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I'm looking for really good joining-in picture or board books, so anything where the 'audience' ie the kids can shout out, "No!" or "Yes!" in answer to a question on each page, or perhaps shout out the colour or where there's a repetitive phrase that they can join in with. The simpler the better. I'm thinking of reading to an age range of 2-6 but English is not their first language, so it needs to be very basic/easy to understand in terms of words, or very easy to understand visually.


I'd love some story suggestions but I'd also like concept book suggestions too, so numbers, colours and so on.


Thank you!
#1 - July 15, 2014, 11:20 AM

Mac Barnett's COUNT THE MONKEYS is a fun one.
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Thanks, LeslieG! I'll check it out now.
#3 - July 15, 2014, 04:06 PM

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It's been a while since I read them, but I thought the PLEASE DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS books were interactive.

BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? Can also be used interactively.
#4 - July 15, 2014, 06:03 PM
ROYALLY ENTITLED (inspirational/historical YA) and OOPS-A-DAISY (humorous MG) out now.  http://www.melodydelgado.com/

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Both of those are already on my list! They are definitely good ones. I'm sure there must be others... I might look into lift-the-flap books as those often can be used for joining in, if there's something hidden and you have to find it or guess what's under the flap.


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We adore It's a Little Book by Lane Smith:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGrkACuW6YI

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow would be fun too.  You might also try Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden.  I can think of others but they are bedtime stories.

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Thanks! I think maybe you recommended Peek-A Who to me before? Or someone else on the boards did... I bought it and LOVE it. It's perfect. The kids love that one.


I'll check out those other two too. Thank you!
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The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. It's more of a Halloween story, but definitely interactive.
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Cindy Lord's HOT ROD HAMSTER. It's a series. I've only read the original one, which is interactive: "Which would YOU choose?"
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Debbie, that books looks ideal! Since the kids don't speak English as a first language, it'd be ideal because they can do the actions which'll help cement the words in their minds.


Barbara, thanks, too!



I just found this, which is really useful: http://ysostorytime.pbworks.com/w/page/8448518/Audience%20Participation%20Storytime
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I used it with my ESL students. I brought in all of the clothing items to show at the same time. I had groups of less than six, so we each took roles.
#11 - July 27, 2014, 08:36 PM
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I used it with my ESL students. I brought in all of the clothing items to show at the same time. I had groups of less than six, so we each took roles.


Genius. This is exactly the kind of information I'm after. Thank you!
#12 - July 28, 2014, 06:31 AM

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Mo Willems' pigeon series was popular with kids because of all the fun interaction.
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Mo Willems' pigeon series was popular with kids because of all the fun interaction.


Yes, I've tried that but the kids' English isn't up to getting the humour in it, unfortunately. Or maybe it's not so much their English as their not being close to the culture behind the humour. So much of the humour relies on knowing how kids speak in English in western cultures ("aww, go on" or, "What? I'm a puppy lovin pigeon!" or "Studies show that..."). The only two kids who'd lived in the US were in fits of laughter while the other kids just stared blankly.
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