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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October 28, 2015. Little Tree is very happy in the forest, where he is surrounded by other little trees and his leaves keep him cool in the heat of summer, but when autumn comes and the other trees drop their leaves, Little Tree cannot be persuaded to let his go, even after they wither and turn brown.
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Little Tree is very happy in the forest, where he is surrounded by other little trees and his leaves keep him cool in the heat of summer, but when autumn comes and the other trees drop their leaves, Little Tree cannot be pursuaded to let his go, even after they wither and turn brown.
Little Tree by Loren Long | PenguinRandomHouse.com Amazing book I had to share from Penguin Random House
Little Tree: Loren Long: 9780399163975: Amazon.com: Books
Little Tree by Loren Long (Picturebook) 10/27/2015
Little Tree: Loren Long (Seasons)
Little Tree by Loren Long
October 28, 2015. In this sequel to the classic Caps for Sale, the cap peddler returns and is faced with a band of mischievous monkeys who mimic his every move.
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More caps for sale : another tale of mischievous monkeys / by Esphyr Slobodkina with Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer.
More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys
October 28, 2015. A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
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The Giving Tree with CD: Shel Silverstein: 9780060586751: Amazon.com: Books I can never get through reading this aloud to the kids without crying.
The Giving Tree with CD by Shel Silverstein, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060586753/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UqW3rb1N8PG26
The Giving Tree with CD: Shel Silverstein. For the older child. My daughter LOVED this book ..... 30 years ago!
The Giving Tree "Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, published in 1964. A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein - Every day a boy comes to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk… and the tree is happy. But as the boy grows older, he begins to want more from the tree, and the tree gives and gives. Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
The Giving Tree: Shel Silverstein. Use to show the imprtance of giving rather than receiving.
The Giving Tree with CD by Shel Silverstein - My favorite book ever
The Giving Tree
October 21, 2015. Photographs and simple text reveal the mischief toy dinosaurs get into all night long, from knocking over potted plants to painting on walls.
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What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night A Very Messy Adventure (Book) : Tuma, Refe : Photographs and simple text reveal the mischief toy dinosaurs get into all night long, from knocking over potted plants to painting on walls.
What the dinosaurs did last night : a very messy adventure / Refe & Susan Tuma
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What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night
What the dinosaurs did last night : a very messy adventure
October 21, 2015. Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together, the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own.
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Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8RB0QK/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6SyTvb1BFTS9G
Up and Down de Oliver Jeffers, http://www.amazon.es/dp/0007476825/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_TonPsb0K4JBN2
Jennifer Rumberger - Children's Author: Perfect Picture Book Friday: Up and Down (ages 3-8)
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers £12. Hardcover. In this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally best-selling picture book Lost and Found, we re-visit the boy and the penguin after their trip to the South Pole...The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together...That is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying, ignoring the boys advice that it is impossible. Running away, the penguin visits place after place, searching for a chance to get his feet off the ground.
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Up and Down: Oliver Jeffers: 9780399255458: Amazon.com: Books
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Up and down
October 21, 2015. Stranded on the moon after his extraordinary airplane takes him into outer space, a boy meets a marooned young Martian with a broken spacecraft, and the two new friends work together to return to their respective homes.
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Stranded on the moon after his extraordinary airplane takes him into outer space, a boy meets a marooned young Martian with a broken spacecraft, and the two new friends work together to return to their respective homes.
The Way Back Home: Oliver Jeffers: 2015399250743: Amazon.com: Books
The way back home
October 14, 2015. The only rule in Larry's book is that the reader not push the button, but when no one is looking, it may be irresistible.
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Don't Push the Button written and illustrated by Bill Cotter Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky It starts on page one when Larry the monster warns the readers "Don't push the button." The warnings get strong...
Don't Push The Button! : Fun, simple, and silly!
E Cot - Don't Push the Button! (Read Along)
Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter
Good book for read alouds
Don't Push the Button!
