Caldecott picture-book looking is over, and I am now back to talk about picture books to use in storytime! If you want to read a bit about my Caldecott experience, I’ve posted that over on the ALSC blog. And I’ve also got a post about Beekle there as well. Now, on to the new stuff!
The Duck Says by Troy Wilson
A silly duck makes his way through the barnyard, chased by a swarm of bees. Lots of good vocabulary and fun sounds to make for storytime. The text is simple, rhymes, and the pictures are big and clear for group sharing.
No, Silly by Ken Krug
Bright pastels accompany this book that will give toddlers a little chuckle. Animal children like to do things (sleep, ride, eat) – and each time, there’s a “wrong” page—ending with “No, Silly” and the right answer. Just the right length for young listeners and perfect for a bedtime storytime.
Sometimes We Think You Are A Monkey by Johanna Skibsrud
With delightful illustrations by Julie Morstad, this homage to a new baby would work well in storytime. It could be used for baby storytimes, read in a soothing, lilting manner. Or turn it into a guessing game and movement activity for toddlers.
Book-o-beards by Donald Lemke (also masks, hats, and teeth)
Storytime gold right here folks. Each book has a set of rhymes, and then you wear the book! For instance: pictured here I am “wearing” the pirate beard. This book is so interactive and so silly that kids will just love it. Buy extra copies for your storytime collection, because these are going to get a lot of use.