2019 Summer Reading Theme “It’s Showtime at Your Library” – Movies
Even young children have attended a movie, so make movie-making the theme for a performing arts storytime. For a craft project, make Zoetropes: www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Zoetrope-21/. Younger kids can color the paper strips, but the mechanical device will need to be pre-made by your teen volunteers.
Appelt, Kathi. Bat Jamboree. Bats perform at an abandoned movie theater.
Cousins, Lucy. Maisy Goes to the Movies. Maisy and her friends go to the movie theater.
Numeroff, Laura. If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. The popcorn at the movies inspires a mouse to make a string for a Christmas tree.
Rey, H. A. Curious George Goes to a Movie. George disrupts the movie when he tries to figure out how it got on to the screen.
Viva, Frank. Young Charlotte, Filmmaker. After visiting a museum, Charlotte makes a black and white film starring her cat Smudge.
Willems, Mo. That Is Not a Good Idea! Using the format of a silent film with title cards, a fox lures a goose for a visit.