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SCLS has a collection of about 40 story kits and sets of other program materials. The story kits typically include puppets, flannel board pieces, story props and scripts, and books related to a central theme. A few of the kits are related to one story and have many props. There are other non-story kits such as puppets with book suggestions, a set of ocean science materials, a parachute with ideas for using it with children during programs, board games, and a box of games to use in tournaments. A flannel board, magnetic ocean scene board and a small Ellison die cutter are also available from SCLS Delivery. In addition, auto harps (housed at Middleton) and a button maker are available.

The story prop materials support public libraries' youth programs. They are to be used only by SCLS member libraries and must be reserved through SCLS delivery. To reserve materials, send an e-mail to delivery staff at with your request; in order to provide you with the best service, please contact delivery staff as early as possible with your request. Teachers, child care providers and individual patrons cannot borrow the SCLS story kits and other program support materials. Many member libraries provide story kits for patron use. Please contact Shawn Brommer with any questions regarding curriculum kits for public use. (An exception to this requirement is the Native American kit, which was purchased with grant funds and is intended to be shared with area schools. SCLS member libraries can share the Native American kit with educators.)




1. Kente Colors by Debbi Chocolate (Walker, 1996) and Kofi And His Magic by Maya Angelou (Clarkson Potter, 1996) and 7 samples of Kente cloth.
2. The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi (Little Brown, 1986) and wooden model of round house.
3. Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams (Mulberry, 1990) and scrap metal car and bike galimotos.
4. Bringing the Rain To Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema (Dial, 1981) and props to tell the story.
5. Books: Africa Brothers and Sisters by Virginia Kroll (Aladdin, 1993); Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric A. Kimmel (Holiday House, 1998); Anansi The Spider by Gerald McDermott (Henry Holt, 1972); Ashanti To Zulu by Margaret Musgrove (Puffin, 1976); At The Crossroads by Rachel Isadora (Mulberry, 1994); Count Your Way through Africa by Jim Haskins (Carolrhoda, 1989); A Country Far Away by Nigel Gray (Orchard, 1988); Elizabetis Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Lee & Low, 1998); Emekas Gift by Ifeoma Onyefulu (Cobblehill, 1995); The Hatseller and the Monkeys by Baba Wage Diankite (Scholastic , 1999); A Is For Africa by Ifeoma Onyefulu (Puffin, 1993); It Takes A Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Scholastic, 1994); Jaftas Father by Hugh Lewin (Carolrhoda, 1981); Jaha and Jamil Went Down The Hill by Virginia Kroll (Charlesbridge, 1995); Jambo Means Hello by Muriel Feelings (Puffin, 1974); Jamelas Dress by Niki Daly (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999); The Lions Whiskers by Nancy Raines Day ( Scholastic, 1995); Not So Fast Songololo by Niki Daly (Aladdin, 1985); Oh, Kojo! How Could You! by Verna Aardema (Puffin, 1984); Rabbit Makes a Monkey of Lion by Verna Aardema (Puffin, 1989); Rehemas Journey by Barbara A. Margolies (Scholastic, 1990); A South African Night by Rachel Isadora (Greenwillow, 1998); Tree Of Life by Barbara Bash (Little, Brown, 1989); Whos in Rabbits House? by Verna Aardema (Puffin, 1969); Where Are You Going Manyoni? by Catherine Stock (Morrow, 1993); Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears by Verna Aardema (Puffin, 1975); Why The Sky Is Far Away by Mary-Joan Gerson (Little, Brown, 1974, 1992).
5. Other: Three South African photo cards; Sotho Doll Poster, Zulu basket; Zulu matron and Sotho marriage dolls, 4. Two sets of child size costumes-Ghanian Danchiki and Kuka and Nigerian Iro, Buba and Gele

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Who Is The Beast?; Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: At The Crossroads; Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters; Not So Fast Songololo; A Story A Story; The Village of Round and Square Houses; Who's In Rabbits House; Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears; Why the Sun and the Moon Live In The Sky


1. Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill (Houghton Mifflin, 1986) with story props and extended idea sheet from Lakeshore Learning Materials.
2. A Letter To Amy by Ezra Jack Keats (HarperTrophy, 1968) with story props and extended idea sheet from Lakeshore Learning Materials.
Picking Peas For A Penny by Angela Shelf Medearis (Scholastic, 1990) with story props and extended idea sheet from Lakeshore Learning Materials.
4. Books: Aunt Flossie's Hats and Crab Cakes Later by Elizabeth Howard (Clarion, 1991); Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman (Dial, 1995); Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson (Just Us Books, 1990); Cherish Me by Joyce Carol Thomas (HarperFestival, 1998); I Love My Family by Wade Hudson (Scholastic, 1993); Kwanzaa by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate (Children's Press, 1990); Pickin' Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald (HarperCollins, 1997); Saturday At the New You by Barbara Barber (Lee & Low, 1994); Somebody's New Pajamas by Isaac Jackson (Dial, 1996); The Train To Lulu's by Elizabeth Howard (Aladdin, 1994)
5. Other: 6 large photographic posters of African-American Families

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: African American Holiday of Kwanzaa; Brown Honey In Broomwheat Tea; Kwanzaa; Seven Candles For Kwanzaa


1. Costumes include clothes for Paul Bunyana plaid shirt, suspenders, a plaid hat and a stocking cap. There is a coonskin hat for Daniel Boone or Davy Crocket.
2. Script on Paul Bunyan's life and stories to make it easier to tell several short tales at one time. These have been gathered from multiple sources. A short background is included on real logging life.
3. DEMCO's Tall Tale Repro Sheets (DEMCO, 1990) this file featuring clip art, games, and puzzles of Ichabod Crane, Annie Oakley, Paul Bunyan, Hiawatha, Davy Crocket, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones, Rip Van Winkle, Babe and John Henry and rubber stamps of Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed.
4. VIDEOS: Paul Bunyan read by Jonathan Winters (Rabbit Ears, 1990) and Pecos Bill read by Robin Williams (Rabbit Ears, 1988).
5. BOOKS: American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne (Knopf, 1991); Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg (Mulberry, 1984); Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg (Mulberry, 1986); Mike Fink by Steven Kellogg (Morrow, 1982); Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg (Morrow, 1988); Larger Than Life by Robert San Souci (Doubleday, 1991).
6. Paul Bunyan video (Reading Rainbow, 1988)
7. Other: Set of six captioned filmstrips-The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane; John Henry and His Famous Hammer; Johnny Appleseed; Paul Bunyan and His Great Blue Ox; Pecos Bill and Lightning; Rip Van Winkle (Troll, 1970); Set of five posters and five faces of heroes.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Casey Jones; John Henry; Johnny Appleseed; The Man Who Planted Trees; Paul Buynan


1. Folkmanis Puppets-Boa Constrictor, Elephant, Bat, Whale, Ant, Penguin and Giraffe
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (Harcourt Brace, 1993 and brown fruit bat puppet)
3. Books: Amazing Anthony Ant by Lorna & Graham Philpot (Random, 1993), Bats Swift Shadows In the Twilight by Ann C. Cooper (Denver Museum of Natural History, 1994);Big Cats by Seymour Simon (HarperCollins, 1991); Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins (Tichnor & Fiels, 1995), Elephant Families by Arthur Dorros (HarperCollins, 1994); Elephants by Elsa Posell (Childrens Press, 1982), The Elephant's Wrestling Match by Judy Sierra (Lodestar, 1992); Extremely Weird Bats by Sarah Lovett (John Muir, 1991), Giraffe by Peter Anderson (Dorling Kindersley, 1993); Little Penguin's Tale by Audry Wood (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989), Penguins at Home by Bruce McMillan (Houghton Mifflin, 1993), Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young (Philomel, 1992); Snakes by Ray Broekel (Childrens Press, 1982); Take a Look at Snakes by Betsy Maestro (Scholastic, 1992), Those Amazing Ants by Patricia Brennan (1994),
4. Additional items include a "Short Facts" information card on most of the animal champions and background information on several more. 100 feet of rope to measure the length of the Blue Whale. Inflatable globe to locate the animals' habitats.


1. How My Parents Learned To Eat by Ina Friedman (Houghton Mifflin, 1984) with story props and extended idea sheet from Lakeshore Learning Materials.
I Hate English by Ellen Levine (Scholastic, 1989) with story props and extended idea sheet Lakeshore Learning Materials.
3. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel (Henry Holt, 1968) with story props and extended idea sheet Lakeshore Learning Materials.
4. Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies by Ann Turner (HarperTrophy, 1990) with story props and extended idea sheet Lakeshore Learning Materials.
5. Halmoni and the Picnic by Sook Nyul Choi (Houghton Mifflin, 1993) and 3 plastic pieces of kimbap.
6. The Girl Who Wore Too Much by Margaret Read MacDonald (August House, 1997) with flanel board pieces.
7. Two sets of child size costumes-Japanese Happi Coat and Vietnamese Ao Dai
8. Paper Doll SetsLittle Chinese Girl, Little Japanese Girl, Aiko from Japan and Mei-Mei from China all from Dover, 1997; Japanese Girl and Boy Paper Dolls (Dover, 1991) and Chinese Girl and Boy Paper Dolls (Dover, 1996)
9. Books: A Is For Asia by Cynthia Chin Lee (Orchard, 1997); Adventures of the One Inch Boy by Issun Boshi (Heian, 1985); A Boy Named Chong by Brian and Heather Marchant (Project Chong, 1992); Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes by Robert Wyndham (Putnam, 1968); Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley (Crown, 1991); Count Your Way Through China by Jim Haskins (Carolrhoda, 1987); Count Your Way Through Korea by Jim Haskins (Carolrhoda, 1989); Crow Boy by Taro Yashima (Puffin, 1955); Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan (Little Brown, 1993); Gung Hay Fat Choy Happy New Year by June Behrens (Children's Press, 1982); Happy New Year by Demi (Crown, 1997); In The Park by Huy Voun Lee (Henry Holt, 1998); Dias Story Cloth by Dia Cha (Lee & Low, 1996); Japanese Kimono Paper Dolls In Full Color by Ming-ju Sun (Dover, 1986); Kodomo by Susan Kuklin (Putnam's, 1995); Little Oh by Laura Krauss Melmed (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1997); The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garlan (Harcourt Brace, 1993); Nine-In-One GRR! GRR! by Blia Xiong (Children's Book Press, 1989); The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy (Scholastic, 1990); The Sun Girl and the Moon Boy by Yangsook Choi (Knopf, 1997); Two Lands, One Heart by Jeremy Schmidt (Walker, 1995); The Whispering Cloth by Pegi Deitz Shea (Boyds Mills Press, 1995); 2 by Mimi Otey Little (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996)
10. Other: 3 large photographic posters of Asian families in the U.S.; Hmong Post Cards (3); Slides of China (40 slides and guide); the reference books The Hmong In America: We Sought Refuge Here by Peter and Connie Roop (League of Women Voters, Appleton, WI, 1990) and A Treasury of Asian Stories and Activities for School and Libraries by Cathy Spagnoli (Alleyside, 1998); Two sets of child size costumes-Japanese Happi Coat and Vietnamese Ao Dai

RELATED BIG BOOK: Tikki Tikki Tembo

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Bamboo Brush(China/Am); Boy and the North Wind (Japan); Clever Hiko-Ichi (Japan); Fish From Japan; How To Fold A Paper Crane (Japan); Really Wild Animals: Adventures In Asia; Rolling Rice Ball (China); Sadko and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Japan); Stonecutter (Japan); The Story About Ping (China)


Over 200 hundred balls of various sizes and shapes for activities and play, with suggestion sheet. (For added fun, request the parachute and use it with the balls. Suggestions are included with the parachute.)

