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Storytime Resources

Baker’s Dozen

Each year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book compiles the Baker’s Dozen. In fact, I don’t think I would even be a children’s librarian if it weren’t for two members of the Baker’s Dozen Collection Committee (Steven Herb and Sara Willoughby-Herb, a spectacular husband-wife team) who taught an amazing course in early literacy at Dominican U.  There are a lot of booklists out there, but this is one of my favorites. Each year they compile a list of 13 new picture books that are exemplary in fulfilling the goals of family literacy programs. The criteria for the Baker’s Dozen is uniquely thoughtful.  Here’s a direct link to all the lists from 2004 to 2011

Bus Songs
A ginormous collection of songs. You are certain to find the perfect song to fit your storytime here!

Storytime Rocks

This wiki has some wonderful ideas for your next storytime.

NIEHS Kid’s Page 

I have no idea who put this site together, and why they created a rather large database of children’s music, but if you need to find the lyrics to song for storytime it’s a good place to look.

Make Learning Fun

Storytimes Online

Got a theme, but drawing a blank on what to read, do or sing? This website will help you out.

Making Learning Fun seeks to provide free learning activities to early
childhood educators.  Visitors to the site enjoy unlimited access free of charge.

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