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Title:
The storytime sourcebook : a compendium of ideas and resources for storytellers
Author:
Cullum, Carolyn N.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xix, 469 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555703608
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Almost 150 updated topics employing thousands of picture books, song cassettes and CDs, videocassettes and craft projects are recommended to widen the children's experience with literature, and to formulate programs related to the physical, emotional and intellectual concerns of the child.


Author Notes

Carolyn Cullum has worked as a supervising children's librarian in a public library in New Jersey for the past 18 years. She has a B.A. in elementary education, an MLS in library service and an educational media specialist certification


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

For 10 years the first edition of The Storytime Sourcebook (1990) has provided helpful suggestions for books, activities, crafts, films, and filmstrips to be used in library storytimes for young children. The new edition is a hefty, large-format paperback featuring one theme on each spread, rather than one on each page. Today's Sourcebook not only includes new titles published in the 1990s, it also replaces the films and filmstrips with videotapes, expands the number of individual storyhour themes from 100 to 146, includes CDs as well as cassette versions of songs, and doubles the number of craft ideas for each program. Best of all, instead of suggesting five picture book ideas for each theme, each section now offers 15 titles. A new feature is the "Topical Calendar." Arranged chronologically within each month, it suggests several holidays or notable events that can be related to a storyhour theme. For example, March entries include National Umbrella Month, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, and St. Patrick's Day. Though the price may seem high, this practical guide will quickly pay for itself in staff time saved. --Carolyn Phelan


