Posts Tagged by picture books

Embracing Spring: Flutter Away with these breezy reads

Depending on where you’ve been the weather has been a little wonky. However, once the warm weather finally arrived it was full swing embracing spring. Getting little youngsters in the mood to enjoy the changes outdoors isn’t hard but sharing some fresh new picture books will inspire and motivate growing minds. First on the list […]

The Story Carpet’s “Top Ten”: The Past Year’s Favorites

For this list of the “top ten” 3-5 year old children were consulted – when reading stories repeatedly is requested by young children, you know that the story has had an impact and sparked interest. At the story carpet in real life (Ha ha SCRL), we read scads and scads of books a day. “Can […]

Make Way for a “Little One”

In true Christmas tradition, the time is coming near to make way for the King. This is a hard concept for young children to understand – they are so excited for the magic morning of gifts, laughter and love. Yet, there is another magical moment that we sometimes neglect – that starry night when the […]

Wacky Wednesday with Mother Goose

 As we wrap up September story time here at The Story Carpet, we have yet another (new discovery by Miss Shari) Mother Goose book – Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose by Leo & Diane Dillon. This book is fantastic! I LOVE it and this one too, will be going on the Miss Shari’s Favorites. […]

Wonderful Wednesday: ABC Discovery!

It’s Wednesday and the week is almost over. Today’s feature and Miss Shari’s latest find at the library is ABC Discovery by Izhar Cohen. This picture book /picture puzzle is similar to “Where’s Waldo?” but not inherently the same. Cohen has a great artistic ability to challenge the readers to find each word and corresponding […]

All things bright and beautiful…

… all creatures great and small. All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all. – Cecil Frances Alexander All things bright and beautiful illustrated by Ashley Bryan, published in 2010, is another five star, must have for The Story Carpet. Using the original words of Cecil Frances Alexander and Bryan’s cut, colored […]

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day again. And there is nothing more special than reading a storybook with mom. There are so many books about moms, children and babies – from animal babies and animal moms to human babies and human moms. Children always relate to “mothers” in picture books because that is one of the first things […]

I’m not feeling well today….

I’m not feeling well today…I think we all caught the Valentine’s Day “love bug”. Seriously, the tots in my class at work are all down with the sniffles, coughs and ho-hum moods. We need a story to relate to today. Why? You ask. Because I’m not feeling well today. Sure the hellos, smiles and hugs […]

Always be grateful with these “thankful books”

I know you are still eating that turkey – turkey pot pie, turkey soup, Turkey Tetrazzini, turkey ala king – and as long as you are you are remembering to be thankful. We had a thankful week here at storytime and elsewhere. Our first featured book has been part of my collection for years. I […]

Early nights by the light of the moon…

This week was long, difficult and dark…yes surly the time change had us dragging a little and little ones were apprehensive as the dark sky set in earlier than normal. It is amazing how an hour of our time really gets us out of our groove and young children are the first to really have a hard […]