Book Reviews

Surprises and Disappointments: My February Reads

A Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter I loved this story! It read like Etter took elements from Alice and Wonderland, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the movie Shrek, put them in a pot and stirred them all together. There are a lot of dialects used in the story that helped transport the reader… Continue reading Surprises and Disappointments: My February Reads

Preschool STEAM

Engineering with Library Forts!

My latest preschool STEAM program was library forts! Every child loves to build forts and what better place to build forts that a room full of furniture and books. It just so happens that building forts is great for spacial awareness and critical thinking skills. Library forts was one of the most low maintenance programs… Continue reading Engineering with Library Forts!

K-5 Literacy

Grab That Rabbit! 1st Grade Storytime

I've recently started planning my outreach storytimes around new books that have struck my eye as good read-alouds. My first attempt at this lesson planning style begins with Grab That Rabbit by Polly Faber and Briony May Smith. Despite its less mediocre Goodreads reviews, Grab That Rabbit is a great read aloud and is the… Continue reading Grab That Rabbit! 1st Grade Storytime

Storytimes

Letter “M” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes Series. Books For Reading Aloud Monster Mess by Margery Cuyler Early Literacy Tips Point to larger print words This book uses a lot of action words. Ask children to do some actions along with the story. Mad, Mad, Bear by Kimberly Gee Early Literacy Tips On page… Continue reading Letter “M” Storytime

Storytimes

Letter “L” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytime Series. Books For Reading Aloud We Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson Early Literacy Tips On page 2, ask “What does it mean to be shy?” and “Are you shy?” and on the next page, ask “Why is he hiding?”  “Hide” your face when little lamb hides behind mama… Continue reading Letter “L” Storytime

Preschool STEAM

STEAM Boats

For my latest preschool STEAM program at the library, we experimented with motion and physics by building boats! Boat Building Station For the building table, I set out a variety of supplies from the craft closet, but there are some that staple items that you may want to have for this activity: tupperware (you can… Continue reading STEAM Boats