Although fewer children seem to attend the circus than in the past, it can be a fun storytime theme. Make clown hats as seen here: http://momstown.ca/how-make-clown-hat-and-clown-nose/
Chaud, Benjamin. The Bear’s Surprise. Little Bear wakes up but can’t find Papa, so he searches and finds Papa performing for the circus.
Falconer, Ian. Olivia Saves the Circus. Olivia describes her summer vacation visit to a circus where she has to fill in for the sick performers.
Fleming, Candace. Emma’s Circus. Emma’s family has to work on the farm and can’t go to the circus, so the circus comes to her.
Graves, Keith. Second Banana. When circus star the Amazing Bubbles is sick, a gorilla clumsily fills in.
Gravett, Emily. Wolf Won’t Bite! Three circus pigs show off their captive wolf in a funny story with lots of repetition to engage listeners.
Harrison, Hannah. Extraordinary Jane. Jane the dog doesn’t have a special talent like others in her family, but she does have something to offer the circus.
Judd, Jennifer Cole. Circus Train. A crisp, brief rhyming text describes a circus train coming to town.
Nogales, Jill. Zebra on the Go. Zebra accidentally steps on Lion’s toe and a race begins at the circus!
Parsley, Elise. If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! Magnolia sets up a circus in the library in this humorous story.
Van Dusen, Chris. The Circus Ship. Based on a true story, this rhyming tale describes a shipwreck of circus animals.