Library Storytime Theme: Jobs

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
The Firefighters by Sue Whiting

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Transition song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush):
This is the way the bus driver drives
The bus driver drives
The bus driver drives
This is the way the bus driver drives
When she does her work.
(Continue with other jobs… This is the way the chef cooks, teacher reads, barber cuts, musician plays, etc.)

Second book:

I Stink! by Kate & Jim McMullan

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Transition song
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?):
What is my job? What is my job?
Can you guess? Can you guess?
I keep your pets healthy. I keep your pets healthy.
Who am I? Who am I?
(Continue with other jobs… I cook food for you, I raise pigs and cows, I put out burning fires, etc.)

Third book:
When I Grow Up by Tina Louise

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Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.

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Library Storytime Theme: Colors

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman

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Transition song (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star):
Red and orange and green and blue
Shiny yellow purple too!
These are the colors that we know
Way up high in the great rainbow
Red and orange and green and blue
Shiny yellow purple too!

Second book:
But Where Is the Green Parrot? by Thomas & Wana Zacharias

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Transition game:
If you’re wearing RED,
Put your hands on your head.
If you’re wearing BLACK,
Then touch your back.
If you’re wearing BROWN,
Touch the ground.
If GREEN is what you wear,
Then growl like a bear.
If you’re wearing BLUE,
Put your hand on your shoe.
If you’re wearing PINK,
Then think and think.
If you’re wearing GRAY,
Have a nice day.
If ORANGE is what you wear,
Then touch your hair.
If you’re wearing WHITE,
Squeeze your hands real tight.
If you’re wearing PURPLE,
Say, “Murple gurple.”
If you’re wearing Yellow,
Wave to your fellow.
You’re all looking mighty fine,
And that’s the end of the color rhyme.

Third book:
I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman

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Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.

Library Storytime Theme: Snowmen

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
The Snowmen Pop-Up Book by Caralyn & Maek Buehner

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Transition song (Tune: I’m A Little Teapot):
I’m a little snowman (arms out in front of you in a circle)
Look at me (point to your chest)
These are my buttons, 1 2 3 (make a small circle on the front of your shirt three times)
These are my eyes and this is my nose (point to your eyes and nose)
I wear a hat and scarf (pretend to put on a hat and wrap a scarf around your neck)
Brrr… It’s cold! (hug yourself and shiver)

Second book:
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle

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Transition song (Tune: Frere Jacques):
Great big ball, great big ball
Made of snow, made of snow
Rolling down the street, landing at my feet
Great big ball, great big ball.
Medium-sized ball, medium-sized ball
Made of snow, made of snow
Rolling down the street, landing at my feet
Medium-sized ball, medium-sized ball.
Teeny tiny ball, teeny tiny ball
Made of snow, made of snow
Rolling down the street, landing at my feet
Teeny tiny ball, teeny tiny ball.

Third book:

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

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Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.

Library Storytime Theme: Snow/Winter

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer

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Transition song (Tune: Are You Sleeping):
It is snowing, it is snowing (make snowing motions with fingers)
On my head, on my head (touch head with both hands)
I need a hat, I need a hat (show children a hat)
On my head, on my head (touch head with both hands)
It is snowing, it is snowing (make snowing motions with fingers)
On my neck, on my neck (touch neck with both hands)
I need a scarf, I need a scarf (show children a scarf)
On my neck, on my neck (touch neck with both hands)
It is snowing, it is snowing (make snowing motions with fingers)
On my hands, on my hands (hold up hands)
I need mittens, I need mittens (show children a pair of mittens)
On my hands, on my hands (hold up hands)
It is snowing, it is snowing (make snowing motions with fingers)
On my feet, on my feet (point to feet)
I need boots, I need boots (wear boots and click them together)
On my feet, on my feet (point to feet)

Second book:
Hello, Snow! by Hope Vestergaard

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Transition song (Tune: Hokey Pokey):
You put your right mitten in, you take your right mitten out
You put your right mitten in and you shake it all about
You do the winter pokey [shiver] and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!
(Continue with left mitten, right boot, left boot, hat, scarf, and snowsuit…)

Third book:
Snow by Manya Stojic

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Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.

Library Storytime Theme: Dogs

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
The Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant

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Transition song:
There was a farmer 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 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 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 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 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 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!

Second book:
Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont

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Transition song:
Do your ears hang low? (hold hands with the palms against your ears, fingertips down)
Do they wobble to and fro? (wiggle fingers, shake head)
Can you tie ’em in a knot? (tie an invisible knot with your hands)
Can you tie ’em in a bow? (draw an invisible bow with fingers)
Can you throw ’em over your shoulder (motion throwing something over your left shoulder)
Like a continental soldier? (salute)
Do your ears hang low? (hold hands with the palms against your ears, fingertips down)

Third book:
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

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Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.

Library Storytime Theme: Friends

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

Transition song:
Old MacDonald had a farm, EIEIO!
And on that farm he had a duck, EIEIO!
With a quack-quack here,
And a quack-quack there
Here a quack, there a quack,
Everywhere a quack-quack
Old MacDonald had a farm, EIEIO!
(Continue with the other animals from the book… Cow, sheep, and hens.)

Second book:
You and Me, Little Bear by Martin Waddell

Transition song (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It):
If you’re friendly and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re friendly and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re friendly and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re friendly and you know it, wave hello.
If you’re friendly and you know it, wave hello.
If you’re friendly and you know it, wave hello.
If you’re friendly and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re friendly and you know it, wave hello.
If you’re friendly and you know it, give a hug.
If you’re friendly and you know it, give a hug.
If you’re friendly and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re friendly and you know it, give a hug.

Third book:
My Best Friend by Pat Hutchins

Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.

Library Storytime Theme: Halloween

Intro song (Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie?):
The more we read together
Together, together
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we read together
The happier we’ll be

First book:
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Transition song (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It):
If you’re a ghost and you know it, just say boo.
If you’re a ghost and you know it, just say boo.
If you’re a ghost and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re a ghost and you know it, just say boo.
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re a monster and you know it, wave your arms.
If you’re a black cat and you know it, just say meow.
If you’re a black cat and you know it, just say meow.
If you’re a black cat and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re a black cat and you know it, just say meow.
If you’re a skeleton and you know it, wiggle your bones.
If you’re a skeleton and you know it, wiggle your bones.
If you’re a skeleton and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re a skeleton and you know it, wiggle your bones.

Second book:
The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Transition song (Tune: Hokey Pokey):
You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out
You put your right hand in and you shake it all about
You do the hooky spooky and you give a little shout
That’s what it’s all about… BOO!
(Continue with all the body parts…)

Third book:
The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Goodbye song (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down):
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you next time.