Jumping and Tumbling Storytime at Handley Regional Library

Jumping and Tumbling Title Card
Books to Share:

You can find these books, and many more, in the Handley Regional Library catalog here: Jumping and Tumbling Storytime Booklist

Book Jacket for: No jumping on the bed!
No Jumping on the bed! by Tedd Arnold

“Walter lives near the top floor of a tall apartment building, where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultous fall through floor after floor, collecting occupants all the way down.”

 

 
Book Jacket for: Five green and speckled frogs
Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris

A picture book adaptation of the familiar camp song.

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Look out for the big bad fish!
Look out for the Big Bad Fish by Sheridan Cain

“Tadpole is distressed because all of the animals he encounters can jump and he has not yet learned how, but the ability comes to him just at the right time.”

 

 

Book Jacket for: Bounce
Bounce by Doreen Cronin

“Rhyming text offers advice on the best ways for toddlers to bounce.”

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Hop a little, jump a little!
Hop a Little, Jump a Little by Annie Kubler

“Simple rhymes describe the different ways babies and toddlers can move around.”

 

 

 

Book Jacket for: Froggy eats outFroggy Eats Out Jonathan London

“After Froggy misbehaves at a fancy restaurant, his parents take him to a fast flies restaurant to celebrate their anniversary.”

 

 

Book Jacket for: Hop, hop, jump!Hop, Hop, Jump by Lauren Thompson

“Rhyming text, accompanied by labeled illustrations that identify parts of the body, encourages readers to wiggle and twist, stomp and zig-zag, and hug and shrug.”

 

 

Book Jacket for: Is everyone ready for fun?
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

“Chicken’s cow visitors try to jump, dance, and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities.”

 

Songs and Fingerplays to Share:

Handy Spandy

Handy spandy, sugar and candy
We all jump in!
Handy spandy, sugar and candy
We all jump out!
Handy spandy, sugar and candy
We all jump up!
Handy spandy, sugar and candy
We all jump down! (sit down)

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble, (Bounce or hop to rhythm)
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over (Pick up baby or jump up)
The candlestick.

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs — YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green and speckled frogs.

(Continue counting down with each verse)

Four green and speckled frogs . . .
Three green and speckled frogs  . . .
Two green and speckled frogs  . . .

One green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs — YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were no green and speckled frogs.

Here is a Bunny Fingerplay
Here is a bunny with ears so funny
(hold up index and middle fingers for ears)
And here is his hole in the ground
(make a circle with the other hand)
At the first sound he hears, he pricks up his
ears (extend two fingers)
And jumps in the hole in the ground
(fingers jump into the hole)

The Turtle
There was a little turtle
That lived in a box.
(put hands together to make a box)
He swam in a puddle,
(make swimming movements)
And he climbed on the rocks.
He jumped at a mosquito, (bounce baby)
He jumped at a flea, (bounce baby)
He jumped at a minnow, (bounce baby)
And he jumped at me. (bounce baby)
He caught the mosquito, (clap)
He caught the flea, (clap)
He caught the minnow, (clap)
But he didn’t catch me!! (make a proud face)


Baby Shark

Baby shark do-do doot-doot
Baby shark do-do doot-doot
(repeat with, brother, mommy, and daddy)
Now we swim,
from the shark
GOTCHA!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped her head.
Papa called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped her head.
Papa called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

One little monkey jumping on the bed,
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
“Put those monkeys straight to bed!”


I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup – Laurie Berkner
Available on: Victor Vito – J CD Berkner and available on Freegal.
These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  You can find the books from these storytimes in our catalog here: Fun and Games Storytime Booklist. Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

Fun and Games at Storytime at Handley Regional Library

Fun and Games Storytime

Play is one of the five practices essential for building literacy in early childhood.  That means you don’t have to choose between having fun during the summer and learning: you can do both! From babyhood onward, play is the natural way for children to learn.  Not only does imaginative and social play itself help children gain background knowledge and important social and relational skills, what they learn in a positive, relaxed, enjoyable environment is retained more easily than what is taught in a boring, stressful, or uncomfortable environment.  Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, reading, and laughing with your little ones at home.

Fun and Games with Words

Word games that encourage children to play with words, sounds, rhythms and rhymes enhance children’s ability to hear the separate sounds that words are made of, making it easier for them to read and spell.  The following songs and books are great for playing with words and sounds.

Book Jacket for: Chicka chicka boom boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin – JE Martin
“An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.”

Bingo

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.

Apples and Bananas

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas

Now change the vowel sound to A:

I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

Now change the vowel sound to E:

I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

Now change the vowel sound to I:

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O:

like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos

Imaginative and Social Play

Storybooks, poems, and songs can also encourage children in healthy play behaviors by modeling ways to play, how to navigate social situations, and how to persevere in the face of challenges when mastering new skills.