Don't push the button!
October 14, 2015. While playing hide-and-seek, Bear finds a backpack filled with underwear.
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Bear in Underwear by Todd H. Doodler http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609050169/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_.m.xub1AQTKE0
Bear in Underwear: Todd H. Doodler: 9781609050160: Amazon.com: Books
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Bear in underwear
October 14, 2015. Hazel Nut wants to sing and dance, but Mama, Papa, and Wally Nut are too busy, so Hazel calls in a special family member to get everyone moving.
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Hazel Nut wants her family to sing and dance along with her, but they are just too busy! Who can she call? Why... her super-hip, disco-dancing Grandma Nut! In the second book of the Nuts series, Eric Litwin's playful call-and-response rhymes and Scott Magoon's hilarious illustrations invite readers young and old to join in on the fun.
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants! by Eric Litwin, illustrated by Scott Magoon
The Nut Family from the author of Pete the Cat -Eric Litwin
The Nuts : sing and dance in your polka-dot pants
October 7, 2015. A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store.
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Great website that lets you read children's books online. 227 different books to choose from. so glad this was pinned. i had lost the site.
Love this Llama Llama Mad at Mama Hardcover by Llama Llama on #zulily! #zulilyfinds
Another great find on #zulily! Llama Llama Mad at Mama Hardcover #zulilyfinds
Llama Llama Mad at Mama Hardcover #zulily #zulilyfinds
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Llama Llama Mad at Mama Hardcover
Llama Llama mad at mama
October 7, 2015. Very Little Red Riding Hood's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her way--not even a wolf. Little Red Riding Hood is a precocious toddler who fearlessly hugs the Big Bad Wolf, turning him into a confused ally during an exhausting afternoon of tea parties, dancing, and games of hide-and-seek at Grandma's house.
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Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy, illustrated by Sue Heap. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy - Very Little Red Riding Hood's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her way--not even a wolf.
Very little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy (E HEA): Little Red Riding Hood is a precocious toddler who fearlessly hugs the Big Bad Wolf, turning him into a confused ally during an exhausting afternoon of tea parties, dancing, and games of hide-and-seek at Grandma's house.
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Very little Red Riding Hood
October 7, 2015. Pete the Cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.
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Kate's Bookery: Raising Kids With Books: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons By Eric Litwin Illustrated by James Dean
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean. Jess, our Youth Services intern, loves Pete the Cat! "Pete's carefree attitude and the colorful 'rocking' illustrations makes this book a blast for kids. Plus, the story incorporates basic subtraction/counting down skills."
'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons' by Eric Litwin and James Dean ---- Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt--the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Good...
Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin Pete is wearing his favorite shirt. (Ages 3 to 7)
Amazon.com: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (9780062110589): James Dean, Eric Litwin: Books we LOVE this book!
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons Story by Eric Litwin Music by Eric Litwin Created by James Dean Illustrated by James Dean
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, Illustrated by James Dean. "A blue mellow-eyed feline keeps losing his groovy buttons. But does he cry? Goodness no! For after all, it’s all good! (A 2013 Geisel Honor Book)" -Ala.org
6/21/12 - Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean (children's picture book)
Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons
September 23, 2015. Little Puffin wants to enjoy a walk in the nice fresh air. But Small Gull, Tiny Gull, and Baby Gull follow him everywhere and do everything Little Puffin does. How will Little Puffin stop them from playing this annoying game?
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The classic big brother or big sister lament is, "He's copying me!" Little Puffin *hates* it when Small Gull, Tiny Gull, and Baby Gull copy every single thing he does and says. But sometimes, that's how little birds learn! "Don't Copy Me!" by Jonathan Allen
Don't Copy Me!: Jonathan Allen: 9781907967207: Don't copy me!” It's a refrain that's well-known to children, parents, and caregivers. Now it's Little Puffin's turn to say the words as three cheeky gull chicks follow him around, imitating his every word and step. And the more the puffin protests, the more the gulls enjoy their silly game. Can Little Puffin find a way to turn his frustration into a clever plan?
