Friday, March 3, 2017

April Story Time Themes

In April, I like to do story times about rain, chickens, birds, bunnies, libraries, and jazz.

Rain (April Showers) 

Suggested Books:
  • Rain by Robert Kalan and Donald Crews
  • Rain Dance by Kathi Appelt 
  • Rain by Manya Stojic 
  • Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle and G. Brian Karas 
  • Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema and Beatriz Vidal 

Extension Activities:


Suggested Books:
  • Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  • Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke
  • Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson 
  • Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jeff Mack 
  • Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker 

Extension Activities:


Suggested Books:
  • Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams
  • Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
  • What Does Bunny See?: A Book of Colors and Flowers by Linda Sue Park
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd 
  • Brown Rabbit in the City by Natalie Russell

Extension Activities:

 Jazz Appreciation Month

Suggested Books:
  • This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt, illustrated by R.G. Roth
  • Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora 
  • A-Tisket A-Tasket by Ella Fitzgerald and Ora Eitan
  • Jazzmatazz by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Bruce Degen
  • Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie 

Extension Activities:


Suggested Books:
  • Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
  • Birdsongs by Betsy Franco, illustrated by Steve Jenkins 
  • Mockingbird by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Paul Howard
  • Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illustrated by Dylan Metrano
  • A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead

Extension Activities: 

National Library Week (April 9 -15, 2017)

Suggested Books:

  • I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel, illustrated by Blanche Sims 
  • Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
  • D.W.'s Library Card by Marc Brown 
  • Quiet! There's a Canary in the Library by Don Freeman
  • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies 

Extension Activities:
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