Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Books and Babies: Falling for Apples

Special thanks to Ms. Kelly at the Post Road Library for sharing this information from the September 20, 2016 Books and Babies program.

Books

Music

Bounces, Rhymes, and Finger Plays

Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two red apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
And dooooooowwwwn came the apples
Mmmmm, they were good.


Apple, Apple
Apple, apple, juicy and round
I found you lying on the ground
I picked up the red one and what did I see?
(pick up apple and put finger through the hole)
A big fat worm smiling at me. (wiggle finger)


Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo.
Acka backa soda cracker up goes you.
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo
Acka backa soda cracker
I love you!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Books and Babies: Move to the Music

Special thanks to Ms. Kelly at the Post Road Library for sharing this information from the September 6, 2016 Books and Babies program.

Books

Music
  • “Hava Nagila” from Outrageous Orange by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael, The Learning Groove
  • “The Birds in the Trees” from Groovy Green by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael, The Learning Groove
  • “Way Up High in the Apple Tree” from Apples & Bananas by MFPL Players on Hoopla

Bounces, Rhymes, and Finger Plays

The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round,
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish...

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep...

The doors on the bus go open and shut,
open and shut, open and shut…

The driver on the bus says move on back
move on back, move on back…

The people on the bus go up and down,
up and down, up and down…

The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah
wah, wah wah, wah, wah, wah...

The mommies on the bus go shhh, shhh, shhh
shhh, shhh, shhh, shhh, shhh, shhh...


Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo.
Acka backa soda cracker up goes you.
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo
Acka backa soda cracker
I love you!


Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky.
One named Low and one named High.
Fly away Low, fly away High.
Come back Low, come back High.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

18 Storytime Favorites Hand-Picked by Librarians

The Youth Services staff at the Forsyth County Public Library knows how to put on a great storytime program for kids of all ages. The whole group got together to exchange ideas last month and they shared this list of favorite books for our young patrons.


Happy reading, and don't forget to add these books to your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten tracker when you finish them!

  • How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle
    Recommended by Julie Boyd, Youth Services Supervisor, Cumming Library
  • Take Care, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas
    Recommended Joanie Goforth, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Cumming Library
  • Rules of the House by Mac Barnett
    Recommended by Lorraine Lane, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Cumming Library
  • Press Here by Hervé Tullet
    Recommended by Holly Raus, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Cumming Library
  • Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
    Recommended by Stephanie Hampson, Youth Services Supervisor, Hampton Park Library
  • Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
    Recommended by Vanessa Cowie, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Hampton Park Library
  • Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís
    Recommended by Vanessa Cowie, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Hampton Park Library
  • Found by Salina Yoon
    Recommended by Vanessa Cowie, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Hampton Park Library
  • Krong by Garry Parsons
    Recommended by Kayla Lawson, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Hampton Park Library
  • Open Very Carefully by Nicola O’Byrne
    Recommended by Lisa Echols, Youth Services Supervisor, Post Road Library
  • Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
    Recommended by Vikki Doerr, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Post Road Library
  • I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
    Recommended by Kelly Hollis, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Post Road Library
  • Still a Gorilla by Kim Norman
    Recommended by Shannan Wade, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Post Road Library
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
    Recommended by Cleo Joyce, Youth Services Supervisor, Sharon Forks Library
  • Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
    Recommended by LeAnne Craig, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Sharon Forks Library
  • Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel by Christopher Wormell
    Recommended by Andrea DelValle, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Sharon Forks Library
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
    Recommended by Kim Ottesen, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Sharon Forks Library
  • Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett
    Recommended by Jill Wagner, Information Specialist - Youth Services, Sharon Forks Library