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Night Time Adventures

Tuesday,  Nov. 5, 2013

Raccoon Tune by Nancy Shaw
Cat and Mouse in the Night
by Tomek Bogacki
Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Fiona Loves the Night by Patricia MacLachlan
Night Shift
by Jessie Hartland

In the Dark of Night’ by Caspar Babypants

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Five Little Bats
Five little bats flew out one night (Hold up five fingers)
To have some fun in the bright moonlight. (Move your hand in a circle)
The first one said, “You can’t catch me!” (Move your thumb away to the side)
The second one said, “Look out for the tree!” (Shake your first finger in warning) The third one said, “I love to swoop,”
(Make your middle finger do a graceful dive)
The fourth one did a loop-the-loop. (Move your ring finger in a circle)
The fifth one said, “Let’s catch some gnats!” (Wiggle your little finger)
Isn’t it fun being five little bats! (Wiggle all five fingers)

Rhyme: Five Little Raccoons
One little raccoon looking for things to do,
Along came another and then there were two.
Two curious raccoons trying so hard to see,
Along came another and then there were three.
Three clever raccoons trying to open the door,
Along came another and then there were four.
Four happy raccoons glad to be alive,
Along came another and then there were five.
Five little raccoons as tired as can be,
Looked up for a place to rest and scurried up the tree.

Rhyme: Lightning Bugs
On a warm, calm, summer night,
You might see a yellow light
Dart in the air from bush to tree.
Whatever can that bright light be?
Go get a jar, with a lid that’s tight,
And try to catch your own night light!

1 little, 2 little, 3 little fireflies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little fireflies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little fireflies,
Add one more little firefly makes 10.

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone
When he nothing shines upon
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, Twinkle, all the night.


November 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Night Animals

July 26, 2012


Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Patricia J. Wynne
Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
Bandits by Johanna Wright
While the World is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Daniel Kirk


“Mr. Owl” from Kimmy Schwimmy’s Kimmy Schwimmy, Vol. 1
“The Mice Go Marching” from Hal Palmer’s Rhythms on Parade
“Goodnight” from Laurie Berkner’s Victor Vito
Tickle Toe” from Jim Gill’s Jim Gill Makes it Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Jump and Fly” from Laurie Berkner’s Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Flannelboard Story: Five Little Owls
Five little owls on a dark, dark night.
Five little owls are quite a sight.
Five little owls. Are you keeping score?
One flies away and that leaves four.
Four little owls as happy as can be.
One flies away and that leaves three.
Three little owls calling, “Who, Who, Who!”
One flies away and that leaves two.
Two little owls having lots of fun.
One flies away and that leaves one.
One little owl and we’re almost done
He flies away and that leaves none!

July 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.