Friday, April 7, 2017

May Story Time Themes

My go-to themes for May are connected to spring, growing, flowers, gardens, and Mother's Day.


Suggested Books:
  • How to Grow a Friend by Sara Gillingham
  • Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
  • The Rose in My Garden by Anita Lobel 
  • Fantastic Flowers by Susan Stockdale
  • This is the Sunflower by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Donald Crews

Extension Activities:


Suggested Books:
  • Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, illustrated by Marla Frazee
  • Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by  Barbara Lavallee
  • Mother, Mother, I Want Another by Maria Polushkin Robbins, illustrated by Jon Goodell
  • My Mom by Anthony Browne
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Tomie de Paola
  • This Quiet Lady by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Anita Lobel


Suggested Books: 
  • Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett 
  • Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming 
  • Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner 
  • Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horacek
  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
  • I Love Bugs! by Philemon Sturges 
  • Yoo-Hoo Ladybug by Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist


Suggested Books:
  • A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis 
  • In the Garden: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George 
  • Inch By Inch by David Mallett, illustrated by Ora Eitan 
  • My Garden by Kevin Henkes 
  • Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott 
  • Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
  • Whose Garden Is It? by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Jane Dyer 

Extension Activities:

Fruits & Veggies

Suggested Books:
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson
  • Jamberry by Bruce Degen
  • The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood
  • The Pea Patch Jig by Thacher Hurd
  • Rah Rah Radishes by April Pulley Sayre 
  • Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Extension Activities:

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