It’s that time of year again–summer reading! I’m sharing a few lists of fun apps to use with the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2013: Dig into Reading! See my other lists on Dinosaurs and Trucks.
Dig into Animals that Dig
Hop on Drums by NBC Universal, Inc. (featuring a rabbit)
Scholastic First Discovery: The Forest for iPad by Scholastic (featuring a fox)
Grendel’s Great Escape by Michelle Anaya (featuring a ferret)
The Big Brag – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media (featuring a rabbit and a worm)
It’s that time of year again–summer reading! I’ll be sharing a few lists of fun apps to use with the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2013: Dig into Reading!
Dig into Dinosaurs
Bonjour! Are you ready? It’s time for a Fancy Nancy Party! Let’s make some glittery crowns, wear colorful boas and lots of fancy clothes! (encouraged but not required)
Where: Library, School or Home
When: Right Now
Bring in a pile of Fancy Nancy books. Find a list of books at Explore Fancy Nancy World!
Find all the Fancy Nancy books, activities, party ideas and more!
Check out some of these Fancy Nancy books at your library!
Are you thinking beautiful thoughts? It’s all about the word “Fancy”! Use lots of fancy words, play Fancy Nancy bingo, and make lots of fancy arts and crafts.
Interact, read, play and dance with Fancy Nancy apps!
Fancy Nancy Dress Up: Create where you want to go! The beach? Dinosaurs? Yes, Fancy Nancy loves being fancy everywhere. It’s fun to add a good roar and stomp while being fancy.
To create and add dinosaurs to your background, use DK Dinosaur Stickers app.
Fancy Nancy Ballet School
It’s time to dance! Learn new dance steps and dance with Fancy Nancy. If you have a large group, have everyone dance together in the room and then rotate in a new person every dance or pick one person to dance along directly on the app.
Fancy Nancy Book Apps:
More Dinosaur Apps:
PBS Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train Camera Catch!
Dinosaur Books to use:
The Super Hungry Dinosaur Martin Waddell/Leonie Lord
How do dinosaurs play with their friends? Jane Yolen/Mark Teague
Amazing giant dinosaurs Marie Greenwood/Peter Minister
Simms Taback’s dinosaurs: a giant fold-out book Simms Taback.
Dizzy dinosaurs: silly dino poems Lee Bennett Hokins/Barry Gott
First big book of dinosaurs Catherine D. Hughes/Franco Tempesta
How To Raise A Dinosaur by Natasha Wing
For More Harper Collins Book Apps: Read On the Go!
Be a fan of Fancy Nancy on facebook for updates and activities.
For more Fancy Nancy ideas, photos or information about where to buy Fancy Nancy stuff to go along with your event, please send me a message.
Have a lovely time!
Favorite animal book apps and (paper!) animal books to share with kids, librarians, teachers, patrons, and more!
Are you ready for an animal party at your library or school? Here are a few of my favorite Animal Book Apps; perfect for hosting an ABC Animal Event, a Zoo Party, or making loud animal noises in your library, school or home. Roar! Leap! and Ribbit!
National Geographic Apps
Take a look at National Geographic’s Apps. Facts about animals,books, games, great photos and amazing animals!
Picture Book Apps:
Wild About Books By Judy Sierra: Read, listen and touch!
Animalia by Graeme Base: Read, listen, and explore! Great animal noises and activities!
More Animal Book Apps:
My First Animal Games by DK Publishing
Animal Show by Chronicle Books
Polar Bear Horizon by Smithsonian Institution and Oceanhouse Media, Inc
A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman and Oceanhouse Media, Inc
Penguin’s Family by Smithsonian Institution and Oceanhouse Media, Inc
Animal SnApp: Farm by Nosy Crow
Weird but True! by National Geographic Kids
Look and Learn Animals Vol. 1 by National Geographic Little Kids
My Favorite (Paper!) Animal Books This Month:
Snakes by Nic Bishop
The Monkey and the Dove and Four Other True Stories of Animal Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland
Spot the Animals a Lift-the Flap Book of Colors illustrated by Steve Jenkins
African Animal Alphabet by Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert
Draw Animals in 4 Easy Steps: then write a story by Stephanie LaBaff
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs that Squeak, Soar and Roar! Edited by J. Patrick Lewis (Children’s Poet Laureate)
125 True Stories of Amazing Animals by National Geographic
Creepy Critters Ladybugs by Sian Smith (Rhyme Along!)
Little Elephants by Graeme Base
If all the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder
What To Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot by Michelle Robinson
It’s a Tiger by David La Rochelle
Wild About You! By Judy Sierra
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
You Are a Lion! : and Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo
Do Cows Meow? : a Life-the-Flap Book by Salina Yoon
I am so happy to announce that Little eLit will be the home of Paige’s Page; regular app recommendations posted by Paige Bentley-Flannery. Paige is a Children’s/Community Librarian at Deschutes Public Library in Oregon. She is also the chair of the ALSC Digital Content Task Force and is one of the most enthusiastic librarians I have ever met. Paige uses all sorts of apps in her programs for kids (not just book based apps) and has a real knack for making connections among literacy, art and the digital realm. Paige, Genesis and I presented a program together at CLA 2012 and we all agreed that we’d love to keep working together to create a community of knowledge that helps other librarians begin to incorporate digital media into kids programming in a way that supports literacy development. Show us the apps, Paige!