“THIS HOUSE IS PACKED WITH ALL THE FACTS ABOUT ALL THE BLACKS ALL OVER THE WORLD.” That’s what it says above our door. We own this place, this house-the National Memorial African Bookstore. Today’s read is: The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson In the 1930s, Lewis’s dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch―a book … Continue reading Read Like Me: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Summer is finally here, and that means many things. Visiting the zoo, beach, Six Flags, and last but not least butterfly sightings….oh, and fireflies! *heart* Traveling Butterflies by Susumu Shingu Beautiful full page illustrations follow Monarch butterflies from the very beginning of their life cycle as eggs, and follows their journey through various landscapes as they travel from Southern Canada and the United States to … Continue reading Two at Two- New and Favorite Titles
Stina by Lani Yamamoto Stina doesn’t like the cold and makes every effort to make sure that she’s never cold. That means knitting, preparing food for the winter, and even making new inventions! One day while Stina is inside trying to keep warm, she notices children outside playing, and wonders how are they keeping warm? Well, if you read Stina you’ll find out how the … Continue reading Two at Two – New and Favorite Titles
Good Morning, I want to share something today. I have a fear and I believe this fear is totally justifiable. I like dinosaurs just as much as the next person, but we’re not reading to just anybody, we’re reading to kids, and kids LOVE, I mean LOVE dinosaurs!! Which means, they know how to pronounce the names of the dinosaurs ten times better, than you … Continue reading Two at Two (but at 8:00 a.m.)
“How much chuck, would a woodchuck chuck? If a woodchuck chucks wood?” Someone PLEASE tell me if that’s right.? I could google it, but I like it when you guys talk back to me! 😉 Chuck and Woodchuck by Cece Bell This story couldn’t be any cuter! Woodchuck belongs to Chuck, and after Chuck brings Woodchuck to class for show and tell, the teacher decides … Continue reading Two at Two – Favorite New Titles
♫ Under the Sea, Un-der the Sea♫ Who doesn’t love the ocean? This storytime just brings to mind the movies that make me smile and their catchy tunes Like “Just keep Swimming ” with Dori and Nemo from Finding Nemo, or my absolute favorite “Kiss the Girl” with Sebastian from the Little Mermaid. (In case you don’t know the magic of Kiss the Girl take … Continue reading Under the Sea– Ocean Animals
Nothing and I mean NOTHING gets a 4 year old boy all worked up like Dinosaurs! (Well maybe cars, or starwars, or trains… This Storytime is all about Dinosaurs. This is one of my favorites to use because often the kids teach me since they are usually very informed about the dinosaurs. Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School by Ian Whybrown This is actual the … Continue reading Dinosaurs Roar!
During the winter session, instead of dedicating the entire 6 weeks to winter stories, I usually present one winterish storytime, that includes stories about winter, snow, mitten, penguins, and/or snowmen. Here’s what I shared this week : (note: I don’t read every book, I mix and match based on the age group and attention span of the attendees.) The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming … Continue reading It’s Cold Outside: Winter Stories
I did! :-# So this week my storytime is based all around puppies and doggies! There are so many great titles to use, so please keep searching for the ones that are right for your group. DogKu by Andrew Clements I actually love Andrew Clements as a middle grade author Frindle anyone? Anyway, this book is written in Haiku- a poem that is 17 syllables … Continue reading Who let the dogs out?