Story Time at Home

Story Time at Home

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So You Want to Be an Owl

Learn all sorts of facts about owls when Miss Amanda reads "So You Want to Be an Owl," by Jane Porter and illustrated by Maddie Frost.


Miss Amy shares more animal tales... this time they're about cats!

This episode's stories:
"The Best Pet Ever" by Victoria Roberts and illustrated by Deborah Allwright, told as a puppet story, and "There Are Cats In This Book" by Viviane Schwarz

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"My Kitty Cat Puff"


Did you know some lizards can lose their tail and grow a new one? Learn other amazing facts in these tales about lizards.

This episode's stories:
"Like a Lizard" by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Stephanie Laberis, "Blue Chamelion" by Emily Gravett, and "Lizard's Song" by George Shannon, retold as a puppet story

This episode's songs and rhymes:
Magic Bag Riddle, and "Chirp, Chirp when the Groovy Green Gecko"

Sea Creatures

We're still celebrating Shark Week! Tune in for this episode all about sea creatures.

This episode's stories:
"Hooray for Fish!" by Lucy Cousins

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Teasing Mr. Shark," "Bubble, Bubble, Pop!" and Fish color rhyme


Mr. Lion is invited to a party. But, uh-oh, what will he wear? Tune in to find out and enjoy other stories about these cool cats.

This episode's stories:
"The Big Angry Roar" by Jonathan Lambert, "Mr. Lion Dresses Up" by Britta Teckentrup, and "Monty's Magnificent Mane" by Gemma O'Neill, told as a puppet story

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"I'm a Lion," "Old MacDonald Had a Zoo," and "Sleeping Lions"

Zoo Animals

Miss Amy shares tales about lots of animals with tails -- zoo animals!

This episode's stories:
"Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell, told as a puppet story, and "Stop Snoring, Bernard" by Zachariah OHora

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Oh, where have all my little zoo animals gone?" and Zoo Riddles


What a hoot! Miss Amanda shares funny stories and songs about this interesting bird.

This episode's stories:
"Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise" by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Jean Jullian, "Good Night Owl" by Greg Pizzoli, and "Little Owl Lost" by Chris Haughton, retold as a puppet story

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Five Little Owls" magic bag, Owl Guessing Game, and "This Is the Way We Sleep All Day"


2021's Summer Reading Theme is "Tails and Tales, Wild for Reading." Can you think of an animal that uses its tail to communicate? Dogs, of course! Miss Amy shares tales about this tail-wagging friend.

This episode's stories:
"All the Lassies" by Liesel Moak Skorpen, told as a puppet story, and "The Doghouse" by Jan Thomas

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone," and "Puppy's Doghouse"


Have you read "The Noisy Foxes"? They are really LOUD! This story time is all about Miss Amanda's favorite animal -- foxes.

This episode's stories:
"One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller" by Kate Read, "Shake the Tree!" by Paolo Chiarinotti, Chiara Vignocchi, and Silvia Borando, and "The Noisy Foxes" by Amy Husband, told as a puppet story

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Here is Foxy's Pointy Nose," "Fox/Box Game," and "Little Foxes"


Miss Amy shares stories about one of her favorite animals -- frogs!

This episode's stories:
"The Wide Mouthed Frog" by Keith Faulkner and illustrated by Jonathan Lambert, told as a puppet story, and "Can I Tell You a Secret?" by Anna Kang and illustrated by Chistopher Weyant

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Two Little Frogs" and "Jump!"

Tails and Tales

Miss Amanda kicks off Summer Reading with tales about animal tails!

This episode's stories:
"Love Tails" by Rob Sayegh Jr., "Do You See My Tail?" by Anita Bijsterbosch, and "The Best Bottom" by Brigitte Minne and illustrated by Marjolein Pottie, told as a puppet story

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"A Pig's Tail is Hard to Find," "Tail Game," and "Do You See My Tail?"

Hello, Hot Dog

It's grilling season! Have you ever wondered how hot dogs feel about being eaten? Find out when Miss Amy reads "Hello, Hot Dog" by Lily Murray and illustrated by Jarvis.

World Turtle Day

Miss Amanda celebrates World Turtle Day (May 23) by sharing songs and stories about turtles, as well as facts about the library's turtle, Spike.

This episode's stories:
"Hurry Up and Slow Down" by Layn Marlow and "The Box Turtle" by Vanessa Roeder

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"This is My Turtle," "Ten Little Turtles," and "Turtle, Turtle Moves So Slow"

The Watermelon Seed

Have you ever swallowed a seed? What do you think happens to it? In "The Watermelon Seed," by Greg Pizzoli, a crocodile is very worried when he accidentally swallows a seed.

My New Friend is So Fun!

Can you have more than one friend? What happens if your best friend meets someone new? Miss Amy reads "My New Friend is So Fun!" by Mo Willems.


Kindness doesn't always come naturally... sometimes it takes practice!

This episode's stories:
"While We Can't Hug" by Eoin McLaughlin and illustrated by Polly Dunbar, "Kindness Grows" by Britta Teckentrup, and "Sorry (Really Sorry)" by Joanna Cotler and illustrated by Harry Bliss

This episode's song:
"If You're Kind and You Know It" and "Spread Kindness All Around"

Can You Make a Scary Face?

A ladybug invites you to play a game of pretend in "Can You Make a Scary Face?" by Jan Thomas. Miss Amy also shares a fun counting song about a ladybug's spots.

Mud and Dirt

April showers bring... mud! But as Pete the Cat says, "It's all good."

This episode's stories:
"Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes" by James Dean and Eric Litwin, and "The Rhyming Dust Bunnies" by Jan Thomas

This episode's song:
"Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean"

On Account of the Gum

Oh no! Have you ever had gum stuck in your hair? Find out what NOT to do when Miss Amanda reads "On Account of the Gum" by Adam Rex.


Everybunny loves bunnies, especially Miss Evie!

This episode's stories:
"Found" by Salina Yoon, "Home for a Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams, and "The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO" by Jonathan Allen

This episode's songs and rhymes:
"Little Bunny in a Hat" and "Sleeping Bunnies"