Authors and illustrators spend years developing their creative visions. It is only fitting that their artistic integrity is preserved using beautiful, functional, and creative props for performing the book or poem at story time. What if you could make great props in a reasonable amount of time, learn tips to safely store them, and adapt them for a variety of uses and audiences over the years? Now you can throughly engage your audience in the quality and spirit of your presentation when you use these ""permission granted"" plans, scripts, and props that reflect the original works. Books in Bloom outlines the step-by-step process and proves anyone can do it. Covering every question and concern, and supported with all the resources to do both the creative and the administrative tasks (such as copyright releases and script adaptations), this is a must-have resource. Following the step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to make these props that range in difficulty - from ""easy,"" taking two or three hours, to ""expert"" level, taking up to 20 hours. By understanding the developmental underpinnings and mastering all the steps throughout the process, you will be ready to tackle your own projects. You'll learn: Which books or poems are best suited to which presentation format; Key tips for adapting books into scripts, complete with suggested movement and sounds; How to go about getting permission to create a multi-media adaptation; Proven methods to move beyond what is commonly available Thoroughly organized instructions, complete time lines, materials lists, and scripts are provided, making it easy to offer inspired presentations. For all those children's librarians, school media specialists, storytellers, teachers, and day-care workers willing to take the next step to transform story time into a truly magical experience, this guide will spark the imaginations of all those committed to sharing literature with children.