Kid Bits - Do You Know About Monsters?

Ms. Rachel is inviting monsters to Storytime this week. You can meet monsters at the Library, or bring them home with you. Look for:
Go Away Big green Monster helps you get control over monsters.
The Hungry Thing needs to be fed.
The Gunniwolf is a classic "survivor" tale.
Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo The Terrible Monster.
Where The Wild Things Are is where you can go for a Rumpus.
and Go To Bed Monster!.

PreK Bits - We're Going To The ZOO

We're going to the zoo in Storytime with Ms. Rachel. Ann Arbor is a one hour drive from two excellent zoos. You can visit the Detroit Zoo and Toledo Zoo this summer. While you're traveling you can share these stories and songs:
Sing "Going To The Zoo" with Peter Paul And Mary, or Raffi. Read Tom Paxton's words in Going To The Zoo.

Baby & PreK Bits - FARM

Ms. Rachel is doing FARMS this week in Preschool Storytime and Baby PlayGroups.
For the youngest children:
Farmer Doogie has plenty to do each day.
Follow a Hen on her walk around the farm in Rosie's Walk.
Sing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" along with Victor Johnson in the CD Country Blues for Kids.
For kids who like more of a story:
The farm is a noisy place in Too Much Noise.

PreK Bits - Rabbits and Leopards

There are surprises for Leopard and Rabbit this week in Ms. Rachel's Storytime. You can find the stories she tells and more as follows.
Who's In Rabbit's House was written by Verna Aardema and illustrated by the Leo & Diane Dillon.
Rabbit Ears has a DVD version with more African stories.
Leopard's Drum was written and illustrated by Jessica Souhami.
Anansi And The Moss-Covered Rock was written by Erik Kimmel and illustrated by Janet Stevens.
You can find plenty of African Folklore in the Library Catalog too.

PreKBits - BarnYard Banter

Ms.Rachel is doing FARM theme this week. You can read her stories or try some others.
Golly Gump Swallowed A Fly is out of print, but you can find I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly at the Library.
The Three Little Pigs classic by Paul Galdone; Another version by James Marshall; and a DVD version by Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics Three Little Pigs.
There's A Cow In The Cabbage Patch where all the animals are in the wrong homes on the farm until ... dinner time!
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! wants to get the rabbits out of the garden.
or pick your own farm story from the Catalog list.

PreK Bits - Dirt

Ms. Rachel is doing Dirt Stories this week. You can do them too, if you find these books.
Dirt Boy by Erik Slangerup.
Piggy In The Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz.... And the same story on DVD in "Books And Stories" section under "R" for Reading Rainbow.
I'm Dirty by Kate McMullan.
Bubba And Beau Best Friends by Kathi Appelt.
This Is The Van That Dad Cleaned.
Big Smelly Bear by Britta Tekentrup.
Mouse Soup includes "The Bees And The Mud" by Arnold Lobel.

PreK Bits - Gardens

Ms. Rachel's doing garden stories this week. Follow the theme with these books for little gardeners.
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater
Tops And Bottoms a rascally rabbit tale by Janet Stevens
Frog And Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
City Green by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
or find your own treasures in the catalog using subject + gardens fiction.
Let it rain and shine.

PreK Bits - Hats and Caps

Ms. Rachel is doing Hat Stories for Preschool Storytimes this week. Here are two classic titles.
Jennie's Hat by Ezra Jack Keats
Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
and here are some more to try.
Will's New Cap by Olof Landstrom
The Hatseller And The Monkeys retold and wonderfully illustrated by Baba Wague Diakite
A Hat For Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke
Maebelle's Suitcase by Trisha Tusa
A Three Hat Day by L.G. Geringer and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss


Ms. Rachel's Storytime is sponsored by "D" this week ... for DOGGIES !
Find these dog stories.
Dog Day when the kids get a new teacher in school.
Stanley's Beauty Contest where Stanley shows what "beauty" is.
Not Afraid Of Dogs, "I just don't like them".
Please Don't Tease Tootsie for how to treat dogs and cats.
The Dog From Arf! Arf! tp ZZZ for a complete dog alphabet.
Find more in the catalog when you choose subject "dogs fiction" and limit to "youth" and "books".

PreK Bits - Bears are Out

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