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Board Book Kits
Early Childhood Play Kits
Large Motor Kits
Storytime Kits

Board Book Kits

Each board book kit includes 20 copies of the same board book, for Unison Reading

American Babies board book coverAmerican Babies

Brown Bear board book coverBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

I Went Walking board book coverI Went Walking

moo, baa, la la la board book coverMoo, Baa, La La La

My Amazing Day board book coverMy Amazing Day

Peek a Boo Baby

tickle my ears board book coverTickle My Ears

Tip Tip Dig Dig board book coverTip Tip Dig Dig

Zoom, Zoom, Baby board book coverZoom Zoom Baby

Early Childhood Play Kits

Animal Play Kit:  Soft and squeezy dinosaurs; soft and squeezy wild animals; 8 Folkmanis puppets  

Baby Play Kit: Eight balls with cool stuff inside; soft and safe building blocks; soft and safe washable alphabet blocks  

Home and Community Play Kit:  Magnetic vehicles; tool tote with tools; wooden veggies and other food to cut; pots and pans

Magnet Play Kit:  Iron filing discovery discs; magnet wands; magnetic forces discovery kits; magnet discover board REQUIRES SUPERVISION

Large Motor Kits

rhythm sticksLarge Motor Kit 1, Drums & Sticks:  6-foot parachute; 18 drums with sticks; 24 sets of rhythm sticks; Greg and Steve Kids in Action CD

bean bagsLarge Motor Kit 2, Bean Bags & Shakers:  12-foot parachute; 24 bean bags; 25 musical instruments; Greg and Steve Kids in Motion CD

shaker eggsLarge Motor Kit 3, Scarves & Eggs:  6-foot parachute; 22 scarves; 24 ribbon wands; 30 shaker eggs; Putumayo Kids' World Playground CD; Ribbons and Rhythm CD; Mix CD

ribbon wandsLarge Motor Kit 4, More Scarves & Eggs:  6-foot parachute; 46 scarves; 24 shaker eggs; 30 ribbon wands; Mix CD

Story Kits

Everything you need--books, props, music, and large motor materials--to make a storytime work.

ABC-123:  Books:  Anno's Counting Book (Big Book); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin); Counting Crocodiles (Sierra); Diez, Nueve, Ocho (Bang); Eating the Alphabet (Ehlert); The Letters are Lost (Ernst); The Lifesize Animal Counting BookMiss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Slate); Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Slate); One Duck Stuck (Root--Big Book); One Monkey Too Many (Koller); Ten, Nine, Eight (Bang); Tomorrow's Alphabet (Shannon)  Recordings:  ABC-123 Mix CD; Props:  Alphabet floor puzzle; Chicka Chicka Book Boom tree and letters; Crocodile puppet; Miss Bindergarten doll; One Duck Stuck story kit; Five Green and Speckled Frogs mitt; Count on Me learning game.  

Around the World:  Manuals:  Story program manual; The Story Vine (Pellowski)   Picture Books:  Alone in the Foresti (Shyam); Antarctic Antics  (Sierra); The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred  (Vamos); Chirchir Is Singing (cunnane); Hush!  A thai Lullaby (Ho); Koala Lou (Fox); Moon Rope (Ehlert); One Grain of Rice (Demi); Skip Across the Ocean (Benjamin); So Say the Little Monkeys (van Laan); The Trouble with Trolls (Brett); Who Is the Beast?  (Baker); Who Says a Dog Goes Bow Wow? (De Zutter)   Props:  Who Is the Beast felt kit; Globe; Nesting dolls; Sand molds of world landmarks; Thumb piano; Scarves for dancing   Recordings:  Mix CD; A Child's Celebration of the World CD; Putumayo World Playground CD.  

