Ladybug (award) Storytime!

New Hampshire has their own award for picture books called the Ladybug Award. Pre-schoolers through third graders all across NH get to vote on which picture book wins the Ladybug Award!


ladybug awardNominees:

Little Dog Lost: the true story of a brave dog named Baltic by Monica Carnesi.

Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm

If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and Marc Brown

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal

Too Tall Houses by Giana Marino

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynold and Peter Brown

For our Ladybug award storytime I introduced the ladybug award to the parents and told them that I have voting sheets that they can fill out after storytime if they have a favorite!

For more information about the Ladybug awards go here!

Since I have already read Creepy Carrots a billion times to this group I decided to go with Extra Yarn, Too Tall Houses, and If All the Animals Came Inside.

Even though it isn’t technically ladybug themed our songs and rhymes were all about ladybugs:

Ladybugs Fly
(tune: 3 blind mice)
Fly, fly, fly.
Ladybugs fly.
Fly over here.
Fly over there.
They fly up high and they fly down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They fly fast, and they fly-fly slow.
Oh, ladybugs fly.

A Ladybug
source: Trails and Tales
A ladybug crawls up your arm
and sits right on your nose

A ladybug slides down your arm
and hops onto your toes

A ladybug creeps up your leg
and lands upon your knee

Then scurries to your folded hands
and snuggles down to sleep

Little Ladybug
source: Trails & Tales
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
I have a little ladybug,
ladybug, ladybug
I have a little ladybug,
It’s wings are black and red.

See the little ladybug,
Ladybug, ladybug.
See the little ladybug
Flying here and there.

Now it’s landing on the ground,
On the ground, on the ground.
Now it’s landing on the ground
And crawling everywhere.