Story Time

Cowgirls
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
I want to be a cowgirl by:Jeanne Willis
Speaking in rhyme, a little girl tells her father that she would rather have the active outdoor life of a cowgirl than that of a girl who stays inside quietly reading, talking, or cleaning.
The horned toad prince by:Jackie Hopkins
In this retelling of "The Frog Prince," a spunky cowgirl loses her new sombrero and is helped by a horned toad on the understanding that she will do three small favors for him.
Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang by:Melanie Chrismer
In far west Texas, Phoebe's upbringing as a southwestern belle who can also rope and ride equips her to square off against the meanest, dirtiest, and most ill-mannered cowpokes in the territory.
Phoebe Clappsaddle for sheriff by:Melanie Chrismer
After Phoebe welcomes the new schoolteacher, Miss Hornswaggle, and her bird to the Texas town of Buzzard, she finds she has to put the Tumbleweed Gang in line once again.
Rodeo day by:JoNelle Toriseva
After years of traveling around the state watching the bigger kids compete, Lacey experiences the thrill of riding in her first rodeo.
Songs
The cowboy album sound recording
The Cowboy Album
Home on the range (Ken Curtis & Sons of the Pioneers) -- El Paso (Marty Robbins) -- Annie Oakley (Gail Davis) -- Ballad of Davy Crockett (Fess Parker) -- (Ghost) riders in the sky (a cowboy legend) (Vuaghn Monroe) -- Back in the saddle again (Gene Autry) -- Rawhide (Frankie Laine) -- Cowboy's lament (Sons of the pioneers) -- Old Chisholm Trail (Tex Ritter) -- Happy trails (Roy Rogers) JUV AUDIO
Craft
Rattlesnake Trails
* M & M's (No peanuts for safety please!)
* Mini Marshmallows
* Mini Pretzels
* Chex Cereal
* Cheerios
* Raisins

Trail Bags
Have children decorate small brown paper lunch bags to place their rattlesnake trail mix in. Lasso (tie) top of each bag with a rope or a brown string.
Notes
I suggest ending this storytime with the song, Happy Trails.