Babies:  Manual:  Story program manual   Picture Books:  Babies (Asquith); Baby Knows Best (Henderson); Close Your Eyes (Banks); Daddy's Lullaby (Bradman); The Difference Between Babies and Cookies (Hanson); Found (Yoon); Grump  (Wong); I Kissed the Baby (Murphy); Little Poems for Tiny Ears (Oliver); '"More, More, More," Said the Baby  (Williams); My Big Brother (Fisher); Peekaboo Morning (Isadora); Time to Get Dressed! (Salvadier); The Twins' Blanket (Yum); What the Baby Hears (Godwin); Where Is My Mommy?  (Downing)   Props:  Dolls; Kittens in a basket puppet; Bag of baby supplies; Five Little Babies felt story; Dinosaur in egg puppet   Recording:  Babies Mix CD   

Bears:   Manual:  Story program manual   Picture Books:  Ten Bears in My Bed; The Bear Went Over the Mountain; Copy Me Copycub; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; It's the Bear; Let's Go Home, Little Bear; Moon game; Number One, Tickle Your Tun; Poppy the Panda; Sleepy Bears; The Teddy Bears' Pictnic; Where's My Teddy?    Props:  Goldilocks and tthe Three Bears felt story; Sleepy Bears felt story; Black bear puppet; Panda puppet with blue ribbon; Stamp pad and 5 bear stamps   Recordings:  Teddy Bear's Picnic  by Rosen.  

Being Brave: Manual:  Story program manual   Picture Books:  999 Tadpoles (Kimura); Brave Little Chicken (Byrd); Bully (Seeger); Can't Scare Me (Bryan); Don't Play with Your Food  (Shea); The Firefighters' Thanksgiving (Boelts); Little Dog Lost  (Carnesi); Loon Baby (Griffin); My First Day (Jenkins and Page); My Lucky Day (Kasza); Ol'Mama Squirrel (Stein); Rhyming Dust Bunnies (Thomas); Spike the Mixed-Up Monster  (Hood); Tiger in My Soup (Sheth); When Lions Roar  (Harris)   Props:  Rhyming Dust Bunnies felt story; The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything felt story; Obstacle course--beams, colored spots, cones, stepping stones   Recording:  Mix CD 

Big and Bad:  Manual:  Story program manual   Picture Books:  Do Like Duck Does (Hindley); Duck, Duck, Goose A Coyote's on the Loose! (Beaumont); Eek!   There's a Mouse in the House (Yee); Go Away, Big Green Monster (Emberley); Hog-Eye (Meddaugh); How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (Bruchac); Hungry Hen (Warking); It's a Tiger! (LaRochelle); Mabela the Clever (MacDonald); Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile (Paye); The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch); Shrek (Steig); That's Not a Good Idea (Willems); There's No Such Thing as a Dragon (Kent); Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! (Shannon); The Wolf Is Coming! (MacDonald); The Wolf Who Cried Boy (Hartman)   Props:  The Paper Bag Princess felt story; Wolf, bear, squirrel, chipmunk, and crocodile puppets   Recording:  Mix CD

Big and Grey:  Picture Books:  Chubbo's Pool (Lewin); Elmer (McKee); Five Minute's Peace (Murphy); Have You Seen Elephant?  (Barrow); Hippos Go Berserk (Boynton); How to Catch an Elephant (Schwartz); Just a Little Bit (Tompert); A Porcupine Named Fluffy (Lester); Rhinos Play Soccer (Mammano); The Right Number of Elephants (Sheppard); Seven Little Hippos (Thaler); Strictly No Elephants (Matchev); Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?  (Silverstein)   Props:  Elmer kit; Peanut Butter and Jelly Kit; Elephant and hippopotaumus puppets   Recording:  Mix CD  

Birds: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: The Baby BeeBee Bird (Massie); Baby Bird's First Nest (Asch); Chicken Little (Kellogg); Clever Crow (DeFelice); Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck (Peters); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Edward the Emu (Knowles); Five Little Ducks (Raffi--Board Book); A Hat for Minerva Louise (Stoeke); Henny Penny (Wattenberg); Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise (Taylor); In the Rain with Baby Duck (Hest); The Nesting Quilt (Falwell); Tacky the Penguin (Lester); Wolf's Chicken Stew (Kasza); You Can Do It, Bert (Konnecke). PROPS: Edward the Emu kit; Owl and owlet puppets; Bluebirds in nest puppet; Penguin puppet; Five Little Ducks mitt; RECORDINGS: Love Is in the Middle CD; Rise and Shine CD

