Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian

This is one of my new favs–it reminds me of Pete the Cat! The story is so versatile to fit a number of themes: getting dressed, farm, animals, tractors, stories … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

This is a new-to-me story, even though it’s about ten years old. I just fell in love with it and so have all of my kids. I had to make … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Under My Hood I Have a Hat

I loveĀ Under My Hood I Have a Hat for winter storytimes. I made a flannel story so I can tell it to the children. I use a “Under My Hood … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

This is Not My Hat

In honor of the 2013 Caldecott winner, I’m doing a puppet story of This is Not My Hat this week! You’ll need just a few puppets and props: fish finger … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

I Want My Hat Back

Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back is a perfect book to tell using puppets. This funny story is easily adaptable using your puppet collection. The animals used in the … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Martin’s Hats

One of my favorite books to use in the winter is out of print. Martin’s Hats by Joan W. BlosĀ and illustrated by Marc Simont is a perfect story to tell … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

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