RovingFiddlehead KidLit

Owl Storytime

October 4, 2012

Fall makes me think of owls. Lots of great owl stories, flannels and fingerplays to choose from. It’s obvious I like them from the internal links I’ve added below ­čÖé Feel free to add your own owl storytime ideas! Owl Babies by Martin Waddell This Little Owl fingerplay This little owl slept all day (Hold […]

Nonfiction Monday: Puffling Patrol

July 23, 2012

It’s hard to beat puffins for cuteness. Cute + informative = a winning combination. Once again, Ted and Betsy Lewin’s travels bring a fascinating glimpse into a way of life I never knew existed. In Puffling Patrol, the Lewins chronicle eight-year-old twins, Dani and Erna, as they rescue pufflings on the Icelandic island of Heimay. […]

Nonfiction Monday: Bird Books

June 3, 2012

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Laura Jacques covers Peterson’s life from early childhood. From a young age he was a keen observer of nature as well as a talented artist.┬áInspired by Yan of Two Little Savages by Ernest Thompson Seton, Peterson taught himself bird identification […]

Flannel Friday: Five Little Chickadees Flannelboard

July 1, 2011

Inspired by Lisa Monet’s calypso version of Five Little Chickadees that Katie at Storytime Secrets introduced me to, I made five chickadees on milk filters. A Google image search led me to the chickadee template. I think ilk filters are awesome for flannelboards. They are thin, cheap and easy to trace over. You can purchase […]