Birthdays:  BOOKS: The Bad Birthday Idea (Valentine); The Barn Party (Tafuri); Benny Bakes a Cake (Rice); Best, Best Friends (Chodos-Irvine); The Birthday Fish (Yaccarino); Bunny Money (Wells); Bunny Party (Wells); Froggy Bakes a Cake (London); Happy Birthday, Jesse Bear (Carlstrom); Happy Birthday, Sam (Hutchins); A Letter for Amy (Keats); Max's Birthday (Wells); Moira's Birthday (Munsch/Martchenko); My Lucky Birthday (Kasza); Spot's Birthday Party (Hill); The Surprise (Shannon). RECORDING: Birthday Mix CD. OTHER: Kidstamp pad and stamp; Mice in a box puppet; Three gift boxes and stuffed squirrel (to be used with The Surprise); Flannel birthday cake and candles, Story Program Manual.

Cats and Mice:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Cat Tricks (Baker); Cats by Mother Goose (Lucas); Duncan and Dolores (Samuels); Grumpy Cat (Teckentrup); A Kitten Tale (Rohman); Kitten Up a Tree (Kanao); Kitten's First Full Moon (Henkes); The Lion and the Mouse (Pinkney); Mama Cat Has Three Kittens (Fleming); Mice; Mouse Paint (Walsh); Posy (Newbery); So Many Cats (DeRegniers); Then Little Mice (Dunbar--Big Book); Three Little Kittens (Galdone); PROPS: Ten Little Mice dolls; Kitten, cat and can, gray mouse, white mouse and cat puppets; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDING: Mix CD

Circus:  PICTURE BOOKS: Berenstain's C; Circus (Ehlert); Circus Family Dog (Clements); Circus Parade (Ziefert); The Circus Ship (Van Dusen); The Greatest Show on Earth (Prater); Extraordinary Jane (Harrison); Little Monkey Says Goodnight (Paul); Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus with Kindergarten (Slate); Sidewalk Circus (Fleischman); Spot Goes tot eh Circus (Sampson); The Toy Circus (Wahl); Where's Pup? (Slate); PROPS: Circus fabric; Clown faces posters; Kidstamp and pad; Circus elephants mitt; Plush circus wagon with finger puppets; Clown puppet; RECORDINGS: Circus Magic CD; Circus Mix CD (with suggestions for use)

Clothing:  PICTURE BOOKS: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (Barrett); Ants in My Pants (Mould); Daffodil (Jenkins); Dressing George (with 6 magnet pieces); Ella Sarah Gets Dressed (Chodos-Irvine); Finders Keepers (Kasza); Hooray for Hat (Won); How Do I Put It On? (Watanabe); Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? (Carlstrom); Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Taback); Lizette's Green Sock (Valckx); Max's Dragon Shirt (Wells); Max's New Suit (Wells--Board Book); Olive and the Magic Hat (Christelow); Shoes from Grandpa (Fox); Socks! (Sohn); What Will You Wear, Jenny Jenkins? (Garcia); PROPS: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat doll; Squeak mouse dressing doll; Corduroy felt kit; RECORDING: Mix CD (with idea sheet)

Colors:  MANUALS: Story Program Manual; Colors; Ideas for using mix CD; PICTURE BOOKS: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (Martin); A Color of His Own (Lionni); Fall Is Not Easy (Kelley); Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? (Bunting); Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? (Hoban); Lemons Are Not Red (Seeger); Mix It Up (Tullet); The Mixed-Up Chameleon (Carle); Monkey Colors (Lunde); Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Zolotow); Planting a Rainbow (Ehlert); Press Here (Tullet); A Rainbow of My Own (Freeman); Ranibow Rhino (Sis); White Is for Blueberry (Shannon); PROPS: Parachute; Scarves; Chameleon puppet; Color seals mitt; Brown Bear felt kit; Traffic light felt kit; Colors in Motion felt kit; Little Mouse, Little Mouse game; RECORDING: Mix CD

