Rob Reid, with his 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 Booklinks and Library Sparks, he is also a popular and entertaining presenter at conferences, libraries, and schools.
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
Best-selling children's author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids' attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make ‘em laugh! In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights dozens of programming and title suggestions that are surefire ways to banish young ones' yawns permanently, including
- Humorous lesson plans, organized by age group, with storytelling tips for maximum yuks
- Several book lists of the funniest titles published since 2000, encompassing picture books, books for beginning readers, graphic novels and Manga, juvenile fiction, poetry, and other literature
- More than a dozen original fingerplays, songs, activities and stories, along with a new "Rappin' Rob Rap"
With the hilarious ideas and ready-to-use programs in this book, your storytimes will be the laugh factory of the library!
Part 1: Humor Programs for the Preschool Crowd
2 Moo Ha-Ha
3 Naughty or Nice
4 Now I Know My ABCs
Part 2: Humor Programs for the School-Age Crowd
7 Funny Bunny
8 I Read It in a Book
9 Noisy Nonsense
10 Pet Shop
Part 3: The Funniest Books in Your Library
12 Easy Readers
13 Graphic Novels/Manga
14 Chapter Books
16 Derivative Literature—Folklore
17 Derivative Literature—Songs
Appendix: The Coveted Robbie Awards
"[A] high-spirited resource."
--School Library Journal