Book Jacket for: Hide-and-squeak

Hide and Squeak by Heather Vogel Frederick – JE Frederick
“A mouse baby leads his father on a merry game of hide-and-squeak at bedtime.”

Book Jacket for: Sergio saves the game

Sergio Saves the Game by Edel Rodriguez – JE Rodriguez
“Although Sergio the penguin loves to play soccer, he is very clumsy and uncoordinated and he practices day and night, hoping he can help his team win the big game against the Seagulls.”

Book Jacket for: Block city

Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson – JE Stevenson
“A child creates a world of his own which has mountains and sea, a city and ships, all from toy blocks.”

Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson

What are you able to build with your blocks?
Castles and palaces, temples and docks.
Rain may keep raining, and others go roam,
But I can be happy and building at home.

Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,
There I’ll establish a city for me:
A kirk and a mill and a palace beside,
And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride.

Great is the palace with pillar and wall,
A sort of a tower on top of it all,
And steps coming down in an orderly way
To where my toy vessels lie safe in the bay.

This one is sailing and that one is moored:
Hark to the song of the sailors on board!
And see on the steps of my palace, the kings
Coming and going with presents and things!

Book Jacket for: Watch me throw the ball!

Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems – JE Willems (Easy Reader)
“Gerald the elephant tries to tell Piggie that ball-throwing is serious business, but Piggie just wants to have fun.”

A Little Ball

A little ball, (form circle with thumb and finger)
A bigger ball, (form circle with hands)
A great big ball I see. (form circle with arms)
Now let’s count them.
Are you ready?
One, (form circle with arms)
Two, (form circle with hands)
Three! (form circle with thumb and finger)

What’s your favorite way to turn learning into a game?

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  You can find the books from these storytimes in our catalog here: Fun and Games Storytime Booklist. Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

Rhymes and Poetry Storytime at Handley Regional Library

National Poetry Month storytime title card2April is National Poetry Month!  

This week’s storytimes are dedicated to exploring the world of poetry and rhyme.  Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, and reading with your little ones at home.

Books to Share:  

Find all these books in the Handley Regional Library catalog here: Poetry Booklist

Book Jacket for: Hit the ball Duck

Hit the Ball Duck by Jez Alborough – JE Alborough
“Duck and his friends are playing baseball and have to stop when they hit the ball into a tree, but Frog has an idea that could save the game.”

Book Jacket for: WiggleBook Jacket for: A tu ritmo!

Wiggle by Doreen Cronin – JE Cronin and JE Cronin (Spanish)
“Rhyming text describes the many ways to wiggle.”

Book Jacket for: Llama Llama time to share

Llama LLama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney – JE Dewdney
“Llama Llama doesn’t want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it’s better to share.”

Book Jacket for: The pout-pout fish

The pout- pout fish by Deborah Diesen ; pictures by Dan Hanna – JE Diesen
“The pout-pout fish believes he only knows how to frown, even though many of his friends suggest ways to change his expression, until one day a fish comes along that shows him otherwise.”

Book Jacket for: My people

My People by Langston Hughes – JE Hughes

Smith’s “artful images engage in a lyrical and lively dance with Langston Hughes’s brief ode to black beauty . . . This celebration of the particular and universal will draw a wide audience: storytime participants; students of poetry, photography, and cultural studies; seniors; families. A timely and timeless offering.—Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library.  Review quoted from School Library Journal

Book Jacket for: If I never forever endeavor

If I Never Forever Endeavor by Holly Meade – JE Meade
“A fledgling teeters at the edge of his nest in a gorgeously illustrated tale sure to resonate with anyone facing a rite of passage, change, or challenge. With the help of her bold, beautiful collage artwork, Caldecott Honor-winning artist Holly Meade offers a gentle nudge for hesitant fledglings of all ages and species to step out, to dare, to try . . . and to fly.”

Book Jacket for: All the world

All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee – JE Scanlon
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day, this 2010 Caldecott Honor book affirms the importance of all things great and small, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

Book Jacket for: There's a wocket in my pocket!

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss – JE Seuss (Easy Reader)
“A household of unusual creatures help beginning readers recognize common “household” words.”

Book Jacket for: Sheep in a jeep

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw – JE Shaw and JE Shaw (Board Book)
“Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep.”

Book Jacket for: The moon

The moon by Robert Louis Stevenson ; pictures by Tracey Campbell Pearson. – JE Stevenson
“Tracey Campbell Pearson takes readers on an illustrative late-night adventure set to this text in which we follow not only the moon as it shines on the creatures of the night, but also a father and his young son out on a late-night romp through quiet streets and fields, in a boat around a moonlit bay, and home again to sleep in their cozy house.

