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Storytime Ideas

BayNews features thematic storytime ideas compiled by Penny Peck.
Visit the lists below for suggested books, activities, and crafts.
Most of the recommended picture books are annotated.


NEW / Animals / Everyday Things / Miscellaneous
Multicultural / People / Science / Special Days
Summer Reading : 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012
2013 - Reading is Delicious (CLA/IRead) / 2013 - Dig into Reading (CLSP)
2014 - Paws to Read (CLA/IRead) / 2014 - Fizz Boom Read! (CLSP) /



New      Horses  (2/2014)      Wind  (2/2014)      Volcanoes  (2/2014)


        

SUMMER READING 2014 - "Paws to Read" (CLA's theme)

Cats  (12/2013)      Dogs  (12/2013)      Horses  (2/2014)
     Pets  (11/2013)      Pet Birds  (1/2014)      Goldfish/Tropical fish  (1/2014)


        

SUMMER READING 2014 - "Fizz Boom Read!" (CSLP's theme)

Colors  (11/2013)      Physics  (12/2013)      Chemistry  (1/2014)
     Wind  (2/2014)      Volcanoes  (2/2014)


        

Animals


Everyday Things

Miscellaneous

Multicultural

People

Science

Special Days

SUMMER READING 2008 - Catch the Reading Bug

        
Flies  (1/08)          Fireflies & Glowworms  (1/08)
         Butterflies  (2/08)          Ants  (2/08)          Bees  (2/08)
         Fleas  (3/08)          Ladybugs  (3/08)          Crickets  (3/08)
   Spiders  (5/08)    Mosquitoes  (5/08)    Worms, snails and slugs  (5/08)

        

SUMMER READING 2009 - Be Creative @ Your Library

        
Clay Play  (12/08)             Crayons  (12/08)
         Dance  (1/09)                 Music  (1/09)
         Acting  (2/09)      Singing  (2/09)      Photography  (2/09)
         Imagination  (3/09)      Painting  (3/09)
         Jazz  (4/09)      Chalk  (4/09)      Mask  (4/09)

        

SUMMER READING 2010 - "Make a Splash - READ"

        
Surfing & Swimming  (1/2010)             Ocean Life  (1/2010)          Bubbles  (1/2010)
         Water / Science  (2/2010)             Hawaii  (2/2010)             Boats  (2/2010)

        

SUMMER READING 2011 - "One World, Many Stories - READ"

Mexico  (11/2010)      Caribbean Islands  (11/2010)      South America  (11/2010)
Scandinavian Countries (12/2010)      United Kingdom (12/2010)
     France (12/2010)      Spain & Italy (12/2010)      Germany (1/2011)      Russia (1/2011)
Africa (2/2011)      India (2/2011)      Australia (2/2011)
China (3/2011)      Japan (3/2011)      Egypt (3/2011)


        

SUMMER READING 2012 - "Dream Big - READ"

Stars  (3/2012)      Night sky  (3/2012)      Sleep  (3/2012)
Nocturnal Animals  (2/2012)      Pajamas  (2/2012)      Beds  (2/2012)
         Dreams  (1/2012)             Lullabies  (1/2012)          Moon Stories  (1/2012)
    Bedtime  (6/08)          Camping & Hiking  (9/04)


        

SUMMER READING 2013 - "Reading is So Delicious" (CLA's theme)

Breakfast  (12/2012)
Apples  (11/2012)      Bakers  (6/09)      Chefs & Barbecue  (6/07)      Cookies  (5/2010)
     Dinner  (9/2011)      Doughnuts  (1/08)      Eggs  (11/09)      Grocer  (6/2010)
     Healthy eating  (6/2012)      Ice Cream (12/2011)      Pancakes  (3/2010)
     Pizza  (1/2013)      Picnics  (3/2010)      Popcorn  (3/2013)      Strawberries  (2/2013)


        

SUMMER READING 2013 - "Dig into Reading" (CSLP's theme)

Animals that Dig - Moles  (3/2013)     
Digging up Dinosaurs  (1/2013)      Digging Machines  (12/2012)      Digging in the Flower Garden  (2/2013)
     Digging in the Sand  (2/2013)      Digging up Treasure  (3/2013)      Digging up Vegetables  (1/2013)


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