BEARS BOX (NOTES: 1. You will need an overhead projector if you want to use the story "The Three Bears" as a Readers' Theater set)

1. "Smokey and His Friends" (National Forest Service) Masks on Sticks to act out the play.
2. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Puffin, 1948) Bucket and "blueberries" to help tell the story.
3. The Three Bears by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1972) Flannel pieces (Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Judy/Instructo, 1989) and second large flannel set to tell the story and a Readers Theater Set from Fairy Tales I Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics (Creative Teaching Press, 1989) (Note: An overhead projector is needed for the transparencies.)
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. (Holt, 1967).Flannel board pieces to tell the story.
5. Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack (Aladdin, 1932). Story props are animal headbands.
6. "Why Is Bear Stumpy Tailed?" from Acorn (Bur Oak Press, Jan/Feb. 1989) with flannel board set.
7. BOOKS: The Bear Who Went to the Ballet by Jean Richardson (Dorling Kindersley, 1995); Biggest Bear by Lynn Ward (Houghton Mifflin, 1952) and We're Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (Macmillan, 1989).
8. Additional items include a Folkmanis black bear puppet, 2 fur bear masks , teddy bear stamp and a file of bear poems, finger plays and songs.

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Corduroy; Polar Bear; Polar Bear; What Do You Hear?; Sleepy Bear

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: The Bear and the Fly; Bears; Blueberries for Sal; Cheechako's First Day; Corduroy; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Happy Birthday Moon; in the James Marshall Library set see Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Panama; A Pocket for Corduroy; Really Wild Animals: Polar Prowl; Tops and Bottoms


1. Beach Props: Towel, Sand Pail, Umbrella
10 Beach Balls and pump
3. 30 pairs of Sun Glasses
4. BOOKS: At The Beach by Anne and Harlow Rockwell (Aladdin, 1987); At The Beach by Huy Voun Lee (Henry Holt, 1994) Beach Ball by Peter Sis (Greenwillow, 1990); Beach Feet by Lynn Reiser (Greenwillow, 1996); D.W. All Wet by Marc Brown (Little, Brown, 1988); Edward in Deep Water by Rosemary Wells (Dial, 1995); Let's Go Swimming With Mr. Silly Pants by M.K. Brown (Crown, 1986); Mine's The Best by Crosby Consall (HarperCollins, 1973); My Life With the Wave by Catherine Cowan (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1997; Spot Goes To The Beach by Eric Hill (Putnam's, 1985); Swim! by Eve Rice (Greenwillow, 1996); When I was Little Like You by Jill Paton Walsh (Viking, 1997)
5. Other: Beach Rubber Stamp; File of Fingerplays and Songs about sand and the beach; Resource BookExploring Sand and the Desert by Gayle Bittinger (Warren Publishing House, 1993) Remember to Request: The Magnetic Beach Board and Parachute


1. The Box With Red Wheels by Maud and Miska Petersham (Aladdin Books, 1986)-A wooden red wagon, white hankie for blanket, doll, dish towel and these stuffed animalscow, horse, lamb, pig, duck, chick, kitten, bunny and dog, Book and Script
2. "Bicycle Built for Five" by Jan Irving and Robin Curry, (from Full Speed Ahead, Libraries Unlimited, 1988.)-Flannel Set of 1 bicycle and 4 unicycles with 4 connecting bars, six cardboard disks and six dowels to act out the story, script and directions
3. "Dragon In A Wagon" a flannel board poem.
4. BOOKS:A Bicycle for Rosaura by Daniel Barbot (Kane/Miller, 1991); D.W. Rides Again by Marc Brown (Little Brown, 1993); My Bike by Donna Jakob (Hyperion, 1994); Stella and Roy by Ashley Wolff (Dutton, 1993).
5. Additional materials include: fingerplays, poems, a bike racing poster and a metal model of a red speed bicycle.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Curious George Rides A Bike; Furious Flycycle; Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle


Jennie's Hat by Ezra Jack Keats (Harper, 1966). Story props include a little girl's Easter hat, plastic eggs, feathers, fancy cards, ribbon, etc., that are pushed into the hat or attach with velcro.
2. Good Night Owl by Pat Hutchins (Macmillan, 1972). Owl tries to sleep but all the other animals keep Owl awake. So when the moon comes out, Owl screeches and wakes them all up. Set includes flannel pieces for Owl, 4 bees, squirrel, 3 sparrows, 2 doves, moon, and a tree.
3. Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert, (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1990). Colored feathers help re-tell the story
4. "Birds Fly" by Louise Bender Scott in Learning Time With Language Experiences (McGraw Hill, 1986). Finger feathers help tell the finger play
5. Readers' Theater sets for "The Crow and the Pitcher" from Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics-Fables I (Creative Teaching Press, 1989)
6. BOOKS: Counting Is For The Birds by Frank Mazzlola, Jr. (Charlesbridge, 1997) Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Birds by Jim Arnosky (Bradbury, 1992) Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri (Puffin, 1986) and Catskill Eagle by Herman Melville (Philomel, 1991)
7. Additional items include: Folder of bird poems, finger plays and crafts, and patterns for hats, Folkmanis Goose, Crow, Robin, Bluebird, 3 Baby Birds in a Nest puppets; Set of 10 vinyl birds

RELATED BIG BOOK: Feathers For Lunch

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Cat and the Canary; One Turkey, Two Turkey; Owl and the Pussy Cat; Owl Moon


1. Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham (Henry Holt, 1970) script and book. Flannel Board Set (12 Pieces) and Plastic Set to Act Out Story (11 Pieces)
2. Who Sank The Boat? by Pamela Allen (Coward-McCann, 1983) Flannel Pieces, Script and book.
3. The Chalk Box Story by Don Freeman - Set of 5 Poster Boards and easel, 2 Sets of Magic Markers and Script. Sticks of colored chalk draw a story of a boy on an island and devise an escape for him.
4. Additional Materials Include: Set of 6 foam boats, Cut and Tell Story the "Rain Hat" from This Way to Books by Caroline Feller Bauer; Finger Plays and Poems; Sailboard Poster; Sail Boat Rubber Stamp; Captain and Sailor Cap
5. BOOKS: Harbor by Donald Crews (Mulberry, 1982); Row Row Row Your Boat by Pippi Goodhart (Crown, 1997); A Snap Shot Book FY449 (Covent Garden Books, 1997)

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Little Toot; Tugboat Mickey


1. Bubble Supplies: Bubble mix, funnels, Bubble Wands, Water Wheel, Fountain Connection
2. Books: The Bubble Factory by Tomie dePaola (Grosset & Dunlap, 1996; Soap! Soap! Dont Forget the Soap by Tom Birdseye (Holiday House, 1993)
3. Other: 2 cassettes: Bathtime Magic by Joanie Bartels (BMG Music, check catalog for date, its confusing); Splish Splash Bath Time Fun by Ed Mitchell and Christopher Cerf (Children's Television Network, 1995) cassette; SUDS-a card game (Gamewright, 1997); File of fingerplays, songs; Rub-a-Dub-Dub by Annalisa Suid (Monday Morning, 1996)

WARNING: The bubble maker is messy!! If on carpeting or another surface you don't want wet, place towels or a tarp beneath it before turning it on.


1. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1984). Flannel Board pieces. Spider can not stop to talk to the animals that come to visit her because she is busy spinning her web.
2. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (HarperTrophy, 1977). Flannel Board pieces A grouchy ladybug challenges animals throughout the day to a fight, but always says, "Oh, youre not big enough," and flies off to start another fight. She meets her match when she challenges a whale.
3. "The Grasshopper" from Love The Earth, Exploring Environmental Activities for Young Children by Patty Claycomb (Gryphon, 1991). Flannel Board pieces for the poem.
4. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz by Byron Barton (Macmillan, 1973). Script and Flannel Board pieces.
5. The Bee by Lisa Cambell Ernst (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1986). Script and Flannel Board pieces and props. The hive can also be used with the poem "Here Is the Beehive."
6. Flower and bug props to tell poems about caterpillars, ladybugs or grasshoppers with poem cards.
7. I Wish I Was A Butterfly by James Howe (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1987) Script for use with puppets.
8. Water Spout piping, and stick puppet sun and rain cloud for the "Eensy Weensy Spider" nursery rhyme.
9. Laminated lightening bugs for a lightening bug game and directions.
10. The Folkmanis puppets include: butterfly/caterpillar, bee, ladybug, grasshopper, spider, lightening bug and dragonfly.
11. Readers' Theater sets for "The Ants and the Grasshopper" from Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics-Fables I (Creative Teaching Press, 1989)
12. BOOKS: Darkness And The Butterfly by Ann Grifalconi (Little Brown, 1987); Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe (Aladdin, 1985); Fireflies in the Night by Judy Hawes (HarperTrophy, 1963); How To Hide A Butterfly by Ruth Heller (Platt & Munk, 1985); In The Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming (Holt, 1991); More Bugs in Boxes by David A. Carter (Simon and Schuster, 1990); Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth (Holt, 1992); The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1990); Watch Harry Grow! by Demi (Random, 1984); and
13. Additional items include: A clear plastic bug observation jar; bag of individual plastic magnifying glasses; bag of plastic bugs, butterfly rubber stamp, file of bug headband patterns from Paper Hat Tricks I, II, and III by Ann Diebel and Patt Newbold (Papers Hat Tricks, 1991) and a file of bug poems, songs and fingerplays.

RELATED BIG BOOKS: The Ants Go Marching; The Eensy Weensy Spider; In The Tall Tall Grass, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Caterpillar; Caterpillar and the Polliwog; Fast Is Not A Ladybug; I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly; Joyful Noise

BUTTON MAKER - you will need 2 1/4 inch button-making supplies, which can be ordered from Badge-a-Minit or may be available from local retailers.