Detailed, luminous watercolor-and-ink paintings capture the magic of nighttime, and its many nocturnal creatures, as well as the special love between a father and son.”

Book Jacket for: Here comes the big, mean dust bunny!

Here comes the big mean dust bunny by Jan Thomas – JE Thomas and J CD/Book Thomas
“Dust bunnies who enjoy rhyming games and a boisterous cat who likes to chase and grab learn how to play together.”

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Lyrics:

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
“Did you ever you ever see a goose
kissing a moose?”
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
“Did you ever see a whale
With a polka dot tail?”
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
“Did you ever see a fly
Wearing a tie?”
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
“Did you ever see a bear
Combing his hear?”
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
“Did you ever see a llama
Eating pajamas?”
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
“Did you ever have a time
When you couldn’t make a rhyme?”
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do

And The Green Grass Grew All Around

There was a tree
(There was a tree)
All in the wood
(All in the wood)
The prettiest tree
(The prettiest tree)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around
 
And on that tree
(And on that tree)
There was a limb
(There was a limb)
The prettiest limb
(The prettiest limb)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And on that limb
(And on that limb)
There was a branch
(There was a branch)
The prettiest branch
(The prettiest branch)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And on that branch
(And on that branch)
There was a nest
(There was a nest)
The prettiest nest
(The prettiest nest)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And in that nest
(And in that nest)
There was an egg
(There was an egg)
The prettiest egg
(The prettiest egg)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And in that egg
(And in that egg)
There was a bird
(There was a bird)
The prettiest bird
(The prettiest bird)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And on that bird
(And on that bird)
There was a wing
(There was a wing)
The prettiest wing
(The prettiest wing)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the wing on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And on that wing
(And on that wing)
There was a feather
(There was a feather)
The prettiest feather
(The prettiest feather)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh,the feather on the wing,
And the wing on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And on that feather
(And on that feather)
There was a bug
(There was a bug)
The prettiest bug
(The prettiest bug)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the bug on the feather,
And the feather on the wing,
And the wing on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.
 
And on that bug
(And on that bug)
There was a germ
(There was a germ)
The prettiest germ
(The prettiest germ)
That you ever did see
(That you ever did see)
 
Oh, the germ on the bug,
And the bug on the feather,
And the feather on the wing,
And the wing on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in a hole,
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

Oh, the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around.

Available at the library from:
Book Jacket for: The green grass grew all around [sound recording]

The green grass grew all around [sound recording] / Phil Rosenthal and family. – J CD Rosenthal

Classic Nursery Rhymes are also a great way to introduce your children to poetry and rhyme.  Try such rhymes as these:

Tick Tock Clock

Tick-tock, tick-tock
(sway back and forth)
I’m a little cuckoo clock.
(point to self while swaying)
Tick-tock, tick-tock
(sway back and forth)
STOP!
(stop swaying, hold hand up in front of body)
What time is it?
(lift hands in question)
It’s one o’clock.
(hold up one finger)
Cuckoo!
(jump up one time)

Repeat rhyme, adding one hour per verse. 

Apple Roll

Five little apples in the bowl
One fell out and started to roll
It bumped the table and hit my feet
How many apples left to eat?
(count down)\

I’m a little teapot

I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
(one hand on hip)
Here is my spout
(other arm out straight)

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
“Tip me over
and pour me out!”
(lean over toward spout)

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. (alternately touch the thumb of one hand with the index finger of the other hand)
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out! (raise hands over head, wiggle fingers and lower hands to lap)
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
(raise hands in circle over head)
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again. (alternately touch the thumb of one hand with the index finger of the other hand)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream
We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.

Laugh-Out-Loud Storytime at Handley Regional Library

Laugh out loud storytime title card
April Fool’s Day is upon us – but we know our patrons are no fools, so instead of trying to trick you, we’re going to make you laugh!  Storytimes next week are all about reveling in some of the funniest books we can find in our library collection.

Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, reading, and laughing with your little ones at home.

Books to Share:  

Book Jacket for: Guess again!

Guess again! by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Adam Rex. – JE Barnett
This guessing game book tries it’s hardest to trick you.  See if you can be fooled or not!

Book Jacket for: April foolishness

April foolishness by Teresa Bateman ; illustrations by Nadine Bernard Westcott. – JE Bateman (Holiday)
“Grandma, Grandpa, and the grandkids enjoy April Fools’ Day on the farm.”

