2019 Summer Reading Theme “It’s Showtime at Your Library” – Puppets
Puppet shows are often the first live professional entertainment that a young child will experience. Let’s celebrate with the following picture books that focus on puppets and plays. For a craft project, make simple clown paper bag puppets: www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/circus/mclown.html
Charlip, Remy. Mother Mother I Feel Sick, Send for the Doctor, Quick Quick Quick. In this picture book adaptation, the popular story is interpreted as shadow puppets.
Fleischman, Paul. Shadow Play. Siblings watch a shadow puppet performance of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Heder, Thyra. Fraidy Zoo. The family makes cardboard animals and puppets so the little sister won’t be afraid of zoo animals.
Joosse, Barbara M. Hooray Parade. Gramma uses things in her basket to create a shadow puppet show of animals.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Louie. A shy little boy comes out of his shell when he watches a neighborhood puppet show.
McDonald, Megan. When the Library Lights Go Out. After the library closes, the storytime puppets venture out to find their missing friend.
Sif, Birgitta. Oliver. A little boy enjoys playing alone with his puppets but soon makes a friend.