I just found a new crafty blog with tons of great connections to children's literature. It is called I Heart Crafty Things. There are tons of pictures and step by step examples for the projects. You will love it!!
Here are just a few of the ideas I came across....
Based on the book "Piggies" by Don and Audrey Wood.
Based on the book "The Very Lonely Firefly" by Eric Carle.
Based on the book "This Little Pirate" by Philemon Sturges.
Would work great with the books "Centipede's One Hundred Shoes" by Tony Ross or "Speed, Speed, Centipede: Counting by Tens" by Michael Dahl.