Storytime Share: Mice

14 01 2016

For my outreach theme this month I randomly chose “Mice.” I based my decision completely on the fact that I wanted to do the “Little Mouse” flannel with my outreach groups. As I had predicted the flannel was a hit, and the rest of the storytime went well, too. I used most of the same fingerplays and songs with all age groups, though the books varied slightly. Age levels for the particular books are listed in the descriptions.

Books:

mousetropolis

Mousetropolis by R. Gregory Christie; illustrated by the author

A new take on the traditional story of Country Mouse and City Mouse with vibrant illustrations by Christie. Preschool, Early Elementary

lunch

Lunch by Denise Fleming; illustrated by the author

A hungry little mouse eats a lunch full of colorful fruits and vegetables. Toddler, Preschool

newhouseformouse

A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek; illustrated by the author

When Little Mouse discovers a juicy, red apple that is too big to fit into the hole she lives in she goes in search of a new home. Preschool

surprisetinymouse

A Surprise for Tiny Mouse by Petr Horacek; illustrated by the author

Even though a rain shower interrupts Tiny Mouse’s exploring adventure, a surprise after the rain makes everything better. Baby, Toddler

mousepaint

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh; illustrated by author

Three white mice experiment with colors when they discover three jars of paint. Toddler, Preschool

Song:

“Hickory Dickory Dock” (Traditional)

Fingerplays/Rhymes

“Creeping Mice,” “The Quiet Mouse,” and “Hurry, Scurry” from Small Town Storytime Lady blog

 





Books of the Month: December 2012

3 01 2013

Books I read the last month of 2012:

  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • The Truth about Style by Stacy London
  • Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  • The Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
  • The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra
  • Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
  • Tricky Coyote Tales by Chris Schweitzer
  • Can You Survive Storm Chasing? by Elizabeth Raum
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Make Good Choices by Heather Schwartz
  • The Moon over High Street by Natalie Babbitt
  • Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
  • Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
  • Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin
  • Cardboard by Doug TenNapel




Books of the Month: May 2011

1 06 2011

What I read last month:

  • The Search for WondLa – Tony DiTerlizzi
  • What I Saw and How I Lied – Judy Blundell
  • A Whole Nother Story – Cuthbert Soup
  • The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow
  • Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris