Bats Storytime – Revised
A bat-themed storytime is fun any time of year, not just at Halloween. For a craft project, make these bats using coffee filters and clothespins: Coffee Filter Bats Halloween Craft for Kids (darcyandbrian.com).
Appelt, Kathi. Bats Around the Clock. Bats hold a twelve-hour dance party in this introduction to telling time.
Carr, Matt. Superbat. Pat the bat wants to be a superhero.
Colandro, Lucille. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. A Halloween-themed variation on “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”
Fitzpatrick, Marie-Louise. Owl Bat Bat Owl. The audience can call out what they see in this wordless story of an owl and bat who share a living space.
Hawk, Goldie. We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt. In this Halloween-themed variation on “Going on a Bear Hunt,” bats are featured.
Lies, Brian. Bats at the Library. This rhyming story describes bats flying into an open window at night to enjoy the library.
Lies, Brian. Little Bat Up All Day. Normally a day sleeper, a little bat tries staying awake during the day.
Meisel, Paul. Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! A bat and squirrel become friends even though they are not awake at the same time.
Riskin, Dan. Fiona the Fruit Bat. Fiona is afraid to take her first flight.
Ungerer, Tomi. Rufus: the Bat Who Loved Colors. Tired of the gray and black night, a bat ventures out during the day to see colors.
See the previous Bat Storytime outline at: Bats Storytime Ideas (bayviews.org)
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool