PROVENANCE: Volume 1, Number 1 - November 28, 1995


PROVENANCE welcomes Jane Cobb, MLS as a children's services information professional, author, lecturer and contributing writer to the Children's Services Column.

Jane Cobb, demonstrates setting up a Children's story time, with felt board, stuffed animal toys, books, and name tags, and tape-player. This picture is done on-location at the Fraserview Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.

Jane's long awaited new edition of, I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT!, Black Sheep Press © 1995 (ISBN: 0-9698666-0-7) to be released in this December. This book is a "must see" for Children's Librarians, and people involved with storytime activities with young children. The book is compiled by Jane Cobb and illustrated by Magda Lazicka.

Announcing the second edition of 'I Don't Want to Be a Teapot!: A Handbook for Planning Preschool Storytime," updated and expanded!

This book was created for:

  • preschool teachers planning circle time activities as part of the early childhood education curriculum,
  • primary teachers developing language arts programs,
  • Librarians planning storytime programs, and
  • parents looking for the best books and rhymes for their children.
If you love reading aloud to children, you'll love this book!"

This new book contains:

  • 63 themes, including holidays,
  • reference to more than 1,000 picture books appropriate for preschool and primary children,
  • complete text and instructions for more than 500 fingerplays, rhymes and songs,
  • additional resources recommended for storytellers,
  • bibliography,
  • index,
  • 256 pages,
  • charming illustrations

Each theme contains:

  • a selection of stories to read aloud,
  • a selection of stories for more intimate sharing,
  • related non-fiction,
  • related fingerplays, songs, and nursery rhymes to link read-aloud stories together,
  • presentation ideas including: tellable tales, felt board stories, and stories adaptable to puppetry, cut and tell, and draw and tell,
  • simple craft ideas and games young children like to play.

The cost of the book is $29.95 (Canadian dollars, not including postage and handling and GST 7%)

For more information contact:

Black Sheep Press
6 - 2626 Granville Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3H8

Telephone: (604) 731-2653

The first and last illustrations for this section are done by Marta Nielsen, Graphic Designer.

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