Storytime Kit: Books and Music Available on Hoopla
Do your kids miss storytime? So do we! Be sure to check out our Huntsville Madison County Public Library YouTube channel to see some of your favorite Youth Services Librarians hosting storytimes, STEM activities, puppet shows and more. Need more storytime fun? Why not try your own storytime at home? These favorite books and tunes will get you started.
I have used all these books in storytimes..They are kid and librarian approved!
Freight Train by Donald Crews
This remarkably versatile book features high contrast colors for the littlest ones and new vocabulary & color identification for older kids.
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus based on books by James Dean
Kids love singing books! This one provides opportunity for both song and actions with everyone's favorite cool cat.
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Is it a duck? Is it a rabbit? This clever book, one of my storytime favorites, is sure to invite opinions from the whole family.
Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch
Sometimes it seems like dirt is just attracted to kids. Well, that's just what happens to little Julie Ann in this silly tale.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Kids learn both counting and colors via this charming tale of paint-mixing mice. Do you have food coloring and water at home? Extend the learning with color mixing of your own.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
Read the classic featuring illustrations by a Caldecott Honor recipient. While it's a little long for storytime, I had to mention it due to its fun tie-in to our 2020 Imagine Your Story Puppet Show, available for viewing now on YouTube.
Check out some favorite tunes to keep you singing and dancing until our next posted storytime!
Best of Raffi by Raffi
Writer of the oft-covered Shake My Sillies Out, Raffi has sold over 15 million albums in the U.S. and Canada and has even inspired a character on The Simpsons.
Putamayo Kids Presents American Playground by Johnny Bregar & Various Artists
This collection mixes storytime favorites like You Are My Sunshine and She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain with other classic American songs. Be sure to checkout the Guy Davis's heartwarming We All Need More Kindness In This World.
Preschool Favorites by Music for Little People Choir
This compilation has everything from fingerplays to nursery rhymes to classics.
Best of The Laurie Berkner Band by The Laurie Berkner Band
Berkner and her band know just how to capture what it's like to be a kid. From stomping like a dinosaur to jumping in a puddle to staring at the moon, this band's best can take you many places without leaving the room. Note:a Hoopla Bonus Borrow
Kids' Favorite Songs by Various Artists
What could be better than classic tunes like Old MacDonald and Eensy Weensy Spider? Those same classics sung by friends like Elmo and Big Bird! Also available on Hoopla are Sesame Street albums with classics like People in Your Neighborhood, Rubber Duckie and I Love Trash.
The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra! by The Wiggles
This twist on new classics like Fruit Salad brings in the brain-building sounds of classical music.