Story Times

Fruit Storytime

Orange you glad you’re doing a fruit themed storytime? Okay I had to fit one pun in there, but seriously this was berry fun! For each storytime I did this week, I read two different books but used the same fruity theme song.

Theme Song: Bananas Unite! There are many versions of this song but I base mine on the one from Jbrary.

Alt theme song: My crowd absolutely LOVES Watermelon by Justine Clarke.


Jamberry by Bruce Degen

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox

Technically not about fruit but monkeys=bananas right? This was a really good one for getting the grown-ups involved. Every time we said “Cheeky,” I had the right side of the room say it, and every time we said “Chee” I had the left side of the room say it.

Guess What? – Fruit by Yusuke Yonezu

A simple book, easy to make interactive.

Honorary Mentions:

I didn’t use these books in this storytime but they would also wok well for the theme:

We’re Going to the Farmers’ Market by Stefan Page (good for younger crowd)

Lemons Are Not Red by Lauren Vaccaro Seeger (good for older Pre-K crowd)

Little Mouse’s Big Secret by Eric Battut (good for older Pre-K crowd)

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Stawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear (a classic for all ages)

As always, I started with a couple of hello songs, and ended with some favorite songs and a goodbye song.

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