Beginning Readers

Here the roar of the mighty children pretending to be lions in storytime today! If you missed our Thursday Lion Storytime, here are some great books we read and some feline suggestions for further reading on your own. Enjoy!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Did you miss our Birthday Storytime? Don't worry! Here are stories and more to have your own celebration at home!

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Don't spill the beans! by Ian Schoenherr

On this very blustery Thursday morning, our Storytime theme was Kites. How they love to float and soar in the sky.  Beware the kite eating trees, though! Here is what we read today and some other great kite book suggestions. Enjoy!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Comanche Captive by D. Laszlo Conhaim

Scott Renald is an Indian agent searching for white captives. Laura Little is a former captive seeking her Comanche-born son. They meet unexpectedly on the high plains. Touched by her story, Renald leads Laura's search while hostile tribesmen pursue them. Word of their predicament reaches Fort Sill, and agents are dispatched to grab her and recall him. Meanwhile, the army prepares for war with the Comanche. Circumstances propel all into a heart-wrenching and bloody conflict of competing loyalties and surprising discoveries against the scorched backdrop of the Staked Plain.

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"Be kind and have faith." Ella Troyer strives to abide by her mother's final words, although life in the small Amish town of Echo Creek isn't always easy. Her new stepmother, Linda, treats her coldly, and her two stepsisters, Drusilla and Anna, delight in gossip and laziness. After her father's death, Ella's stepsisters are free to attend youth singings while Ella stays at home to manage the household chores, rarely seeing another soul. Until one day, while running an errand, she has a chance meeting with a young Amish man from a nearby town. Drusilla and Anna are full of admiration for charming, affluent newcomer Johannes Wagler, and Linda hopes to ensnare him as a husband for one of her girls-- while keeping Ella out of the way. As for Hannes, he longs to catch another glimpse of the mysterious young woman who can sing so sweetly and bake the most delicious pie he's ever sampled. Now, with a little help from some unlikely sources, Ella dares to hope she might find her heart's dearest wishes-- for love, family, and a home of her own-- coming true at last.

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A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else--Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill--from the authors of Furious Love.

When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie's thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employees--but nothing to her. "I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime," read Jackie's final testament. Drawing on the authors' candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.

In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beauty--in fashion, design, painting, music, dance, sculpture, poetry--and both were talented artists. Both loved pre-revolutionary Russian culture, and the blinding sunlight, calm seas, and ancient olive groves of Greece. Both loved the siren call of the Atlantic, sharing sweet, early memories of swimming with the rakish father they adored, Jack Vernou Bouvier, at his East Hampton retreat. But Jackie was her father's favorite, and Lee, her mother's. One would grow to become the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. As they grew up, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, jealousy, and competition. Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives.

These books feature spooky, but not scary, characters and themes to enjoy on a dark and stormy night. (Nefarious laugh optional)

Boogie Bones by Elizabeth Loredo
Bone dog by Eric Rohmann

Fall brings cooler air, leaves changing colors, and back to school.  If you missed our back to school themed storytime, here are some books you can read on your own---not homework, but funwork!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Songs We Sang--ABC's, Skinnamarink, You Are My Sunshine

 

Clothing--something we all put on at some point everyday. Clothes can be plain, silly, lightweight, or really warm. Did you miss our Clothing Themed Storytime? Catch up on some great reads about clothes and be sure to wear your favorite outfit while reading them!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Songs we listened to this week included Skinnamarink, Bouncing, Hopping and Jumping, and You Are My Sunshine.

For our Flannel today, we did a fun Mitten Match to help us with our colors.

Bugs, creepy crawlies, insects! So much fun in such a small package. If you missed our Bug Themed Storytime, have no fear--here are some songs and books from storytime and a few suggestions to keep you reading about insects and bugs galore!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Songs from Storytime included singing our ABC's, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and also listening to Skinnamarink.

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

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A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

Did you miss our Nature Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an outdoorsy storytime you can do at home (bonus points if you do it outside!).

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