November 14, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Music Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a storytime that will get your toes tapping at home.
The jungle animals are having a musical celebration! Mouse squeaks, Bird tweets, and Centipede taps his feet. Then more animals hear the music and want to join in, as Monkey, Warthog, and Crocodile bring their own music-making talents to the group. But what is that silly Hippo doing?
FIVE LITTLE DRUMS (Built on the framework of one of my favorite fingerplays):
Five little drums making music at the show (hold up 5 fingers)
One fell down and started to... ROLL! (roll your hands)
It bounced offstage and landed with a BOOM.
How many drums are left in the room? (repeat until all the drums have rolled away)
November 12, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Gray Storytime this week, don't be blue. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a colorful storytime that you can do at home.
Similar to the Guess What series, this book offers a series of clues for the reader to solve.
Elephants of many colors are described in couplets that invite the reader to complete the rhyme using color-themed clues.
November 9, 2016 | Thorndyke
Sometimes the world is a rough place, so I'm taking a minute today to remind myself to be kind to others. It can be hard to show kindness when we're feeling angry or scared, but nothing makes me feel better than finding something nice to do for someone else. So if you're looking for books that might help you show understanding or compassion to someone who needs it, these are some of my favorite. I hope they inspire you, too. If you have your own inspiring books, please share them as a comment below.
When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
November 7, 2016 | rossettoa
Prue's life shifts from ordinary to extraordinary when her baby brother is kidnapped by a murder of crows and she must embark into the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest in the center of Portland, Oregon, with her friend Curtis in tow, where the pair will encounter warring creatures, peaceful mystics, and other dark-minded, powerful figures.
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
October 18, 2016 | hathawaym
Trying to get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky movies and music? Hoopla has kid-friendly Halloween fun that is always available for your computer or smart device!
Grab your Canton Public Library card and check out Hoopla's Halloween collections of ebooks, comics, audiobooks, movies and music for all the best in Halloween entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.
October 17, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Leaf Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a fall storytime that you can do at home.
In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.
THE LEAVES ON THE TREES (to The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown… all over town.
The leaves on the trees come tumbling down… all over town.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish… all over town.
The leaves on the ground get raked right up… all over town.
The trees all around are bare and cold… all over town.
The trees show the seasons go round and round… all over town.
October 3, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Breakfast Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a yummy storytime that you can do at home.
A collection of brief poems about all different kinds of foods--from cereal and oranges to pasta, potato chips, and peas. We read the very first poem about yummy breakfast smells.
FLIP FLAP JACK
A wonderful song for a long grocery line, the full text is in the file attachment at the bottom of this post.