Recently, we started to offer some storytime themes to go along with “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” the theme of the 2022 iRead summer reading program: https://www.ireadprogram.org/ focusing on a summer camp at the library. Even if you are not using iReads materials, it is a great theme for summer stories. This month we offer stories about Mountains. For an art project, make popsicle stick snowy mountains: Popsicle Stick Snowy Mountain – Kid Craft (gluedtomycraftsblog.com).
Berkes, Marianne. Over on a Mountain. Sung to the tune of “Over in a Meadow,” this describes animals that live at high altitudes.
Cabrera, Jane. The Bear Went Over the Mountain. A picture book version of the classic song.
Emmett, Jonathan. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain. A picture book version of the classic song.
Gugger, Rebecca. The Mountain. Six different animals describe what a mountain looks like from their perspective.
Oldland, Nicholas. Walk on the Wild Side. Three animals turn their hike in the mountains into a race.
Rockwell, Anne. Hiking Day. A young girl accompanies her family on a hike in the mountains.
Soman, David. The Impossible Mountain. Anna and her brother Finn decide to climb the mountain outside of their village.
Wolff, Ashley. Wildfire! Forest animals struggle to survive when a fire breaks out on Spruce Mountain.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool