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New books for storytime

Sorry folks, I know it has been a while, but Summer Reading Club and conference prep is eating up all my time! Here are some new books to share..

Zoom Rocket Zoom by Margaret Mayo
Great informational book for preschoolers. Zoom into space with cheerfully colored astronauts and learn how rockets, space shuttles, and more work. Perfect addition to the transportation storytime!

Split! Splat! By Amy Gibson
Lots of silliness in this book, which features rain, puddles, and mud. Take advantage of the rhymes to reinforce those letter sounds, and get the kids up to pretend splash and stomp.

Night Knight by Owen Davey
This book could simply be described as a bedtime adventure in shades of orange and brown, but those obsessed with dragons and castles will see the fun here. You may have to spend lots of time exploring the illustrations.

Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur by Judy Sierra
This book could easily have been a didactic tome for preschoolers. Instead, Judy Sierra has made manners fun and illustrator Tim Bowers has made the dino into a pink-spectacled T-Rex with attitude. Lots of opportunities for your storytime crowd to TALK on every page as they answer questions. Similar in feel to Yolen’s “How do Dinosaurs” books.

Demolition by Sally Sutton
Do you know any boys that squeal with delight when they see a bulldozer or a backhoe? This book will make them very happy. Play with the rhymes and the onomatopoeia for a super-fun (and noisy) storytime.

  Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke
This TV-show spin-off gives you the opportunity to get up and dance. It is silly fun, and    a  cute way to add some PLAY into your storytime.

 Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman
Practise your best robot voice and the kids will love this simple story with bright    illustrations. Great for letter ‘B’ day.

Blue Sky by Audrey Wood
Not much of a story, but the illustrations and the concept make great filler and a perfect jumping-off point for some book related art.


Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
Great for Spring storytimes, as well as nature, colors, and bears. When baby bear sees yellow, it is the warm sun. When he sees green, it is a new leaf. You get the picture. Ask the children to guess the answer before you turn the page, helping to develop those early prediction skills.

You are a Lion by Taeeun Yoon
Add some activity to your storytime with this yoga book. Simple poses and a guessing game make this an easy and fun way to introduce movement.

Flannel Friday- Cars

Today’s Flannel Friday is inspired by… someone on Flannel Friday. I found this on someone’s Flannel Friday blog post, and I just cannot find it again! If it was you, or you know who it was, comment with the link and I’ll update.

I am doing vehicles for my storytime today, as I have a couple of boys who are obsessed. Any time there is a truck, or crane, or tractor, or just about anything with wheels in a book, they point it out. We have to sing the Wheels on the Bus every week. So this week, storytime will rock their worlds.

I wanted a simple vehicle Flannel story that could be used in other storytimes. This one works for vehicles and colours. These figures were fun to make, and did not take a lot of time. They have some personality, too, I think. Hard to pick my favourite, but it might be the VW bus!

Here are the books I plan to use:
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Cars Galore by Peter Stein
The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer
Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf
That’s How! by Christoph Niemann
I Stink! by Kate & Jim McMullan

I didn’t find a rhyme on the original post, and you can make up your own, as I did. Here’s mine:

Red Jeep, red jeep, what do you see?
I see a Blue Van Looking at me.
Blue van, blue van, what do you see?
I see a… Green Bus, Pink Limo, Yellow Cab, Purple Car
Purple Car, Purple Car, what do you see?
I see a DRIVER looking at me!
Driver, Driver, what do you see? I see a traffic jam looking at me!!

This week’s round-up is hosted by Story Time Secrets.