Painting and Art – Preschool Storytime

Today’s storytime was a big hit! Families enjoyed stories about drawing, painting, and art, and the kids had a great time shouting out the color combinations. The stories shared were all multi-layered stories–teaching colors, mixing colors, and the value of art and imagination.

Stories we shared

Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
Dog loves drawing so much that he draws his very own adventure.

Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Playful monsters combine their favorite crayons, red, yellow, and blue, to create new colors, including one never before seen.

Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri

When Farmer Gray goes away for the day, Blue Goose, Red Hen, Yellow Chick, and White Duck get together and paint their black and white farm.


Mouse Paint

Mouse Paint, based on the book by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.


The Dot, based on the book by Peter Reynolds

Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher’s encouragement leads her to change her mind.

Check out the DVD from our library!

Preschool Storytime, Central Library 11/02/13

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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