Dinosaurs:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Can I Have a Stegaosaurus, Mom? (Grambling); Digger Dog (Bee); The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard (Hennessey); Dinotrux (Gall); Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs (Sabuda--Pop-up); Four and Twenty Dinosaurs (Most); Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (Willems); How Big Were Dinosaurs (Judge); How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? (Yolen); I'm Bad! (McMullan); Model a Monster (Caket); Patrick;s Dinosaurs (Carrick); Prehistoric Pinkerton (Kellogg); Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp (Shields); T is for Terrible (McCarty); T. Rex (French); PROPS: Funny dinosaurs mitt; T-Rex puppet; Dinosaur fabric; Patrick's Dinosaurs felt kit; Shape by Shape felt kit; Spinosaurus Tooth; T-Rex Tooth; RECORDING: Mix CD

Dog:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Do Your Ears Hang Low? (Church); 'Let's Get a Pup!' Said Kate (Graham); No Roses for Harry (Zion); Oh My Gosh, Mrs. McNosh! (Weeks); Old Mother Hubbard and her Wonderful Dog (Marshall); The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy (Thayer); A Rose for Pinkerton (Kellogg); Sit, Truman! (Harper); Spot's First Walk (Hill); Stray Dog (Simont); What Pete Ate from A to Z (Kalman); Whistle for Willie (Keats); Widget (McFarland); PROPS: Bingo Dogs mitt; Dog house pop-out puppet; Puppy mitts; Kidstamp and pad; 5 Little Dogs felt kit; RECORDING: Mix CD

Families:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: All in One Piece (Murphy); Are You My Mother? (Eastman); Dee Dee and Me (Schwartz); The Family Book (Parr); Gaston (DiPucchio); Good Night, Princess Pruney Toes (McCourt); The Hello, Goodbye Window (Juster); Joey Runs Away (Kent); Just Like Daddy (Asch); Mean Soup; My Dad (Browne); No Fits, Nilson (Ohora); Poor Carl (Carlson); The Relatives Came (Rylant); There's Only One of Me (Hutchins); When I Am Old with You (Johnson); PROPS: Matilda Kangaroo and Little Joey puppets; Woodpecker family puppet; MOMMY felt kit; Monkey Face felt kit; Puppets for Monkey Face--giraffe, lion, rabbit, elephant, owl; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDING: Mix CD

Farms:  PICTURE BOOKS: The Big Red Barn (Brown); The Big Sneeze (Brown); Bob (Pearson); Clip-Clop (Smee); Don't Get Lost! (Hutchins); Extra Cheese, Please (Peterson); Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round (Sloat); Farmer Duck (Waddell--Big Book); Farmyard Beat (Craig); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (Cronin); Jack (DePaola); Oh Dear (Campbell); Oh, What a Noisy Farm (Ziefert); Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Pearson); Rosie's Walk (Hutchins); PROPS: Baa Baa Black Sheet mitt; Hen and Duck puppets; Something in My Garden felt kit; Shaker eggs; RECORDINGS: We All Live Together CD; Mix CD

Feelings:  PICTURE BOOKS: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible...(Viorst); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Willems); Don't Worry Bear (Foley); Go Away Big Green Monster (Emberley); A Good Day (Henkes); Good Job, Little Bear (Waddell); How Do You Wokka-Wokka (Bluemle); Little Fish, Lost (Van Laan); My Many Colored Days (Seuss); Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Brown); Pouch! (Stein); Teddy Bear Tears (Aylesworth); Today I Feel Silly (Curtis); Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story (Klise); PROPS: Kangaroo and baby puppets; Finger puppets for Pouch--bunny, bird, bee, and joey; Five in the Bed felt kit; Emotions photographs kit; Go Away Big Green Monster felt kit; RECORDING: Mix CD

