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Share a Story: Home Storytime


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


From Storytime

In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all, but there's still reason to celebrate.


HERE IS A HOME... (from Ms Whitney)

     Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
     Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
     Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
     And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)


Home by Carson Ellis

A whimsical tribute to the myriad possibilities of home depicts homes in different real-world environments as well as fantastical settings.



     One little house on a street brand new. Another house was built and then there were…

     Two little houses, in the middle was a tree. Another house was built and then there were…

     Three little houses, all right next door. Another house was built and then there were…

     Four little houses, each with a beehive. Another house was built and then there were…

     Five little houses, no one was alone. All cosy and warm, and everyone was home.


In this silly book you will find where animals live and do not live.

It's a Mardi Gras party every day for kids and families! This colorful album is directly inspired by Jazzy Ash's roots in New Orleans culture, with a diverse array of melodies and playful sounds that reflect the city's multi-faceted culture. We bounced the parachute today to "Home" the title song.

More To Share

Eight animals and their remarkable nests are featured and a different -- sometimes unexpected -- animal calls each nest home.

Shelter by Céline Claire

During a storm when all the forest animals are huddled in their dens, two strangers wander into the area and are turned away while seeking shelter, until a little fox shows some kindness and his family is repaid when their roof collapses.



     There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe

     She had so many children, she loved them through and through.

     She gave them some milk and some books to be read

     And kissed them all soundly and sent them to bed.


Julia welcomes all lost and homeless creatures into her house, whether they be cats or trolls, ghosts or dragons, but soon realizes that each must have a chore in order for the arrangement to work.

Home by Alex T Smith

Four best friends all live happily together in a house they call home, until each decides to go their separate ways, taking various parts of the house with them, and eventually they learn the difference between a house and a home.