Created to appeal to the diverse needs of children, communities, and librarians, this guide is written for anyone who reads stories to children. You'll find story suggestions for children of varying ages, interests, and backgrounds, and a wide array of options to match your talents and preferences to the recommended books and programs. When you're having fun as a storyteller, your audience will share the experience too! This book offers 35 complete, ready-to-use storytimes, each of which includes Rhymes and Songs, storytime picks, "crafty corner," plus ideas for incorporating traditional children's games, larger projects and activities, tell-aloud stories, and fun-food activities. Themes include Armadillo Antics, Beary Christmas, Cookie Crunch, Cool Coyote, Crocodile Rock, Dinosaur Stomp, Extraordinary Eggs, Food Fun, Guinea Pig Party, Halloween Haunts, Lizard's Song, Hermit Crab's House, Pancake Day, Snake Trail, Sneezes, Spaghetti Day, Tooth Fairy's Comin', Train Trip, and more.--From publisher description.