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Share a Story: Sharing


In case you missed our sharing storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras for sharing your own storytime at home. 

From Storytime

Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. Has he learned to share or not?


Five in the Bed

     There were five in the bed and the little one said:

     "Roll Over! Roll Over!

     So they all rolled over and one fell out.

     There were four in the bed and the little one said... (continue until there's only one left).

     There was one in the bed and the little one said, "Good Night!"


Bears on chairs by Shirley Parenteau

Four chairs. Four adorable bears. All is well until Big Brown Bear shows up -- what a stare -- and wants a seat. Can these clever bears put their heads together (among other things) and make space for one more?.


It's So Much Fun to Share (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell) from Pasadena Library

     It's so much fun to share, it's so much fun to share

     I have a [hat] I'll share with a [cat]

     It's so much fun to share!

     (repeat with more rhyming pairs: box/fox, log/frog, boat/goat, pail/whale, wig/pig, chair/bear)


A celebration of the many ways children interact with books, and a reminder of how fun it is to share one.

We listened to the Sharing Song while picking up our parachute puffballs today, but the whole soundtrack is worth a listen.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Give me back my book! by Travis Foster

Two friends, Redd and Bllo argue over the possession of one special book with a green cover, hard cover, a nice spine, and pages turn from right to left--but unite when Bookworm walks off with it.

We found a hat by Jon Klassen

Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them, but, with fairness in mind, they decide to leave it be, until night falls and one of the turtles changes its mind.

Just right for two by Tracey Corderoy

Dog believes he has everything he needs to be happy before befriending Mouse, who helps him discover that his big blue suitcase is ideal for sharing.

Blocks by Irene Dickson

Ruby is building with her red blocks, while Benji is using his blue blocks, but when Benji decides he wants to use a red block, Ruby isn't ready to share and a messy tussle follows.

Hooray for hat! by Brian Won

Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.

Bear & Hare share! by Emily Gravett

Friends Bear & Hare learn that sharing is better than being selfish.

Banana! by Ed Vere

Colorful illustrations and brief text show how two monkeys learn to share when there is only one banana between them.

Pardon me! by Daniel Miyares

A bird tries to keep his spot all to himself only to discover that spot is not so safe.

Pass it on by Sophy Henn

Colorful illustrations demonstrate how children can share the joy they experience in fun activities through such actions as a hug, a smile, or a laugh.

Rulers of the playground by Joseph Kuefler

Can the small denizens of the playground find a way to share the space with everyone?

Red Knit Cap Girl and her animal friends create a library inside a mighty oak tree, where they can read and exchange books.

Extra yarn by Mac Barnett

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

The "Mine" Books

It's not yours, it's mine! by Susanna Moores

Blieka has a favourite toy, and doesn't want to share. A charming tale about friendship and sharing.

Mine! by Shutta Crum

Two young children and a dog learn about the troubles and triumph of sharing.

Mine, all mine! by Claire Hawcock

When Little Squirrel discovers a beautiful snowflake, he wants to keep it to himself, but he soon finds out how lonely he is without his siblings to share his treasure.

Mine! by Sue Heap

Reluctant to share, Amy confronts a dilemma when baby Joe and twins Zak and Jack want to play with her blankie, bear, bunny, and bird.

The Mine-o-saur by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

The greedy Mino-o-saur learns the hard way that he needs to share the toys in order to make friends.

Mine! by Jeff Mack

Two mice argue with increasing heat over their mutual border, until someone bigger intervenes.

That's (not) mine by Anna Kang

Two fuzzy animals have a silly argument about a chair that ends with a surprise.

Mine! by Susie Lee Jin

A humorous picture book about a group of bunnies fighting over a big juicy carrot.

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