Story Time: Pizza!

Story Time: Pizza!

Story Time: Pizza!

We explored Pizza Pie Cafe this week and learned more about this tasty dish.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Naming and categorizing things can be fun for children of all ages. Help children make sense of their world by grouping things that go together, such as knives, forks, and spoons at a table.

- Lambert

Activity

Recite the rhyme, “Ladies, Knives, and Forks” and do the following fingerplay. Repeat the rhyme a few times, so that everyone will feel comfortable saying the words and doing the motions. As you begin to say the rhyme, put your hands together knuckle to knuckle.

Here are my lady’s knives and forks. (Open hands and show fingers)
Here is my lady’s table. (Turn hands over and show knuckles)
Here is my lady’s looking glass. (Face knuckles toward you)
And here is the baby’s cradle. (Sway hands back and forth)

- adapted from Lambert

Books Presented

Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-Alt

Convinced that pizza is the best food, Pipo will eat nothing else until her fed-up parents send her on a quest to prove that no dishes in their multicultural neighborhood are better.

So You Want to Grow a Pizza? by Bridget Hess

When a young boy wants to grow his own pizza, he learns where the different ingredients come from and how they grow.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Pizza Man

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, pizza man (clap hands)

Make me a pizza as fast as you can (shake finger)

Roll it (roll)

Toss it (pretend to toss in air)

Sprinkle it with cheese (sprinkling motions)

Put it in the oven (pushing motion)

And bake it fast, please!

Action Song: If You Wanna Eat Some Pizza

If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!

If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!

If you like bubbly cheese then just say, “Pizza please!”

If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page and add your favorite pizza toppings!

Try this pizza math activity!

Additional Books

Pizza-Pie Snowman by Valeri Gorbachev

Running through town to get a pizza for himself and his mother, Pinky unwittingly becomes covered in snow; now everyone thinks he is a walking snowman!

Pete's A Pizza by William Steig

When Pete feels miserable because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father finds a fun indoor game to play with his son.

Pizza by Frank Asch

After trying pizza for the very first time, everything Baby Bear sees reminds him of the tasty treat and he decides never to eat anything else.

Pete's A Pizza by William Steig

When Pete feels miserable because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father finds a fun indoor game to play with his son.

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Today we learned about penguins with National Geographic educator Sharee Barton! Check out our books, songs, and activities below.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

We often build our on our children’s curiosity but don’t always know the answers to their questions. We can often discover in the answers together in books. Knowledge about the world, even in young children, is key to understanding. Combining a story and a factual book on nature or science helps expand children’s scientific knowledge.

- Lambert

Activity

Read aloud “Be Brave Little Penguin” by Giles Audreae and Guy Parker-Rees and a nonfiction book about penguins like “The Penguin, a Funny Bird” by Beatrice Fontanel. You may also want to recite “Three Little Penguins.”

Books Presented

Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae

Pip-Pip, the littlest penguin, is teased for being afraid of the water until, with his mother’s guidance, he finally jumps in.

Five Little Penguins by Sally Hopgood

Five little penguins go off to play. Can you count them?

Penguins by Anne Schreiber

Learn about penguins and how they live. A National Geographic Kids book.

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! by Bob Barner

A parade of irresistible penguins from climates warm and cold swim, slide, and waddle across the pages of Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

The Penguin Song

Have you ever seen
a penguin come to tea?

When you look at me,
A penguin you will see

Penguins attention
Penguins begin!

 (right flipper)
(left flipper)
(right foot)
(left foot)
(bob your head)
(stick out your tongue)
(turn a circle)

– The Learning Station

Five Little Penguins

(melody: “Five Little Ducks”)

5 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 4 little penguins waddling today.

4 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 3 little penguins waddling today.

3 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 2 little penguins waddling today.

2 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 1little penguin waddling today.

1 little penguin waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and he fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Leaving no little penguins waddling today.

No little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slippery and none fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water they went to play,
5 little penguins swimming today.

– Patty Shukla

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Make your own felt penguin!

Pick up our Story Time kit today or make your own using felt scraps and googly eyes.

Additional Books

The Penguin, a Funny Bird by Béatrice Fontanel

Describes the habits, characteristics, and habitat of penguins.

Feathered Friends by Book Dash

Two baby King Penguins think their friend looks funny… until they start to change themselves!

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Story Time: “P” is for Purple

“P” is for purple! Start off the new year with some fun purple-themed books.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Sharing books that talk about how characters behave in various kinds of relationships can help children think about their own behavior and how they interact with others. Thank the opportunity books offer to talk about what your child thinks and what he might do.