Book Jacket for: Bark, George

Bark George by Jules Feiffer – JE Feiffer (also available as a sound recording and as an electronic resource at the link above)
“A whimsical story by Jules Feiffer about a dog that meows, oinks, and generally does everything but bark. Feiffer’s simple drawings bring the story to life, and readers can’t help but chuckle while watching the Veterinarian’s comic efforts to cure George.”

Book Jacket for: Aliens love underpants

Aliens love underpants by Claire Freedman & [illustrated by] Ben Cort. – JE Freedman
“Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the true reason aliens visit Earth is that they deem underpants so much fun to play with.”

Book Jacket for: My little sister ate 1 hare

My little sister ate 1 hare by Bill Grossman ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. – JE Grossman
“Little sister has no problem eating one hare, two snakes, and three ants, but when she gets to ten peas, she throws up quite a mess.”

Book Jacket for: Class Two at the zoo

Class Two At the Zoo by Julia Jarman – JE Jarman J CD/Book Jarman
“While the students and teachers of Class Two are absorbed in looking at various zoo animals, a sneaky anaconda gobbles them up, until Molly sees what is happening and saves the day.”

Book Jacket for: This is not my hat

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen – JE Klassen
“A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.”

Book Jacket for: Mud puddle

Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch – JE Munsch
The epic saga of Jule Ann’s tussle with a predatory mud puddle will resonate with every parent whose child can’t go outside without being attacked by dirt.

Book Jacket for: The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash [sound recording]
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
 – JE Noble (also available as a J CD/Book and as an electronic resource)
“Steven Kellogg’s full-color pictures prove an ideal match for Trinka Hakes Nobles droll cumulative tale in this slapstick romp.”

Book Jacket for: The piggy in the puddle

The piggy in the puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz; pictures by James Marshall. – JE Pomerantz
“Unable to persuade a young pig from frolicking in the mud, her family finally joins her for a mud party.”

Book Jacket for: Dragons love tacos

Dragons love tacos by Adam Rubin ; illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. – JE Rubin
“Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them them anything with spicy salsa.”

Book Jacket for: Buddy and the bunnies in : Don't play with your food

Don’t Play With Your Food by Bob Shea – JE Shea
“A monster named Buddy is determined to eat some cute little bunnies, until they prove to be more enjoyable as playmates.”

Book Jacket for: Interrupting chicken

Interrupting chicken / David Ezra Stein. – JE Stein and J CD/Book Stein
“Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.”  Hilarious and heartwarming.

Book Jacket for: Oh my gosh, Mrs. McNosh!

Oh my gosh, Mrs. McNosh! by Sarah Weeks ; pictures by Nadine Bernard Westcott. – JE Weeks
“Mrs. McNosh’s dog breaks his leash and leads her on a merry chase in the park, disrupting a wedding and a ballgame.”

Book Jacket for: Silly Sally

Silly Sally by Audrey Wood – JE Wood
“A rhyming story of Silly Sally, who makes many friends as she travels to town–backwards and upside down.”
I will do Jim Gill’s Silly Dance Contest

These books, and many more, are available at the Handley Regional Library.  Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page and are also available in hardcopy at your library.

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

We can’t have a silly storytime without pulling out our old favorite:

You can find this song in our collection on:
Book Jacket for: A child's celebration of silliest songs [sound recording]

A child’s celebration of silliest songs [sound recording] / Produced by Leib Ostrow.

Lyrics:

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

I’ve gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle my waggles away

I’ve gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle my waggles away

I’ve gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
And wiggle my waggles away.

Another favorite – Jim Gill’s Silly Dance Contest from:

Book Jacket for: Jim Gill sings the sneezing song and other contagious tunes [sound recording].

Jim Gill sings the sneezing song and other contagious tunes [sound recording]. – J CD Gill

Aiken Drum

There was a man who lived in the moon.
In the moon. In the moon.
There was a man who lived in the moon.
And his name was Aiken Drum.

Chorus
He played upon a ladle.
A ladle. A ladle.
He played upon a ladle.
And his name was Aiken Drum.

His hair was made of spaghetti.
Spaghetti. Spaghetti.
His hair was made of spaghetti.
And his name was Aiken Drum.

What’s your favorite silly song or funny storybook?

We hope to see you at storytime!

Bowman Library
Toddler Time – Mondays @ 11AM
Twilight Tales – Tuesdays @ 6PM
Preschool Time – Wednesdays @ 11AM
Baby Time – Thursdays @ 11AM
Preschool Time – Saturdays @ 11AM

Clarke County Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time

Handley Library
Mondays @ 10:30AM – Preschool Time
Tuesdays @ 10:30AM – Baby and Me
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6PM – Pajama Time
Thursdays @ 10:30AM – Toddler Time

Check the calendar for more children’s programs and special events throughout the system.