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Cybils Nominees ABC Giveaway: The Letter S

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(I apologize. I thought this was scheduled to post yesterday, and forgot to check. My bad.)

All the Seasons of the Year
by Deborah Lee Rose, illustrated by Kay Chorao

All the Seasons of the YearA mother’s love follows her son through the seasons, all beautifully described and illustrated. “I love you when winter blows/when wind chills our faces, fingers, toes/when snowflakes glitter the quiet night/and morning greets us all in white...” The two are together sharing activities — raking, sledding, gardening, swimming — and enjoying the season joys. While this is a Mommy Love book, it’s not cloying, as most of the text focuses on the special and uniques aspects of each season. The artwork is delicate, detailed, and just so pretty. The title would work well for a preschool storytime on the seasons, but it is meant to be shared with the special child in your life. Please do so.
Give this book with a handmade coupon book for various seasonal activities — sled ride and cocoa date, for example — or look for more Ways to Give a Picture Book or over a hundred other Ways to Give a Book this holiday season.
The Letter S

Book: Some Smug Slug, by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Rhyme: “Squirrels”
Wisky, frisky, hippity, hop
Up he climbs to the tree top.
Whirly, twirly, round and round
Down he scampers to the ground.
Where’s his supper? In a shell
Snappy, cracky, out it fell.
Book: Scaredy Squirrel or Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, by Melanie Watt

Book: Silly Tilly, by Eileen Spinelli, or Silly Sally, by Audrey Wood

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out”
I’m going to shake, shake, shake my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out.
And wiggle my waggles away.

I’m going to clap, clap, clap my crazies out.
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out.
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out.
And wiggle my waggles away.
Book: Russell the Sheep, by Rob Scotton

Song: “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”

Book: Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie, by Norton Juster

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Bridget R. Wilson said...

S must be one of my favorite letters. I have a lot of S books to recommend.

So Many Days by McGhee
Something to Do by Lucas
Stanza by Esbaum
Stretch by Cronin

Amy said...

I like Shadow by Suzy Lee and Snow by Uri Schulevitz.

Storied Cities said...

Sheep in a Jeep! by Nancy Shaw is fun.

Sarah said...

I love these books:
The Squeaky Door / MacDonald
Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll / Ireland
My Friend is Sad / Willems

bioluminescence said...

Sock Monkey Goes To Hollywood: A Star is Bathed by Cece Bell
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (stinky part only for read aloud)

Unknown said...

Seriously, who doesn't love Scaredy Squirrel!

wmmahaney said...

The Story of Ferdinand
The Snowy Day
The Seven Chinese Brothers

Katie said...

For letter Ss week, my preschoolers cut out and decorated letter "S" to look like a snake!

Z-Kids said...

Oh yes, Suzy Lee's "Shadow" is amazing. Wow wow wow. My favorite book to come out in the last 20 years!

Alison said...

Seven Silly Eaters is a favorite at our house