If your library includes Kindergarten Readiness as a goal, then an important concept to cover is shapes. Plus shapes make a fun storytime! Look here for great shape-related craft ideas.
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Bingham, Kelly L. CIRCLE, SQUARE, MOOSE. Moose loves shapes and seems to create chaos wherever he goes, but friend Zebra sets things right.
Blackstone, Stella. BEAR IN A SQUARE. The audience is encouraged to find the shape in this colorful rhyming story.
Boldt, Mike. COLORS VERSUS SHAPES. Colors compete against Shapes in a talent show.
Chernesky, Felicia. PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES. A trip to the pumpkin patch sets the scene for a lesson on shapes.
Fleming, Denise. GO, SHAPES, GO! Paper collages illustrate shapes coming together to make various animals.
Hesselberth, Joyce. SHAPE SHIFT. A boy and girl make things out of various shapes in a simple picture book that celebrates the imagination.
Katz, Susan B. ALL YEAR ROUND. Shapes as well as the months of the year are introduced using rhyming couplets in this lively picture book.
Light, Steve. HAVE YOU SEEN MY MONSTER? A little girl looks for her monster at the fair – the audience will be able to spot the monster as well as 20 different geometric shapes.
Thong, Roseanne. ROUND IS A MOONCAKE. Using items from Chinese culture, a little girl demonstrates various shapes.
Thong, Roseanne. ROUND IS A TORTILLA. Using a few Spanish words, shapes are found in various items found in Mexican culture.
Also see the previous Shapes storytime ideas pages from January 2007.