1. Electric fire pit (Amazon)

2. Sequoia Tree Wildlife fingerpuppet set: tree,squirrel, blue jay, owl, rabbit, bear and fox. (Folkmanis)

3. Tent fingerpuppet set: tent, bear, raccoon (Amazon)

4. Moose puppet (Amazon)

5. Books: Camping Day by Patricia Lakin (Dial, 2009) , Duck Tents by Hiroe Nakata (Henry Holt, 2009), Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins (Candlewick, 2004), Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems, by Kristine O'Connell George (Clarion, 2001).



1. Pretty Fair Picture Set (Bi-folkal Productions, Inc., 1993)
2. Sheets of mylar to simulate a fun house mirror and the book, Funhouse Mirrors by Dan Witkowski (Random, 1995).
3. BOOKS: Carnival by Robin Ballard (Greenwillow, 1995); Carnival by M.C. Helldorfer (Viking, 1996); Carnival Time by Vivian Sathre (Simon & Schuster, 1992); Carousel by Donald Crews (Greenwillow, 1982); County Fair by Raymond Bial (Houghton Mifflin, 1992); Country Fair by Gail Gibbons (Little, Brown & Co., 1994); Fun At The Fair by Toni Eugene (National Geographic Society, 1990); Funhouse Mirrors by Dan Witkowski (Random, 1995); The Rabbit's Carnival by Annie Ingle (Random House, 1995); Returning Nicholas by Deborah DeSaix (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1995); Roller Coaster by Kevin O'Malley (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1995); Shawnee Bill's Enchanted Five-Ride Carrousel by Cooper Edens (Green Tiger Press, 1994); The Smash-Up Crash-Up Derby by Tres Seymour (Orchard, 1995); Tonight Is Carnival by Arthur Dorros (Puffin Unicorn, 1991); Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault (Henry Holt, 1985)
4. Other: File of fingerplays and songs; felt Carrousel Panel

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: County Fairs; Terrific Trip Series: An Amusement Park


1. Books: Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee by Paul Caldone (Clarion, 1985); Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto (Putnam & Grosset, 1995); Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle (Simon & Schuster, 1987); Hi, Cat! by Ezra Jack Keats (Aladdin, 1970); Millions Of Cats by Wanda Gag (Putnam & Grosset, 1956); Puss in Boots by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1976); This and That by Julie Sykes (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996); Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1986); Top Cat by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt Brace, 1998)
2. Other: 5 Cat Rubber Stamps Note: Other Things May Be Added In 1999

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Have You Seen My Cat?

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Balthazar the Lion; Bollo Caper; Cat and the Canary; Cat In The Hat; Cougar; Hi Cat; The Happy Lion; Here Come The Cat; Lend A Paw; Lets Give Kitty A Bath; Millions of Cats; Owl and the Pussy Cat; Sam Bangs and Moonshine; The Three-Legged Cat.


1. Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie (Little Brown, 1997) with Toot and Puddle Dolls
2. Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Bjork (R & S Books, 1985) and Linnea Doll Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Puffin, 1939) and Madeline Doll
3. Felix Explores Planet Earth by Annette Langen and Constanza Droop (Abbeville Kids, 1996); Letters From Felix by Annette Langen and Constanza Droop (Abbeville Kids, 1994)
4. Cinderella Stories from Around the World: Angkat The Cambodian Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn (Shen's Books, 1998); Cendrillon a Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci (Simon and Schuster, 1998); Eight Cinderellas by Nancy Polette (Pieces of Learning, 1994); The Enchanted Anklet by Lila Mehta (Lilmur, 1996); The Golden Sandle A Middle Easter Cinderella Story by Rebecca Hickox (Holiday House, 1998); The Golden Slipper A Vietnamese Legend by Darrell Lum (Troll, 1994); Jouanah A Hmong Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn (Shens Books, 1996); The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo (HarperCollins, 1993); Si Mariang Alimango by Tomas Lacson (Childrens Communication Center, 1992); Sootface An Ojibwa Cinderella Story by Robert D. San Souci (Yearling, 1994); Yen-Shen A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie (Putnam & Grosset, 1982);
5. Books: Lon Po Po by Ed Young (Putnam & Grosset, 1989); Paddington Bear Goes To Market by Michael Bond (HarperFestival, 1998); The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (Puffin, 1936); The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack (Puffin, 1933);


CHECKERS 12 sets of giant floor checkers


Puppets--Red Hen, White Hen and Chick and the book Zinnia and Dot by Liza C. Ernst (Viking, 1992)
2. The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1973)) with Readers' Theater masks, scenery on transparencies and props (Request overhead projector if you want to use the transparencies.)
3. Other items include: A "Rosie" rubber stamp Books: Friends by Helme Heine (McElderry, 1982); Help, Mama, Help! by Shen Roddie and Frances Cony (Little Brown & Co., 1995); The Painter Who Loved Chickens by Oliver Dundrea (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995)

RELATED BIG BOOKS: The Little Red Hen; Rosie's Walk

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Chick, Chick, Chick; Chicken Soup with Rice; Green Eggs and A Ham; in James Marshall Library see Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens; Little Red Hen; Maxs Chocolate Chicken; Mole And the Egg; The Most Wonderful Egg In The World; Rosie's Walk; The Talking Eggs; Wings


1. CIRCUS HISTORY-Historical photographs in Wisconsin Circus Days (State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1974); Circus In Wisconsin (Badger History, January 1977) and Old-Time Circus Cuts by C. P. Fox (Dover, 1979)
2. CIRCUS WAGONS AND PARADES-a. Circus Wagon Apron designed by Susan Pagnucci ($25 from Bur Oak Press, 8717 Mockingbird Rd., Platteville, WI 53818; 608-358-8662) b. Set of Circus Wagon Post Cards; "Ten Circus Wagons" poem and post card set; 10 flannel circus wagon cars and train engine; Horse Drawn Wagon Collection by C.P. Fox (Great Circus Parade, Inc., 1994) and Cut and Assemble a Circus Parade by A. E. Smith (Dover,1985) c. Flannel Pieces for The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (Platt & Munk, 1984) and book. (Flannel story pieces from The Storyteller 308 East 800 South, P.O. Box 921 Salem, Utah 84653, 801-423-3560; Madison representative is Teresa Schwerin 608-837-4962) d. Stick Puppets and script for "The Bumpy Ride" by Susan Pagnucci in Acorn, (January/February 1996; Bur Oak Press, 8717 Mockingbird Rd., Platteville, WI 53818; 608-358-8662) e. Stand up circus clothes pin characters (from Scissors Fun and Crafts by Marilynn Barr, Monday Morning, 1989; Box 1680 Galo Alto, CA 94302)
3. Harriet Goes to the Circus by Betsy & Giulio Maestro (Crown, 1977) flannel board pieces to tell story
4. Parachute Play-"Under The Big Top" from Put On A Circus by Kathryn Christensen (Art's Publication, 1991) and "Putting Up the Big Top" in ABC Circus by Jean Warren (Warren Publishing, 1991) (Request Parachute to do these activities)
5. ANIMAL ACTS-"Under the Big Top" flannel board set from ABC Circus by Jean Warren (Warren Publishing, 1991).
6. BIG CATS-a. "I Tame the Very Fiercest Beast" and "My Trainer Steps Into The Ring" in Circus by Jack Prelutsky (Macmillan, 1979) b. "These Big Cats" an adaptation of the poem "This Little Tiger" in Finger Frolics by Liz Cromwell (Partner Press, 1976) with finger puppets from Lakeshore School Supply (#KL100 Finger Puppet Reward Jar $17; 800-421-5354)
7. BOOKS: Bearymore by Don Freeman (Viking, 1976); Catcher by Mia Wolff (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994); The Catspring Somersault Flying One-Handed Flip-Flop by SuAnn Kiser (Orchard, 1993); Circus by Lois Ehlert (HarperCollins, 1992); The Circus by Heidi Goennel (Tambourine, 1992); The Circus by Brian Wildsmith (Oxford, 1970); Circus Girl by Michael Garland (Dutton, 1993); If You Lived With the Circus by Ann McGovern (Scholastic, 1971); Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam's, 1992) and doll; Morgan the Magnificent by Ian Wallace (McElderry, 1987); Spot Goes To The Circus by Eric Hill (Puffin, 1986); The 12 Circus Rings by Seymour Chwast (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993)
8. OTHER: We Learn About The Circus by Sharon MacDonald (Fearon Teacher Aids, 1988), Circus by Ada Frischer et. al. (Instructional Fair, 1994); Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus Unit and Circus Tails (Circus World Museum)adult resource guides. Wild Animal Paper Chains by Stewart and Sally Walton (Tupelo, 1993); Kids Discover The Circus by (Kids Discover, January 1992); Set of animal finger puppets; Circus Elephant Rubber Stamp; Inflatable Dumbbells; Cassette Tape for Sharing A Circus Song (Bear Traq Recordings, 1993); Folder with finger plays and activities; Circus Mazes by Becky Radtke (Dover, 1995).

RELATED BIG BOOKS: The Circus Is In Town (with Cassette) and When The Circus Comes To Town

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Cannonball; Circus Baby; Circus World Museum; Curious George Goes To The Circus


1. "Clancy the Clown" with noses, clown board & script
2. "Create a Face,""Pin the Nose on the Clown," and "Clown Faces" all from The Story Teller (308 East 800 South, P.O. Box 921, Salem, Utah 84643, 801-423-3560); Madison representative is Teresa Schwerin 608-837-4962)
3. Flannel board pieces for The Clown's Smile by Mike Thaler (Harper & Row, 1962).
4. Flannel Board sets for the following poems and fingerplays: "Six Clowns," "Clowns and Their Clothes," "Four Little Clowns," "Five Little Clowns," "Little Color Clown," "Five Tall Clowns" and "Little Sad Clown."
5. Set of five clown heads and five clown rings, 5 clown finger puppets and set of 6 Circus Clown Punch Out Masks by A.G. Smith (Dover, 1990) to tell any of the poems or finger plays in the file.
6. BOOKS: Cannonball Simp by John Burningham (Candlewick Press, 1966); A Day In The Life of a Circus Clown by Carol Gaskin (Troll, 1988); The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin Jr. (Henry Holt, 1994); Where's Bobo? by Harriet Ziefert (Tambourine Books, 1993)
7. Other: Clown banner, clown pen, 3 large cardboard clown faces, Clown coloring book, plastic clown nose, Clown bag, file of finger plays, poems and songs.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Clown Of God; Terrific Trip Series: A Trip In A Hot Air Balloon

COLOR AND MOVEMENT (Former Dance Kit; updated by Karen Wendt 3/03)

1. 35 fabric scarves in cloth storage bag
2. Cassettes:

a. Dancin Magic by Joanie Bartels (Discovery Music, 1991)
b. Streamer and Ribbon Activities by Henry "Buzz" Glass and Jack Capon (Activity Records, 1976)

3. Prop Stories

a. I Went Skipping story. Includes: doll; 6 animal finger puppets: frog, bat, ladybug, bear, bee, dragonfly; script adapted for use with the book I Went Walking, by Sue Williams (Voyager Books, 1989).
b. Rainbow Poem and Drawing activity. Includes: 1 box of markers, script
c. Make a Rainbow activity. Includes: bucket, 2 apples, orange, banana, pear, grapes, 6 strips of colored felt to make the rainbow, wooden spoon, script.