Library Journal Review

Cullum, a seasoned children's librarian, has revised the 1990 edition of this resource guide for planning storytime programs aimed at three- to seven-year-olds. As in the earlier edition, she recommends books, audiovisual media, activities, and crafts for theme-based storytimes. Forty-six new themes have been added, and resources for repeated themes have been updated. The suggested filmstrips have been replaced with videos, but a number of these are 60 minutes or more in length, making them questionable for storytime use. A new "topical calendar" listing monthly holidays and observances is a helpful tool for choosing themes. Unfortunately, some crucial missing information is likely to frustrate users. References to recorded songs lack the names of artists or publishers; an appendix lists distributors of CDs and cassettes, but without knowing the basic details about a recording, there is no way to know which one to contact. As in the first edition, the bibliography omits ISBNs or illustrators (a major flaw where picture books are concerned). There are no synopses or suggested age levels for books, making it difficult to decide which titles are worth obtaining. Although a starting point for program planning, its shortcomings make this only a secondary purchase.--Rachel Quenk, Thomas Memorial Lib., Cape Elizabeth, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
How to Use This Bookp. xi
Topical Calendarp. xv
1 Activities: Readingp. 2
2 Adoption/Orphansp. 4
3 Alphabetp. 6
4 Anatomy: Body Partsp. 8
5 Animalsp. 10
6 Bearsp. 12
7 Catsp. 14
8 Cowsp. 16
9 Dogsp. 18
10 Dolphins/Whalesp. 20
11 Elephantsp. 22
12 Kangaroosp. 24
13 Lions and Tigersp. 26
14 Micep. 28
15 Monkeysp. 30
16 Pigsp. 32
17 Rabbitsp. 34
18 Artp. 36
19 Babiesp. 38
20 Babysitters and Babysittingp. 40
21 Bedtime Storiesp. 42
22 Behavior: Growing Upp. 44
23 Losing Thingsp. 46
24 Misbehaviorp. 48
25 Sharingp. 50
26 Wishingp. 52
27 Bicyclesp. 54
28 Birdsp. 56
29 Ducksp. 58
30 Owlsp. 60
31 Penguinsp. 62
32 Birthdaysp. 64
33 Boats/Shipsp. 66
34 Careers: Dentists/Teethp. 68
35 Firefightersp. 70
36 Letter Carrier/Post Officep. 72
37 Police Officerp. 74
38 Character Traits: Cleanlinessp. 76
39 Helpfulnessp. 78
40 Kindnessp. 80
41 Lazinessp. 82
42 Circus and Circus Animalsp. 84
43 Clocks/Telling Timep. 86
44 Clothingp. 88
45 Hatsp. 90
46 Concepts: Colorp. 92
47 Shapesp. 94
48 Sizep. 96
49 Countingp. 98
50 Days of the Week, Months of the Yearp. 100
51 Dinosaursp. 102
52 Dragonsp. 104
53 Ecologyp. 106
54 Emotionsp. 108
55 Endangered Animalsp. 110
56 Environmentp. 112
57 Ethnic Groups: Native Americansp. 114
58 Exercise/Physical Fitnessp. 116
59 Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymesp. 118
60 Family Lifep. 120
61 Mothersp. 122
62 Farmsp. 124
63 Fishp. 126
64 Folktales and Legendsp. 128
65 Food and Eatingp. 130
66 Foreign Lands: Africap. 132
67 Chinap. 134
68 Fractured Fairy Talesp. 136
69 Friendshipp. 138
70 Frogs and Toadsp. 140
71 Fruitp. 142
72 Gender Roles: Nontraditionalp. 144
73 Ghostsp. 146
74 Giantsp. 148
75 Glassesp. 150
76 Grandparentsp. 152
77 Handicapsp. 154
78 Holidays: Chanukahp. 156
79 Christmasp. 158
80 Easterp. 160
81 Fourth of Julyp. 162
82 Groundhog's Day/Shadowsp. 164
83 Halloweenp. 166
84 Kwanzaap. 168
85 St. Patrick's Dayp. 170
86 St. Valentine's Dayp. 172
87 Thanksgivingp. 174
88 Hospitals/Doctorsp. 176
89 Houses/Homesp. 178
90 Humorp. 180
91 Imagination and Pretendingp. 182
92 Insectsp. 184
93 Beesp. 186
94 Ladybugsp. 188
95 Kindergartenp. 190
96 Kitesp. 192
97 Librariesp. 194
98 Machinesp. 196
99 Magicp. 198
100 Manners and Etiquettep. 200
101 Mixed-up Creaturesp. 202
102 Moneyp. 204
103 Monstersp. 206
104 Movingp. 208
105 Musicp. 210
106 Mythical Creaturesp. 212
107 Namesp. 214
108 Nightp. 216
109 Noise/Soundp. 218
110 Old Agep. 220
111 Partiesp. 222
112 Petsp. 224
113 Piratesp. 226
114 Plants/Seedsp. 228
115 Poetryp. 230
116 Pop-Maniap. 232
117 Problem Solvingp. 234
118 Reptiles: Alligators, Crocodilesp. 236
119 Snakesp. 238
120 Turtlesp. 240
121 Royaltyp. 242
122 Safetyp. 244
123 Schoolp. 246
124 Sea and Seashorep. 248
125 Seasons: Fallp. 250
126 Springp. 252
127 Summerp. 254
128 Winterp. 256
129 Secrets/Mysteryp. 258
130 Self-Reliancep. 260
131 Sensesp. 262
132 Sign Languagep. 264
133 Space and Spaceshipsp. 266
134 Sportsp. 268
135 Strangersp. 270
136 Toysp. 272
137 Balloonsp. 274
138 Trainsp. 276
139 Transportationp. 278
140 Treesp. 280
141 Weather: Rainp. 282
142 Snowp. 284
143 Stormsp. 286
144 Westward Ho!p. 288
145 Witchesp. 290
146 Zoosp. 292
Appendix A Guide to Book Publishersp. 295
Appendix B
Guide to Video Distributorsp. 311
Abbreviations of Video Distributorsp. 315
Guide to Videocassettesp. 317
Appendix C Guide to Suggested Music Cassette and CD Distributorsp. 327
Bibliographyp. 331
Index to Picture Book Titlesp. 401
Index to Authors of Picture Booksp. 423
Index to Craftsp. 457
Index to Activitiesp. 461
Index to Song Titlesp. 465
About the Authorp. 469