I’ve been known to say, “I could do a story time at a moment’s notice in a grocery store with no books.” It’s not a joke. I just haven’t tried it yet. The thought of it doesn’t scare me. Of course, I prefer to read a few books during story times. But in a pinch I could pull one off without books.
Recently, I read three books which are begging to be read at story time. As the librarian in charge of programs for elementary age children, I rarely do story times these days. Maybe I should pack these books in my purse and do an impromptu story time at the grocery store.
Still a Gorillla! by Kim Norman and illustrated by Chad Geran – If you go to Publix and hear children yelling “Still a Gorilla!” over and over, you can bet it’s me.
Little Wolf’s First Howling by Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate Harvey McGee – If you go to Harris Teeter and it sounds like a pack of wolves, rest assured I’m instigating this crowd howling up a storm.
I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora – If you go to Whole Foods and you hear children whispering “good night” over and over, it’s me.’
If I get a chance to do a story time this fall, these are the books I plan to read. If I don’t, the likelihood you may see me on aisle three come December is high.