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Guide for Educators

Small Group Storytime Kits

The materials provided in each Small Group Storytime Kit are designed to create an enjoyable and rich literacy experience for your shared reading with a single child or small group. These kits are available to Educator cardholders only. 20 Small Group Storytime Kits are currently available, a full list of books and items in each kit is provided below.

PLEASE NOTE:

The materials in the kits are for small group storytime ONLY. Please refrain from leaving the materials out for free play. While we would like the children to explore the props, flannels, and books provided; we would prefer they do so with your guidance. We hope that these kits can remain in good condition to be enjoyed by many groups.

 

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Be a Maker!

Books:

  • Be A Maker - Katey Howes
  • Izzy Gizmo - Pip Jones
  • Going Places - Peter and Paul Reynolds
  • The Most Magnificent Thing - Ashley Spires

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Five Little Nails (7 pcs)
  • Construction Worker Song (6 pcs)

Other:

  • Building Block Set (33 pcs)

Clothing

Books:

  • Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed - Willems, Mo
  • Animals should definitely not wear clothing. - Barrett, Judi
  • Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton, Sandra
  • Froggy Gets Dressed - London, Jonathan
  • ‚ÄčElla Sarah Gets Dressed - Chodos-Irvine, Margaret

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Froggy Gets Dressed (13 pcs)
  • Where Oh Where has My Clothing Gone? (16 pcs)

Other:

  • Sorting Socks Game (21 pcs)

Colors

kit contentsBooks:

  • Dog’s Colorful Day - Dodd, Emma
  • I Love My White Shoes - Litwin, Eric
  • Lemons are Not Red - Vaccaro Seeger, Laura
  • Bear Sees Colors - Wilson, Karma
  • Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors - Thong, Roseanne

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Dogs Colorful Day (20 pcs)
  • Rainbow Colors (12 pcs)

Other:

  • Scat the Cat (10 pcs)

Creepy Crawlies

kit contents

Books:
  • Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! - Barner, Bob
  • Old Black Fly - Aylesworth, Jim
  • Some Bugs - Diterlizzi, Angela
  • Bye, Bye Big Bad Bullybug - Emberley, Ed
  • Butterfly, Butterfly - Horacek, Petr

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (8 pcs)
  • Little Red Bug (6 pcs)

Other:

  • 12 bug wrist rattles with mesh carrying bag

Emotions

kit contentsBooks:

  • Grumpy Bird - Tankard, Jeremy
  • Lost and Found - Jeffers, Oliver
  • Color Monster - Llenas, Anna
  • Parts - Arnold, Tedd
  • How Are You Peeling? - Freymann, Saxton

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Grumpy Bird (12 pcs)
  • If you’re happy and you know it! Feeling Faces (6 pcs)

Other:

  • Let’s All Sing! CD

Fast and Fancy Feet!

Books:

  • Firebird - Copeland, Misty
  • When Langston Dances - Langley, Kawa
  • I Got the Rhythm - Schofield-Morrison, Connie
  • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville - Zietlow-Miller, Pat
  • Wilma Rudolph - Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Five Ballet Dancers (6 pcs)
  • Shoe Sorting Game (14 pcs)

Other:

  • CD: Growing Up with Ella Jenkins 

Food

kit contentsBooks:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Carle, Eric
  • How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? - Yolen, Jane
  • Bee Bim Bop - Park, Linda Sue
  • Chicks and Salsa -s Reynolds, Aaron
  • Mouse Mess - Riley, Linnea

Prop/Flannel Board Pieces:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar (28 pcs)
  • 10 Fruit and Veg (11 pcs)

Other:

  • Little Mouse (8 pcs)

Food, Family & Identity

Books:

  • Sundays are Best! - Perkins, Portia P.
  • Soul Food Sunday - Bingham, Winsome
  • Honeysmoke - Fields, Monique
  • Your Name is a Song - Thompson-Bigelow, Jamilah
  • Hair Love - Cherry, Matthew A.

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Ten Little Cookies (10 pcs)
  • Stir the Soup (8 pcs)

Other:

  • Six Crunchy Carrots (8 pcs)

Five Senses

Books: 

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Martin, Bill Jr.
  • Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses - Brocket, Jane
  • I Hear a Pickle - Isadora, Rachel
  • Rain - Stojic, Mayna
  • My Five Senses - Aliki

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? (9 pcs)
  • Rain (10 pcs)
  • I Use My . . . (5 pcs)

Other:

  •  12 Rhythm instruments

Hats

Books:kit contents

  • A Hat for Minerva Louise - Stoeke, Janet Morgan
  • I Want My Hat Back - Klassen, Jon
  • The Magic Hat – Fox, Mem
  • Hooray for Hat! - Won, Brian
  • Where’s Walrus - Savage, Stephen

