Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Read & Romp Roundup -- June 2013

Are you ready for the June Read & Romp Roundup? It includes pirates, giants, and many more characters dancing through the pages of picture books. Hope you enjoy the submissions!

At A Path of Light, Thereza shares her yoga ideas to go along with the picture book Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson and Doug Cushman. A bear, a moose, gorillas, penguins, and an elephant are all involved. From her time as an enrichment teacher in a Montessori school, Thereza learned how important it is to pick a fun book to engage children!

Angela at OMazing Kids shares a pirate-themed yoga lesson for kids. One of my favorite activities in the lesson is using yoga mats to roll the kids up "like a treasure map" if they want. Of course another is doing yoga poses inspired by the picture book There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish. Arrgh, mateys!

Zoe at Playing by the Book hosts a monthly roundup of children's books on specific topics. The topic for the month of June? You guessed it. Dance! Check out Zoe's post to see the 29 submissions to her roundup. Almost all of them are picture books!

I so want to read Giant Dance Party, the debut picture book of author Betsy Bird, who is the youth materials collection specialist at the New York Public Library. In this post from the School Library Journal, associate editor Shelley Diaz interviews Betsy about her path to publication and beyond.

Reshama at Stacking Books features the picture book The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small. Full of movement and activity in the garden, this book might work well for those of you in warm climates with flowers in bloom!

In case you missed it, the Library as Incubator Project launched a monthly blog series called "Book to Boogie" to pair picture books with dance and movement activities for story time. The inaugural post highlights The Museum by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds. You can read the post here!


  1. Awesome linup Kerry. I am definitely looking out for books on this list!

    1. Thanks, Reshama. I learned about some new ones I want to read, too!


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