Tuesday, November 8, 2016

From Story Time: The Letter H


READ IN BOOK BABIES

Moonlight the Halloween Cat
Written by Cynthia Ryland
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.  Picture Book.

Moonlight, a cheerful black cat, loves the night, but she especially loves Halloween night.  She sneaks quietly through the neighborhood to see all of her favorite Halloween sights:  smiling jack-o-lanterns, cozy straw men sitting on porches, and happy children trick or treating.  She loves the big yellow moon and the owls and raccoons that come out at in the dark.  After making her rounds, she returns home to a surprise Halloween treat.  This is an excellent book to celebrate the Halloween season without anything scary; just the warm fuzzies of Fall.




READ IN TODDLER TIME

Written by Laurie Friedman
Illustrated by Teresa Murfin
Carolrhoda Books, 2005.  Picture Book.

Simon Lester Henry Strauss is determined that he is not afraid of the haunted house.  He takes his friends through the scariest of situations with witches and ghosts, vampires and ghouls, werewolves and skeletons, and he is NOT afraid.  But there's one tiny little creature that gets him in the end, and it sends his trembling friends into fits of laughter.  Rhyming text and grinning gargoyles contribute to this fun but spooky Halloween read aloud.




READ IN PRESCHOOL TIME

Written by Audrey Wood
Illustrated by Don Wood
Harcourt, Inc., 1984.  Picture Book.

It's a cozy, rainy day in the house, and Granny is napping, but she's not alone.  Into the bed climb the child, the dog, and the cat.  But it's one last guest that changes everything!  Illustrations created from beautiful oil paintings inspire feelings of nostalgia.  This cumulative read aloud provides a great opportunity for comprehension, participation, and recall.  A classic!




READ IN PRESCHOOL TIME

Written by Susan Hood
Illustrated by Jed Henry
HarperCollins Childrens, 2012.  Picture Book.

"If the ghosts in the trees wibble-wobble your knees, what do you say?  BOO!"  Children are often frightened by the things they see and hear at Halloween.  This is a great way to help them BOO away their fears.  A fun story for the season, this book offers plenty of rhyming call-and-response text encouraging lots of read aloud participation.





READ IN MONDAY CUENTOS

Written by Roberto Aliaga
Illustrated by Carles Arbat
Edebé, 2012.  Picture Book.

La bruja Leotarda era una bruja como otra cualquiera. Compartía casa con una lechuza, dos lagartijas, tres gatos, cuatro arañas y cinco ratones. Pero se sentía sola. Muy sola. Tremendamente sola. (Publisher)




READ IN FRIDAY CUENTOS


Written by Catherine LeBlanc
Illustrated by Roland Garrigue
Edaf, 2009.  Picture Book.

¿Cómo machacar monstruos? Hay muchos tipos de monstruos: grandes, pequeños, los que babean, los que pican o los que gruñen... ¡Pero todos son mucho menos fuertes de lo que aparentan! (Publisher)

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