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Big and Little

A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian

Rhyming text explains that cows are bigger than pigs, cars are bigger still, and the universe is the biggest of all.


Is it Larger? Is it Smaller? By Tana Hoban

Photographs of animals and objects in larger and smaller sizes suggest comparisons between the two.

Big or Little? By Kathy Stinson

Some days Toby feels big, like when he pours his own milk. But other days, he feels little, like when he spills it …

Something Big by Sylvie Neeman

A big one and a little one talk together. The little one is upset because he wants to do something big even though he is still small. They go for a walk along the beach. There something both surprising and big happens.

Big Bug by Henry Cole

Beginning with a bug, various objects are revealed as being big and small in comparison with other objects on a farm under the big, big sky.

You are (not) Small by Anna Kang

Two fuzzy creatures can’t agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

Little Big by Jonathan Bentley

A little boy imagines what it would be like to be big, with long legs like a giraffe, big hands like a gorilla, or a big mouth like a crocodile, but realizes that there are advantages to being perfectly little.

Big, Bigger, Biggest! by Nancy Coffelt

How would you describe a hippopotamus? Big might be the first word that comes to mind. What about a whale? Gigantic? Immense? How about enormous! What if you had to find a word for the biggest animal of them all–a dinosaur. Mammoth? Humongous? Colossal!

With its bright pictures of animals in all shapes and sizes, this terrific read-aloud introduces young children to the language of comparisons.

Big and Small, Room For All by Jo Ellen Bogart

In this clever concept book for young readers, award-winning author Jo Ellen Bogart explores the size of animate and inanimate objects and their place in the universe. She introduces children to the concept of “we” — that humans are a big part of the world, but a small part of existence.

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Where to Start?

Maybe you have never contemplated using science themes in your storytime and you are not sure where to begin. This blog can help with that as we hope everyone will start sharing the cool ideas that they use in their storytimes. To get started, a good book with many fabulous ideas is Science is Simple: Over 250 Activities for Preschoolers by Peggy Ashbrook.  This book has great activities with everything from magnets to butterflies and recycling to volcanoes.

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