PreK BITS - Famous Mice

Ms. Rachel introduced her favorite MICE to Preschool StoryTime families.
YOU can find them too!

BOING BOING SQUEAK! is a bounce rhyme for a mouse around the house.
The Mouse who went on "The Journey" has several stories in MOUSE TALES ... a Reader by Arnold Lobel.
When we went WALK, Walk, Walking Around the Block ... we found "Something In My Shoe"! Do you know what fell OUT?
THERE'S A MOUSE In The HOUSE There really is! Now WHAT do we do?

If you think Mice are Nice ... here are stories of more famouse mice by "famous mouse" Authors:
CHRYSANTHEMUM and OWEN by Kevin Henkes.
MOUSE PAINT and BALANCING ACT ... by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
Monique Felix is a NEW Author and Illustrator of MOUSE books. Try ... The WIND, The ALPHABET and more. The mice seem truly alive in these concept books. You'll be glad to observe so closely ... and NOT see them move!

PreK SPOTlight - NEW Picture Books Feb 2014

My eyes SPOTTED the following NEW books today.
20 BIG TRUCKS in the Middle Of The Road a counting book of 20 different trucks ... for kids who like stories with "wheels".
MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER ... for kids who like "silly" or "pets" or BOTH.
NEST ... for kids who "notice season changes" and other "thoughtful" observations ... beautiful pictures in a lovely format.
AMY's THREE BEST THINGS for the "overnight at grandparent's house" audience ... or kids "dealing with feelings".

I hope You find something that pleases You too!

Preschool Storytime: Fun with AAWD!

Hello everybody, and how do you tooth? Get ready for a very special preschool storytime at Traverwood on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00pm. To celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, the featured stories will be about teeth and the tooth fairy. We will even have special guests: members of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists will be there to talk about going to the dentist and how to take care of your teeth! This storytime is sure to put a smile on your face.

Halloween celebration @ AADL!

Thursday, October 31 | 9:30-10am & 10:30-11am | DTN Multi-purpose Room | Preschool – Grade 3

Yeehaw! Join us the morning of October 31 for Halloween themed stories and songs! Put on your costume and be ready for fun with fall stories and silly songs to get you in gear before you head over to Main St. to join in on the Halloween treat parade that runs from 11am-5pm. After our special storytime you'll also be able to trick for some treats at the library!

Monsterific Picture Books

Many families are familiar with Ed Emberley’s picture book Go Away, Big Green Monster. He has a new monster book done in the same way, with colorful cut-out illustrations, called Nighty Night, Little Green Monster. It’s cute! And the monster going to bed is cute!

More great monster picture books by Emberley are There Was An Old Monster and If You’re A Monster And You Know It. For even more monster books, see this list.

These books are sure to be sweet (or spooky?) treats at bedtime this October.

Kid Bits - Garden Season

Garden Season is right around the corner. If you want inspiration for your yard, and "garden reading" with the kids, take a look at the following materials at the Library, and find something you will like in your family.

For Preschool ages:
10 Hungry Rabbit for garden colors and counting.
And Then It's Spring ... the seeds are planted, the wait begins, and then it's "spring"!
My Garden ... IF we can have what we plant ... and then more.
Whose Garden Is It? ... the sun's? the rain's? the seed's?
We're Rabbits and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! ... for "rabbit trouble".

For the public list of many things related to Gardening with Kids visit Gardens and Kids and make your choices.

PreK Bits - Happy Birthday to You!

Ms. Rachel presented "Candle and Candy stories" in Preschool Storytime this week, which also included birthday stories.
Max and Ruby went to the store to buy Grandma a birthday gift in Bunny Money by rosemary Wells.
There were all kinds of suspicious noises going in the kitchen one day, where the "Lonely Candle" stayed in a drawer.

Here are my favorite birthday stories:
On The Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
Birthday Presents by Cynthia Rylant
Mr Rabbit And The Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow ... and in Spanish El Sr Conejo y El Regalo Perfecto
A Birthday For Cow by Jan Thomas
The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan

Or follow this link to birthday picture books in the Library.

PreK Bits - Monsters in StoryTime!

Ms. Rachel did stories about MONSTERs for Preschool Storytime this week ... and we fell in love with them.
We fed the "The Very Hungry Thing" until finally it said "Thank You".
We scared the "Big Green Monster" away... all by ourselves... with support from each other.

If you like to observe monsters from afar ... and talk about monsters ... and not get too scared ... here are more books for you.
Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo The Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
Go Away Big green Monster by Ed Emberley
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Bedtime For Monsters by Ed Vere
There Was An Old Monster by Rebecca Emberley
How To Potty Train Your Monster by Kelly DiPucchio

If you want to find the best monsters for YOU, follow this link into the catalog.

PreK Bits - Inuit and Igloo and the Arctic Circle

Ms. Rachel and Ms. Rebecca performed Inuit Stories in Preschool Storytime this week. The featured stories were Kumak's Fish and "A Whale Of A Tale" from folkloric oral tradition.

Here are more title to take a look at:
Kumak's House - a fun tale that includes detailed illustrations of inuit lifestyle, and family.
Mama, Do You Love Me? - a universal rhyme of love, with lovely illustrations of an Inuit family in the Arctic tundra setting.
Immi's Gift - Immi fishes every day with her family, and each day she pulls up something colorful and different...
Over In The Arctic Where The Cold Wind Blows

... And if you like to learn about Inuit life, Arctic animals, and how Igloos are built ... take a look at these titles for children:
Look Inside An Igloo
Building An Igloo
Arctic
Best Book Of Polar Animals
Polar Lands
Snow Baby: the arctic childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary's daring daughter

Remember! Only watch polar bears from aFAR !

PreK Bits - Dinosaurs

Ms. Rachel went backward in time ... and we met dinosaurs and cave people in Storytime.
Look for the following:
Songs from Most Amazing Dinosaur Songs
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
Except If ... by Jim Averbeck
Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus
Stomp Dinosaur Stomp by Margaret Mayo
If The Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner
Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer
Boy by James Mayhew
Kali's Song by Jeanette Winter
The Great Dinosaur Search visual puzzle book.
D is for Dinosaur alphabet.
If you want dinosaur facts take a look at this list.
And for dinosaur make-believe follow this link.

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