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.



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 by Denise Fleming; illustrated by the author

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


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


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


Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh; illustrated by author

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


“Hickory Dickory Dock” (Traditional)


“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