- Lambert

Activity

Read the book The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart or another book that encourages talk about relationships. After reading the book, talk about what the characters thought of each other. What changed?

- Adapted from Lambert

Books Presented

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

What is a purple person? They bring their family, friends, and communities together, and they speak up for what’s right. They are kind and hardworking, and they love to laugh (especially at Grandpa’s funny noises)! A purple person is an everyday superhero!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Rhyme: I have a Crayon

I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green
 
– Storytimekatie.com

Purple People

(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know it)

Purple People like to sing, they’ll do it now.
Purple People like to dance, and they know how.
Purple People spin around.
Purple People touch the ground.
Purple People know it’s time to take a bow.

– Adapted from Stepbystepcc.com

 

Flannel Story: Patty’s Purple Pocket Pants

– Adapted from ChurchofJesusChrist.org 

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page pack!

Make your own purple pocket!

Pick up our Story Time kit today.

Fizzy Ice Cube Science Experiment

Try this science experiment!

Additional Books

Harold's Fairy Tale by Crockett Johnson

With his purple crayon Harold draws his way into an enchanted garden troubled by a giant witch.

Harold's Trip to the Sky by Crockett Johnson

Harold travels to the sky with the help of his purple crayon.

Swatch: the Girl Who Loved Color by Julia Denos

Swatch is a girl who is passionate about color.

Sally and the Purple Socks by Lisze Bechtold

When her tiny purple socks start to expand, Sally turns them into a scarf and then curtains, but things soon get out of hand.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Letters to Santa are a great way to promote early literacy skills during the holiday season. Color pictures to leave for Santa or to give as gifts. Organize Christmas cookies by shape or color. Line up presents by size on Christmas morning.

- Yogibrarian.com

Activity

Write a letter or draw a picture for Santa. You can drop it by the library and you will receive a fun activity and a treat! (while supplies last)

Books Presented

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London

When Froggy goes on vacation to Hawaii, he’s too excited to pay much attention to his parents.

Hawaiian Christmas Day by Beth Greenway

Christmas Day in Hawaii is a special day the sun shines brighter, the birds sing louder, and the palm trees sway and beckon ‘ohana outside to celebrate.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Mele Kalikimaka

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Up on the Housetop

Jingle Bells

 

Additional Books

Keiki Counting 1, 2, 3 by Tammy Yee

Learn numbers one through ten with Hawaiian animals, plants and more in this fun-filled book.

The Great Lei Race by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

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Story Time: Dino Dinner

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

The holidays are a great time to talk with your child. Their senses are alert as they smell the cooking food and the crisp, Fall air, hear the the crunching leaves under their feet, feel the cool breeze on their nose, and see the world change from greens, to browns, and to white.

Activity

Using your senses this week, talk about what your child notices around them, and then share a memory of when you were a child that’s triggered by a sensory experience of your own.

Books Presented

Library Books Are Not for Eating! by Todd Tarpley

Ms. Bronte loves being a teacher, but she has one small problem . . . she also really loves eating books. Did I mention she’s also a dinosaur?

Dino Thanksgiving by Lisa Wheeler

  The dinosaurs enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving Day activities, including preparing favorite recipes, playing touch football, telling stories, and eating together.

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen

Describes how a dinosaur eats, with no rude noises and while sitting very still.

Dino-Dinners by Mick Manning

Find out what dinosaurs ate in prehistoric times.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

If You’re Thankful and You Know It

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re thankful and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
(stomp your feet, shout “hooray”, do all three)

– Storytimekatie.com

Dino Thanksgiving Day

Over the river, and through the wood,
The dinosaurs will go;
Stegosaurus, he leads the way through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood,
to the mountain far away!
We would not stop for triceratops,
for this is Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Pot

(Tune: Shaker Melody)

We put some ___________in the pot,
and stir, stir, stir till its hot.

I hope my dino likes this dish, cause this is my Thanksgiving wish.

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Dinosaur Hand

Make this cool dinosaur craft!

Additional Books

The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important.

The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood

While learning the secret to a good life, a child says thank you for the natural world and for being loved, because a grateful heart is always happy.

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Turkey nervously makes a series of costumes, disguising himself as other farm animals in hopes that he can avoid being served as Thanksgiving dinner.

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Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We'll be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

Story Time: “P” is for Purple

"P" is for purple! Start off the new year with some fun purple-themed books.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Sharing books that talk about how characters behave in various kinds of relationships can...

