About Our Storytime Kits

Charleston County Public Library has 50 thematic storytime kits available to check out. Each kit contains books and age-appropriate puppets, toys, puzzles, games and rhymes that highlight the featured theme, along with information on how to download songs and music through the library. A maximum of one kit may be checked out by any CCPL cardholder for up to 14 days. Kits may be placed on hold and picked up at the CCPL branch of your choice.

Before kids can read and write, they must first learn the skills that will prepare them to do so. Check out a kit, and help your child start down a path to school readiness and success.

Each Kit comes with:
Early Literacy Info Letter
Rhymes and Songs Sheet
Survey

You can also fill out that survey online here.

 

Thank you!

Thanks to support from a generous sponsor, CCPL's Storytime Kits To-Go were created to honor the memory of dedicated librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd, who worked tirelessly to promote education and early literacy in the community.

ABCs

Books:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Eating the Alphabet
Z is for Moose
Elephant's Story
LMNO Peas
Alphabet Rescue
R is for Robot
ABC Dream

Extension Activities:
Chicka Chicka Boom
Boom Tree
Melissa and Doug
Letter Puzzles
Elephant Puppet (For retelling Elephant's Story)

Bathtime

Books:
Get Out of My Bath
Ten Pigs
Bears in the Bath
Dini Dinosaur
The Pigeon Needs a Bath
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
Harry the Dirty Dog
Time for a Bath

Extension Activities:
Color Play Penguins
Shape Shell Turtles
Elephant Puppet (For retelling Get Out of My Bath!)

Bears

Books:
Baby Bear Sees Blue
The Three Bears
Bear Wants More
Orange Pear Apple Bear
Shh! Bears Sleeping
A Visitor for Bear
Otto the Book Bear
Bear Has a Story to Tell

Extension Activities:
Goldilocks Felt Set
Melissa and Doug Skills Board
Bear Puppet

Bedtime

Books:
Time for Bed
Tuck Me In!
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!
Bedtime at the Nuthouse
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Pajama Time
Race You to Bed
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues

Extension Activities:
Pajanimals Bedtime
Routine Board
Ten in a Bed Board Game
Llama Llama Puppet

Birds

Books:
Owl Babies
Froodle
I Hatched!
Birds
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
Puffin Peter
There’s a Bird on Your Head!
Early Bird

Extension Activities:
Musical Owl
Quack Along Ducks
Puffin Puppet

Bugs

Books:
I Love Bugs
Ten Little Caterpillars
The Very Lonely Firefly
Butterfly, Butterfly
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Yoo-hoo, Ladybug!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Bugs Galore!

Extension Activities:
Butterfly Puzzle
Color Matching Bug Catchers
Caterpillar and Butterfly Puppets

Cats

Books:
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
Kitten’s First Full Moon
Grumpy Cat
Splat the Cat
Is There a Dog in this Book?
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Stanley’s Little Sister

Extension Activities:
Three Little Kittens Felt Board
Cat Family Puzzle
Pete the Cat Puppet

Colors

Books:
Wow, Said the Owl!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Purple Little Bird
Lemons Are Not Red
Monsters Love Colors
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Color Farm
I Dream of an Elephant

Extension Activities:
Color Mixing Paddles
Melissa and Doug
Bears Puzzle
Make Your Own Monster Puppet

Dinosaurs

Books:
Dinosaur Kisses
Dinosaur vs. The Library
Rex Wrecks It
Dinosaur Dig
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones
Simms Taback's Dinosaurs
How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

Extension Activities:
Jingle Bells for Jingle Mouse/Jingle Dinosaur Rhyme
Classify and Count
Dinosaurs
Match It Dinosaur Friends
Dinosaur Puppet

Dogs

Books:
Dog's Colorful Day
Rrralph
Digger Dog
Bark, George
One Pup's Up
Go, Dog, Go!
The Stray Dog
Say Hello to Zorro!

Extension Activities:
Ruff's House Tactile Set
Shelby's Snack Shack
Dog Puppet

Farm

Books:
No Sleep for the Sheep!
The Cow Loves Cookies
Barnyard Banter
Barnyard Dance
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Moo!
Farmyard Beat
Big Red Barn

Extension Activities:
Melissa and Doug Farm
Hide and Seek
String a Farm
Cow Puppet

Feelings

Books:
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?
My Heart is Like a Zoo
Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
When Sophie Gets Angry
In My Heart
Sometimes I'm Bombaloo
My Many Colored Days

Extension Activities:
Moody Monster Memory Cards
Build a Robot
Go Away, Big Green
Monster Puppet

Garden

Books:
My Garden
Planting a Rainbow
Up, Down, and Around
The Carrot Seed
A Seed is Sleepy
Growing Vegetable Soup
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Rah, Rah, Radishes!

