Friday, December 7, 2018

Flannel Friday: Pizza



I decided to do a pizza storytime last fall and needed something for my flannel board. Pinterest has lots of ideas. I think I mostly used this template. We decorated the pizza, but I also liked to make a pizza face. First and Second graders got a kick out of this, too.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang

A little frog named Monty has a secret. He's decided to tell YOU so you can give him some advice.

Thoughts: A fun book. I love when books make the reader part of the story. This will be a great addition to my frogs storytime in the spring. Lovely illustrations. I like the black outlines and soft watercolors.

Themes: Frogs, Interactive

Illustrated by Christopher Weyant. Harper, 2016.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Feathers & Hair: What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward

The title is a wonderful, succinct description of this book.

Thoughts: A great nonfiction book for the youngest kids. The illustrations are fabulous--so big, bold, and colorful. (cut paper collage?) I can't wait to use this book in storytime & outreach.

Themes: Animals, Nonfiction, Elementary

Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong. Beach Lane Books, 2017.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Flannel Friday: Xylophones



I got this idea from Katie at Storytime Secrets. I used a Clker clipart image to make my xylophones. I used  Katie's rhyme. I used these during my musical instruments storytime this summer. We did the rhyme, but we also counted xylophones, named the colors and counted the bars.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bear Who Wasn't There by LeUyen Pham

I think the title is the best description of this book.

Thoughts: A hilarious book! It's a great book to share with elementary students. They find the giraffe and the bear puns the funniest. This book pairs well with More Bears by Kenn Nesbitt. I love that the reader, the author, and all the characters are involved in the action.

Themes: Bears, Interactive, Elementary

Roaring Brook Press, 2016

Monday, November 26, 2018

I Don't Want to Be Big by Dev Petty

The little frog from I Don't Want to Be a Frog is back. This time he objects to being big. Arguments ensure between him and his dad.

Thoughts: It's always nice to see favorite characters return although I think the first book was funnier. Still, it's a great book for kids who are struggling with the idea of growing up.

Themes: Frogs, Growing Up

Illustrated by Mike Boldt. Doubleday, 2016.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Flannel Friday: Monsters Redux



I have my crocheted monsters, but I wanted a felt set. I used Erin's pattern over at Falling Flannel Boards. I made two sets, one big and one little. The little set will fit on my small flannel board and is perfect to take with me when I'm doing outreach storytimes.


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