Thursday, May 16, 2013

Children's Book Week Part Deux!

In celebration of Children's Book Week, here is a few of my favorite books for storytime! 

Book! Book! Book! By Deborah Bruss

So sweet!  What are the animals to do when their boy goes off to school? They go to the library!

Little Bear's Boat By Eve Bunting

What's a bear to do when he is too big for his little boat? 

I wish for rain and a wonderful rhyme!  

Room on the Broom By Julia Donaldson

My very favorite Halloween book!  Such a fun rhyme that lends itself easily to  audience participation!
Library Lion By Michelle Knudsen

Everyone is welcome in the library! As long as there is no running!

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

A fun, family adventure!  

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Another fun one for eliciting lots of participation!  

Daffodil by Emily Jenkins

Everyone should be able to chose their own party dresses! 

Stella Luella's Runaway Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst

I can't imagine doing a school visit without Stella!  Everyone loves a good mystery. 

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

My favorite book to take to teach storytime techniques to the child development class at the high school. Perfectly sweet! 

  Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

What's funnier than a duck riding bike?  A whole barnyard of animals riding bikes!

Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone 

The best interpreter of folktales for storytime that I've come across and this is my very favorite.  

I could go on and on but then what would I post tomorrow?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Children's Book Week!

Happy Children's Book Week!
It's the perfect time to re-read an old favorite or learn some great new titles and authors- especially if you know, work with, or are related to some children!

In honor of the occasion I will recommend some of my personal favorites this week.

So in no particular order, here are just a few (I have hundreds!) of my favorite middle grade novels.

Walk two Moons- by Sharon Creech


On My Honor- by Marion Dane Bauer

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson


Everything on a Waffle- by Polly Horvath


When you reach me- by Rebecca Stead 


House of Tailors- by Patricia Reilly Giff 

Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy- by Gary Schmidt

What are some of yours?