Kid Bits -"I" is for Inuit

The "Letter Box" featured "I" this week .... "I" is for Inupiaq ... and "I" is for Inuksuk ... and "I" is for igloo too.
Ms. Rachel told "A Whale of a Tale" in Preschool Storytime this week when there was not a bit of blubber left in the igloo for the little boy to eat. It is an ageless tall tale from Inupiaq tradition. Other titles that may be of interest would be:
Kumak's Fish and Kumak's House by Michael Bania.
Make Your Own Inuksuk "silent messengers" on the tundra.
Polar Lands.
Over In The Arctic: Where The Cold Winds Blow by Marianne Berkes.

Kid Bits - Mittens

Ms. Rachel is doing mitten stories for Preschool Storytime this week. You can find these books in our collections.
A Hat For Minerva Louise by Janet Stoeke.
The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale retold and illustrated by Jan Brett.
The Mitten: An Old Ukrainian Folktale illustrated by Alvin Tresselt.
The Mitten a new version by Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock.
Mountain Of Mittens by Lynn Plourde.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

Both Mouse and Gecko learn how to get along and share in this small world, at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week.

Kid Bits - Stone Soup

Ms. Rachel told Asian stories this week at Malletts Creek Branch. Storytime included The Real Story Of Stone Soup from China, and "Grateful Statues" from Japanese Children's Favorite Stories. You can learn more about Jizo which is the Buddhist protector of children, women, and travellers. You can see images of statues too.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

We’ll give a nod to our tiny but clever furry friends with some mousey stories at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week.

Fifth Avenue Fun!

Coyote and Wolf get into all kinds of mischief at the Tuesday 10 am and Wednesday 11 am storytimes at the Downtown Library next week. We are kicking off the winter storytime season with two of our favorite characters!

Silly Songs and Stories

I am really looking forward to silly singing and storytelling with my talented banjo buddy, Noah Haiduc-Dale, on December 29 at 10 am at the Downtown Library. We have a ridiculous story/song involving lots of snorts, clucks and quacks, to get the whole family in on the act. Noah has been entertaining us this past session at storytime and we love to march and dance to Jim Gill songs!

Bear Bits - Put your Fur On

Put your fur and ears on and prepare for Bears. Ms Rachel is doing Bears this week in Preschool Storytime. There are sooooooo many bears to go around. Here are just a few.
Bears On Chairs and how to share.
Time To Sleep in book and on DVD by Rabbit Ears Productions.
You can find We're Going On A Bear Hunt in a book/CD Kit that will lead you on the hunt. You can also hunt bears in Arabic Language and in Urdu.
Teddy Bear Teddy Bear is a classic jump-rope rhyme.
Happy Bear Days to you!!

Snowy Blowy Not-So-Showy

Waiting for Winter, Anna’s Wish and Carl’s Snowy Afternoon are my three picks for a classy, quiet lap-read with just a little touch of winter magic. For a rowdier experience, you can join us at the Downtown Library Tuesday 10 am storytime on December 8th for Rabbit’s Gift and How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

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.

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