Absolutely One Thing by Lauren Child
How Many Legs by Kes Gray
1 to 20 Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers
The Hueys in None the Number by Oliver Jeffers

Song: 5 Green and speckled frogs
Game: Hide-the-Object with wooden numbers
Song: 2, 4, 6, 8
Craft: counting with stickers (miss meg’s storytime)

How it went: There are so many counting books it was really hard to narrow it down! Absolutely One Thing by Lauren Child was my favourite. As a parent, I’m always telling my kids they have one more minute to do something or other abstract amounts of time. This book attempts to explains those concepts to kids. Its pretty funny. I had my biggest group of storytimers yet, 17!  All things considered it went really well!

Extra Books:
One too many by Gianna Marino
Zero by Kathyrn Otoshi
Let’s Count to 100 by Masayuki Sebel

Dogs and Cats


Buddy and Earl by Maureen Fergus
Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea
Magic Thinks Big by Elisha Cooper
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
I Must Have Bobo by Eileen Rosenthal

Song: If you’re a Kitty and you know it (to the tune of If you’re happy and you know it)
Song: K-I-T-T-Y (like bingo but with Kitty!)
Feltboard: Cat under the hat
Feltboard story: The Cake that Mack Ate
Simon Says

Surprise Box: Dog and Cat puppet

How it Went: It was the first fall storytime with a brand new group of storytimers. I sang a new opening song, What do you think my name is? that I got from library geek.  I’m doing the surprise box again, with something from my theme hidden in side (today it was a dog and a cat puppet).I give them clues and the whoever guesses right gets to open the box. It took a while to get all the wiggles out and get everyone settled but we had a good time after that. The kids were getting pretty wiggly by the end so we played simon says at the end.

Extra Books:
Pig the Fibber By Aaron Blabey
Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee
I’m my Own Dog by David Ezra Stein