Story Time Reads April 23-27

West End Library

Story Time Reads April 23-27

Early Literacy Tip:
Print Motivation: Having an interest in and an enjoyment of books.
Read your child's favorite book again and again. Sometimes as you read, pause and ask your child if they understand the story, if not, explain.

Baby/Toddler Story Time
The Monster At The End Of This Book
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book.

Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley

A hungry mouse leaves a huge mess when it goes in search of a snack.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Iza Trapani

Follows a family of bears on a fun-filled outing as their gentle boat ride down the stream turns into a fast-paced adventure.

Pre-School Story Time
Birdsong: A Backward Counting Book by Betsy Franco

Throughout the day and into the night, various birds sing their songs, beginning with the woodpecker, who taps a pole ten times, and counting down to the hummingbird who calls only once.

What a Wonderful World by George Weiss and Bob Thiele

Children put on a puppet show using the words to the song "What a Wonderful World," made famous by Louis Armstrong.

Pre-School Class Visit
The Runaway Rice Cake
Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone

The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets, until he happens upon a fox more clever than he.

Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine
After chasing Nian Gao, the special rice cake that their mother has made to celebrate the Chinese New Year, three poor brothers share it with an elderly woman and have their generosity richly rewarded.

Baked Nián-Gão
1 lb glutinous rice flour (also called sweet rice flour)
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. nuts
3 eggs
3/4 c. canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. water

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.  Add other wet ingredients to the eggs and stir.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Mix well.
5. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour in the batter.
6. Bake for 40 minutes.  The nián-gão will rise when done.  A knife poked into the center will come out clean.
-- Compestine, Ying Chang. The Runaway Rice Cake. New York: Simon And Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2001. Print.