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Ring a Ding Story Time

These are books we read during Ring a Ding! Ring a Ding is Tuesdays at 10:15am, Fridays at 10:15am, and the second Saturday of each month at 10:15am. Click on any book cover two times to find the book in the catalog.

Ring a Ding Story Time

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Fly along with Elecopter as she soars above the savannah, patrolling the skies with her fire-hose nose at the ready. The other animals are safe with Elecopter on the scene--Elecopter is a hero for all.

Friday, April 3, 2015. Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance, and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities.

Is everyone ready for fun?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Maisy goes to the library in search of a book about fish and a quiet place in which to read it.

Maisy goes to the library

Friday, March 27, 2015. When Dog's constant boasting makes his friends sad, they find a way to teach him what it means to be a good friend.

I'm the best

Friday, March 20, 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?


Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Bear and a family of ducks try to find the perfect home to share, but what suits the bear does not suit the ducks, and what suits the ducks does not suit Bear.

Room for Bear

Friday, March 13, 2015. A dog without a human companion fetches his own slippers and curls up at his own feet but cannot reach a certain itchy spot in the middle of his back, compelling him to leash a poor lonely human who will loyally offer a helpful scratch.

I'm my own dog

Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Stanley is working at his garage today. From filling up Hattie's red sport car with gas to changing the tire on Shamus' and Little Woo's blue car, it sure is a busy day. As his friends each come in with their car problems, Stanley knows just what to do to get them back on the road.

Stanley's garage

Friday, March 6, 2015. A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.

Bark, George

Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mr. Brown is an expert at imitating all sorts of noises. There isn't a sound Mr. Brown can't do, from a hippo's gum chewing to a goldfish's kiss. The noisemakers are graphically illustrated and the "sound effects" are printed in big lettering.

CWMARS Catalog - Mr. Brown can moo! Can you?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Dinosaur spends a day "helping" his mother, from the time he roars to awaken her until their final contest at bedtime.

CWMARS Catalog - Dinosaur vs. Mommy

Friday, February 20, 2015. A young dinosaur takes precautions in order to stay safe throughout the day, both at home and at play.

CWMARS Catalog - How do dinosaurs stay safe?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015. All of the barnyard animals are excited about the arrival of a new duckling, until the noisy little one refuses to go to sleep.

CWMARS Catalog - Click, clack, peep!

Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14, 2015. Quiet Giraffe and chatty Elephant have a friendship that sees them through misunderstanding, disappointment, and an interesting surprise.

CWMARS Catalog - A surprise for Giraffe and Elephant

Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Little Green only knows one word: 'Go!' It's the perfect thing to get the construction site moving, but how will they stop?

CWMARS Catalog - Go! go! go! stop!

Friday, February 6, 2015. Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow an airplane as it says good-bye to the ground and hello to the sky, where it flies over a town, mountains, clouds, and people.

Friday, January 30, 2015. A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

Friday, January 23, 2015. As their mothers and fathers listen, preschoolers describe favorite things to do.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015. What a job for Stanley--he's building a house for his friend, Myrtle. He will need his digger and his bulldozer and his cement mixer. He will also need his friend, Charlie to help. But will they manage to build the whole house?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Illustrations and simple text reveal what a toddler is thinking while going through a typical day.

CWMARS Catalog - Must. Push. Buttons!

Saturday, January 10, 2015. After a breakfast of juice, cereal, and a banana split, Otto goes to school for the first time, where he makes new friends and learns how to wag his tail without knocking things over.

Friday, January 9, 2015. Spot the dog gets an invitation to a costume party. Illustrations feature lift-up flaps.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Pecking his way through the door of a house, an intrepid little woodpecker busily raps on a rhyming sequence of indoor objects, from a hat and a mat and a racket and jacket to a teddy bear and a book called Jane Eyre.

CWMARS Catalog - Peck, peck, peck

Friday, January 2, 2015. 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.

CWMARS Catalog - What will Fat Cat sit on?

Friday, December 19, 2014. Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size. Some pages fold out to display particularly large pictures.

CWMARS Catalog - Papa, please get the moon for me