Top Ten Picture Books

Weekly Meme/Feature
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.
Each week we are invited to post a list of ten ten picks on a variety of book related topics.
 This week is a rewind post- so the topic is open….
My list this week:  Top Ten Picture Books     

Rhyming Dust Bunnies
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas.
Actually any book by Jan Thomas, they are hilarious!
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Pete the Cat-I Love My White Shoes. I am in love with this book and all things Pete the Cat.
The Maggie B
The Maggie B by Irene Haas.
The earliest memory I have of my mom is her reading this book to me.
The Kiss That Missed
The Kiss that Missed by David Melling.
My son’s favourite book when he was age 3.
My all time favourite book for story time.
Shark In The Park
Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt. So much fun, perfect to read out loud to large groups.
Smelly Socks
Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch. My favourite by this Canadian treasure.
The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind: An Aesop's Fable
The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind. I love this classic Aesop’s fable.
The illustrations in this are incredible.
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. This book is amazing.
Also I have a giant crush on the brilliant (and dreamy) author.
How to Catch a Star
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. (see reason above)
Thanks for stopping by, be sure to leave a link so that I can visit your lists.

Bubble Songs -Workshop

Workshop Pics
(picture source Flickr Commons)

I realized during my last workshop that I didn’t include the bubble songs I used for bubble time during the workshop!
Here are two of my favourites:

Catch a Bubble: (tune if you’re happy & you know it)

Can you catch a little bubble on your finger*?
Can you catch a little bubble on your finger?
Can you catch a little bubble, no it won’t be any trouble
Can you catch a little bubble on your finger?

-*replace with nose, head, toe etc to add more verses

Counting Bubbles

1 little, 2 little, 3 little bubbles,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bubbles,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bubbles
10 little bubbles going pop pop pop!

Site for Bubbles: Gymboree
Someone also mentioned this bubble machine works well too: Bubble Machine

A big thank you to all of you who attended the workshops! I loved spending time with you!


Spring Break at the Library

March Break
I’m back from my week long vacation in Florida and we had an amazing time with Mickey Mouse and visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The week before my holidays was the Canadian Spring Break (March Break) and the library was crazy busy with people. I saw over 300 kids this week in my various programs which included programs like- Where’s Waldo, Going Green, Family Storytimes, a Fairytale Puppet Show and Dr.Seuss -Lorax Program.
 Here is a picture of the activity we did in the Lorax by Dr. Seuss program
Dr.Seuss craft
We made Lorax Moustaches and Truffula Tree pictures. The kids loved making them, some of the attendees made several Truffula tree pictures. I think they turned out great!
How was your Spring Break at the Library?

Library Land- A Day

A work day in the library of life…of me…..

8:45- arrive at work  and gather materials for programs this morning
9:00- assist with opening activities for the branch
9:15- room set up for programs
9:30-branch opens
9:35-greet children and their grownups as they arrive- I’m also asked a question about books to help with toilet training
9:45- Tales for Twos’ begin. 32 people in the room today…Feature book ‘What Pet to Get” by Emily Dodd
10:20- program ends and I set up for the next one.
10:45-Preschool Storytime begins- 38 in the room- Feature book – “The Best Pet of All” by David Larochelle
11:30- program ends- clean up
11:45-time for morning break and then lunch
1:00- Time on circulation desk. Check in’s check outs, reference questions, and processing the holds
2:00-off desk this afternoon for program planning- I have a class visit tomorrow to prep for and a brand new series starting on Wednesday
3:30-I do a little “weeding” in the teen area.It pains me but there is no room to shelve paperbacks
4:00-back on circ desk to cover dinner breaks
5:30 time to go home….