Thursday, March 29, 2007

Storytime Books

At the end of a story time session I like to hand out a list of the books that I read. The following books were read during Winter 2007 Toddler Time for 2 to 3 1/2-year-olds.

Pigs - Little Pink Pig by Pat Hutchins, Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail and Piggies by Don Wood

Sneezes and Sniffles - Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman, One Day in the Jungle by Colin West and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon by Jane Yolen

Dinosaurs - If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most and Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland

ABCs - ABC: A Child's First Alphabet by Alison Jay, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., Flora McDonnell's ABC by Flora McDonnell, Hidden Alphabet by Laura Vaccaro Seeger and Max's ABC by Rosemary Wells

Try other books by these authors as well. Other favorites by Don and Audrey Wood are The Napping House and The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. Jane Yolen has several How Do Dinosaurs ... books which are wonderfully illustrated by Mark Teague. Bernard Most is the author of The Cow That Went Oink and Z-Z-Zoink! These books are fun to read aloud.

I don't usually read five books for storytime since we have limited time but I didn't want to leave any of these out when I did the ABCs. The illustrations in both ABC: A Child's First Alphabet and Flora McDonnell's ABC are great. Max's ABC is a recent Max and Ruby story with Max very much being Max. The grown-ups as well as the children enjoyed Hidden Alphabet but the hit of all four of this week's ABC storytimes was definitely the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!