Prop/Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Hooray for Hat! (11 pcs)
  • Hats on Everyone (7 pcs)

Other:

  • Little Cat, Are You Under the _________ Hat? (10 pcs)

Helping

kit contentsBooks:

  • The Enormous Turnip – Ladybird Books
  • Stuck in the Mud - Clarke, Jane
  • The Snail and the Whale - Donaldson, Julia
  • My Friend Rabbit - Rohmann, Eric
  • Because Amelia Smiled - Ezra Stein, David

Flannel Board/Prop Pieces:

  • Little Mousy Brown (1 pc)
  • The Enormous Turnip (8 pcs)
  • Stuck in the mud (9pcs)

Other:

  • Stone Soup (13 pcs)

Jumping Jazz

Books:

  • This Jazz Man - Ehrhardt, Karen
  • Ben's Trumpet - Isadora, Rachel
  • Aretha Franklin - Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
  • Jazz Baby - Wheeler, Lisa
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Five Jazz Musicians (5 pcs)
  • The Trumpet Went... (6 pcs)

Other:

  • Rhythm Instruments (12 pcs)

Monsters

kit contentsBooks:

  • Leonardo, The Terrible Monster – Willems, Mo
  • Tickle Monster - Manceau, Edouard
  • The Monster at the End of this Book- Stone, Jon
  • Beware the monster! - Escoffier, Michaël
  • If You’re a Monster and You Know It - Emberley, Rebecca

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Tickle Monster (16 pcs)
  • 5 Little Monsters Sleeping in My Bed (1 pc)

Other:

  • 10 Little Monsters (10 pcs)

Numbers

kit contentsBooks:

  • Mouse Count - Stoll Walsh, Ellen
  • The Water Hole - Base, Graeme
  • Anno’s Counting Book - Anno, Mitsumasa
  • Abigail - Rayner, Catherine
  • Eggs 1 2 3 - Johnson, Betsy

Props/Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Mouse Count (12 pcs)
  • 5 Elephants in the Bathtub (6 pcs)
  • 5 Green and Speckled Frogs (11 pcs)

Other:

  • These Are The Sounds – A Collection of Children’s Songs & Rhymes CD

Opposites

kit contentsBooks:

  • I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean - Sherry, Kevin
  • Animal Opposites - Horacek, Petr
  • Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit - Rayner, Catherine
  • What’s the Opposite? - Jeffers, Oliver
  • Where is the Green Sheep? - Fox, Mem

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! (13 pcs)
  • Big, Bigger, Biggest! (3 pcs)

Other:

  • 12 scarves with mesh carrying bag

Perfect Pets

Books:

  • Can I be Your Dog? – Cummings, Troy
  • Tarra & Bella – Buckley, Carol
  • A Ball for Daisy - Raschka, Chris
  • Not Norman - Bennett, Kelly
  • Some Pets - Diterlizzi, Angela
  • RRRalph - Elhert, Lois

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • How much is that Pet in the Window? (5 pcs)
  • BINGO (6 pcs)

Other:

  • Draw and Tell – No Pets Allowed! 

Scientific Solutions

Books:

  • Ada Twist Scientist - Beatty, Andrea
  • Have You Thanked An Inventor Today? - McLaurin, Patrice
  • The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes - Mosca, Julia Finley
  • Saving the Day - Parsons, Karyn

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Five Little Scientists (10 pcs)
  • Green Says Go (3 pcs)

Other:

  • Signals Folder Poem (7 pcs)

Seasons

Books:

  • The Mitten - Brett, Jan
  • Fall is Not Easy - Kelley, Marty
  • Green Eyes - Birnbaum, Abe
  • Old Bear - Henkes, Kevin.
  • Tap the Magic Tree – Matheson, Christie

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • The Mitten (9 pcs)
  • 10 Little Mittens Hanging on the Line (14 pcs)

Other:

  • Mitten Animal Masks (8 pcs)

Space Superstars

Books:

  • Mae Among Stars - Ahmed, Roda
  • Rocket Says Look Up! - Byron, Nathan
  • If I Were an Astronaut - Braun, Eric
  • Astro Girl - Wilson-Max, Ken

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • If You're Going to the Moon (3 pcs)
  • One Little Rocket (5 pcs)

Other:

  • Outer Space Set (23 pcs)

Zoo

Books:

  • Dear Zoo - Campbell, Rod
  • Sick Day for Amos McGee - Stead, Philip C.
  • Gladys Goes Out to Lunch - Anderson, Derek
  • My Heart is Like a Zoo - Hall, Michael
  • Have you seen Elephant? - Long Bostrom, Kathleen

Flannel Board Pieces:

  • Dear Zoo (16 pcs)
  • One Elephant went out to Play (6 pcs)

Other:

  • 5 Little Monkeys (6 pcs)