Food:  MANUALS: Story Kit Manual; Mudluscious book; PICTURE BOOKS: Animal Stew (Roddie); Apple Pie Fourth of July (Wong); Bee Bim Bop (LPark); Creepy Carrots (Reynolds); The Doorbell Rang (Hutchins); The Gingerbread Baby (Brett); Gregory the Terrible Eater (Sharmat); If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Numeroff); Jam and Honey (Morales); Jamberry (Degan); Little Nino's Pizzeria (Barbour); Little Red Hen (Barton-Big Book); Mouse Mess (Riley); Pizza! (Pienkowski); Rah, Rah, Radishes! (Sayre); Strega Nona (DePaola); Walter the Baker (Carle); PROPS: 10 Cookies matching game; Gingerbread Man storytelling wheel; Lunch felt kit; Gregory the Goat puppet; I Know and Old Lady puppet and pieces; RECORDING: The Corner Grocery Store (Raffi)

Friends:  PICTURE BOOKS: Alone Together (Bloom); Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret (Shea); Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon (Smith); Don't Need Friends (Crimi); Farfallina & Marcel (Keller); Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores (Howe); Jessica (Henkes); Last Stop on Market Street (de la Pena); Monkey and Duck Quack Up (Hamburg); Pumpkin Soup (Cooper); Two Cool Coyotes (Lund); The Very Small (Dunbar); Waiting (Henkes); PROPS: Coyote puppet; Farfallina and Marcel doll and finger puppet; RECORDING: Air Guitar (Fink and Marxer)

Frogs and Reptiles:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Alligator Baby (Munsch); Crafty Chameleon (Hadithi); Frog's Holiday (Gordon); I Wish I Could Fly (Maris); It's Mine! (Lionni); Let's Go Froggy (London); Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs (Florian); The Monkey and the Crocodile (Galdone); Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Cowley/Bishop); See You Later, Alligator (Kvasnosky); There's and Alligator Under My Bed (Mayer); To Bathe a Boa (Kudrna); The Wide Mouthed Frog (Faulkner); PROPS: Five Gren and Speckled Frogs felt kit; Frog in tux puppet; Boa constrictor puppet; Wide-Mouthed Frog puppet kit; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDING: Singable Songs for the Very Young (Raffi)

Imagination:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat); How Do You Wokka Wokka (Bluemle); I Made a Mistake (Nerlove); It's an Orange Aardvark! (Hall); Jimmy Lee Did It! (Cummings); No Peas for Nellie (Demarest); Not a Box (Portois); Open Me, I'm a Dog (Spiegelman); Pig Pig and the Magic Photo Album (McPhail); Pigs to the Rescue (Himmelman); The Very Worst Monster (Hutchins); Would They Love a Lion (Denton); If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Numeroff--Big Book); PROPS: Props for If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Rabbit in Hat puppet; Dragon puppet; Kidstamp and pad; It Looked Like Spilt Milk felt kit; RECORDING: Tony Chestnut CD

Insects and Spiders:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Alpha Bugs (Carter); Hey, Little Ant (Hoose); Hi Butterfly (Gomi); Hi Fly Guy (Arnold); I Love Bugs! (Dodd); If at First You Do Not See (Brown); Inch by Inch (Lionni); Little Miss Spider (Kirk); Spider on the Floor (Raffi); Spiders (Bishop); Ten Little Caterpillars (Martin); Tiny Little Fly (Rosen); UnBEElievables (Florian); The Very Busy Spider (Carle); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); PROPS: Butterflies and bugs felt kit; 5 Bees/5 Ladybugs felt kit; The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt kit; Caterpillar/butterfly puppet; Spider hand puppet; Butterfly fabric; RECORDINGS: Insects, Bugs & Squiggly Things (CD); Boogy Woogie Bugs CD

