early literacy

 

Did you miss our Umbrella Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a rainy storytime at home!

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The big umbrella by illustrator Amy June Bates

Make your arms go as wide as the big umbrella, and then put on a smile as big as the umbrella!

 

Did you miss our Sleepy Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bedtime storytime at home!

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Close Up of Thorndyke the Bear's Eye

Hey Kids,

There's two fun new series about animals that I'd like to share with you. Each book combines simple clues with photographs, and then you guess the animal. Some of the animals are familiar, but others are strange, and some are easier to guess from the photographs. I would recommend them to anyone who likes guessing games, or who is just beginning to read. You can look up the books under the series titles: Guess What or Zoo Clues 2. If you check them out, don't forget to tell me which ones you guessed.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

 

 

Did you miss our Hippopotamus Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a hippopotastic storytime at home!

 

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Hippopotamuses by Kate Riggs

A basic nonfiction introduction to the amazing hippopotamus.

 

Did you miss our Spooky Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a chillingly thrilling storytime at home!

**Note: none of the books come from our Halloween Holiday Collection.

 

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Creepy pair of underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

 

Did you miss our Nursery Rhyme Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a rhyming storytime at home!

 

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Hickory dickory dock by Keith Baker

 

Did you miss our Red Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a colorful storytime at home!

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Early bird by Toni Yuly

The early bird comes across some breakfast. Point out all the red elements in the illustrations. Also available in Board Book format.

 

Did you miss our Owls Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a fun storytime you can do at home. 

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Little Owl's day by illustrator Divya Srinivasan

 

Did you miss our Storytime at the Farmers Market this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an beat the heat storytime you can do at home. 

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Got to dance by Mary-Claire Helldorfer

A young city girl dances away the summertime blues with her grandfather.

 

Did you miss our Octopus Storytime? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an under-the-sea storytime you can do at home. 

 

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Awesome arms by Felicia Macheske

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. For more animal guessing mysteries, check out the rest of the Guess What series.

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