Storytime: Be Yourself!

So, this list includes a lot of my very favorite children’s books ever. I had been looking for a theme that would tie all of them together, and I found it. Stretchers were more of a challenge – I ended up going with some popular selections, because repetition is good for us anyway.

The books on the first list, in particular, are all pretty long. I ended up substituting some of the shorter books from the second list a few times. The Little Rabbit Who Likes to Say Moo, by the same guy who wrote I’m Not Cute, is a lot of fun and lets everybody make animal noises.

Books for Older Children

Tacky the Penguin – Helen Lester

The Big Orange Splot – Daniel Pinkwater

The Gruffalo – Julia Donalson

Leo the Late Bloomer – Robert Kraus

Leonardo the Terrible Monster – Mo Willems

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed – Mo Willems

Books for Younger Children

Swimmy – Leo Lionni

Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo – Jonathan Allen

The Cow that Went Oink – Bernard Most

How to Be – Lisa Brown


Key to the Kingdom

Herman the Worm

The Ants Go Marching

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Wave Goodbye

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