Tuesday, September 11, 2007

There are some great picture books out there on dancing. I used several in preschool storytime and wanted to share them with you. Check out our catalog at www.lincolnlibraries.org to see reviews of the books.

Ryder, Joanne. DANCE BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. (this is written to fit the tune: Buffalo Gals). 2007

---- BIG BEAR BALL. (2002) I love Steven Kellogg illustrations.

Andreae, Giles. GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE. (this title came out in 2001 but an edition with a CD was released in 2007)

Harter, Debbie. THE ANIMAL BOOGIE. (this is available in paperback with a music CD that invites kids to get up & move with the animals. This also works well as a flannelboard story)

Winthrop, Elizabeth. THE DANCING GRANNY (2003) This has a dancing granny and a zoo full of animal dancers.

Helldorfer, M. C. GOT TO DANCE (2004) A young girl dances through a summer day.

Merz, Jennifer J. THAT DANCIN' DOLLY. (2004) This is also written to the tune: Buffalo Gals. This is also a wonderful title to use with toddlers.

Dillon, Leo & Diane. RAP A TAP TAP: HERE'S BOJANGLES, THINK OF THAT! (2002) A picture book about the dancing of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

Shields, Carol Diggory. SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE DINOSAUR STOMP. Who doesn't love dinosaurs, just pratice your pronunciation.

Wilson, Karma. HILDA MUST BE DANCING. A hippo shakes up her friends with her dancing until they find a happy compromise that satisfies everyone.

These are just my top 10. (it was hard to limit to 10 but I did). This storytime invites participation and movement. Later I'll post activities to go with the books.