January Kid and Tween STEAM

Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

Story Time Supply Kits

For those who do not have preschool story time craft supplies at home, we have Story Time Supply Kits available starting January 4th. This kit will provide child safety scissors, liquid glue, tape, 3 markers, and a glue stick. It also has a small "flannel board" on...

Story Time – Dino Dance

Story Time – Dino Dance

Story Time – Dino Dance

“D” is for dinosaur, and November is for Dinovember! Celebrate Dinovember with these great books and activities.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Everybody knows at least one preschooler who can rattle off the names of dozens of dinosaurs. There’s a reason for that! Preschoolers’ brains are wired to learn as much vocabulary as possible. So don’t underestimate them: give them all the words you can! Use the most specific terms possible and they will soak them up like a sponge.

- http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/baby-storytime-dinosaurs/

Activity

Read a non-fiction book about dinosaurs with your child, then open up a picture book with dinosaurs and help your child name each kind of dinosaur that appears.

Books Presented

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields

  When it’s rock ‘n’ roll time during the prehistoric era, many different kinds of dinosaurs gather to twist, twirl, and tromp at a Saturday night party.

Dino-Dancing by Lisa Wheeler

The Paleo Theater is packed with cheering fans ready for a dance showdown.

Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David A. Carter

A colorful pop-up dinosaur lurks behind each large lift-the-flap. Open them if you dare and meet six delightful dinosaurs!

Dino Tracks by Rhonda Lucas Donald

Step back in time and follow dinosaur tracks around the world. Whether made by a few dinosaurs or large groups, these tracks provide clues to the movement and behavior of these lovable ancient creatures.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Five Funny Dinosaurs

Five dancing dinosaurs clogging on the floor.
One clogged away, and then there were four.
Four dancing dinosaurs spinning ‘round a tree.
One spinned away, and then there were three.
Three dancing dinosaurs kicked a doodle-doo.
One kicked away, and then there were two.
Two dancing dinosaurs having lots of fun.
One went away, and then there was one.
One lonely dinosaur afraid to dance a solo.
He ran away… and then there were zero.

– Adapted from Storytimekatie.com

Rhyme: Dance Like a Diplodocus

Dance like diplodocus
Swaying through the trees

Fly like pterodactyl
Soaring in the breeze

Sprint like gallimimus
Striding through the land

Hunt like velociraptor
Circling in a band

Scoff like a stegosaurus
Munching juicy shoots

Chomp like an apatosaurus
Crunching stones and shoots

Roar like a t-rex
Pouncing on its prey

Run like triceratops
Saying “Don’t eat me today !”

– Carrypaterson.wordpress.com

We Are the Dinosaurs

We are the dinosaurs, marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya think of that?
We are the dinosaurs, marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs, we make the earth flat
We make the earth flat

We stop and eat our food, when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food on the ground
We stop and eat our food, when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food and then we march around

‘Cause we are the dinosaurs, marching, marching…

We stop and take a rest, over in our nest
We stop and take a rest at the end of the day
We stop and take a rest, over in our nest
We stop and take a rest and then you’ll hear us say

That we are the dinosaurs, marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya think of that?
We are the dinosaurs, marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs, we make the earth flat
We make the earth flat

And then we roar!
‘Cause we are the dinosaurs!
(Roar!)

– The Laurie Berkner Band

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Dinosaur Headband

Make this cool dinosaur craft!

Additional Books

How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge

Dinosaurs and modern life collide in a very young picture book that clearly illustrates how big dinosaurs really were.

Don't Forget Dexter by Lindsay Ward

When his best friend, Jack, leaves him behind at the doctor’s office, Dexter T. Rexter panics. First he tries to find Jack. Then he sings their special song. Then he sings their special song even louder.

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Did you know that Mele Kalikimaka is how they say, "Merry Christmas" in Hawaii? It looks like Santa went to Hawaii for a quick vacation before the holidays. Check out some of these books about Hawaii and take a "book" vacation with Santa!Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30...

Story Time: Dino Dinner

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Upcoming Christmas Story Time with Santa

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Story Time – Dino Dance

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Story Time: Dino Digs

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Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

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Story Time: Creepy Costumes

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Story Time: Dino Digs

Story Time: Dino Digs

Story Time: Dino Digs

“D” is for dinosaur, and November is for Dinovember! Celebrate Dinovember with these great books and activities.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Everybody knows at least one preschooler who can rattle off the names of dozens of dinosaurs. There’s a reason for that! Preschoolers’ brains are wired to learn as much vocabulary as possible. So don’t underestimate them: give them all the words you can! Use the most specific terms possible and they will soak them up like a sponge.

