2019 Summer Reading Theme “It’s Showtime at Your Library” – Dancers
“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 dance and dancers. For a craft project, make these dancers out of pipe cleaners and cupcake papers: www.repeatcrafterme.com/2014/07/pipe-cleaner-and-cupcake-liner.html . Be sure to check out our description of a Dance Party Storytime special event, too: www.bayviews.org/storytime/dance-party-storytime/
Dorros, Arthur. Ten Go Tango. Animals perform various dances in this rhythmic counting book.
Durango, Julia. Cha Cha Chimps. In this counting story, ten chimps sneak out to the jazz club to dance.
Isadora, Rachel. Lili at Ballet. Lili demonstrates what occurs at her regular ballet classes.
Jonas, Ann. Color Dance. Three dancers use scarves to demonstrate how colors combine to create new colors.
Kohuth, Jane. Duck Sock Hop. In this tongue-twisting rhyming tale, ducks go to their weekly dance.
Mathers, Petra. Sophie and Lou. Shy Sophie is afraid to enroll in dance class.
McClintock, Barbara. Emma and Julia Love Ballet. A lively comparison between a professional ballerina and a young ballet student.
Zuill, Andrea. Dance Is for Everyone. An alligator attends ballet class and shows she can do the steps just like everyone else.