Children's Programming

Selected materials available for loan from Georgia Public Library Service (PINES policy name STATELIB-L; OCLC WorldShare ILL symbol GSL)

Book talks

Cole, Sonja. 2010. Booktalking around the world: great global reads for ages 9-14. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, and Selma K. Levi. 2009. Booktalking bonanza: ten ready-to-use multimedia sessions for the busy librarian. Chicago: American Library Association.

Gillespie, John Thomas, and Corinne J. Naden. 2006. The Newbery/Printz companion: booktalk and related materials for award winners and honor books. 3rd ed. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Kitain, Sandra. 2008. Shelf-esteem. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

The power of booktalking. 2009. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers. DVD

York, Sherry. 2009. Booktalking authentic multicultural literature: fiction and history for young readers. Columbus, Ohio: Linworth Books.


Lowe, Joy L., and Kathryn I. Matthew. 2008. Puppet magic. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Readers’ theater

Fredericks, Anthony D. 2008. More frantic frogs and other frankly fractured folktales for readers theatre. Westport, Conn: Teachers Idea Press.

Fredericks, Anthony D. 2008. Songs and rhymes readers theatre for beginning readers. Westport, Conn: Teachers Ideas Press.


De las Casas, Dianne, and Soleil Lisette. 2009. Scared silly: 25 tales to tickle and thrill. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

De Las Casas, Dianne, and Soleil Lisette. 2011. Tell along tales!: playing with participation stories. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Freeman, Judy. 2007. Once upon a time: using storytelling, creative drama, and reader's theater with children in grades preK-6. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Gordh, Bill. 2006. Stories in action: interactive tales and learning activities to promote early literacy. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Greene, Ellin, and Janice Del Negro. 2010. Storytelling: art and technique. 4th ed. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Haven, Kendall F., and MaryGay Ducey. 2007. Crash course in storytelling. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Peck, Penny. 2009. Crash course in storytime fundamentals. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Spaulding, Amy E. 2011. The art of storytelling: telling truths through telling stories. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, Inc.

The storytelling classroom: applications across the curriculum. 2006. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Strauss, Kevin. 2006. Tales with tails: storytelling the wonders of the natural world. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Tell the world: storytelling across language barriers. 2008. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Folktale and story collections:

Almeida, Livia de, Ana Portella, and Margaret Read MacDonald. 2006. Brazilian folktales. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Elswit, Sharon. 2009. The East Asian story finder: a guide to 468 tales from China, Japan and Korea, listing subjects and sources. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co.

Fujita, Hiroko, Fran Stallings, Harold Wright, and Miki Sakurai. 2008. Folktales from the Japanese countryside. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

The Greenwood Library of American folktales. 2006. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. 4 v.

Keding, Dan. 2008. Elder tales: stories of wisdom and courage from around the world. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Keding, Dan. 2010. The United States of storytelling: folktales and true stories from the Eastern states. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Livo, Norma J. 2007. Tales to tickle your funny bone: humorous tales from around the world. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

MacDonald, Margaret Read. 2008. The singing top: tales from Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Marshall, Bonnie C., and Virginia A. Tashjian. 2007. The flower of paradise and other Armenian tales. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Meder, Theo. 2008. The flying Dutchman and other folktales from the Netherlands. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Thompson, Susan Conklin, Keith Steven Thompson, and Lidia López de López. 2007. Mayan folktales = Cuentos folklóricos mayas. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Yuan, Haiwang. 2006. The magic lotus lantern and other tales from the Han Chinese. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Yuan, Haiwang. 2008. Princess Peacock: tales from the other peoples of China. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Storytime and other programming resources and ideas

Anderson, Dee. 2009. Reading is funny!: motivating kids to read with riddles. Chicago: American Library Association.

Balkin, Alfred. 2009. Tune up to literacy: original songs and activities for kids. Chicago: American Library Association.

Bane, Rebecca C. 2010. Let's pretend: 50 start-to-finish preschooler programs for the busy librarian that foster imagination. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Big book of seasons, holidays, and weather: rhymes, fingerplays, and songs for children. 2011. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Bouzoukis, Carol E. 2012. Encouraging your child's imagination: a guide and stories for play acting. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Bradbury, Judy. 2004. Children's book corner: a read-aloud resource with tips, techniques, and plans for teachers, librarians, and parents : level grades 1 and 2. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Bradbury, Judy. 2006. Children's book corner: a read-aloud resource with tips, techniques, and plans for teachers, librarians and parents : level grades 5 and 6. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Briggs, Diane, and Thomas Briggs. 2007. Preschool favorites: 35 storytimes kids love. Chicago: American Library Association.

Briggs, Diane, and Thomas Briggs. 2008. Toddler storytimes II. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Children's services: partnerships for success. 2010. Chicago: American Library Association.

