Kid Bits - Shoes & Socks

Shoes and Socks and silly stories. Try these favorites from Ms. Rachel's list.
Shoe Town begins with one small mouse and a shoe.
New Socks points out the importance of new socks.
Blue Hat Green Hat actually gets down to shoes and socks.
Shoe Baby journeys in a shoe.
Then find "tunes to move to" in the Youth CDs:
"Blue Suede Shoes" on Rock 'n Roll
"Walk, Walk, Walk" Around The Block on Rise and Shine by Raffi.

PreK Bits - GO, Go, go!

Kids LOVE things that GO and books and songs about things that go. Here are some very good ones to share.
The Wheels On The Race Car. Guess what tune you use?
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off To The Moon
Duck On A Bike
Row, Row Row Your Boat
The DVD Cars Boats Trains and Planes
and of course ... Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!
Do you know we have pre-packaged sets for you to check-out called WHEELS to GO. Each bag contains items on themes for preschool ages.
Explore and discover Stories To Go: Transportation.
See what you think!

Halloween Party

You will never see a cuter bunch of witches, ghosts, black cats, and other outrageous costumed creatures than at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Friday, October 30th for storytimes at 9:30 and 10:30 am. After storytime head to Main Street for Trick-or-Treat heaven!

Kid Bits - Billy Goats and Gunniwolf

G is for Gunniwolf and Goats Gruff. The Gunniwolf is not scary when illustrated by Barbara Upton. Tom Roberst tells a classic version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. For a Mexican version you can find The Three Cabritos who outwit Chupacabra at the bridge. And then there is an updated telling by John and Ann Hassett called the The Three Silly Girls Grubb. It is a treat of a twist as each girl meets Ugly Boy Bobby at the bridge who is going to "Eat your lunch!" on the way to school.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

You will meet the most colorful tree and a spunky girl on a magical journey at next week’s autumn storytimes on Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am at the Downtown Library.

Kid Bits - T is for Turnip

This week is dedicated to a Russian version of "The Enormous Turnip" in Ms. Rachel's Storytime. You can enjoy different versions of this tale in the following titles:
The Enormous Turnip by Kathy Parkinson is a traditional telling of the story.
Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip is a southern contemporary retelling of the tale.
The Enormous Turnip story for "beginning readers".
Big Pumpkin the Halloween version with a witch and all the costumed "monsters" helping.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

If ladybug had her way, she would never raise a wing to fly, she is just that lazy! One sneeze from enormous elephant changes all that. Everything is upside down and topsy turvy at next week’s storytimes on Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am at the Downtown Library.

Kid Bits - Go West Young'uns

In Storytime this week Ms. Rachel did A Far-Fetched Story about cold weather a-comin', and one silly Texas tale about "The Cowboy And The Black-Eyed Pea".
If you would like to read related titles, you can find:
The Princess And The Pea by Rachel Isadora, an Africa-based tale of the classic story by Hans Christian Anderson.
Born To Be A Cowgirl: A Spirited Ride Through The Old Wild West
Sixteen Cows, a tale of neighboring ranchers Cowboy Gene and Cowgirl Sue.

Kid Bits - Apples & Pumpkins

A is for APPLES and P is for PUMPKINS and FALL is for apples and pumpkins! Ms. Rachel shared Apple Pie by Anne Wellington and Anansi And The Talking Melon (Pumpkin) by Eric Kimmel in Storytime this week. If you want more "apples" and "pumpkins" look for these titles:
A Was Once An Apple Pie
Our Apple Tree and All For Pie, Pie For All
How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin? and Pumpkins!.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

A sweet, patient doggie and a tough, enormous Vingananee are the furry figures that star at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week.

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