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.
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October 29, 2014. In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.
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Catalog - The book with no pictures
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.
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My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann; Caldecott Children’s Book Award Winner of the 21st Century
My Friend Rabbit - Eric Rohmann (author & illustrator) - Enjoyed this funny story about two friends and a toy in this book illustrated with bold relief prints and watercolors! (Caldecott Award Winner, 2003)
My Friend Rabbit. When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.
2003 Caldecott Medal Winner: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
Catalog - My friend Rabbit
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.
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Catalog - Stellaluna
October 8, 2014. Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all.
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"Revel in all things fishy in this undersea riot of color and rhyme -- an oversize read-aloud from picture book artist Lucy Cousins. Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eyepopping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!"
Under the Sea Theme
Hooray for fish! : Cousins, Lucy. : Book, Regular Print Book : Toronto Public Library
fish and book craft
Catalog - Hooray for fish!
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.
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Catalog - Chicken Little
October 8, 2014. A plucky duckling attempts to befriend a cat that just wants to be left alone.
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Catalog - Hey, duck!
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.
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How Chipmunk Got His Stripes puppet play for two people.
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.
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Imagine a paint box combined with an iPhone but as a picture book! Mix it Up! by Herve Tullet is a confirmed storytime hit
Mix it Up! Interactive picture book by Hervé Tullet gets kids learning about colors in the coolest way ever.
Best Selling Picture Books: Oct. : The Childrens Book Review
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.
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Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Fleming is a funny tale about the lengths a farmer must go to in order to protect his garden from some VERY determined bunnies.
Great book for garden themeThe Picture Book Teacher's Edition: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
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Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. A book review with lots of skills and strategies listed to go with it.
What a fun book to read aloud! Have you read Muncha Muncha Muncha to your kiddos? Click on the book cover to see if it is available at the Otis Library
June 2014. THEME: Gardens. One of my very most favorite stories of all time! Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming illustrated by G. Brian Karas is a humorous tale of naughty rabbits in the garden. The kids love using heir hands to munch! Check here to see if it's in: http://opac.smfpl.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=78456&query_desc=kw,wrdl:%20muncha%20muncha%20mu
Catalog - Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
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.
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Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!: Candace Fleming, G. Brian Karas
Tippy Tippy Tippy Hide
Catalog - Tippy-tippy-tippy-hide!
September 10, 2014. A giant squid brags about being the best artist in the entire ocean.
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Best Artist in The Ocean: Giant Squid painting project
Reading - Book: I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean -- Experiments in Art Education: 1st Grade
shine brite zamorano: kindergarten art lesson
A good way to introduce sea themed art projects for grades k-1. It also reminds me a little of Joan Miro work. Hmmmm.
Catalog - I'm the best artist in the ocean
September 10, 2014. A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.
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Perfect for preschoolers! This book has simple text, bold and delightful collage art, and a lovable squid whose spirit just cannot be crushed. Edwardsville Public Library: Staff Picks: Children's Picture Books
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry. This squid's got a little bit of a pride issue, comparing himself to every other sea creature he encounters.
high reviews for this children's book i'm the biggest thing in the ocean
I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean (graduation gift)
This is such a cute book for story time or one on one!
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!
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems. (Folk Tales & Fairy Tales list). Find it on the New Book Shelf under E WIL.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: Mo Willems is pretty much picture book gold, so not like he needs my recommendation. But if you've already read the Knuffle Bunny books, the Pigeon series, and the Elephant and Piggie easy readers, and you have kids ready for something directed at older children, try this one. It's dripping with irony and subtle humor, and my third and fifth graders ate it up.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems. This is one of the cutest children's books I have ever read.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems and illustrated by Mo Willems Balzer & Bray, 2012. A very funny fractured fairy tale take on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this picture book works on several levels, subverting well-worn genre conventions while creating fresh, funny characters. Deceptively simple mixed media pencil and digital illustrations let the story and characters shine through. Works as a read-aloud or one-on-one. (Preschool – Grade 2)
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?
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Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems. Find it under E WIL.
Mo Willems is an excellent children's book author and illustrator. This book is adorable. We get it from the library often.
Reginald von Hoobie Doobie. Must read to find out. Favorite Kids Book.
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.
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Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Willems reviewed by Katie Fitzgerald @ storytimesecrets.blogspot.com
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?
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1/21/14 - Spark by Kallie George (picture book)
Spark by Kallie George (E GEO): 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.
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Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard is an excellent choice for reluctant readers 6-9 years old. 97% graphic novel with some blocks of text, this story tells all about Warren's quest to find his way as a Chicken Supreme. Reviewed on Bookshelf.
Extraordinary Warren by Sarah Dillard. Miss Allison's favorite new chicken book! A fun one for young fans of graphic novels...and chickens!
Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken, by Sarah Dillard. 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.
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Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story by Alan Lawrence Sitomer. What do a truck-driving princess, space aliens who burp fire, and Kung-Fu pigs have in common? They're all a part of the most epic bedtime story ever!
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.
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Naughty Kitty!, by Adam Stower: Book Review : The Childrens Book Review
NAUGHTY KITTY is the cute, cuddly, and funny follow-up title to Adam Stower's SILLY DOGGY When Lily is finally allowed to have her very own kitten, strange things are afoot. Lily's brand new, teeny-tiny Kitty shouldn't be any trouble at all, but as soon as Lily leaves Kitty alone, hilarious hijinks are always around the corner.
Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower -- cat picture book
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.
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Kona’s Pick. Training Tallulah. By Rosie Reeve. When Tom met Tallulah, he was just a shy little kitten. But Tallulah knew just how to make him feel at home. Tallulah is very good at speaking CAT. She can always tell exactly what Tom wants from a simple "purr" or "meow". They are the perfect team...until Tom decides to learn HUMAN. Click the link below to search the Keller Public Library catalog for this Blu-ray movie, http://fwl.ipac.dynixasp.com/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=kpl#focus. Posted 4/1/14.
July 9 2014. A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene.
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The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man (2011) By Michael Chabon Illustrated by Jake Parker. ISBN 9780061914621. Shared with K-2nd grade. Star of the North Picture Book Award nominee (2013-14).
The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon - great book for little kids learning self-control...and adults too! Haha, it's in a word AWESOME!
Michael Chabon does children's books!!!
Some Amazing Science Fiction Picture Books For Your Kids (And You)
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.
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Catalog - Super Guinea Pig to the rescue
July 2, 2014. Penguin and Pinecone form an unlikely friendship, even when they must live far apart.
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Penguin and Pine cone: a friendship story by Salina Yoon. Penguin and Pine cone form an unlikely friendship, even when they must live far apart.
When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow—they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite.
Awesome penguin books + projects | Penguin & Pinecone
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?