4. Program ideas packet: Includes finger plays, activity ideas
5. Books:

a. Color Dance by Ann Jonas (Greenwillow, 1989)
b. 2 is for Dancing by Woodleigh Hubbard (Chronicle, 1991)
c. Dance Away by George Shannon (Mulberry, 1982)
d. I Went Walking by Sue Williams (Voayger, 1989)
e. My First Jumbo Book of Colors illustrated by James Diaz and Melanie Gerth (Scholastic, 2002)

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Crocodile Beat, Springtime Rock and Roll, Thump, Bump, Tiny the Dancing Hippo

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Special Gift; The Tap Dance Kid


1. Dog Characters--Spot, Biscuit, Clifford, McDuff and Folkmanis Brown Dog, adapted so he can eat "bones."
2. Books: Biscuit's Picnic by Alyassa Satin Capucilli (HarperCollins, 1998); Boomer Goes To School by Constance W. McGeorge (Chronicle, 1996); Carl's Afternoon in the Park by Alexandra Day (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991); Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell (Scholastic, 1963); Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day (Aladdin, 1998); How Smudge Came by Nan Gregory (Walker & Co., 1995); McDuff And the Baby by Rosemary Wells (Hyperion, 1997); McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells (Hyperion, 1997); My Buddy by Audrey Osofsky (Henry Holt, 1992); My Dog Rosie by Isabelle Harper and Barry Moser (Blue Sky Press, 1994); Office Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (G.P. Rathmann, 1995); Smudge by Julie Sykes ( Little Tiger Press, 1998); Where Is Spot? by Eric Hill (Puffin, 1980)
3. Other: File of finger plays and poems and individual dog pictures and flannel set from Dogs Fandex Family Field Guides by Steven Aronson (Workman Publishing, 1997)

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Angus Lost; Dogs; Dogs, Cats and Rabbits; Cannonball, Whistle For Willy; Goggles; Harry and the Lady Next Door; Harry Comes Home; Harry The Dirty Dog; Officer Buckle and Gloria; Peeper and All The Legs; Tenth Good Thing About Barney; Wonder Dog


1. Matreshka Nesting Doll Set (7 nesters) to use with Matreshka by Becky Hickox Ayres (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1992) and The Wooden Doll by Susan Bonners (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991).
2. The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews (Clarion, 1993), adapted script and Gingerbread, Rope, Hankie, Spool and China Head dolls.
3. Clothes Pin Doll Kit; (3) Wooden Penny Doll Kit: (2) Corn Husk Dolls; Paper Teddy Bear; Wooden Nancy Sanford homestead doll and house set; Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls. (Kits are from American Folk Toys, most are available at Old World Museum Store.)
4. BOOKS: Babushka's Doll by Patricia Polacco (Aladdin, 1995); The Chalk Doll by Charotte Pomerantz (HarperCollins, 1989); Ivy Cottage by E. J. Taylor (Weekly Reader, 1984); Molly Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1983); Nettie Jo's Friends by Patricia C. McKissack (Dragonfly, 1989); The Original Adventures of Raggedy Ann by Johnny Gruelle (Derrydale Books, 1998); William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow (HarperTrophy, 1972).

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Changes Changes; William's Doll


1. 550 Duplo bricks (no need to count these out!)
2. 3 large gray base plates
3. 6 medium green base plates
4. 3 medium blue base plates
5. 5 large Ziploc storage bags - please put all Duplos back in these bags before packing them in the SCLS Delivery bin.


1. The Little Elephant with noses and story/script (from Circus by Ada Frischer et. al., Instructional Fair, 1994)
2. Folkmanis elephant puppet.
3. Horton Hatches The Egg by Dr. Seuss (Random, 1940). Story props include a Horton hat, a feathered cap for Maize, a hunter's hat, a spotted egg and a "elephant-bird" puppet and book.
4. Clothes pin elephants and clothes line to tell the song "One Elephant Went Out To Play"
5. Flannel elephants for Five Little Elephants (The Storyteller, 308 East 800 South, P.O. Box 921 Salem, Utah 84653; local Representative is Teresa Schwerwin 608-837-4962)
6. Stick puppets and script to tell the story, "The Little Elephant" in Circus by Ada Frischer et. al. (Instructional Fair, 1994).
7. Elmer by David McKee (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1968) and stuffed Elmer toy
8. BOOKS: The Circus Baby by Maud and Miska Petersham (Macmillan, 1950); The Elephant's Wrestling Match by Judy Sierra (Dutton, 1992); Horton Hatches The Egg by Dr. Seuss (Random, 1940); Old Bet by Robert McClung (Morrow, 1993).
9. OTHER: File of poems, fingerplays and ideas

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Circus Baby; The Elephant's Child; Uncle Elephant; Whatzzat?


(NOTES: An overhead projector is needed to show the transparencies for "The Turnip" and in the Readers' Theater Set)
1. Music In The Night by Robin Michal Koontz (Cobblehill, 1993); Fiddle-I-Fee by Melissa Sweet (Little Brown, 1992) with animal characters (Can also be used for Old MacDonald Had A Farm)
2. Old MacDonald Had A Farm illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley (Putnam's, 1989) and The Farmer In The Dell by Mary Maki Rae (Puffin, 1988) with finger puppets to help tell the story/song, or use the characters from above.
3. How the Rooster Saved the Day-Shadow Kit by Arnold Lobel (Greenwillow, 1977)
4. Wake Up, Sun! by David L Harrison (Random, 1986) flannel board set.
5. The Enormous Turnip-Shadow Set. This Reader's Theater set includes colored transparencies, script and costume patterns. (An overhead projector is needed to show the transparencies)
6. Fabric Animal Masks-Cow, Cat, Lamb
7. Folkmanis Puppets-Cow, Horse, Lamb 8. "Come Little Children" 9 piece flannel board set with script
9. BOOKS: Barnyard Big Top by Jill Kastner (Simon & Schuster, 1997); Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown (HarperCollins, 1956); Farm Animals Camera Pull-Tab Book (Troll, 1990).
10. OTHER: A wooden music box that plays "Old MacDonald." Plastic farm animal mothers and baby pairs (14) to compare sizes and names of baby animals Set of Misc. Farm Flannel Pieces (39 pieces) A folder with fingerplays, cut and tell and other activities. We Learn All About Farms by Sharon MacDonald (Fearon Press, 1988) an Adult Resource Guide

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Big Red Barn; The Bremen Town Musicians; Old MacDonald Had A Farm; Who's in the Shed?; Springtime Rock and Roll Related Shadow Boards: "How Rooster Saved The Day" and "The Enormous Turnip"

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: The Big Red Barn; Ferdinand The Bull; Cow Who Fell In the Canal; Curious George at the Farm; Terrific Trip Series: A Trip To the Farm


1. Story props for Blue Sea by Robert Kalan (Mulberry, 1979)
2. Six Foolish Fishermen by Benjamin Elkin (Children's Press, 1957) flannel set and script.
3. Flannel pieces for "The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile" from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra (H.W. Wilson, 1987).
4. Fish on sticks puppets for finger plays.
5. The Rainbow Fish (North-South Books, 1992) and Rainbow Fish to the Rescue (North-South Books, 1995) by Marcus Pfister and stuffed fish toy; Rainbow Fish Mobile
6. Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert with sorting cards and jar of fish
7. Folkmanis Puppets: Blue Fish, Gold Fish
8. Books: Big Al by Andrew Clements Yoshi (Aladdin, 1988); Amazing Fish by Mary Ling (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991); Crinkleroot's 25 Fish Every Child Should Know by Jim Arnosky (Bradbury, 1993); Fishes by Brian Wildsmith (Oxford University, 1968); Fishy Things by Rob Campbell (Random, 1996; Gone Fishing by Earlene Long (Houghton Mifflin, 1984); Higgins Bend Song and Dance by Jacqueline B. Martin (Houghton Mifflin, 1987); I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse (Chronicle, 1996); A Million Fish More or Less by Patricia McKissack (Alfred Knopf, 1992); Swimmy by Leo Lionni (Dragonfly books, 1963); Up North At The Cabin by Marsha Wilson Chall (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1992)
9. Other: 2 Posters: Boy and Old Man Telling Fish Stories and Reading Is Like Fishing; DNR Fish Resource packet; Fish Rubber Stamp; Fishing Hat with lures; Bag of Fish Rings; String of Fish Lights; Rub-a-Dub-Dub by Annalisa Suid (Monday Morning, 1996) Resource Book


RELATED PPC VIDEOS: A Fish Is A Fish: The Fisherman's Wife; Swimmy; Terrific Trip Series: A Trip To The Aquarium
Don't Forget the Story Kit McElligot's Pool!


1. 720 Flexiblock bricks (no need to count these out!)
2. 2 clear storage containers - please put all Flexiblocks back in these containers before packing them in the SCLS Delivery bin.

NOTE: An overhead projector is needed if you want to use the Readers' Theater transparencies for "The Fox and Grapes," "The Fox and the Seven Goslings" and "The Fox and the Crow."

