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Share a Story: Hooray Storytime


Did you miss our Hooray Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own celebration storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Hooray for today! by Brian Won

When the moon is up, Owl is wide awake and ready for fun: "Hooray for today! Would you like to play?" Who will be ready for some fun?

Check out Brian Won's other Hooray books.



Try jbrary's version, and feel free to add your own actions for more verses!

Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Also available in: video

Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world. We read "Majestic," which celebrates Maya Angelou.



Five little cupcakes, tasty in a bowl.

One fell out and started to… ROLL!

It bounced off the table and landed with a squish.

How many cakes are left for a wish?

[repeat, counting down, until all the cupcakes are squashed on the floor.]

Hooray for birds! by Lucy Cousins

In an exuberant display of color, readers can imagine themselves as brilliant birds. From the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in.

Try Lucy Cousin's other Hooray books.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Hooray for kids! by Suzanne Lang

Whether you're a play-a-lot-of-ball kid, a hang-out-at-the-mall kid, a bake-delicious-pie kid, or an always-asking-why kid...when you read this zippy rhyming celebration of kids of all stripes, you'll shout hooray for all kids.

We listened to "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang, but there are some other fun tunes here.

Amanda and her alligator have lots of fun together, but when Amanda's grandfather buys her a panda, Alligator must learn to make new friends.

Surprise! by Caroline Hadilaksono

Bear, Raccoon, and Squirrel are good friends, and when some city folks visit their woods they plan to throw a welcome party with snacks and entertainment--but when Bear returns with the party hats the humans are suddenly in a hurry to leave.

We danced to "Best Day of My Life."

The sun shines everywhere by Mary Ann Hoberman

Throughout history, from dinosaurs and ancient Rome to today's bustling playgrounds and cafes, one thing binds us all together: the sun! A joyous celebration of our very own star.