Mischief:  MANUALS: Kit Manual; Parachute Play Book; PICTURE BOOKS: Abiyoyo (with CD) (Seeger); Alice the Fairy (Shannon); Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Kimmel); The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash (Noble); I Ain't Gonna Paint No More (Beaumont); Jimmy Lee Did It (Cummings); Nine-in-One, Grr! Grr! (Xiong); Piggies (Wood); Pinkerton, Behave (Kellogg); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak); PROPS: Goldilocks and the Three Bears felt kit; 5 Little Ducks mitt; 5 Little monkeys finger puppets; 3 Wild Things puppets; Instruments; Parachute RECORDING: Nora's Room (Harper)

Mother Goose:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Duck Tents (Berry); A Farmyard Song (Manson); Hand Rhymes (Brown); Here Comes Mother Goose (Opie); Humpty Dumpty (Eagle); I'm a Little Teapot (McGee); The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Trapani); Jane Yolen's Mother Goose Songbook; Mary Had a Little Lamb (Jennings); Miss Mary Mack (Hoberman); The Moveable Mother Goose (Sabuda); Move Over, Mother Goose (Dowell); Neighborhood Mother Goose (Crews); Pat-a-Cake and Other Play Rhymes (Cole); Peter Pumpkin's House (MacLean); Sylvia Long's Mother Goose; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Trapani); PROPS: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly puppet with pieces; Felt pieces for many nursery rhymes; Hey Diddle Diddle mitt; Goose puppet; Nursery Rhymes floor puzzle; stamp and pad; RECORDING: Mix CD

Music:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: All God's Critters (Staines); Bantam of the Opera (Auch); Dance Away (Shannon); The Deaf Musicians (Seeger); I Got the Rhythm (Schofield-Morrison); LIttle Pig Joins the Band (Costello); Lizard's Song (Shannon); The Maestro Plays (Martin); Music Everywhere (Aimera); Peanut Butter and Jelly (Westcott); Sing, Sophie! (Dodds); Shake My Sillies Out (Raffi); What a Wonderful World (Weiss and Thiele); PROPS: BINGO felt kit; The Trumpet Went Toot, Toot felt kit; Rhythm instruments; Musical fabric; Ribbon sticks; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Kids in Action (Greg and Steve

Nature Trip:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Actual Size (Jenkins); All God's Critters (Staines); Can You See Me? (Lewin); Chameleon, Chameleon (Cowley); If You Find a Rock (Christian); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); One Little Mouse (Chaconas); Over in the Meadow (Galdone); Owl Lake (Tejima); Possom's Harvest Moon (Hunter); Rabbits and Raindrops (Arnosky); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); Where's Mouse? (Baker); The Wide-Mouthed Frog (Faulkner); PROPS: Over in the Meadow storytelling wheel; Night Creatures felt kit; Frog mitt; Frog, rabbit and chameleon puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD

Noisy Stories:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bear Snores On (Wilson); Bob (Pearson); Daisy Says If You're Happy and You Know It (Simmons); Dog's Noisy Day (Dodds); Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (Howe); How Loud Is a Lion? (Beaton); The Loudest Roar (Taylor); Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (Fleming); No, David! (Shannon); Old MacDonald Had a Workshop (Shulman); Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Martin--Big Book); Quack, Daisy, Quack (Simmons); The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash (O'Garden); The Very Quiet Cricket (Carle--board book); Wiggle Waggle (London); PROPS: Gong and mallet; Polar Bear storytelling kit; Wiggle waggle storytelilng set; Old MacDonald mitt; Rooser and tiger cub puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD

Nonsense:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bark, George (Feiffer); Big Bad Bubble (Rubin); Click, Clack, Moo (Cronin); The Day Jimmy's Boa At the Wash (Noble); Dog in Charge (Going); Down by the Bay (Raffi); Hattie and the Fox (Fox); In Enzio's Splendid Gardens (Polacco); Just Another Ordinary Day (Clement); King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (Wood); Nothing Like a Puffin (Soltis); Silly Sally (Wood--board book); Such a Silly Baby (Lorig); Wiggle (Cronin); PROPS: I Eat My Peas felt kit; Hattie and the Fox felt kit; I Know and Old Lady kit; Silly Sally kit; Five Little Monkeys kit; Cow and Duck finger puppets; Snake puppet; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Rumble to the Bottom (Colleen and Uncle Squaty)

