Preschool Storytime Ideas
Want a fun summer storytime? How about stories featuring treehouses? Most kids would love to have a treehouse of their own, and these books show the various kinds of treehouses. For a craft project, kids could make a treehouse diorama or even just a 2-dimentional poster of what they would have in their own treehouse.
Berenstain, Stan and Jan. BERENSTAIN BEARS series. Read one of the many books in the Berenstain Bears series; after all, they live in a treehouse!
Marshall, James. THREE UP A TREE. Sam, Spider, and Lolly trade stories in their treehouse.
Rylant, Cynthia. HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE TALL TREE HOUSE. Uncle Jake builds Henry a treehouse, but how can the big dog Mudge get up there?
Skorpen, Liesel M. WE WERE TIRED OF LIVING IN A HOUSE. Four siblings and their cat and dog try out different abodes, including a treehouse and the beach.
Mathis, Melissa Bay. ANIMAL HOUSE. Different animals offer advice on how to make a human child’s treehouse more fun.
Numeroff, Laura. IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE. Among the many things our pig requests is a treehouse in this circular story.
McConnachie, Brian. LILY OF THE FOREST. A little girl is bored and she wanders off into the forest, where animals help her find her way.
Penny Peck, San Leandro Public Library