1. Book, Fox and Basket of Eggs Props for Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack, (Dial, 1986).
2. Sack and Stick Masks Props for What's In Fox's Sack? by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1982).
3. Flannel Board pieces and book for The Gingerbread Boy. The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone (Clarion, 1975);
4. Flannel pieces and script for Henny Penny from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra (H.W. Wilson, 1987).
5. Stick puppets for "Lazy Fox" in Acorn published by Susan Pagnucci (Bur Oak Press, Nov./Dec. 1989)
6. Laminated characters and props for "Why the Bear is Stumpy-tailed" in Acorn published by Susan Pagnucci (Bur Oak Press, Nov./Dec. 1989).
7. Readers' Theater set for "The Fox and the Grapes" and "The Fox and the Crow" from Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics-Fables I and "The Fox and the Seven Goslings" from Folktales I (Creative Teaching Press, 1989) (You will need an overhead projector to show the transparencies.)
8. Books: Fox Poems by John Foster (Oxford, 1991) Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox (Aladdin, 1986), Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins (Aladdin, 1968), and Up North In Winter by Deborah Hartley (E.P. Dutton, 1986)
9. Additional items include: Fox fingerplays and poems, pattern for a fox hat, 3 short stories and fox rubber stamp.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Dr. DeSoto; Flossie and the Fox; Fox Went Out On A Chilly Night


1. Frog and Toad puppets from Acorn Magazine (Bur Oak Press, 8717 Mockingbird Rd., Platteville, WI 53818 ) with scripts
2. Folkmanis Frog and Toad puppets
3. Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London (Puffin, 1992) with Froggy Doll and clothes from Toys to Grow On (P.O. Box 17, Long Beach , CA 90801; 1-800-542-8338)
4. Books: The Frog Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta (Charlesbridge, 1990); Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1970); Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1971); Frog Girl by Paul Owen Lewis (Beyond Words, 1997); The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka (Puffin, 1991); Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London (Viking, 1995); Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan (Greenwillow, 1981); Toad By Ruth Brown (Dutton, 1996); Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion, 1991); The Wide-mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner (Dial, 1996)
5. Other: File of Fingerplays and Songs

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Froggy Gets Dressed; Jump Frog Jump

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: A Boy A Dog and A Frog; Days with Frog and Toad; Foolish Frog; Frog and Toad; Frog and Toad are Friends; Frog and Toad Together; Frog Goes To Dinner; Frog On His Own; Frog Princess; Frog Where Are You?; Froggy Goes A-Courtin; Froggy Gets Dressed; Greedy Frog; It's Mine; Mysterious Tadpole


1. Tangramables by Judi Martschinke (Learning Resources, 1990, 1997); and Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone (Scholastic, 1997), with Tagoes game and other Tangram items.
2. Chinese Jumprope by Anne Akerst Johnson (Klutz, 1997), with 2 Ropes.
3. Dominoes Around The World by Mary D. Lankford (Morrow, 1998), with Dominoes.
4. Jacks Around The World by Mary D. Lankford (Morrow, 1996), with Jacks.
5. Card set of Games from Around The World (Lakeshore Learning Materials, 1995)
6. Games: Chinese Checkers; Games From around The World; Mancala; Pagoda; Parcheesi; Pickup Sticks; Yute.
7. Wooden Puzzles from Zimbabwe (2) Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus.
8. Books: Hopscotch by Mary D. Lankford (Beech Tree, 1992); The Multicultural Game Book by Louise Orlando (Scholastic, 1993);

Kit includes: giant cloak for a fat man, dog nose, cow nose, duck bill, mouse nose, cat nose, bird beak, bowl, mug, wooden spoon, script.

Contents: Program suggestions (folder).   Sorting hat/puppet, Phoenix puppet, Griffin puppet, Child's jersey, Wizard hat & wand, Posters, Robe.

Contents: Program suggestions (folder).   Large green dragon, Small blue dragon, Small green dragon, Large Chinese style red dragon.  


1. Arroz Con Leche by Lulu Delacre (Children's Book Press, 1990) with story props and extended idea sheet.
2. Family Pictures by Carmen Garza (Lakeshore Learning materials, 1995) with story props and extended idea sheet.
3. Uncle Nacho's Hat by Harriet Rohmer (Lakeshore Learning materials, 1995) with story props and extended idea sheet.
4. Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets (Lakeshore Learning materials, 1995)
5. Books: Diez Deditos Ten Little Fingers by Jose-Luis Orozco (Dutton, 1997); Fiesta by June Behrens (Children's Press, 1978); Let's Eat by Ana Zamorano (Scholastic, 1996); Margaret and Margarita by Lynn Reiser (Greenwillow, 1993); My House/ Mi Casa by Rebecca Emberley (Little Brown, 1990); New Shoes for Silvia by Jerry Pinkney (Scholastic, 1993; Pablo's Tree by Pat Mora (Macmillan, 1994); Pinata Maker by George Ancona (Harcourt Brace, 1994); Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto (Putnam, 1993)
6. Other: Fiesta! Mexico and Central America by Barbara Linse and Dick Judd (Fearon, 1993) and cassette, an idea book for celebrating Hispanic holidays; Set of 5 large photographic posters of Hispanic children and families and Hispanic Games and Rhymes by Cynthia Downs and Gloria Erickson (T. S. Dennison, 1996)




1. Prop Stories: Fiesta, Book + 12 pieces; Here are  My Hands, Big Book + 12 pieces; On Mother’s Lap, Book + 7 pieces; Round is a Mooncake, Book + 12 pieces;The Snowy Day, Book + 12 pieces; Whoever You Are, Book + 10 pieces (All from Lakeshore Learning)
 Flannel board story, Scat the Cat, script + 5 pieces

3. Draw & tell story, Wriggles the Pig, script + 4 pieces

4.  Books: All of Me: A Book of Thanks by Molly Bang; I Like Me!  By Nancy Carlson; I’m Glad I’m Me: Poems About YOU by Jack Prelutsky; It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr; Just the Way You Are  by Marcus Pfister; Me and You  by Genevieve Cote

5. Resource folder



1. 4050 Lego bricks (no need to count these out!)
2. 10 small green base plates
3. 6 medium-sized green base plates
4. 3 medium-sized blue base plates
5. 3 blue Lego storage containers - please put all Legos back in these containers before packing them in the SCLS Delivery bin.

McELLIGOTS POOL by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1947)

Kit includes: thin fish, stout fish, short fish, long fish, dogfish, catfish, fish with a pinwheel-like tail, fish with fins like a sail, young fish, old fish with long flowing whiskers, Eskimo fish, whale, metal stringer on which to hook all the fish, script, and book.


1. Flannel board set for the "Monkey and the Crocodiles" with the pieces and script
2. "Counting Crocodiles" flannel story that includes enough crocodiles for the whole audience to wear one on their shirt and a stuffed monkey.
3. A set of hats is included with the book, Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (Harper & Row, 1987); The Hatseller and the Monkeys by Baba Wague Diakite (Scholastic, 1999)
4. I'm a Monkey Kit includes a plastic tree, a barrel full of plastic monkeys and a crocodile puppet and script
5. Wise Monkey Tale by Betsy and Giudio Maestro (Crown, 1975) with flannel pieces
6. Other: File of ideas, poems etc.


RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Caps For Sale; Curious George; Curious George At The Farm; Curious George Goes To The Circus; Curious George Goes To the Hospital; Curious George Rides A Bike; Curious George Walks the Pets; Koko's Kitten; Monkey See, Monkey Do


1. Bo Peep or Mary/Little Lamb Flip Doll, Miss Muffet/Spider Flip Doll with spoons and yellow bowl and Old Mother Hubbard/Dog Flip Doll with Cupboard, Hat, Goat, fruit in a bowl, bread knot, socks, flute, pants, shoes, pipe, car, jacket, fish, wig, newspaper, wine
2. Jack Horner Story Pie with Plum
3. Four and Twenty Blackbirds Story Pie
4. Five Little Pigs Who Went To the Market-five pig dolls
5. Additional books include: Animals from Mother Goose by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1989); Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Puffin, 1978); If Wishes Were Horses by Susan Jeffers (Dutton, 1979); Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Hale (Scholastic, 1990); The Missing Tarts by B.G. Hennessy (Puffin, 1989); Old Mother Hubbard And Her Dog by Tomie DePaola (Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1981); People from Mother Goose by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1989).
6. Additional items include: Mother Goose Hat, File with activity ideas and games

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Each Peach Pear Plum Tree

NOTE: An overhead projector is needed for the Readers' Theater transparencies for "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" and "The Pied Piper."

1. Included in this kit are the props for the story Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff (Harper Collins, 1991), 18 pieces with a velcro apron, script and a copy of the book.
2. The Little Mouse and Red Ripe Strawberry by Don & Audrey Wood (Child's Play)book and story props make up the second story. This kit also includes: a stuffed mouse, wooden ladder, and a huge velcro joined strawberry.
3. The Town Mouse and the City Mouse: country and town mice puppets mouse, cat puppet, script, cassette tape, and a set of stick masks to tell the story and the book The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (Troll, 1979).
4. The Lion and the Mouse, an Aesop fable Kit includes: mouse, net, lion puppet, book, script.
5. Readers' Theater sets for "The Lion and the Mouse" and "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" from Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics-Fables I (Creative Teaching Press, 1989) and "The Pied Piper" from -Fairy Tales II (CTP, 1989)
6. Other: Mouse Rubber Stamp

RELATED BIG BOOKS: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Ben and Me; Broderick; Dr. DeSoto; Frederick; Here Comes The Cat; Island of the Skog; The Lion and the Mouse; Mickey's Birthday Party; Mickey's Trailer; Mouse and the Motorcycle; Mouse Around; Mouse Soup; Owen; Picnic; A Picture for Harold's Room; Pierre; Runaway Ralph; in William Steig Library see Dr. DeSoto


1. Set of 17 large photographic posters of children from around the world with map, and information about the child and his/her country on the back (Lakeshore Learning Materials, 1993)
2. Two bags of bread samples and sheets with descriptions.
3. Books: All The Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka (Morrow, 1994); Bein' With You This Way by W. Nikola-Lisa (Lee & Low. 1994); Children from Australia to Zimbabwe by Maya Ajmera and Anna Rhesa Versola (Charlesbridge, 1997); The Daddy Book by Ann Morris (Silver Press, 1996); Earth Dance by Joanne Ryder (Henry Holt, 1996); Faces by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler (Macmillan, 1994); I Wonder Why Countries Fly Flags by Philip Steele (Kingfisher, 1995); Hanukkah by June Behrens (Children's Press, 1983); Homes Around The World by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree, 1994); Light the Candle! Bang the Drum! by Ann Morris (Dutton, 1997); Loving by Ken Heyman (Mulberry, 1990); Market by Ted Lewin (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1996); My Wish For Tomorrow by Jim Henson (Tambourine Books, 1995); Now We Can Have A Wedding! by Judy Cox (Holiday House, 1998); Pass The Bread by Karin Luisa Badt (Childrens Press, 1995); Powwow by June Behrens (Children's Press, 1983); Sleep, Sleep, Sleep by Nancy Van Laan (Little Brown, 1995); This Is the Way Tooth Tales From Around The World by Marlene Targ Brill (Charlesbridge, 1998); We Eat Our Lunch by Edith Baer (Scholastic, 1995); What Is Your Language? by Debra Leventhal (Puffin, 1994); Who Belongs Here? by Margy Burns Knight (Tilbury House, Maine; 1993); Yoko by Rosemary Wells (Hyperion, 1998)
4. Reference books: Resources: Friends From Around the World by Patty Claycomb (Monday Morning Press, 1995); The Global Village by Karen Bauer and Rosa Drew (Creative Teaching Press, 1994); Hands Around The World by Susan Millford (Williamson Publishing, 1992)
5. Reference Books: Children Around The World by Jo Supancich (Evan-Moor, 1992) Cultural Awareness Through Literature by Kathryn Braddon (Carson-Dellosa, 1993); Games for Global Awareness by Jan Asch (Good Apple, 1994); Multicultural Mini-Units by Sherrill B. Flora (T.S. Dennison, 1993); A Treasury of Trickster Tales by Valerie Marsh (Alleyside, 1997); Bodyart: World Holidays by Carol Hauswald and Alice Maskowski (Monday Morning, 1996)
6. Other: Wee Sing Around The World by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp (Price Stern, 1994) with cassette; Inflatable globe, Photo Flash Cards of Fruits and Vegetables with words in English, French, Spanish and German; Kids Around the World Display Pieces; Money From Around the World; Flags Around the World Banner

