Read Alouds at the Child Care Center bring high quality picture books and engaging readings to the Lehman College Child Care Center children. Readings in 2016-2017 included:
June 2, 2017
Reader: Alison Lehner-Quam read Biscuit Loves the Library, Lola at the Library, Skunk on a String, and Splat the Cat and the Late Library Book.
Biscuit Loves the Library
Call Number: PZ7 .C179 Bislt 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody's favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! Woof, woof! It's a very special day at the library, Biscuit! It's Read to a Pet Day at the library! There are so many fun things to see and do! Biscuit plays with story-time puppets, visits with friends, and listens to recorded books. Before he goes, a librarian helps him find the activity that he loves most of all. This joyful story will help cultivate a love of books and libraries in children who are learning to read. Biscuit Loves the Library, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations--which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers and children who love the library.
Lola at the Library
Call Number: PZ7 .M47883 Lol 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.
Skunk on a String
Call Number: PZ7.1 .L25 Sk 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-15
The highly anticipated wordless picture book from debut author and collage artist Thao Lam "Wordless... colorful... hilarious."Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW In Skunk on a String, we meet a skunk who has been tied to the tail of a balloon. Try as he might, the persistent critter can't get anyone to untie him. In this wordless story, he is shooed and swatted through a bustling parade, past the windowpanes of the city's apartment buildings with their diverse, busy inhabitants, then up to the construction cranes high above the city. He floats through the zoo, into traffic, under water, and eventually lands atop a Ferris wheel. When he finally unties himself, the skunk misses the aerial life -- so he comes up with an inspired way to fly again. Paper collage art in whimsical colors and patterns -- polka dots, gingham, and florals --creates a playful dynamic and brilliantly captures details of urban life, from the legs of a crowd to window boxes, spilled ice cream, and clothing flapping on clotheslines. This heartwarming, highly visual adventure takes a new vantage point on the ordinary and shows the skunk expanding his horizons, overcoming adversity, and, eventually, helping himself.
Splat the Cat and the Late Library Book
Call Number: PZ7 .M515916 Spl 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
When Splat discovers that he has an overdue library book, he fears that he will be locked up in jail! He does whatever he can to avoid the library. But when he has to go there with his family, he is in for a happy surprise.
May 12, 2017
Readers: Madeline Cohen and Alison Lehner-Quam read Apples and Robins, Are You Ready to Play Outside?, On the Ball, and Shark Detective
May 5, 2017
Reader: Alison Lehner-Quam read 1 Big Salad, Freight Train, and What's Your Sound Hound the Hound
April 21, 2017
Readers: Sean O'Heir and Alison Lehner-Quam read Growing Vegetable Soup, In the Small, Small Pond, Marta! Big and Small, Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching, Planting a Rainbow, and And the Spring Grass Grew All Around
March 3, 2017
Readers: Stefanie Havelka and Alison Lehner-Quam; Books read included What Noise Do I Make?, The Foot Book, Santiago Stays, and This is my Book.
The Foot Book
Call Number: PZ8.3 .G276 Fm
Publication Date: 1968-10-12
Call Number: PZ7 .D7114 San 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
This Is My Book
Call Number: PZ7 .P4478 Th 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
A hilarious and playful romp about making books, perfect for fans of Press Here and The Book with No Pictures. What happens when a writer learns that he doesn't quite have as much control over his book as he thinks? When Mark Pett's characters, led by a panda bear named Spike, take over his book and begin telling a story of their own, pandemonium ensues! Who's really in charge of this book? With clever interactive elements, including a pull tab, flap, and pop-up, This Is My Book is sure to appeal to a large and varied audience--kids who will identify with the "my" aspect of the book and adults who will appreciate the humor.
February 10, 2017
Reader: Stacy Katz; Books read included Exclamation Mark, Friendshape, Let's Go for a Drive, Next Stop Grand Central, Waiting is not Easy, We are in a Book.
December 2, 2016
Readers: Sefanie Havelka and Alison Lehner-Quam; Books read included Have you Seen Elephant?, Marta! Big and Small, Opuestos, They all Saw a Cat, Zoo Clues: My Feet are Webbed and Orange, and Zoo Clues: My Teeth are Sharp and Pointy.
November 4, 2016
Readers: Martha Lerski and Alison Lehner-Quam; Books read included Because of an Acorn, Bug Zoo, Leo Can Swim, Sleep Tight Farm, and Twenty Yawns.
Call Number: PZ7 .W5657 Bug 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
Leo Can Swim
Call Number: PZ7 .M47883 Ld 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Call Number: PZ7 .S6413 Twe 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
Featuring lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, this bedtime tale from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor recipient Lauren Castillo evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night, with twenty yawns sprinkled in for children to discover and count. As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?
October 14, 2016
Readers: Sean O'Heir and Alison Lehner-Quam; Books read included Bella's Fall Coat and Papillon.
September 30, 2016
Readers: Stacy Katz and Alison Lehner-Quam; Books read included Animal Talk, Cars Go, Every Little Thing, Everyone, Puddle, The Thank You Book and When Andy Met Sandy.
Call Number: QL765 .W45 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
Call Number: PZ7 .L6256 Car 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Little ones will enjoy revving up their reading with these eight noisy cars as they honk, clank, vroom, and zoom their way through this lively book! The sturdy pages feature a police car, pick-up truck, sports car, monster truck, and many more, accompanied by a cacophony of sounds sure to charm any young vehicle enthusiast.
Call Number: PZ7.1 .N38 Ev 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Call Number: PZ7 .Y89656 Pu 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
One rainy day, a little boy is upset because he can't go out and play. His mom comes up with a way to keep him entertained--by drawing a picture of herself and him going outside, playing in the rain, and splashing in a giant puddle. They have so much fun drawing themselves that they decide to venture out and make the most of the rainy weather.
When Andy Met Sandy
Call Number: PZ7 .D439 Wf 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
From Caldecott and Newbery Honoree, Tomie dePaola, and Emmy Award-winning writer for the Muppets Jim Lewis comes the first book in a brand-new easy-to-read picture book series about friendship. Andy is small. Sandy is tall. Andy is quiet. Sandy is LOUD. But when these two seemingly opposites meet at a playground one day, it might just be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Written in simple words and short, declarative sentences, this book is perfect for little ones just learning to read on their own.