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Share a Story: Boat Storytime


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

From Storytime

Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver

An adventure in the river with Yak in his kayak and Gnu in his canoe is marked by a safari of unusual nautical sightings, including a goat in a boat, a calf on a raft, and a whole flotilla of whales and gorillas.



We sang Baby Shark, using one of jbrary's versions.


Sail away by Langston Hughes

Presents a selection of poems about the sea by the African American poet, celebrating waves, fishes, ships, the sea wind, and mermaids.



     Five sailboats went out one day, over the waves and far away

     When the wind blew, those boats did rock

     And one sailboat went back to the dock.


Tugboat by Michael Garland

A tugboat has many jobs, keeping it busy from morning 'til night. This book shows how such a little boat can do big jobs. 

We parachuted to "Walk Along the River," a super-fun, fast-slow song.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Follow a little fish on her epic journey downriver as she travels out into the unknown. 

The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh

A lonely hedgehog sets out on an adventure to find friendship.

Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.

The boats on the river by Marjorie Flack

A busy river flows through a great city, carrying boats on their daily journeys. There are little boats and big boats, ferryboats, tugboats, a riverboat, an ocean liner, and many more.

Also available in: e-music

Try "My Blue Sailboat."