December Story Times @ Pintlala Library!!

Pintlala Branch Library

December 2018   STORY TIME

255 Federal Rd.

Hope Hull, AL 36043

334 281-8069

Read A-Book-Day/ Happy Holidays

Mrs. Sandra Berry, Librarian






December 4, 2018 @ 11:15 Pre-K

             BOOK: “What Could Be Keeping Santa?  By: Marilyn Janovitz

                        Synopsis: —-  Here is the perfect book for the night before the night before Christmas.

Marilyn Janovitz’s jolly, chant-aloud text and adorable illustrations present

Santa’s reindeer at their most endearing. As they scurry (to confirm that all

the Christmas preparations have been made) and worry (what is keeping Santa?)

they are like children everywhere — bubbling with excitement and oh-so-eagerly

anticipating Christmas.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 5, 2018 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “Gingerbread Friends” By: Jan Brett

                        Synopsis: —-  That popular little character is back looking for friends, in an adventure he’ll

never forget. Confident and cocky, the Gingerbread Baby happens upon a

bakery, where he dances and prances in front of a sugar cookie girl, trying to

make friends. But she just stares and doesn’t say a word, like all the other

sweet treats he tries to meet.
Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry

creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him? Gingerbread friends

that fill a giant fold-out page. Irresistible images inside the confectionery and

outside in the snowy Swiss countryside will delight Jan Brett fans.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 6, 2018 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

            CHECK OUT BOOKS


December 6, 2018 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             CHECK OUTBOOKS


December 11, 2018 @ 12:15 4th Grade

             BOOK: “The Oldest Elf”  By: James Stevenson

                        Synopsis: —-    There is so little interest in the old-fashioned toys made by Elywn, the oldest

elf in Santa’s workshop, that Santa’s sleigh leaves without them. Blitzen, who

tells Elywn what happened, is too old to go dashing through the snow, and has

been replaced by a doe named Josephine. With wit and ingenuity, the author/

artist solves the problem and adds a fresh touch to this original Christmas story.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft





December 13, 2018 @ 9:30 3rd Grade

             BOOK: “Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation” By:

                        Synopsis: —-    Mrs. Claus needs to get out of the house. The endless snow at the North

Pole is getting her down. And she doesn’t see why her husband should

get all the travel time in the family. So she hitches up the reindeer and

takes a world tour–leaving Santa to take care of himself (and the

remaining reindeer) for the first time in a long time. Mrs. Claus loves

traveling the globe . . . but she also misses Santa as much as Santa misses

her. Will she be home in time for Christmas?

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 13, 2018 @ 1:30 2nd Grade

             BOOK: “Mother Hubbard’s Christmas”  By: John O’Brien

                        Synopsis: —-    Poor Mother Hubbard. Her cupboard is bare. She can’t give her dog

anything to eat. But while Mother Hubbard tries to get ready for

Christmas, her silly dog does all sorts of strange and funny things. Will

Mother Hubbard have a merry Christmas? Only her dog knows for sure.

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 14, 2018 From  9:00 to 1:00


                               OPEN HOUSE


December 18, 2018 @ 11:15 Pre-K

             BOOK: “Llama Llama holiday drama” By: Anna Dewdney

                        Synopsis: —-    Llama Llama holidays.

Jingle music. Lights ablaze.

How long till that special date?

Llama Llama has to wait.

If there’s one thing Llama Llama doesn’t like, it’s waiting. He and Mama

Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating

the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally,

Llama Llama just can’t wait anymore! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama

to remind him that “Gifts are nice, but there’s another: The true gift is, we

have each other.”

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft


December 19, 2018 @ 1:30 1st Grade

             BOOK: “The Smallest Gift of Christmas”  By: Peter H. Reynolds

                        Synopsis: —-    Roland can’t wait for Christmas Day, and when the morning finally arrives

he races downstairs to see what is waiting for him. What he sees stops him in

his tracks. Could that tiny present really be what he had waited all year for? It

has to be the smallest gift he has ever seen! So Roland wishes for something

bigger . . . and bigger . . . and bigger. But he’s still convinced there must be a

bigger gift somewhere in the universe. Will he know it when he sees it?

            ACTIVITY: Students will make a Christmas craft




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