Don't copy me!
September 23, 2015. A young boy is worried about what will happen to his body when he hears such expressions as "give him a hand," "laugh your head off," and "hold your tongue."
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Give me a hand . . . hold your tongue . . . scream your lungs out . . .idioms in this book. Lessons on ReadWorks.org More Parts (Picture Puffins): Tedd Arnold: 9780142501498: Amazon.com: Books
More Parts By: Tedd Arnold DRA Level: 24 This story is the sequel to the story Parts. In this funny story the main character is trying to protect his body parts, so things such as his heart breaking, and his lungs being screamed out don't occur. Like the previous book this book can be used to teach idioms to students.
Poetry and Figurative Language Ideas! Idioms and puns are some of the hardest things to teach kids. Two books to use are by Tedd Arnold and the chapter book, Punished, as a read-aloud so we can talk about all the puns in the book.
More Parts by: Tedd Arnold And "Even more parts" read the idioms and write\illustrate April fool's day
Idioms Galore (games, sorts, posters) using More Parts by Tedd Arnold - Sparkling In Third Grade
mentor texts - figurative language - idiom
September 23, 2015. A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves.
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'Parts' by Tedd Arnold is a lovely book about a boy discovering that bits of him come off/out and worries that he is falling apart! Great for Preschool/Kindy/Prep/Kinder age children to learn more abstract parts of the body,a nd to have great high level language conversations about predicting what will happen, and why!
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!!"
Parts, by Tedd Arnold. This book is about a boy who is really confused about why certain things on his body aren't sticking together with the glue anymore. He soon learns why. -picture storybook-
Parts: by Ted Arnold Funny read aloud for kids about a boy who is worried he is falling apart--gross factor kids will enjoy!
Parts | Tedd Arnold I Books for Boys | A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart, until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves. | Grades Pre K-2 | #books #kidlit
Parts, by Tedd Arnold. (Dial Books for Young Readers, c1997). A five-year-old boy thinks his body is falling apart until he learns new teeth grow and hair and skin replace themselves.
Parts by Tedd Arnold. There is no better book to introduce idioms! This book is so funny! I chose this book because at a young age children like to exaggerate a lot of things and this book gives the perfect example of that!
Parts by Tedd Arnold - Great for Pre-K Complete's All About Me Theme! Pre-K Complete teachers read stories daily during Circle Time and provide children books at the Reading Learning Center. Pinned by Pre-K Complete - follow us on our blog, FB, Twitter, & Google Plus!
September 16, 2015. 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.
How Chipmunk got his stripes : a tale of bragging and teasing
September 16, 2015. A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.
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September 9, 2015. Penguin embarks on his next journey--becoming the first penguin to explore the North Pole! Along the way, he says hello to all of his old friends. But when he finally reaches his destination, he realizes he's all alone in a strange, foreign place. How will Penguin overcome his fears of the unknown and enjoy this new adventure?
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Penguin embarks on his next journey-becoming the first penguin to explore the North Pole! Along the way, he says hello to all of his old friends. But when he finally reaches his destination, he realizes he's all alone in a strange, foreign place.... How will Penguin overcome his fears of the unknown and enjoy this new adventure?
Penguin's big adventure
September 9, 2015. Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows.
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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
September 9, 2015. A trip to the laundromat leads to a momentous occasion when Trixie, too young to speak words, realizes that something important is missing and struggles to explain the problem to her father. Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind.
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - http://www.aktivnetz.net/read-knuffle-bunny-a-cautionary-tale-free-online.html
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Knuffle Bunny : a cautionary tale
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?
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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 / by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.
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.
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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.
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#BookADay Oliver Jeffers www.boyshood.wordpress.com The Incredible Book Eating Boy
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.
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A review of the audiobook Terrific by Jon Agee
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.