Tuesday, December 9, 2014

School Age Storytime: Celebrating Books and Reading

Open Your Eyes to the World -- either real or through the pages of a book
Pirate Treasure Hunt!

Book: Pirate Treasure Hunt! -- Jan Peck (chant and response -- treasure is a  box of books!)
Hello! Hello!

Book: hello!  hello! -- Matthew Cordell (girl discovers magical world outside when she puts down her electronics)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Book: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore -- William Joyce (story that inspired this Academy Award-winning short film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJvSXQwBBQg, also any iPad Ap)
The World Is Waiting for You

Book: The World is Waiting for You -- Barbara Kerley (Kerley's latest collaboration with National Geographic alternates photographs of children exploring their world with extraordinary photos of scientists and explorers.  Short biogs and great quotes in the back as well.)
H. O. R. S. E. : A Game of Basketball and Imagination

Book: H.O.R.S.E.: a game of basketball and imagination -- Christopher Myers (multicultural -- a great game of basketball and hyperbole!)
I'm Bored

Book: I'm Bored --Michael Ian Black (a girl, initially proclaiming "I'm bored" goes to great lengths to show a skeptical potato that kids are NOT boring!)

Bedm. K-3 6/13  K-3rd Summer Reading promo 2013

Other possibilities: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak – read by the author here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cREyQJO9EPs
The Book with No Pictures

Goldie Takes a Stand – Barbara Krasner – true story of Golda Meir’s childhood campaign to raise money to buy school books for poor kids. (2014)

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