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Bread, Bread, Bread; Hats, Hats, Hats; A World In A Supermarket

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: All The Colors Of The Earth Holiday Facts and Fun: Multicultural Holidays ; Holiday Facts and Fun; Earth Days; How Many Days To America?; Molly's Pilgrim; People: Musical Celebration of Diversity; Stories from the Jewish Tradition

Note: Please use extreme care when handling the birchbark and quill articles in this kit, they are intended to show to children, but please do not let children handle them. They are very fragile. Thanks.

1. Indian Language Sets a. Indian Names for Animal Cards (11) in Menominee, Ojibwe, Potowatomi and Winnebago b." My Ojibwe Name Is..." (Minneapolis Board of Education, 1978) c. Awenen Niin? 20 Guess Who? Animal Rhymes in English and Ojibwe (Minneapolis Board of Education, 1978) d. Parts of the Body in Ojibway from The Mishomis Book by Edward Benton-Banai
2. Indian Homes a. Indian Homes Cards (set of 14) from Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes by Carl Waldman (Facts on File, 1988)
3. Indian Clothing a. Set of contemporary childrens clothes to initiate discussion b. Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? by Bernelda Wheeler (Pemmican, 1986); pair of Winnebago moccasins from the Indian Museum in Wisconsin Dells. c. Indian Clothing Unit Guide based on the Moccasin Game (DPI, Bulletin #91151) and four rabbit skins d. Indian Children Paper Dolls by Phyllis Hughes (Red Crane, 1990)
4. Birch Bark and Quill Work a. Porcupine Quills Teaching Guide based on Porcupine Quill on Birchbark (DPI, Bulletin #0491), piece of birch bark and bottles of prepared and raw porcupine quills. Do not open the bottles of quills. b. Birch Bark Quillwork Box (Indian Museum in Wisconsin Dells, $55) and Sweet Grass Braid For Display only, do not let children handle. c. Quill Choker (Carol St. Cyr, Baraboo $30) For Display only, do not let children handle. d. Quill Earrings (Parsons Trading Post, WI Dells) For Display only, do not let children handle. e. Hair Ornaments (Parsons Trading Post, WI Dells) For Display only, do not let children handle.
5. Wild Rice a. Real Wild Rice by David Martinson (Duluth Indian Education Advisory Committee, 1975) with Wild Rice Sample b. The Sacred Harvest by Gordon Regguinti (Lerner, 1992) c. Wild Rice Harvesting Teachers Guide based on Ojibwe Nibwakawin Chippewa Wisdom (Anishinabe Reading Materials, Duluth MN, 1984)
6. Maple Sugar a. Shemay the Bird of the Sugarbush by David Martinson (Duluth Indian Education Advisory Committee, 1975) b. Teachers Guide to Maple Sugar based on Ojibwe Nibwakasin Chippewa Wisdom (Duluth Indian Education Advisory Committee, 1975) and Maple Sugar Harvesting (Minneapolis Public Schools, 1979) and The Importance of the Sugar Maple Tree to the Woodland Indians (DPI, Bulletin #0490) c. Bone and Stick Game (Indian Museum in Wisconsin Dells)
7. Stories With Objects a. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Macmillan, 1978) and puzzle b. Aseban The Ojibwe Word for Raccoon by Amelia LeGarde (Duluth Indian Education Advisory Committee, 1978) and the guide Ojibwe Inaonewin Chippewa Sharing (Duluth Indian Education Advisory Committee, 1978) c. Dreamcatcher by Audrey Osofsky (Orchard, 1992) and a dreamcatcher d. The Goat In The Rug by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link (Macmillan, 1976) with mohair samples (Jane Grogan, Madison Weaver) and 24 game cards to review the rug making process. f. Eagle Feather-An Honour by Plain Fergunson (Pemmican, 1989) with chicken eagle feather g. I Can't Have Bannock, But the Beaver Has A Dam by Bernelda Wheeler (Pemmican, 1984) with recipe for bannock h. How Birch Tree Got Its Stripes by George Littlechild (Fifth House, 1988) and sample of birch bark i. The Windigo's Return: A North Woods Story by Douglas Wood (Simon & Schuster, 1996) and a mosquito Folkmanis puppet.
8. Books: A,B,Cs the American Indian Way by Richard Red Hawk (Sierra Oaks, 1988); Dragonfly's Tale by Kristina Rodanas (Clarion, 1991); Legend of the White Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble (National Geographic Society, 1998); Little White Cabin by Ferguson Plain (Pemmican, 1992); On Mother's Lap by Ann H. Scott (Clarion, 1972); A Mishomis Book History--Set of 5 Coloring Books by Edward Benton Banai (Indian Country Communications, 1976); The Ojibwa Indians by Bill Lund (Bridgestone, 1997); Ojibway Indians Coloring Book by Chet Kozlak (Minnesota Historical Society, 1979); On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott (Clarion, 1972); Peboan and Seegwun by Charles Larry (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993); Pizza, Popcorn & Powwow by Don Carufel (Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Museum and Cultural Center); Powwow by George Ancona (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993); Powwow Country by Chris Roberts (American and World Geographic Publishing, 1992); White Bead Ceremony by Sherrin Watkins (Council Oak Books, 1994); Red Bird by Barbara Mitchell and Todd Doney (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1996)
9. Adult Reference: American Indian Resource Manual for Public Libraries (WI DPI, 1992, Bulletin # 92429); Anti-Bias Curriculum by Louise Derman-Sparks (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1989); Day Break Star Preschool Activities Book by Sharon Patacsil (Day Break Star Press, 1979); Keepers of the Earth Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac (Fulcrum, 1991); The Mamook Book by Sharon Mathers (Day Break Star Press, 1979)

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Ashok by Any Other Name; Beat the Turtle Drum; Giving Thanks; Legend of Blue Bonnet; Paddle To The Sea


1. Cassette for The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken (Walt Disney, 1989).
2. Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James (McElderry, 1991).
3. Folkmanis Puppets: Shark, Lobster, Crab, Octopus, Scallop, Stingray, Clown Fish: Mini-puppets: Hermit Crab, Jellyfish, Octopus, Nautilus Sea Shell, Sea Star, Sting Ray, Star Fish.
4. Video: NOVA Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef (WGBH Educational Foundation, 1995), Really Wild Animals 0 Deep Sea Dive (National Geographic), Trip to the Aquarium (Churchill Media)
5. BOOKS:The Curious Sea Horse by Stewart Cowley (Victoria House Publishing, 1995); Follow Me by Nancy Tafuri (Greenwillow, 1990); Going On A Whale Watch by Bruce McMillan (Scholastic, 1992); Herman the Helper by Robert Kraus (Aladdin, 1974); How To Hide An Octopus by Ruth Heller (Platt and Munk, 1985); In The Swim by Douglas Florian (Harcourt Brace, 1997); The Magic School Bus On The Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole (Scholastic, 1992); Nature Hide & Seek Oceans by John Norris Wood (Barnes & Noble, 1985); Ocean Parade by Patricia MacCarthy (Dial, 1990); Shell by Alex Arthur (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989); Under Sea Open Sesame by Kees Moerbeek (Price Sloan, 1997); Whales and Other Sea Mammals by Elsa Posell (Childrens Press, 1982); Winter Whale by Joanne Ryder (Mulberry 1991);
6. Additional items: folder of fingerplays, script for a fish story using Alka-Seltzer tablets, patterns for hats from Paper Hat Tricks II by Patt Newbold and Anne Diebel (Paper Hat Tricks, 1988); File of songs and poems; Dolphin Rubber Stamp Resource Books: Acorn Magazine (Nov/Dec 1997 issue) by Susan Pagnucci (Bur Oak Press, 8717 Mockingbird Rd., Platteville, WI 53818); Exploring Water and the Ocean by Gayle Bittinger (Warren Publishing House, 1993); The Seas by Mel Fuller (Instructional Fair, 1994); Sea Animals by Diane Williams (Teacher Created Materials, 1993); Sea Life Activity Booklet (Educational Insights,1990); The Seas by Mel Fuller (Instructional Fair, 1994); Terrific Topics Oceans by Danielle Schultz (Carson-Dellosa, 1996); Whales by Kathy Buffington et. al. (Scholastic, 1992)


RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Burt Dow Deep Water Man; Dolphins: Our Friends On The Sea; The Great White Man-Eating Shark; Really Wild Animals: Deep Sea Dive; Sea Dream; Swimmy


1. Specimens: Coral, Sand Dollar, Sea Bean, Sea Biscuit, Sea Fan, Sea Horse, Sea Star, Sea Urchin, Sharks Jaws, Spiny Oyster, Sponge; Shells: Bear Paw, Chiraga Spider, Conch, Cowry, Egg Cowry, English Flat Shell, Fawn Cowry, Green Abalone, Golden Cone, Pearl Turbo, Sun Shell, Sun Dial Shell, Tibia Shell, Turritella Snail, Whelk Feet, Urdin Other: Sea Shells Rubber Stamp
2. BOOKS: Along a Rocky Shore by Judith E. Rinard (National Geographic Society, 1990); Shell by Alex Arthur (Alfred Knopf, 1989); Tide Pools and Coral Reefs by Jeanne King (Teacher Created Materials, Inc., 1993)
3. Other: File of fingerplays and songs


1. blue program folder
a. papermaking instructions (paper bowl)
b. papermaking booklist
c. kit contents list

2. blender
a. base
b. blender jar

3. 7 small strainers
4. 1 white stirring spoon
5. 1 red wash tub
6. 1 blue wash tub
7. ice cream buckets
8. small sponges
9. plastic bowl molds
10. paper bowl samples
11. plastic/garbage bags, to use as tarps
12. shredded paper samples: please add your leftovers for others to use


Full size colored parachute and guide book with cassette.


