The Storyteller's Start-up Book

Finding, Learning, Performing, and Using Folktales Including Twelve Tellable Tales

The Storyteller's Start-up Book

Offers tips for beginning storytellers on getting started, collecting stories, networking with other storytellers, and deciding on a performance style

Storytelling Tips and Tales

Storytelling Tips and Tales

A seasoned storyteller helps teachers use stories to capture students' attention and expose them to 13 folk and fairy tales from around the world. The guide addresses everything a beginner needs to know, including how to warm up the audience, start and end a story, and assure audience involvement. Follow-up activities for each tale incorporate subjects such as creative writing, art, drama, math, science, geography, and history. Grades K-5. Suggested resources. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 117 pages.

Tell Along Tales! Playing with Participation Stories

Playing with Participation Stories

Tell Along Tales! Playing with Participation Stories

This book makes the perfect addition to teachers' and librarians' story time selections, containing 25 educational and entertaining tales from around the world as well as proven storytelling techniques. • Provides suggestions on storytelling techniques specific to each tale • Includes spot drawings that enliven each of the stories • A bibliography provides all the details for the story sources

Folktales Aloud

Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling

Folktales Aloud

A good folktale triggers the imagination, connecting children to a wider world as well as increasing their vocabulary and comprehension skills. In this delightful and easy-to-use book, teacher and storyteller Del Negro gives librarians, teachers, and parents the keys to storytelling success. Including more than a dozen original adaptations of folktales from around the world, tailored specifically for library and classroom use, she Reviews storytelling basics such as selecting a tale and learning the story Offers tips for dealing with stage fright and reluctant listeners Presents a bibliography of recommended online and print resources, steering readers to more wonderful tales to tell For young listeners the folktale is a perfect gateway to the exciting worlds of culture and literature, and Del Negro’s book invites their engagement with proven techniques and original story scripts that can be used by experienced as well as beginning tellers.

The Story Biz Handbook

How to Manage Your Storytelling Career from the Desk to the Stage

The Story Biz Handbook

This dynamite book merges the yin and yang of storytelling and business. Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career.

Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities

Treasured Time with Five-to-Ten-Year Olds

Treasured Time with Five-to-Ten-Year Olds

Brennan has created a handbook of activities and pastimes for parents to enjoy with their children. This book devotes one chapter to each month of the year, offering activities, recipes, rhymes, readings, and games that are different, yet uncomplicated. Any parent can share them with materials they have on hand.

Crash Course in Children's Services, 2nd Edition

Crash Course in Children's Services, 2nd Edition

Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities

Storytelling

Art and Technique

Storytelling

Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best "how to" storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art--from planning through performance.