Most of the books I borrowed were for the second session of my story time, which is coming up tomorrow. I decided I wanted to do a construction theme, and I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to read, so I borrowed a few familiar titles (plus Bulldozer's Big Day, which is new to me), knowing I could test them out on Miss Muffet before making my final plan.
- Building a House by Byron Barton
I'm probably not going to read this at story time because it's not really a story, and I think it's too short, but for Miss Muffet, who has been observing new construction on our stroller walks, it will be a perfect way to introduce the vocabulary she needs to talk about what she sees.
- I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines
- Bulldozer's Big Day by Candace Fleming
- Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
These are the likeliest story time titles of the bunch, though only Bulldozer's Big Day is really a story with a plot. The others I have used before in story times in the past, but I have to spend some more time with them to figure out the best way to make them engaging.
- Roadwork by Sally Sutton
- Demolition by Sally Sutton
- Wait! Wait! by Hatsue Nakawaki
- My First Thanksgiving by Tomie de Paola
- Over The River And Through The Wood by Lydia Maria Francis Child
- Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons
It can be difficult to get our hands on holiday-themed books in our local libraries, so when I noticed that the Thanksgiving shelf was still pretty full, I snagged a few titles just in case we didn't have enough. Miss Muffet is finally old enough for Gail Gibbons's somewhat wordier texts, so her Thanksgiving book was the first one I grabbed, and then I figured a board book would be useful for Bo Peep. (It's not Bo Peep's first Thanksgiving, but that's fine because the book is not really about a baby's first Thanksgiving.) I was originally considering Over the River and Through the Wood for story time, but it's not really formatted well for that, so we'll probably just sing it at home.
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