From the get go my story time was something of a disaster. The story part lasted only 10 minutes long. Due to a large number of children arriving substantially late for many of the children there was technically no story time. I also forgot the words to Mary Had A Little Lamb about half way through the song (when all the late arrivals showed up) and cut the rest of my planned songs in sheer panic. I went back and forth about what books to read and how many. I chose to read books that fit the craft theme:
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Stemple
Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker
In retrospect I should have had a fourth book ready just in case. In the future I would add The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Muncsh if I did a Pirate/Princess story time again.
I also realized after the story time that I have very specific feelings about princesses and how they should behave. I also since then have made it a point to learn to let things like lateness fluster me less and I have practiced all my children's songs. The other librarians all told me stories about their first story times which were apparently also a disaster. So if your first story time is a disaster, know that it will get better and that apparently almost every librarian's is!