Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

One Mitten

Kristine O’Connell George’s One Mitten has been sitting in my TBM pile for about two years now! I had a vision in my head that required prep work and never … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Preschool Dance Party

After being inspired by a list of bloggers (Jbrary, Catch the Possibilities, Biblipbop, The Show Me Librarian, and Fat Girl Reading to name a few), I decided to have my … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Batman or Penguin

I recently wrote a post about Simon C. Page’s Spider-Man or Green Goblin, and am excited that he has another superhero optical illusion. I wrote a story to tell the … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Spider-Man or Green Goblin

Since superheroes are a perennial favorite in storytime, I was so excited when I came across Simon C. Page’s amazing optical illusion! The kids love these kind of stories! I … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wolverine or 2 Batman

Olly Moss’ superhero optical illusion of Wolverine or 2 Batman is perfect to share with children as they argue about what they see! I made up a story to go … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Count the Monkeys

I love this new “counting” book. The children loves listening to it and immediately yell, “Again!” when I turn to the final end pages revealing all of the hidden monkeys. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tweak Tweak

A newer picture book by Eve Bunting is a sweet tale about an elephant asking his mother questions about how he is different from other animals. Every time Elephant has … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Day the Crayons Quit

My new favorite picture book is now a flannel story! I wanted to use this book¬†with my outreach programs, but some of my groups are pretty big. So, while I … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 4 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

Good Night Gorilla

I finally figured out a way to turn Good Night Gorilla into an interactive¬†flannel board story. First, I made each animal that appears in the picture book. I also included … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

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