If you are like most Librarians, you have a To-Be-Read pile of books. Or maybe you have two or three TBR piles, like me!
I am hoping to tame mine a little with the help of some "in the know" guys and gals from a wonderful group called Flannel Friday. If you have read one or two of my other posts, you know that I try to contribute storytime ideas to this group each Friday. I truly admire the participants of Flannel Friday. They are very good at what they do!
I have asked them to make recommendations ~ of their all-time FAVORITE storytime titles. I can't wait to see which books are recommended!
As the recommendations are shared, I will add them to this post. I will list the titles in alphabetical order by the author ~ I'm thinking that will be the easiest way to list them. I will also highlight a new title by posting it in bold, red letters for the first week that it is added.
Okay, I can hear all the voices in my head (ummmm... maybe I shouldn't admit to that! LOL) saying, "How is this taming the pile?" and "Won't this just mean MORE books for the TBR pile?"
Well, I guess you could say that but...
At least I will feel like I am tackling my TBR pile with a purpose in mind. I would much rather be reading books recommended by the BEST storytime presenters than combing through my library's shelves and reading 10 or more not-so-hot books before finally stumbling across a possible storytime title. If it is highly recommended by someone who has used it for their storytimes before then it is more likely a good choice.
I guess you could say that I am taming my STORYTIME TBR pile more than anything. By doing that, I will have more time to tame my other TBR piles. ;-) And who doesn't want more time to read for pleasure?
Please be sure to bookmark this post and check back often. You won't want to miss any new titles!
Btw, if you came to this blog through other means than the Flannel Friday group and you want to recommend a good title for storytimes, please leave a comment below or contact me at storytimeabcs(at)gmail(dot)com. I would love to read your recommendations, too!
Recommended Storytime Books
(Listed alphabetical by author then alphabetically by the title.)
Blue Hat, Green Hat
|Sharon says, "We scanned the book to make it |
larger and made it into storycards."
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
recommended by Lisa Mulvenna
|Miss Courtney likes many of Eric Carle's books |
because of the "wonderfully, large illustrations
that are great for storytimes."
Her favorite to just read is Dream Snow.
Cows in the Kitchen
recommended by Tracy Login
|Tracy says "It's always so much fun!"|
She suggests that you sing it and give the kids shakers to shake along.
Where is the Green Sheep?
Kitten's First Full Moon
Katie Loves the Kittens
recommended by Leah
|Leah says, "Katie's excitement just jumps off the pages."|
Where is Baby's Belly Button?
|Miss Courtney enjoys these "great lift-the-flap books with adorable babies."|
Mullens, Kate and Jim
Cock-A Doodle Moo
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
|Miss Courtney says that this is her "favorite open-ended, interactive book to read."|
The Hungry Hen
recommended by Monica Stranton
|Monica says, "I absolutely adore that book."|