Preschool Storytime Ideas
In honor of the upcoming Summer Reading Program for 2007, “Get a Clue @ Your Library,” I will be featuring some storytime ideas that relate to the theme of mysteries, detectives, etc. Below are some great books that feature riddles to solve, or clues to look for in both the illustrations and the text. For a craft project, you can make and decorate simple folded newspaper hats to go along with Margaret Miller’s WHOSE HAT?
Miller, Margaret. WHOSE HAT? WHOSE SHOE? WHO USES THIS? Just three of Miller’s photo guessing game books, even toddlers can solve these riddles!
Kellogg, Steven. THE MISSING MITTEN MYSTERY. Annie looks for her missing mitten and imagines several unusual places it might be.
Young, Ed. SEVEN BLIND MICE. The seven blind mice of the title each encounter a large object and try to guess what it is. The days of the week, colors, and numbers are all covered in this clever reworking of the classic folktale from India.
Baker, Keith. WHO IS THE BEAST? Just parts of an animal can be seen in the lush illustrations of the jungle; can you guess what beast it is?
Alarcon, Karen. LOUELLA MAE, SHE’S RUN AWAY! The whole family is looking for Louella Mae; can you guess who she is?
Falconer, Ian. OLIVIA AND THE MISSING TOY. Olivia the Pig is determined to find out who stole her missing toy!
Inkpen, Mick. IN WIBBLY’S GARDEN. Wibbly the Pig is looking for his missing toy; lift the flaps to help him find it.
Penny Peck, San Leandro Public Library