The 2018 summer reading/learning program from iRead and the California Library Association is READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE!: www.ireadprogram.org/ and calchallenge.org/ . A great way to focus on this for toddler and preschool storytime is with transportation-themed storytimes. Over the past several months, BayNews has offered transportation storytime ideas to help you promote READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE! This month we will conclude our series on this topic by focusing on Buses. For a craft project, make this simple paper school bus: www.dltk-kids.com/school/school_bus.htm . Of course, this theme is also good for back-to-school week.
Barton, Byron. My Bus. Joe picks up passengers in his bus, including a dog, in this fun story with bold illustrations.
Cousins, Lucy. Maisy Drives the Bus. Maisy picks up various animal friends in this simple counting story.
Crews, Donald. School Bus. Bold graphic artwork and a brief text describe the journey of a school bus.
Davies, Stephen. All Aboard for the Bobo Road. Set in Burkina Faso, siblings help their father as he drives the bus in West Africa, passing animals and other sights.
Dean, James. Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus. Pete drives the school bus in this variation on the popular folk song.
De la Pena, Matt. Last Stop on Market Street. CJ and his grandmother ride the bus home from church in this celebration of urban diversity.
Hort, Lenny. Seals on the Bus. In this variation on the popular song, animals ride the bus and make noises that the audience can call out during storytime.
McMullan, Kate. I’m Smart! A school bus explains his job and how he keeps kids safe in this energetic tale.
Yang, James. Bus! Stop! After a boy misses his bus, he sees various other vehicles – is that a bus?