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Zoo Themed Storytime Books

Actual Size Steve Jenkins
Wild About Books Judy Sierra
Stop Snoring, Bernard Zachariah Ohora

Animals on the Go Storytime Books

Animals on the Go 


Insect Themed Storytime Books

Here is the list of Insect themed storytime books:

I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Snap! by Mick Manning

Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

Ant! Ant! Ant! by April Puller Sayre

Arrggh Spider by Lydia Monks

Sam's Sandwich by David Pulham

I Love Bugs! by Philemon Sturges

May Storytime Book Themes

I hope people are enjoying the lists of
storytime books.  I have posted them on our blog, Facebook, Pinterest
and sent them out via email. 
It is time for you to share your ideas again.  The themes for May are below


Animals on the Go (In honor of One Book 4 Colorado)

Zoo Animals

Send your top 2 favorites to or post in the comments section

Spring Storytime Books Theme

Since Colorado has finally decided to have spring for a couple of days, here is a list of great SPRING storytime books:

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Peek-a-Bloom by Maria Torres Cimarusti
Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Bunny Bunny Catkin by Cathy MacLennan
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand
Cold Little Duck Duck Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters
Bunny and Me by Adele Aron Greenspun
Flowers and Showers: A Spring Counting Book by Rebecca Davis
Flora's Surprise by Debi Gliori

Baby Animals Storytime Books

Baby Animal Themed Books

Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler
What Baby Hears by Laura Godwin
Hush Little Ones by John Butler
You Are Special Little One by Nancy Tafuri
Pouch by David Ezra Stein
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Big and Little on the Farm by Dorothy Donahue
Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley
I Am Small by Emma Dodd
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

Farm Theme Storytime Books

Our first list of storytime books is here! The theme is farm and you all provided some great ideas.  Here is the list:


My Farm Friends by Wendall Minor
Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont
Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Bark George by Jules Feiffer

Need Help Finding Storytime Books?

The CLEL Communications team needs your help!  We are starting a new way for you to get involved and also provide you with storytime resources.  We will send out themes monthly and you will send us your top two storytime books for that theme.  We will then compile a list of all the books, post them on the blog, Facebook, and Pinterest each week.  We will also do a monthly email of all the books.  We are hoping this becomes a great resource for CLEL members.  Please feel free to gives us ideas for themes you want covered.

One Book 4 Colorado Voting

One Book 4 Colorado voting has begun!  The videos are up with John Hickelooper, Missy Franklin and Kevin Faried starring in the videos.  They all do a fantastic job.  I am pulling for one book with farm animals.  No matter which book you love, make sure you vote!  Also make sure you get the word out to all your friends and family.  The more we promote the program now the more popular it will be when it comes time to hand out books.

TOMORROW! SPELL Project Webinar: A dialogue on engaging parents in early literacy

Via Vivienne Houghton:

Greetings! Please join us for...

SPELL Project Webinar: A dialogue on engaging parents in early literacy

Date: Thursday, Dec 13th

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (MST)
(No registration required. A recording will be available.)

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