Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

10 Apples Up On Top!

This year I want to incorporate more props into my storytelling. So, I created a hat to use with Dr. Seuss’ Ten Apples Up On Top! Well…my husband engineered it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ten Red Apples

For the fall I decided to spruce up my apple themed stories for storytime and outreach. I made a prop to go along with Pat Hutchins’ Ten Red Apples. I … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment


Ragnhild Scamell’s Ouch is sadly out of print. I acquired a copy to create a flannel/puppet story to use in the fall. I changed a few details to make the … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fall is Not Easy

Marty Kelley’s picture book is the perfect story to convert into a flannel story for the season of autumn. I printed the story (Fall is Not Easy)¬†with corresponding flannels and … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Busy Little Squirrel

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri is a nice story to introduce the season of fall. It’s a simple story that I’ve made into a flannel board. I’ve also … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Squirrel! Swan!

For the 2013 summer reading program, I wrote a sequel to Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Duck! Rabbit! called Anteater! Brachiosaurus! It was a big hit, so I decided to write one … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Little Mouse’s Big Secret

This is one of my favorite fall stories. Unfortunately the illustrations are too small to use in storytime. So I worked up a way to use this story with puppets … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

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