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Monday, July 14, 2008

Storytime: Wonders of Nature

I'm doing storytime for Parks and Rec this summer (older kids, grades 3-5).  This week they requested "The Wonders of Nature", which is very vague.  So, I kind of went for animals and crazy weather.

 Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?
Is A Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? 
by Robert E. Wells
(Not a hit in the park in the summer. So I switched it for the second group to my next book.)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judith Barrett and pictures by Ron Barrett
(For being so long, they listened really well.)

 Actual Size (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
Actual Size
by Steve Jenkins

 A Frog in the Bog
A Frog in the Bog
by Karma Wilson and pictures by Joan Rankin
(One kid rolled his eyes, "Not a rhyming book!" But they were all attentive once I got into it.)

 A Zooful of Animals
A Zooful of Animals 
edited by William E. Cole and pictures by Lynn Munsinger
(Excerpts from this one. Not nearly enough time for the whole thing.)

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