Story time attendance has been really strange these last few weeks. I had hardly anyone at 10:00 or 10:30, and then something like 50 kids at 11:00. This is today's repertoire:
Opening Song: Hello, how are you?
Don't Climb Out of the Window Tonight by Richard McGilvray, illustrated by Alan Snow (1993)
This book is silly enough to avoid truly scaring kids, but scary enough to read at Halloween. I think my favorite part is when it rains monsters.
Rhyme: One Little Ghost
I have a school group that attends the 11:00 story time sometimes, and they absolutely love this rhyme.
Song: Itsy-Bitsy Spider
The I'm Not Scared Book by Todd Parr (2011)
I feel somewhat awkward reading books with touchy-feely messages like this one, but I know a lot of other children's librarians who love Todd Parr, so occasionally, I read one of his books. I think the best part of this book for today's audience was the bright colored illustrations.
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: Head and Shoulders
Song: Hands Are For Clapping
Pumpkin Heads by Wendell Minor
I love Wendell Minor's illustrations, and this book has just the right number of words for toddlers.
Song: One Little Monster
Flannel Board Song: Five Little Pumpkins
Song: Tommy Thumb (sessions 2 and 3 only)
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This