Pete the Cat has a sunny outlook on life. He loves his shoes and just wants to sing about them no matter what he steps in. The folksy illustrations are great but it’s the song that makes Pete the Cat a storytime staple.
The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.
To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).
This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.
Picture Books Designed to Inspire Dancing and Singing
I love incorporating singing in storytime and there are a bunch of fun books with original songs. Here are a few good ones to make you tap your toes and sing at the top of your voice.
A zany rhyming picture book featuring an assortment of partying fruits finds breakdancing lemons, twirling tangerines, excited apples, a banana DJ and other be-bopping members of the fruit bowl organizing a fun disco in a late-night kitchen.
Children and their robot friend build a treehouse in a rhyme that fits the tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down.” Includes facts about simple machines, jobs robots do, an activity, and musical notation.
A Grammy-nominated band provides an illustrated four-color sing-along book chock full entertaining, original song lyrics, accompanied by a companion DVD with the songs themselves and engaging animation.