- http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/baby-storytime-dinosaurs/

Activity

Read a non-fiction book about dinosaurs with your child, then open up a picture book with dinosaurs and help your child name each kind of dinosaur that appears.

Books Presented

The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig by Jan and Mike Berenstain

When Brother and Sister visit the Bearsonian Museum, they luck out. A real dinosaur dig is taking place! What sort of fossils will they find?

What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive? by Mark Lee

Uncle Otto is a used car salesman, who, with the help of his niece and nephew, finds the perfect vehicles for his dinosaur customers.

Am I Yours? by Alex Latimer

Some friendly dinosaurs must help a lost egg after it’s blown out of its nest. But if they are to reunite the little egg with its true parents, they must first discover what kind of dinosaur lies inside.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Dino Ditty

(Tune: “Doo Wah Ditty” by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich)

Here he comes just a stomping with his feet.
Singing dino, ditty, ditty – dum, ditty do
Searching around for something to eat.
Singing Dino, ditty, ditty, dum, ditty-do
He’s huge. (echo)
He’s strong. (echo)
He’s huge, he’s strong.
Won’t be hungry very long!

Here he comes just a flying down the street singing…
Flapping his wings as he looks for stuff to eat singing…

Here he comes just a swinging his tail singing…
Eating lots of plants, like spinach and kale, singing…

– Pasadena-library.net

All Around the Swamp

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap
Flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap,
Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap
All around the swamp.

Triceratop’s horns went poke, poke, poke…
Apatosaurus’ mouth went munch, munch, munch…

– Melissa.depperfamily.net 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Dinosaur Headband

Make this cool dinosaur craft!

Additional Books

Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern

Documents the work of an early twentieth-century paleontologist, named after the famous circus icon by his ambitious parents, who grew up to work for the American Museum of Natural History and discovered the first documented skeletons of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other noteworthy species.

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Story Time: Dino Dinner

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Join us for a mele kalikimaka Story Time with Santa! Tuesday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page. See you there!  

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Story Time: Dino Digs

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Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

“D” is for dinosaur, and November is for Dinovember! Start off Dinovember with these great books and activities.

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Learning through play is relaxed, fun, and creative. Through a single enjoyable activity, your child can learn about following directions, taking turns, and showing appreciation to others, all skills that are necessary for healthy development.

- Lambert

Activity

Help your child practice taking turns by playing a hide and seek game with a favorite toy. Show them how you appreciate their efforts to find the toy, even if it might be hard to spot at first.

Books Presented

Dinoshapes by Jo Ryan

Identifies different dinosaurs using illustrations comprised of finger and thumb prints.

Hello Dinosaurs by Joan Holub

Join a herd of dinosaurs waiting for eggs to hatch in this action-packed next-step-concept book about comparisons.

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

From renowned pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart comes an awe-inspiring tribute to the world’s most beloved extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign on our planet.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Dinosaur Song

(Tune: Go Tell Aunt Rhody)
A dinosaur’s hiding, hiding. A dinosaur is hiding in this room.
– adapted from Library Story Hour from A to Z by Ellen K. Hasbrouck

Flannel Activity: Dino, Dino, Dinosaur

(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Dino, dino, dinosaur, stomping on the ground.
Now we add one and two, till we have a herd.

– Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

 

Shake My Dino Head

(Tune: Shake My Sillies Out)

I’m going to shake, shake, shake my dino head, (shake head)
Shake, shake, shake my dino head, shake shake, shake my dino head, 
And then go stomping about. (stomp feet)

Scratch, scratch, scratch my dino claws… (shape hands like claws and scratch them in the air)

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my dino foot… (wiggle one foot)

Wag, wag, wag my dino tail… (move bottom side to side)

– Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Build a Dinosaur

Make this cool dinosaur craft!

Additional Books

Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon

Readers set out on a time-traveling adventure through six prehistoric narrative scenes that cover everything from the gentle giants to the bloodthirsty predators and along the way examine what dinosaurs looked like, where they lived, what they ate, and why they disappeared.

How to Grow a Dinosaur by Jill Esbaum

Provides practical advice for a young dinosaur when a baby brother arrives, such as the good news that he will be toddling soon, but the bad news that he will not know what is dangerous.

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Story Time: Penguins with Sharee Barton

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Story Time: Dino Dinner

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Upcoming Christmas Story Time with Santa

Join us for a mele kalikimaka Story Time with Santa! Tuesday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page. See you there!  

Story Time – Dino Dance

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Story Time: Dino Digs

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Story Time: “D” is for Dinosaur

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Story Time: Creepy Costumes

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