Determination: Preschool Storytime

In today’s storytime, we shared stories about determination and the importance of trying again.



Bike On, Bear! by Cynthea Liu; illustrated by Kristyna Litten

Bear is an extraordinary, genius bear, who can do anything except ride a bike. Can Bear figure out how to get on two wheels?


The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

A fun-filled, shared game of pretending to be fearless pirates is challenged by Lou’s friends’ suggestion that they use a tall tree as their ship, an idea that is compromised by Lou’s fears about climbing up so high. By the award-winning author of Binky the Space Cat.


After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.



“The Great Big Carrot”

from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book

This flannelboard story is based on a Russian Folktale.

Once, a rabbit saw a great big carrot top and wanted to pull it out, but it would not come out. Along came a squirrel, then a turtle, and finally a snail, who all hang onto each other, working together to pull out the great big carrot.



“The Very Quiet Cricket” from the DVD The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories

adapted from the picture book by Eric Carle

A very quiet cricket who wants to rub his wings together and make a sound as do so many other animals finally achieves his wish.

Pasadena Central Library Preschool Storytime 3/2/2019

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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