1. "Mary Moran Led The Band" by Susan Pagnucci in Acorn Magazine (September/October 1993) with flannel pieces
2. Counting Carnival by Feenie Ziner (Coward-McCann, 1962) with 12 Flannel board pieces
3. "The Ants Go Marching"--30 stick puppet ants and cassette tape
4. Popcorn Parade Mini-Musical by Roger Emerson (Emersongs, 1989). Set includes the music, words and instructions for this 15-minute musical, and yellow and white top hats.
5. Wee Sing America Songs of Patriots and Pioneers by Pamela Conn Beal and Susan Hagen Nipp (Price Stern Sloan, 1987). This cassette includes several good "marching" songs.
6. BOOKS: Parade by Donald Crews (Greenwillow, 1983); 17 Kings and 42 Elephants by Margaret Mahy (Dial, 1987); Thump, Thump, Rat-A-Tat-Tat by Gene Bauer (HarperTrophy, 1989)
OTHER: Flag, Folder with fingerplays and other ideas

RELATED BIG BOOKS: The Eensy Weesy Spider; Thump, Thump, Rat-A-Tat-Tat


1. Set of multicutural family hand puppets (five people per family for Asian, Hispanic, African-American and Caucasian) (20 puppets)
2. Set of multicultural flannel board families (The Storyteller 308 East 800 South, P.O. Box 921 Salem, Utah 84653; local Representative is Theresa Schwerin 608-837-4962)
3. Floor Puzzle of Children Around the World

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: How Many Days To America?; People: Musical Celebration of Diversity

Note: An overhead projector is needed for the Readers' Theater transparencies-The Three Pigs

1. Folkmanis Pig Puppet
2. The Three Pigs a Readers Theater Set from Fairy Tales I--Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics (Creative Teaching Press, 1989) (Note: An overhead projector is needed for the transparencies.)
3. Piggies by Audrey and Don Wood (Harcourt Brace & World, 1991) and 5 pig finger puppets
4. BOOKS: The Pig In The Pond by Martin Waddell (Candlewick Press, 1992; Pig Pig Grows Up by David McPhail (Puffin, 1980); A Pig Tale by Olivia Newton-John (Simon & Schuster, 1993); Smart, Clean Pigs by Allan Fowler (Children's Press, 1993); Ten Pink Piglets by Mary Rayner (Dutton, 1994); The Three Pigs by Paul Galdone (Houghton Mifflin, 1970). The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka (Puffin, 1989): The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas (McEldery, 1993)
5. Other: Pig poster; pig rubber stamp; 3 rubber pig finger puppets and 3 stuffed pig dolls

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: The Amazing Bone; in James Marshall Library see The Three Little Pigs; Pig's Wedding; The Swineherd; The Three Pigs


1. "The Snake's Treasure" adapted from a story that appeared in Sesame Street Magazine ( August, 1983)
2. Draw and Tell Stories: "Juanita The Whale" in Draw and Tell by Richard Thompson (Annick Press, Ontario, 1988) and "The Ghost on Pederson's Farm" and "The Locked Box in Frogs Riddle" by Richard Thompson (Annick Press, Antario, 1988)
3. "Shipwrecks, Rescues & Pirates" in Terrific Tales To Tell by Valerie Marsh (Alleyside Press, 1997) and "Shipwrecks and the Lighthouse" in Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition by Valerie Marsh (Alleyside Press, 1996)
4. Pirate Costume--jacket, hat, hook, eye patch
5. BOOKS: Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker (Albert Whitman, 1994); Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gilman (Scholastic, 1990); Maggie and the Pirates by Ezra Jack Keats (Scholastic, 1979); The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate by Margaret Mahy (Puffin, 1985); Pirates and Treasures by Saviour Pirotta (Thomson, 1995); Tough Boris by Mem Fox (Harcourt Brace, 1994); When The Wild Pirates Go Sailing by Kees Moerbeek and Carla Dijs (Price, Stern Sloan, 1990) -- A Pop-up Book Additional Items Include: A small wooden chest, pirate flag , hat and eye patch, bucket of plastic pirates and a boat, "Waldo and the Pirates" poster, saber, rope, treasure map and file with stories, finger plays, games and poems.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Maggie and the Pirates


1. Puppet set for "The Complaining Pizza" story-- talking pizza and chef puppets, script and craft directions to make paper talking pizzas.
2. "Left Over Food" by Jan Irving and Robin Curry.
3. A large pizza floor game is also included with 62 pieces for children to match to the large fabric pizza.
4. Song "I Am A Pizza" on cassette
5. BOOKS: Extra Cheese Please! by Cris Peterson (Boyds Mills, 1994); Hi Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter (Orchard, 1995); Sam's Pizza by David Pelham (Dutton, 1996)


1. Samples of pre-made quilt patterns (available at fabric and craft stores).
Flannel Board story of A Patchwork Fish by Stewart Moskowitz (Julian Messner, 1982)
3. Sewing Cards -5 replicas of historic sewing cards and background information, needle
4. Sewing Horn Book with background information and instruction card
Drop Spindle and wool sample with instruction sheet
6. The Great Cover-Up: Quilts Slideas (Bi-Folkal, 1986) 20 slides and script.
7. BOOKS: Eight Hands Round by Ann Whitford Paul (HarperCollins, 1991); Log Cabin Quilt by Ellen Howard (Holiday House, 1996); My Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt by Janet Bolton (Doubleday, 1994) which includes cloth patterns; The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy (Dial, 1985) video from Reading Rainbow; The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days by Mary Cobb (Millbrook Press, 1995); The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston (Putnams, 1985); The Seasons Sewn by Ann Whitford Paul (Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996); The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco (Simon & Schuster, 1988); Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt by Barbara Smucker (Crown, 1995); Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman (Scholastic, 1992); Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (Dragonfly, 1993)
Other: quilt rubber stamp, file of fingerplays, cut and tell stories and poems about quilts.

1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (Aladdin, 1978) necktie and hat with food to use as a prop, script

2. Spider puppet to use with Itsy Bitsy Spider song
3. Peterkin's Wet Walk by Emilie Boon (Random House, 1989) Flannel set: Peterkin with yellow rainclothes, boots, pine trees, net, blue water strip, porcupine, bunny, deer, mushroom and script.
4. BOOKS: Big Sarah's Little Boots by Paulette Bourgeois (Scholastic, 1987); Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema (Dial, 1981); Come A Tide by George Ella Lyons (Orchard, 1990); The Puddle by David McPhail (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998); (Rain by Robert Kalan (Mulberry , 1978);
Rain by Robert Kalan (Greenwillow, 1978); Sonnys Beloved Boots by Lisa Stubbs (Piccadilly Press, 1997); Umbrella by Taro Yashima (Puffin, 1958); The Umbrella Day by Nancy Evans Cooney (Putnam & Grosset, 1989)
5. Other: File of Fingerplays; Resource Book--Water by Karen Lee Siepak (Carson-Dellosa, 1994)

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Mole and the Umbrella; A Rainbow of My Own

Contents: Program suggestions (folder).   Fiddler puppet, Fortune teller puppet, Genie in lamp puppet, Troll w/hedgehog puppet, Pink princess puppet, Purple Prince puppet, Knight puppet, Sword & shield.

NOTE: An overhead projector is needed for the Reader's Theater transparencies for "Rupunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Rumplestiltskin."

1. Puppets-Witch, spider, bat, ghost
2. Four Scary Stories Puppets for boy, Imp, Goblin and Scalawag as well as the props to tell the scary story of each character and book.
3. Reader's Theater scripts and props to tell "Hansel and Gretel," "Rumplestiltskin" and "Rupunzel" all from in Fairy tales II Overhead Transparencies for Creative Dramatics (Creative Teaching Press, 1989). (An overhead projector is needed)
4. It Didn't Frighten Me by Janet Goss (Sterling, 1985) Kit includes: Shadow figures witch, bat, spider, cat, penguin, skunk, open book backdrop, and a short script and book.
5. "What Was I Scared Of?" from The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss (Random, 1961) a shadow board story, about some scary green pants.
6. The Humbug Witch by Lorna Balian (Abingdon, 1987) a stand up witch with removable clothing leading to a surprise ending.
7. The Brave Little Tailor Kit contains: little tailor puppet, book, script, cassette tape.
8. Liza and the Grumpeta Grumpet puppet and script to tell the story of a little girl who runs away only to find a friend who wants nothing more than a home.
9. The Hungry Thing puppet and food props to tell the stories
10. Halloween Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone by Ruth Roberts, Gene Piller and Bill Katz (Michael Brent Publications, 1974) songbook and cassette.
11. OTHER: In A Dark, Dark Wood by David A. Carter (Simon & Schuster, 1991) pop-up book; Folder with stories, finger plays and songs, Jack-o-Lantern Rubber Stamp and "I Know An Old Witch" on the cassette Magic Place by Robbie Clement (Tomorrow River, 1982)

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Strega Nona; Who's In The Shed?

RELATED SHADOW BOARD STORIES: "It Didn't Frighten Me" and "What Was I Scared Of?"

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Beast of Monsieur Racine; Dark Dark Tale; Boy With Two Shadows; By The Light of the Halloween Moon; Ghost in the Shed; Island of the Skog; Halloween; Halloween Is Grinch Night; Hansel and Gretel; His Masters Ghost; Island of the Skog; King of the Cats; Lonesome Ghosts; McGruff On Halloween; Old Mother Witch; Slightly Scary Stories; Spooky Boo and the Room Noddles; Stega Nonna; Teeny Tiny and the Witch Woman; There's A Nightmare In My Closet; Trick or Treat; What's Under My Bed; Where The Wild Things Are


1. "Naughty Marysia" in The Story Vine by Anne Pellowski (Macmillan, 1984)
The Hunt For Rabbit's Galosh by Ann Schweninger (Doubleday, 1976)
Kit includes: Rabbit, Tiger, earmuffs, gloves, socks, boots, mailbox, letter.
3. BOOKS: Where's The Bear? by Byron Barton (Mulberry, 1984); A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman (Puffin, 1978); Hide and Snake by Keith Baker (Harper Brace 1991)
4. Other: Waldo Doll, 7 Waldo posters, file of fingerplays and poems

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: My Mother is Most Beautiful


1. The Big Book of Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone by Ruth Roberts (Belwin Mills, 1991) and cassette.
2. Mary Wore Her Red Dress by Merle Peek (Clarion, 1985) with flannel pieces to go with the story--red dress, green sneakers, yellow sweater, brown bandanna, purple pants, violet ribbons, orange shirt, and party hats for all the characters. A second telling can be done using the large paper doll and accompanying clothes.
3. Roll Over by Merle Peek (Clarion, 1981) and cassette with props to tell the story and to have each character "roll over" and out of bed.
4. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Pam Adams (Child's Play, 1973) also I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Nadine Bernard Westcott (Little, Brown. 1980). (3 VersionsProp, Flannel and Shadow Board) This story comes with a large oversize lady puppet with a see-through stomach and all the characters she "eats." The Shadow Board puppet sets and flannel sets are included as well, be sure to request the Shadow Board Screen if you intend to use the shadow puppets. (Both the cloth and shadow puppets are available from Susan Pagnucci, Bur Oak Press, 8718 Mockingbird Rd., Platteville, WI 53818 608-348-8662)
5. Today Is Monday by Eric Carle (Philomel, 1993) with food props
6. Flannel pieces for The Wheels on the Bus.
7. Wee Sing Sing-a-longs cassette by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp (Price Stern Sloan, 1990).

