Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pajama Story Time, 6/27/12

I don't always sing at the evening story times, but I had some regular story time goers show up last night, and I didn't want to break the routine  they're used to, so we at least did a hello song, and a couple more when we got restless. There were three kids in all - a crawling baby, a shy two-year-old and a boy who was probably three.

Opening Song: Hello, how are you?

Book: Farmyard Beat by Lindsay Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown (2011)
This is a GREAT read-aloud for small groups as well as big ones. I asked the kids to identify each animal and also repeat the sounds after me. Perfect for a  pajama story time! 

Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson (1992)
I love this story. It's got a plot, and yet is still simple enough to read to very small kids.

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Book: May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor (1966)
I love introducing this book to families who don't know it yet. I also love it when kids giggle at the various animals' hi-jinks. Both things happened this time!

Book: Mommies Say Shhh! by Patricia Polacco (2007)
A perfect ending to a quiet story time. Everyone made the animal sounds and seemed to enjoy making the shushing sound as well. 

Song: Moon Moon Moon
The three-year-old boy was very unenthusiastic about singing, but seeing his face light up when I sang about the moon looking like a pizza pie was so worth it. Adorable! 

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

7 Road Trip Books for Tweens & Teens

The Popularity Papers: Book Four: The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-ChangThe Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang
by Amy Ignatow
Best friends Lydia and Julie take a road trip with their parents  to visit various landmarks and family members, including Julie’s grandparents and Lydia’s father and his new family.
Don't Stop NowDon't Stop Now
by Julie Halpern
Lillian must face her feelings for best friend Josh when they drive across the country together to rein in a friend who has faked her own kidnapping.
The Moon by Night (Austin Family, #2)The Moon by Night
by Madeleine L'Engle
The summer before they move to New York City, the Austin family takes a road trip, during which Vicky is wooed by an abrasive and sickly young man.
The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)The Last Little Blue Envelope
by Maureen Johnson
To find out what the last blue envelope from her aunt contains, Ginny must travel with her love interest, his girlfriend, and a disagreeable stranger who will reveal the letter's instructions only one step at a time.

Amy and Roger's Epic DetourAmy and Roger's Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
When her father dies and her mother moves to California, Amy is left to drive out West with Roger, her mother's friend's son on whom she soon develops a surprising crush.
From What I Remember...From What I Remember
by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
On the eve of her high school graduation, Kylie Flores takes an accidental road trip to Mexico where she learns secrets from her dad's past and inadvertently marries a classmate.
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