Rob Reid, with more than 20 years' experience as children's librarian, teaches courses on children's and young adult literature and librarianship as full time lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Family Storytimes, Something Funny Happened at the Library, Cool Story Programs for the School-aged Crowd and other ALA Editions favorites. A regular contributor to Book Links, he is also a popular and entertaining presenter at conferences, libraries, and schools.
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Featuring our four-legged, no-legged, winged, scaled, and feathered friends, this new series of story program lesson plans from bestselling author Reid will help librarians and teachers unleash kids' curiosity and learning. Using a combination of high-quality picture books, fingerplays, movement activities, songs, and games, these ready-to-use, mix-and-match lesson plans focus on universal themes such as family, friendship, and school—but with animal protagonists. Useful for both school and public libraries, for teaching as well as collection development, Reid's book
- Includes two dozen complete 30-minute story programs for preschoolers that can also be adapted for K–2 children
- Offers 70 new "in-between" activities such as fingerplays and movement activities, songs and musical activities, chants, creative dramatics, imagination exercises, and more
- Provides alternate book lists at the end of each story plan so readers can further customize their own storytimes
- Gives tips on how to energize presentations and encourage audience participation
Using Reid's sure-fire story programs, kids and grownups alike will have a howling, barking, clucking, roaring good time.
"For those seeking new ideas or hoping for some ready-made programs at their fingertips, this guide provides high-quality suggestions."
— Catholic Library World
”Conveniently packaged ... For the novice school or public librarian, [this book] can kick-start a slew of well-balanced, highly participatory storytimes and lessons.."
— Public Libraries