Tonight’s storytime theme is Noise! Noise is a fun theme, there are a lot of good books for this one, so here are the ones I’m using:
My coworker at my old position at another branch had a great idea to go along with Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. When ever she turned the page to the part where the chicks would run wild, I would turn on some kind of crazy music to go with it. It was really fun. Then at the end, when Mama goes wild, we had something like Kenny G. or something play, which of course the kids didn’t always fully understand, but the parents thought was hilarious.
Shout! Shout it Out! by Denise Fleming is really fun to have them shout along with you, as long as you keep control of the chaos. I’m going to do this one right before we stand up to do some music so that if it gets a little too crazy, we can dance and then sit down again after that.
Any of the Dinosaur vs. books will work for noise, but I like Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea in particular since he goes into storytime at the end. And I will just say that I love Bob Shea in general. Anything Bob Shea, I will use!
The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice by Kristen Belauch is a nice, short book to end my family storytime with. By that time, the little ones are usually starting to get a little restless. For this book, I usually add in the girl’s voice since she doesn’t actually have any words in the book. I just add in a “HI” or something similar. It’s a cute one.
Who Said “Moo?” is a pretty simple flannel. I also plan to use one called”Pardon?” Said the Giraffe. I didn’t get a picture of that one, but it’s based on this book:
Other good Noise Books:
Rock-a-Baby Band by Kate McMullan (you can use the music and shakers with this one)
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka
Say What? by Angela Diterlizzi
Yip! Snap! Yap! by Charles Fuge
Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb (clap or pat with the rhythm)
Who Said “Coo?” by Deborah Ruddell
The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee (I love this book and will use for anything it will even remotely work for)