8. Hush Little Baby video (VHS)
9. BOOKS: Animal Folk Songs for Children by Ruth Crawford Seeger (Linnet, 1993); Lizard's Song by George Shannon (Greenwillow, 1981); Oh, A Hunting We Will Go by John Langstaff (Aladdin, 1991); Sharon, Lois and Bram Sing A to Z by Kim LaFave (Crown, 1991); She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain by Kathleen Bullock (Simon & Schuster, 1994); Tingalayo by Kate Duke (Crown, 1989)
10. OTHER: File folders of ideas and activities.

RELATED BIG BOOKS: The Ants Go Marching, The Bremen Town Musicians, Down By The Bay, The Eensy Weensy Spider, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Over In The Meadow, She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Butterfly Ball; Hush Little Baby; I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly; Old MacDonald Duck; Star Spangled Banner; Stars and Stripes


1. Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London (Puffin, 1992) with Froggy doll and removable clothing; hat, scarf, jacket, shirt, pants, and boots.
The Hat by Jan Brett (G.P. Putnam's, 1997) and props to tell the story; set of Brett masks to use to act out the story. Folkmanis puppets - pig, goose, hedgehog, rooster, kitten, dog, horse. Includes clothesline, clothes pins, scarf, hat, mittens, socks, sweater, vest, long johns an script.
3. The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt (Mulberry, 1964) and The Mitten by Jan Brett (Putnam's ,1989) with props to tell either version; set of Brett masks to use to act out the story. Includes mitten and stuffed animals - raccoon, bear, fox, hedgehog, mouse, owl, rabbit and additional woodland animals; beaver, moose, mouse, skunk, squirrel and script.
4. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs (Random House, 1978) with The Snowman video and stuffed snowman prop.
5. BOOKS: Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here by Jean Craighead George (HarperCollins, 1993); The First Snowfall by Anne and Harlow Rockwell (Aladdin, 1992); In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee (Henry Holt & Co., 1995); In The Snow: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George (Greenwillow, 1995); The Jacket I Wear In The Snow by Shirley Neitzel (Mulberry, 1989); Katy and The Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton Mifflin, 1943); Kipper's Snowy Day by Mick Inkpen (Harcourt Brace, 1996); Millions of Snowflakes by Mary McKenna Siddals (Clarion Books, 1998); The Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten by Steven Kellogg (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1974); North Country Night by Daniel San Souci (Bantam Doubleday, 1990); Snip, Snip...Snow! by Nancy Poydar (Holiday House, 1997); Snow by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998); Snowballs by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt Brace, 1995); The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Puffin Books, 1976); When it Starts it Snow by Phillis Gershator (Henry Holt & Co., 1998); When Winter Comes by Robert Mass (Henry Holt & Co., 1993).
6. Other: File of Crafts and Finger Plays; Mitten Match card game; Snowman Rubber Stamp; 5 Felt Snowmen

RELATED BIG BOOKS: The Jacket I Wear In The Snow; The Mitten; The Snowy Day

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Really Wild Animals; Polar Prowl; The Snowman; The Snowy Day

STONE SOUP by Ann McGovern (Scholastic, 1968).

Kit includes: plastic pot with elastic cover, plastic vegetables, stones, a wooden spoon, a salt shaker, a pepper shaker, and a copy of the book.


TOURNAMENT SET (all of the following are in one box):

1. Jacks Tournament Box--36 sets of jacks and balls; "Jacks" poem from All The Small Poems and Fourteen More by Valerie Worth (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994). 2. Jump Rope Tournament Box-24 jump ropes; 1 Alligator with Jump Rope Rubber Stamp; Jump Rope Idea Sheet
Marble Tournament Box--There are 24 sets of marbles in this set. Each set has 40 marbles and 1 shooter. Laminated poems are also included.
4. Pogs Tournament Box-23 Sets with 8 pogs and 1 slammer in each; a baggie with a few extra pogs in it; Description Infomercial Video; Instruction and Game Sheet 6. 5. Yoyo Tournament Box-24 tournament yo-yos and several "sport ball" yo-yos. 1 cassette tape of "I've Got A Yoyo" from Suzy Is a Rocker by Tom Paxton (Sony, 1992) and the words to the song on a card. In addition, a box of checker sets is also available. See Checkers and Games Around The World


1. Hey! Get Off Our Train by John Burningham (Crown, 1990). A 6 Car Train Set with the following animals, Dog, Elephant, Seal, Crane, Tiger, Polar Bear, an engineers cap, Book and Script
2. "Rainbow Express" by Jan Irving and Robin Curry (from Full Speed Ahead, Libraries Unlimited, 1988) A Flannel Story with Train Set in felt, gray on one side, and brightly colored on the other, Script, train whistle (courtesy of Darlene Cox in North Freedom)
3. BOOKS: The Little Engine That Laughed by Alf Evers (Price Stern Slone, 1987); Trains by Gail Gibbons (Scholastic 1987)
Additional items will include: Steam Train Ride Walker and Co., 1991; A Train Floor Puzzle, and file of Train Finger Plays and Poems

RELATED BIG BOOKS: Freight Train; I've Been Working on the Railroad, She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Casey Jones; John Henry; The Little Engine That Could; Remembering Train Rides; Train Rides


1. Laminated tree with animals to tell the story of The Apartment House Tree by Bette Killion (Harper and Row, 1989).

2. Plush "Mr. Tree" puppet with three seasonal leaf sets to use with Here is a Tree song, adapted by Beth Hays (PDS).
Flannel Board Pieces to tell the story The Green Grass Grows All Around by Hilde Hoffmann (Macmillan, 1968).
Stick Puppets to act out the song "In the Forest You Will Find" from Our World by Gayle Bittinger (Warren, 1990).
Tree puppet to tell tree jokes from Out On A Limb by Scott K. Peterson (Lerner, 1990).
6. Other books included are: Hello Tree by Joanne Ryder (Dutton, 1991); In The Woods by Ermanno Cristini (Picture Book Studios, 1983); Mighty Tree by Dick Gackenbach (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992); My Father Doesn't Know About the Woods and Me by Dennis Heseley (Macmillan, 1988); Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991); Trees by James Endicott (Holt, 1992).
7. Other: Adult resource-Hug a Tree and Other Things to Do Outdoors with Young Children by Robert Rockwell et. al., (Gryphon, 1986); Forest Ranger shirt, "Smokey Bear" type hat, whistle; 3 forest posters; 3 hand stamps; File with songs, finger plays, poems and tree crafts.



1. "Terry and His Tow Truck" by Jan Irving and Robin Curry (from Full Speed Ahead, Libraries Unlimited, 1988) 4 Flannel Board vehicles and a yarn string to form hills, Script
"Who Should I Call?' 21 Laminated vehicles with moveable wheels are included, Toy car phone, Directions and Script
3. Books included with this kit: The Pop-Up Book of Big Trucks by Peter Seymour (Little, Brown and Co., 1989); Truck by Donald Crews (Mulberry Books, 1980)
Additional materials will include: Truck floor puzzle, Sheet on CB talk, Finger plays and poems, 2 Pattern Books--Private Vehicles and Public Vehicle.


Unicorns, Pretty Princesses and Handsome Princes
Contents: Program suggestions (folder).   Prince crown, Reversible frog prince crown, Pink princess hat, Purple princess hat, Pegasus puppet, Unicorn puppet.


1. Menorah and candles

2. Jingle bells

3. Angel's Christmas Cookies flannel board story

4. Flannel Kinara and candles

5. Dreidel activity sheets

6. Holidays song sheet

7. Activity guide and booklist


1. The Star Thief is a prop story about a thief who wants to own all of the stars.
Wish Upon a Star tells of many different ways to make wishes come true.
Kit includes: numerous stars of various colors and sizes, 2 horseshoes, blue board (sky), rabbit's foot, four leaf clover, candle, wishbone, penny, salt shaker, matches, scripts.
The Three Wishes Kit by Yuri Salzman (Scholastic, 1968) set includes: old man puppet, wife puppet, string of sausages, potato masher, script.
Wish Again, Big Bear by Richard Margolis (Macmillan, 1972) Kit includes: 1 bear puppet, 1 fish puppet, 1 fishing pole, 1 bush and stand, and script.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Tale of Four Wishes


1. Props for Little Beaver and the Echo by Amy MacDonald (Putnam's, 1990) and book.
. Story head bands to act out In A Cabin In A Wood by Darcie McNally (Dutton, 1991) and book.
Flannel Pieces for May We Sleep Here Tonight by Tan Koide (McElderry/Atheneum, 1981).
Props to act out the story "The Picnic" in Skunk and Possum by Graham Tether (Houghton Mifflin, 1979).
Flannel board pieces to tell "Deer Me" by Pam Bosben of Cross Plains Public Library.
Folkmanis puppets include: skunk, beaver, squirrel and raccoon.
Additional books include: Animal Tracks by Arthur Dorros (Scholastic, 1991); Beaver at Long Pond by William T. George and Lindsay Barrett George (Greenwillow, 1988; ; In The Woods by Ermanno Cristini and Luigi Puricelli (Alphabet Press, 1983); Nature Walk by Douglas Florian (Greenwillow, 1989); Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky (Mulberry, 1987).
Additional items include a folder with poems, songs, hat patterns and fingerplays about woodland animals.

RELATED PPC VIDEOS: Critter The Raccoon; How Mole Got His Trousers


Flannel Board
Magnetic Beach Board with gulls, beach balls, sea stars, shells


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