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Book Celebration
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
How Rocket learned to read by:Tad Hills
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the "wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet."
D.W.'s library card by:Marc Brown
After finally getting her first library card, Arthur's little sister D.W. tries to check out her favorite book, with humorous results.
No T. Rex in the library by:Toni Buzzeo
A rampaging tyrannosaurus rex demonstrates to an out-of-control little girl the results of "beastie" behavior in the library.
Too much noise in the library by:Susan Margaret Chapman
The mayor visits Ms. Reade's school library, and when he decides it is too noisy, he turns off the computers and DVD players, locks up all the books, and sends the students and teachers away, but soon realizes that a library is no good if it is not being used.
Don't read this book! by:Jill Lewis
The king frantically rides throughout his kingdom trying to piece together fragments of his story.
Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George visits the library by:Margret Rey
George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour. But it's not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George's day at the library makes reading fun.
Other Credits: Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977
Weston, Martha ill.
Note: Illustrated in the style of H.A. Rey by Martha Weston.
Miss Brooks loves books (and I don't) by:Barbara Bottner
A first-grade girl who does not like to read stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.
The best book to read by:Debbie Bertram
A young boy goes to the library with his class and hears about the many kinds of books that can be found there.
Read to tiger by:S.J. Fore
A little boy who wants to read his book keeps being distracted by a tiger who is busy chomping on gum, growling, and practicing karate kicks.
Quiet! There's a canary in the library by: Don Freeman.
Cary imagines a special day at the library when she invites only animals and birds to browse.
Lola loves stories by: Anna McQuinn
Lola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.

Note: This book is toddler friendly.
Songs
Alphabet
a-b-c-d-e-f-g

h-i-j-k-lmnop

q-r-s

t-u-v

w-x

y and z

Now I know my ‘ABCs’

Next time won’t you sing with me.

ABC song/ASL alphabet - American version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMQHd1UBkeI
Craft
During my Family storytime the children each created word collage.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hcplebranch/4945061451/

Alphabet Crafts
http://www.kidscraftweekly.com/alphabet_issue.html
Other
Additional Information on Children's Book Week
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When is Children's Book Week?

2011: May 2 - 8
2012: May 7 - 13