Oceans:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Baby Beluga (Raffi); Don't Eat the Teacher (Ward); Fish Eyes (Ehlert); Following Papa's Song (Marino); House for Hermit Crab (Carle); In the Sea (Elliot); Is this a House for Hermit Crab? (McDonald); Ocean Parade Counting Book (MacCarthy); Rainbow Fish (Pfister--big book); Swim, Fish! (Neuman); Swimmny (Lionni); Ten Little Fish (Wood); This Is Not My Hat (Klassen); Turtle Island (Sherry); What's in a Deep Blue Sea? (Carter); PROPS: Beluga, fish, octopus, crab puppets; 10 Little Fish felt kit; Folder story; Box of shells; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Baby Beluga (Raffi)

Outdoors Wisconsin:  MANUALS; PICTURE BOOKS: Antler, Bear, Canoe (Bowen); Feathers for Lunch (Ehlert); The First Snowfall (Rockwell); Fishing at Long Pond (George); Five Little Ducks (Raffi); In Grandpa's Woods (Addy/Akins); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); Loon Lake (Hirschi); Otters Under Water (Arnosky); Raccoon on His Own (Arnosky); Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Ehlert); Time to Sleep (Fleming); Up North at the Cabin (Chall); We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Rosen); PROPS: Five Little Ducks (mother and 5 ducklings) puppets; Five little ducks mitt; Raccoon in garbage can puppet; porcupine, chipmunk and otter puppets; RECORDINGS: Loon sounds; Rise and Shine (Raffi)

Outer Space:  MANUALS: Manual; Space Songs for Children; PICTURE BOOKS: Alistair in Outer Space (Sadler); Astro Bunnies (Loomis); Astronaut's Handbook (McCarthy); Gravity (Shin); The Great Big Green (Gifford); Here in Space (Milgrim); Higher! Higher! (Patricelli); I Want to Be an Astronaut (Barton); Kitten's First Full Moon (Henkes); Moo Cow Kaboom! (Hurd); Moon Plane (McCarty); Mooncake (Asch); Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon (Yaccarino); If You Decide to Go to the Moon (McNulty); PROPS: Alien in spaceship puppet; Atomic age finger puppets; Astronaut photo; Four little rockets felt kit; The Earth Turns Around photos (for use with song on CD); RECORDING: Mix CD

Rabbits:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bunny Cakes (Wells); Duck! Rabbit! (Rosenthal); Little Bunny's Sleepless Night (Roth); Little White Rabbit (Henkes); Max Cleans Up (Wells); My Friend Rabbit (Rohmann); Pat the Bunny (Kunhardt); Peek-a-Boo Bunny (Surplice); Pickin' Peas (MacDonald); Read to Your Bunny (Wells); Tom Rabbit (Waddell); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); PROPS: Tops and Bottoms felt kit; Rabbit photographs; Little Nutbrown Hare beanie; Rabbit doll with dress; 5 white rabbit finger puppets; brown rabbit puppet; RECORDING: Mix CD

Sensory Storytime:  MANUALS: Sensory Storytime Guide; Using Contents of this Kit; Suggestions for Games with Riverstones; PICTURE BOOKS: Dog's Colorful Day (Dodd); Freight Train (Crews); I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean (Sherry--one hardcover and 12 board books); Press Here (Tullet); RECORDINGS: 28 Instant Songgames; Cool Bananas; Focusing Rhythms; The Second Line; PROPS: Dog's Colorful Day felt kit; Freight Train felt kit; SCHEDULING AIDS: Time timer (needs batteries); 18 laminated cards for visual schedule; Velcro scheduling strip for visual schedule; ACTIVITY EQUIPMENT: Bean bags; weighted beanbags; shaker eggs; scarves; river stones; fabric tube; sensory tub with fidgets

