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Share a Story: Books and Reading Storytime


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


From Storytime

Read to tiger by S. J. Fore

A little boy who wants to read his book keeps being distracted by a tiger who is busy chomping on gum, growling, and practicing karate kicks. Lots of opportunities for fun noises.



     The more we read together, together, together

     the more we read together, the happier we’ll be.

     Read big books and small books, read short books and tall books

     The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.



     If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
     If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
     If you’re a reader and you know it and you really want to show it
     If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
     (stomp your feet, peekaboo, shout hooray, read a book)


Hooray for books! by Brian Won

While Turtle seeks his favorite book, each of his friends offers his or her favorite to thank him for sharing. Hooray for books!



     Five little books at the library (hold up five fingers)

     Five little books as great as can be (hold hands out wide)
     Along comes (name) with their library card (hold up your library card)
     To take one home to read (remove a book)

     (Continue until all the books are checked out)

We listened to ABCD Medley for the parachute.

More Songs and Stories

Chicken story time by Sandy Asher

Storytime in the library becomes increasingly chaotic as first one chicken then a whole flock joins in and the librarian must come up with a creative solution so that everyone can enjoy the story.

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

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty

The woodland animals of Burrow Down are ready for a bedtime story, but where are the books?.

Describes the characteristics and various advantages of reading.

The library book by Tom Chapin

Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark's "The Library Song," this picture book celebrates the magic of reading and of libraries.