A storytime on Shadows is great for Fall, and involves lots of activity and simple science information. Use flashlights to let parent and child make shadows on the wall. For a craft project, have each child cut out a simple shape using black construction paper, and guess what type of shadow it represents. Or, make these Superhero Shadow Signals (similar to the Batman signal), seen here: https://handmadekidsart.com/shadow-stem-preschool-activities/ . Also see our previous version of a Shadow-themed storytime from 2006: www.bayviews.org/storytime/stshadows/ .
Asch, Frank. Moonbear’s Shadow. Bear tries everything he can think of to get rid of his shadow.
Cali, Davide. George and His Shadow. Cartoon illustrations by Serge Bloch enliven this story of a shadow who follows his man all around town.
Charlip, Remy. Mother, Mother, I Feel Sick. Silhouettes illustrate this popular jump rope rhyme, where various things are removed from a boy’s stomach (shown just in shadows).
Leathers, Philippa. The Black Rabbit. A small white rabbit is afraid of the large black rabbit that is following him until he discovers it is his shadow.
Long, Greg. Yeti, Turn Out the Light! Scary shadows on the bedroom wall keep Yeti awake.
Robberecht, Thierry. The Wolf and His Shadow. A wolf is uncommonly afraid of his own shadow until he must overcome that fear to save the day.
Tompert, Ann. Nothing Sticks Like a Shadow. With delightful illustrations by Lynn Munsinger, a rabbit tries to win a bet by getting rid of his shadow.