Cohen, Arlene, and Andrea Fitcha McAllister. 2007. Stories on the move: integrating literature and movement with children, from infants to age 14. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Cullum, Carolyn N. 2007. The storytime sourcebook II: [a compendium of 3500+ new ideas and resources for storytellers]. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Dailey, Susan M. 2007. Sing a song of storytime. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

De Las Casas, Dianne, and Philip Chow. 2008. Handmade tales: stories to make and take. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting. 2010. The early literacy kit: a handbook and tip cards. Chicago: American Library Association.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. 2010. Early literacy programming en español: Mother Goose on the Loose programs for bilingual learners. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. 2006. Mother Goose on the loose: a handbook and CD-ROM kit with scripts, rhymes, songs, flannel-board patterns, and activities for promoting early childhood development. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Dixon, Tiara, and Paula Blough. 2006. The sound of storytime. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Ernst, Linda L. 2008. Baby rhyming time. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Freeman, Judy, and Judy Freeman. 2006. Books kids will sit still for 3: a read-aloud guide. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Hutmacher, Kimberly. 2011. Picture book parties! Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Irving, Jan. 2008. Story celebrations: a program guide for schools and libraries. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Larson, Jeanette. 2011. El día de los niños/El día de los libros: building a culture of literacy in your community through Día. Chicago: American Library Association.

Lincycomb, Kay. 2007. Storytimes-- plus! New York: Neal-Schuman.

MacMillan, Kathy. 2008. A box full of tales: easy ways to share library resources through story boxes. Chicago: American Library Association.

MacMillan, Kathy, and Christine Kirker. 2012. Multicultural storytime magic. Chicago :American Library Association.

MacMillan, Kathy, and Christine Kirker. 2009. Storytime magic: 400 fingerplays, flannelboards, and other activities. Chicago: American Library Association.

McNeil, Heather. 2012. Read, rhyme, and romp: early literacy skills and activities for librarians, teachers, and parents. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited.

Nelson, Jennifer, and Keith Braafladt. 2012. Technology and literacy: 21st century library programming for children and teens. Chicago: American Library Association.

Nichols, Judy, and Lori D. Sears. 2007. Storytimes for two-year-olds. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association.

Polette, Nancy. 2006. Books every child should know: the literature quiz book. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Polette, Nancy. 2012. The brain power story hour: higher order thinking with picture books. Jefferson, North Carolina ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

Polette, Nancy. 2012. Fairy tale fun! New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Reid, Rob. 2007. Children's jukebox: the select subject guide to children's musical recordings. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association.

Reid, Rob. 2009. More family storytimes: twenty-four creative programs for all ages. Chicago: American Library Association.

Reid, Rob. 2009. Reid's read-alouds: selections for children and teens. Chicago: American Library Association.

Reid, Rob. 2011. Reid's read-alouds 2: modern day classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket. Chicago: American Library Association.

Reid, Rob. 2007. Something musical happened at the library: adding song and dance to children's story programs. Chicago: American Library Association.

Reid, Rob. 2012. What's black and white and Reid all over?: something hilarious happened at the library. Chicago: American Library Association.

Scott, Barbara A. 2010. 1,000 fingerplays & action rhymes: a sourcebook & DVD. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Scott, Barbara A. 2012. The holiday handbook: 700+ storytime activities from Arbor day to Yom Kippur -- from Diwali to Kwanzaa to Ramadan. Chicago: Neal-Schuman.

Soltan, Rita. 2008. Summer reading renaissance: an interactive exhibits approach. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Struckmeyer, Amanda Moss, and Svetha Hetzler. 2010. DIY programming and book displays: how to stretch your programming without stretching your budget and staff. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Sullivan, Michael. 2009. Connecting boys with books 2: closing the reading gap. Chicago: American Library Association.

Taylor-DiLeva, Kim. 2011. Once upon a sign: using American Sign Language to engage, entertain, and teach all children. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Totten, Kathryn. 2009. Family literacy storytimes: readymade storytimes suitable for the whole family. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Trelease, Jim. 2006. The read-aloud handbook. 6th ed. New York: Penguin Books.

Treviño, Rose Zertuche. 2009. Read me a rhyme in Spanish and English = Léame una rima en español e inglés. Chicago: American Library Association.

Vardell, Sylvia M. 2008. Children's literature in action: a librarian's guide. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Witter-Easley, Jacqueline. 2012. Happy birthday, dear author! Madison, WI: UpstartBooks.

Yousha, LaDonna. 2009. Teddy Bear storytimes: ready-to-go flannel and magnetic storyboard programs that captivate children. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Zingher, Gary. 2006. Theme play: exciting young imaginations. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Selected Web resources

Association for Library Service to Children(ALSC). Programs for school-aged kids. Accessed May 7, 2013.

Barone, Rose Sage and Nick Barone. The Puppetry home page. Accessed May 7, 2013.

The Center for Children's Books. Resources. Accessed May 7, 2013.

Chace, Karen. Storytelling links. Accessed May 7, 2013.

Meadowbrook Press. Giggle poetry. Accessed May 7, 2013.

Silly Librarian. Storytime resources. Accessed May 7, 2013.

May 2013