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ABC Storytime: R is for...

R is for... runcible spoon? Reaganomics? Rogaine? I don’t know. Apparently I never did a storytime for the letter R, and I don’t have any quick thoughts now. Sure, there are tons of books with Read or Reading in the title, but which ones are good and not preachy?

In any case, if I don’t want to run late to work — sorry, run later than usual — I’ve got to leave the letter R to you, my blog readers. Please, help me out.

The Letter R


Bibliovore said...

. . . rabbits?

That's all I got.

EM said...

I was thinking rabbit, too -- maybe the new DUCK? RABBIT! (Is that workable for story time?) How about LEMONS ARE NOT *R*ED? MISS *R*UMPHIUS?

Anonymous said...

RED SLED by Patricia Thomas
Rapunzel, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky
Ricky Ticky Tavi?

Abby said...

Lesse, how about:


(I don't know how well this would work for a readaloud) HIPPO! NO, RHINO by Jeff Newman

ROADWORK by Sally Sutton

For songs, you could do Ram Sam Sam or anything by Raffi (Apples and Bananas, anyone?)

Pat said...

Lots of nice Raccoon picture books: RACCOON TUNE by Nancy Shaw and the KISSING HAND series by Audrey Penn. For Rabbits, I really like RABBIT EARS by Amber Stewart. There is also RATTLETRAP CAR by Phyllis Root. I am doing a Letter R storytime next week. I will post anything else I used for it.

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Tricia said...

I gotta go with reptiles!

Alligators and Crocs
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Counting Crocodiles
What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile?
Zack's Alligator
Alligator Boy

The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Snake Alley Band
Mouse Count

Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond
Yertle the Turtle
Emma's Turtle

That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are more!

Scarlet said...

"Red" storytimes are fun. Or, how about "Rhythm" or "Rhymes"(or both)? Lots of great emergent literacy tie -ins with those.
And EM, Duck?Rabbit! does work in storytime!

Sherry said...

Miss Rumphius? See Fuse 8's picture book post for today or was it yesterday?

Rain goes with flowers. Peter Spier's Rain.
My Red Umbrella by Robert Bright.
Rain Makes Applesauce by Scheer and BIleck. (one of my favorite read alouds many, many years ago)
Rain Drop Splash by Alvin Tresselt.

Saints and Spinners said...

I'll contribute Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathman. How she came to write and publish her first picture book is a fabulous story you probably know from her Caldecott award speech... that speech is one of my favorites ever.

Christine said...

How about that song, "The red, red robin keeps bob, bob, bobbin' along..."? Oooh or "Rockin' Robin" Can you play "Red Rover" at storytime? Probably not.

Brandi said...

R is for Robots!

Hello, Robots by Bob Staake
Rolie Polie Olie by William Joyce
Sammy and the Robots by Ian Whybrow
If I Had a Robot by Dan Yaccarino
Cosmo and the Robot by Brian Pinkney

Activity: Dancing like a robot!

Minh said...

Rutabaga and Rapscallion!

That would be a great name for a kid's book... "The Unlikely Adventures of Rutabaga and Rapscallion."

Rasco from RIF said...

Saints and Sinners recommended RUBY THE COPYCAT which prompts me to recommend a look at a number of RUBY books. I collect books with "RUBY" in the title as it is my mother's name and before her death I gave them to her on special occasions to have for her grandchildren....RUBY'S WISH by Shirin Yim is probably my favorite.