Extension Activities:
Fruits and Veggies Set
Flower Garden Puzzle
Rabbit Puppet

Imagination

Books:
Not a Box Not a Stick
Can You Make a Scary Face?
Pete's a Pizza
The Birthday Box
This Little Piggy
It Looked Like Split Milk
I'm a Frog!

Extension Activities:
Melissa and Doug Tool Kit Medical Kit
Ladybug Puppet (to retell Can You Make a Scary Face?)

Jungle

Books:
If You're Happy and You Know It
If I Were a Jungle Animal
ABC Safari
Jazzy in the Jungle
Tiny Little Fly Who Am I?
The Little, Little Girl with the Big, Big Voice
Bedtime in the Jungle

Extension Activities:
Jungle Animals Wooden Blocks Set
Peg and Layer
Jungle Lion Puppet

Monkeys

Books:
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Betty Goes Bananas
Caps for Sale
Be Quiet, Mike!
Two Little Monkeys
Monkey Truck
Monkey and Me
Curious George

Extension Activities:
Keekee the Rocking Monkey Game
Chasin' Cheeky Game
Monkey Puppet

Numbers

Books:
Dog Loves Counting
Bear Counts
123 vs. ABC
One Family
Edible Numbers
Animal 123
Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World
Count the Monkeys

Extension Activities:
Number Pops
Melissa and Doug Counting Caterpillar
Bear Puppet (for retelling Bear Counts)

Ocean

Books:
I’m a Shark
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
Hooray for Fish
Little White Fish
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
The Pout Pout Fish
Rainbow Fish
Mister Seahorse

Extension Activities:
Jumbo Ocean Animals
Catch and Count Fishing Game
Fish Puppet

Opposites

Books:
Polar Opposites
Exactly the Opposites
Opposnakes
Animal Opposites
What’s Up, Duck?
Opposites Black? White! Day? Night! What’s the Opposite?

Extension Activities:
Photo Opposites Cards
Wooden Card Game
Duck Puppet (for retelling What’s Up, Duck?)

Rabbits

Books:
My Friend Rabbit
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
Quiet Bunny
A Boy and His Bunny
Bunny Cakes
10 Hungry Rabbits
So Many Bunnies
Little White Rabbit

Extension Activities:
Hungry Bunny Motor Skills Game
Bunny Peekaboo Game
Rabbit Puppet

Seasons

Books:
Tap the Magic Tree
Old Bear
A Kitten Tale
The Little Island
Fall is Not Easy
Mouse’s First Summer
Your Hand in My Hand
Finding Spring

Extension Activities:
Weather Dress-Up Puzzle
Four Seasons Magnetic Play Set
Kitten Puppet (for retelling A Kitten Tale)

Shapes

Books:
Color Zoo
Shape by Shape
Perfect Square
Round is a Tortilla
Go, Shapes, Go!
Shapes Are Everywhere
Mouse Shapes
Shape Song Swingalong

Extension Activities:
Shapes Bean Bags
Snap-n-Learn Shape Butterflies
Mouse Puppet (for retelling Mouse Shapes)

Space

Books:
No, No, Kitten!
I Want to be an Astronaut
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
Mousetronaut
How to Catch a Star
The Way Back Home
Sheep Blast Off
Our Stars

Extension Activities:
Rocket Stacking Toy
Space Voyage Puzzle
Astronaut Puppet

Transportation

Books:
My Bike
Chugga-Chugga ChooChoo
Supertruck
Big Rig Who Is Driving?
I Love Trucks
The Seals on the Bus
My Car

Extension Activities:
Stack and Count Parking Garage
Magnetic Towing Game
Fireman Puppet

Weather

Books: 
Little Cloud
Raindrop Plop!
Boom Boom Ling and Ting: Together in All Weather
The Big Storm
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The Snowy Day
Froggy Gets Dressed

Extension Activities:
Sunny Day Pond Puzzle Game
Rain Cloud Tub Toy
Spider Puppet