Hatching and Growing up

Stories we shared

Except If by Jim Averbeck
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea
Now I Am Big! by Stephen Krensky
What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward
Bye-bye Crib by Alison McGhee

The Stone Hatchlings by Sarah Tsiang

Stories for Infants: Now I am Big!Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Stories for Toddlers: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?Except If, & What Will Hatch

Stories for Preschoolers and older: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?Except IfBye-bye Crib, & Stone Hatchlings

Draw & Tell

william and warbleWilliam and Warble by Richard Thompson is about two friends who find an egg and decide to raise it.

Films we watched

Waiting for Wings (from the DVD Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type…)

Leo the Late Bloomer (from the DVD Is Your Mama a Llama?)


“Hatching dinosaur”

hatching dino


paper template (of cracking egg)
dinosaur coloring sheets (here’s one from kidopo)
extra sheets of paper (white or color)

hatching dino craft supplies

How to make them

1. Color the baby dinosaur

2. Color the cracking egg

3. Cut and glue the dinosaur onto another sheet of paper, right in the center

4. Cut out the cracking egg

5. Tape only the top and bottom of the cracking egg right over the baby dinosaur (see example above)

Pajama Storytime, Hastings Branch 8/5/13. Ages 3-7.
Infant and toddler storytimes, Central Library 8/6/13

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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