Sports and Hobbies:  PICTURE BOOKS: Cosmo Zooms (Howard); Duck on a Bike (Shannon); Dumpy La Rue (Winthrop); D.W. Flips! (Brown); D.W. Rides Again (Brown); Extra Yarn (Barnett); Froggy Plays Soccer (London); Loudmouth George and the Big Race (Carlson); Mitchell Goes Bowling (Durand); Molly and Emmet's Camping Adventure (Hafner); Mouse Practice (McCully); One-Dog Canoe (Casanova); Take Me Out to the Yakyu (Meshon); You are a LION and Other Fun Yoga Poses (Yoo); PROPS: Frog and pig puppets; Extreme sports finger puppets; 4 balls; Shoes felt kit; 5 Little Footballs felt kit; Baseball store felt kit; RECORDING: Catch a Wave

Transportation:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: All Aboard! A True Train Story (Kuklin); Chugga-Chugga-Choo-Choo (Lewis); Drive (Clement); Fire Truck (Sis); Full Speed Ahead (Irving); The Little School Bus (Roth); Mitchell's License (Durand); Mr. Little's Noisy Car (Fowler); Mr. Little's Noisy Train (Fowler); My Truck Is Stuck! (Lewis); Number One Same (Pizzoli); Roadwork (Sutton); This Boat (Collicutt); Trash Trucks (Kirk); Trucks (Hubbell); What Do Wheels Do All Day? (Prince); The Wheels on the Bus (Zelinski); William the Vehicle King (Newton); PROPS: Kidstamp and pad; Action dice; Sheep in a Jeep felt kit; Trains felt kit; Little Red Wagon folder story; RECORDING: Train Song; Mix CD

Vacation:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: All Aboard (Demerest--fold-out accordion book); The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's (Neitzel); Fair! (Lewin); Flotsam (Wiesner); Gifts (bogart); The Great Pig Search (Christelow); I Took a Walk (Cole); Journey (Becker); Louie's Goose (Ehrlich); Moses Goes to a Concert (Milllman); A Penguin Story (Portis); Pig Pig goes to Camp (McPhail); Rattletrap Car (Mahy--Big Book); We're Going on a Picnic! (Hutchins); The Whistle on the Train (McNamara); Yes, Let's! (Longstreth); PROPS: Bear in sleeping bag puppet; 16 Scoop Ice Cream Cone felt kit; The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's felt kit; Summer Shapes felt kit; RECORDING: Family Vacation (Rosenshontz) CD

Winter:  MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: 50 Below Zero (Munsch); All You Need for a Snowman (Schertle); Big Snow (Bean); Charley's First Night (Hest); Everything for Winter (Charner); Froggy Gets Dressed (London); Frozen Noses (Carr); The Hat (Brett); The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (Neitzel); The Lonely Scarecrow (Preston); Oh! (Henkes); Snip, Snap, Snow (Poydar); Snowballs (Ehlert); Snow Day (Joosse); Winter Eyes (Florain); Winter Lullaby (Seuling); PROPS: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow felt kit; Mittens matching game; Froggy Gets Dressed kit; Polar Bear puppet; RECORDING: Winter Mix CD

Zoo: MANUALS: Story kit manual; Terrific Topics--Zoo; PICTURE BOOKS: And Tango Makes Three (Richardson); Color Zoo (Ehlert); Dear Zoo (Campbell); Down By the Station (Hillebrand); Going to the Zoo (Paxton); Guess Who? At the Zoo (Falkner); Monkey and Me (Gravett); My Side of the Car (Feiffer); New at the Zoo (Moerbeek); Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear (Martin); Smile If You're Human (Layton); Where's Walrus? (Savage); Xander's Panda Party (Park); Zookeeper Sue (Demarest); PROPS: Monkey puppet; 8 mini-puppets; Polar Bear felt kit; RECORDING: Goin' to the Zoo (Paxton) CD