselves homeless in an alley, they form a singing group with the hope that they will earn the love they need.
Cat Finding, Cats, Singing Group, Juvenil Pictures, Three Cat, Form, Pictures Books, Earn, Alley
Cats got talent
June 24, 2015. If you ever see a box of cornflakes offering a free lion, ignore it. This is the story of two brothers who didn't--and then ended up with a grizzly bear, a cranky old crocodile, and a huge gorilla, instead.
Books Covers, Cornflak Offer, Pictures Books, Children Pictures, Huge Gorilla, Free Lion, Mijn Cornflak, Grizzly Bears, Een Leeuw
Een leeuw in mijn cornflakes - Kiddo leespluim van juli 2015
There's a lion in my cornflakes
June 3, 2015. Gerald is tired and cranky and wants to take a nap, but Piggie is not helping.
Willems Easy, South Branches, Early Readers, Kids Books, Mo Willems, Juvenil Early, Easy Readers, Children Books, Picnics Stories
June- I will take a nap! by Mo Willems (easy reader)
I will take a nap!
June 3, 2015. One autumn morning, Farmer Brown gets on his tractor and heads to town. Along the way, he picks up a cat in a hat, a goat in a coat, an ox in socks, and other animals who love their clothes--and each animal sings a little song about what it's wearing. When they reach the town, it's Farmer Brown's turn to sing about his clothes--after he gets some new ones.
Books Author, Books Awards, Douglas Florian, Pictures Books, Schools Books, Books Challenges, Children Books, 2014 Pictures, 100 Pictures
I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian
Short-listed for the CLEL 2015 Bell Picture Book Awards; see http://balkinbuddies.blogspot.com/2015/01/douglas-florians-i-love-my-hat-is-short.html and see the School Library Journal review at http://balkinbuddies.blogspot.com/2014/12/i-love-my-hat-by-douglas-florian.html
I love my hat
June 3, 2015. Maisy and her friends are so excited! They're going to see a fun adventure film.
Fun Adventure, Adventure Film
Maisy goes to the movies
May 20, 2015. In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.
B J, Books I D, Novak Pictures, Kids Books, Pictures Books, Picture Books, 2015 Winter, Bj Novak, Picnics Stories
The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak. Grades K-3
February- The book with no pictures by B.J. Novak (Picture Book)
THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B. J. Novak : In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.
The book with no pictures
May 20, 2015. A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.
Mothers Dogs, Picnics Stories
May 20, 2015. While Ballet Cat and Sparkles the Pony are trying to decide what to play, they each share an important secret.
Ballet Cat, Online Catalog
Ballet Cat : the totally secret secret
May 13, 2015. The jungle animals are having a musical celebration! Mouse squeaks, Bird tweets, and Centipede taps his feet. Then more animals hear the music and want to join in, as Monkey, Warthog, and Crocodile bring their own music-making talents to the group. But what is that silly Hippo doing?