Sunday, January 18, 2009

Librarian's Roundtable: What is your favorite story time book?

Okay, librarians! This week I want to hear from you. With all of the wonderful books at your fingertips, what is your most favorite story time book of all time? Help parents, teachers, and other librarians find the perfect book to read at story time!!!!

Leave your comments below, and I'll post the roundup next week!



12 comments:

  1. Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb. The kids get really into the rhythm - they're always asking me to read it again.

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  2. Peek-A-Zoo by Marie Torres Cimarusti - Peek a Moo! says the cow. Animal noises & flaps - unbeatable combination for junior school right down to babytimes.

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  3. What a great round table! I can't wait to see what everyone says.

    My favorite readaloud for preschoolers is Bark George by Jules Feiffer.

    My favorite for Kindergarten and early elementary is Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems.

    And my favorite for older elementary is If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz.

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  4. Easy readers are often amazingly good - they are so tightly constructed, every word hits home. Are You My Mother? is like magic, it's so simple yet it builds emotionally in a way that grabs the kids every time. I never get tired of reading this one at storytime.

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  5. I have to pick just one? Well, our most recent favorite was Wild Boars Cook by Meg Rosoff. I read this for preschool storytime and for school visits from 1st and 2nd graders. I like read-alouds that are funny and cry aloud for interaction and lots of expression (what's that? is it really a squid? yes, it is! ewwww!)

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  6. Funny books rock my world - can't lose with Jan Thomas' What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (showing huge restraint, Eva stops before listing 10 more titles in quick succession...)

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  7. I love sharing 'Freight Train' by Donald Crews.

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  8. My favorite author to read aloud to preschoolers is Mo Willems, specifically Knuffle Bunny, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, and the easy reader title I Love My New Toy. The books are funny, the words are spare, and your preschoolers can help you act out the temper tantrums. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is also a great title to read aloud.

    For baby lapsit and toddler programs, I like titles by Karen Katz and Sandra Boynton. My favorite Sandra titles are "Moo, Baa, La, La, La" and "The Going to Bed Book."

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  9. Oh, I almost forgot my favorite toddler and preK author. It is Harriet Ziefert (sp?). She makes great books of animals making sounds and the kids love to hoot, roar, oink right along with me like her Noisy Barn.

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  10. 2's and 3's - Bark George, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, and Snip, Snap! What's That!

    4's to 6's - How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County, Sweet Tooth, Knuffle Bunny Too

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  11. Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane has been a favorite--I've read this to every level from K-senior high; everyone loves it.

    Other favorite read-alouds include Flat Stanley, Black Fox of Lorne, The Tale of Despereaux, The Sign of the Beaver, Farmer Boy, and The Year of Miss Agnes. Also, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day is a good one.

    Tina W

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