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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Don’t you love the brisk wind that often erupts in the spring?  You can just be walking down the street and suddenly a gust of wind rustles the leaves on the trees, blows up your shirtsleeves and swirls around your ankles. It makes me want to go fly a kite. Or, at the very least, share some stories about kites and the wind.

In Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand, Bear and Mole build a kite to fly, but then a sudden storm erupts … and brings a surprise. I love the sheer exuberance in this book.


Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds, is a cumulative tale with a satisfying ending proving that “someone bigger isn’t always someone better.”


Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan, is not really about kites. Instead it’s about a wind so strong it blows Flora’s little brother away, and — even though he’s annoying — Flora sets out to save him.


Designed for older readers, it’s fun to share portions of Kites – Twelve Easy-To-Make High Fliers by Norma Dixon both to develop vocabulary as well as to build background knowledge about kites.


Even though I appreciate the ideas of themeless storytimes which have been discussed recently on this blog, sometimes I find it helpful to have a theme to help focus my thoughts and plans. Have you done a storytime on kites or wind? What books did you use?


One comment

  1. Cydney

    I love “Super Duck” by Jez Alborough. It’s a great read-aloud and the kids just love it!

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