RovingFiddlehead KidLit

Curious Critters #nfpb15

October 7, 2015

Gorgeous up-close photographs complement interesting members of the animal kingdom (some decidedly less-than-gorgeous) in David FitzSimmons’ Curious Critters. Against a stark white background, each creature’s features are clear and compelling. Chatty first-person text with just the right combination of swagger and fact accompanies each creature. The jumping spider declares, “Hey, there! I saw you coming. Eight times. Yep! […]

Animal Movement Storytime

February 23, 2015

In the midst of freezing temperatures, animal movement storytime, with lots of swinging, shaking, stomping and hopping throughout, is a fun antidote to being cooped up indoors. Book: Dancing Feet by Lindsay Craig Action Song: The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter – love this song! So catchy and the kids really get into it. Action […]

Flannel Friday: Safari Animals

September 20, 2013

There are all sorts of great rhymes, songs and fingerplays based on African animals so I made sets to take to the schools I will be visiting in Botswana. The monkey is based on Mollie’s Five Little Monkeys set, the elephant from a cookie cutter and the others are freehand. As well as the rhymes […]

Nonfiction Monday: Eye on the Wild Series

October 1, 2012

Wildlife photographer Suzi Esztherhas combines her excellent photography with clear concise writing in this winning series about animals growing up. So far, four books have been published in the Eye on the Wild series, Brown Bear, Cheetah, Lion and Gorilla with two more, Orangutan and Sea Otter due for publication in Spring 2013. The large photographs clearly depict the animals and tug the heart strings. Each book covers […]

Flannel Friday: Nocturnal Animals Flannelboard

March 30, 2012

A storytime theme sure to come up at some point during the Summer Reading Program is nocturnal animals. Beginning with one of the owls I made from Sunflower Storytime’s template, I made animals to place on the flannelboard while we listen to the song, “Nocturnal Animals” by Nancy Music. Both lyrics and music are available […]

Animals Nobody Loves Storytime

June 1, 2011

Somebody posted this storytime idea on PUBYAC a few years ago. When I saw A Pet for Petunia, I knew it was time to put this theme into action again. With skunks, spiders, porcupines, alligators, bat, bees, snakes and slugs, there was no shortage of options and I ended up with a big display of […]