2019 Summer Reading Theme “It’s Showtime at Your Library” – Actors
“It’s Showtime at Your Library” is the theme for iRead’s 2019 summer reading program, which is distributed for free to California libraries: www.ireadprogram.org/ and https://calchallenge.org/. Over the next few months, we will offer storytime ideas that relate to this theme. Of course, these can be done any time of year – it is always great to celebrate performing and the arts! This month, we will focus on acting and putting on a play. For a craft project, make this shoebox stick puppet theatre: www.crayola.com/crafts/stick-puppet-theatre-craft/
Bell, Cece. Sock Monkey Rides Again. Toy actor Sock Monkey is set to star in a western movie but will have to kiss his co-star Lulu.
Caple, Kathy. Starring Hillary. Hillary thinks she must lose weight to audition for the school play. Gamble, Adam.
Good Night Broadway. In this board book, a multicultural group visits Broadway theaters to see actors, plays, directors, and other performers.
Greenfield, Eloise. Grandpa’s Face. Tamika loves to watch her grandfather change into different characters when he performs on stage.
LaChanze. Little Diva. Written by the Tony-winning actress from “The Color Purple” and illustrated by Brian Pinkney, a little girl wants to take after her mother, a Broadway star.
Light, Steve. Lucky Lazlo. Lazlo brings a rose to an actress in “Alice in Wonderland,” but it is stolen by a cat.
Perlov, Betty R. Rifka Takes a Bow. A little girl appears in Yiddish Theater with her parents.
Yeoman, John. The Young Performing Horse. With energetic illustrations by Quentin Blake, two siblings and their horse strike out for the London stage.