105 Ways to Give a Book

ABC Storytime: E is for...

Er... I don’t know.

Funny story. In the eight years I’ve been doing alphabet storytimes, taking turns with my coworkers, I’ve never had the letter “E.” So today the letter “E” is brought to you by... YOU! Leave some suggestions for great storytime books about elephants, eggs, or earwax. Also fair game are books using “E” names like Eva, Erin, or Edward (but not Tulane).

Okay, okay, I can’t leave you with absolutely nothing. I would probably use Ella the Elegant Elephant, by Carmela D’Amico, The Egg, by M.P. Robertson, and “Eat!” cried Little Pig, by Jonathan London.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm . . . There's Yellow Elephant by Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis. And if they needn't be picture books, there are the Edgar & Ellen books.

EM said...

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct! How could you forget Mo? :)

shelburns said...

What about Horton Hears a Who? Even though the title isn't an E title, it's about an elephant. Horton Hatches an Egg, Green Eggs and Ham, Edward the Emu.

MotherReader said...

Shelburns, the Horton books are probably too long, but that Edward the Emu book certainly looks like it is worth investigating.

Kelly, yes, yes Yellow Elephant.

EM, I'm soooo embarrassed to forget Mo's book. What if they take away my fan club card??!!

Terry Doherty said...

How 'bout Ella Sarah Gets Dressed written and illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine; or Jumbo's Lullaby by Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by Henri Sorenson

Alyssa F said...

No idea if these are the wrong length or not, but if you're looking about nonfiction about eggs I've always liked An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long.

Abby said...

Two that have worked for me are Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada and The Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme Heine. For elephants, I would suggest Just a Little Bit by Ann Tompert and Nellie's Knot by Ken Brown.

Anonymous said...

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susan said...

How about Ella Sets the Stage or any of the other Ella books by Carmela and Steven D'amico? We've been meaning to explore the rest of the series but haven't gotten there yet.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Here are a few suggestions from my collection:

- Epossumondas
- Evie & Margie
- Emily's Balloon
- That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
- Elbert's Bad Word
- Eloise
- Everybody Needs a Rock
- The Emperor and the Kite
- Elympics by X. J. Kennedy. It contains poems about elephants competing in sports.
- The Seven Silly Eaters, a book written in verse by Mary Ann Hoberman
- Edward and the Pirates
- Edward in the Jungle

That's all I can come up with at the moment.

Gretta said...

My grandmother gave me a book called "From Egg to Chick" that was written in the 60's and told about how a chicken was made. Our kids are still enjoying it today.

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