Friday Nov 30th - OUTLAWS at the Newton Theatre

TELLITALES

Tellers of Stories & Tales

Noted & Award Winning Tales Organized In Themes By Virtue, Trait & Topics


Dream Themed Storytelling


VIRTUES

Beauty, Creativity, Expressive, Idealism, Imaginative, Independence, Optimism, Passionate, Peace, Visionary

TRAITS

Artistic, Fashionable, Individualistic, Self Expression, Uniqueness

TOPICS

Dance, Dreams, Fantasy World, Perspective, Sleep



VIRTUES


Beauty


The Art Of @BarbieStyle

by Robert Best, Zlatan Zukanovic & Kim Culmone - 2017

Assouline

Barbie doll shows off her friends as you travel through her pop cultured life.


Feathers: Not Just for Flying

by Melissa Stewart. Illus. by Sarah S. Brannen - 2013

Charlesbridge

The multipurpose functions and different uses of bird feathers.

Ethan & Choco's Book Club


The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart, Illus. by David Small - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux

A suitcase of seeds creates a rooftop garden of flowers during the Depression.

Kathleen Pelley


The Lorax

by Dr Suess

Random House

An ecological warning about mindless progress killing earth's natural beauty

Storytime Anytime


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

by Carmen Agra Deedy, Illus. by Michael Austin - 2007

Peachtree Publishers

Interspecies marriage seems to work for this bug choosing husbands.

Deborah Bobo


More, More, More Said the Baby: Three Love Stories

by Vera B. Williams - 1990

Greenwillow Books

Three caretakers highlight their favorite thing about their babies in these 3 love stories.

Read With Haddie


My Baby & Me

by Lynn Reiser - 2008

Knopf Books

Real looking photos of older siblings hugging, playing, moving & reading with their new baby.


Stars

by Mary Lyn Ray - 2011

Beach Lane Books

The endless beauty of the universe makes us think and smile.

Hannibal Ferret Story Books!


Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

by Joyce Sidman - 2011

HMH Books for Young Readers

Finding natural beauty around your world.

Kathy McDonald


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty.

Teach With Flair by Delightfully GiGi


Waking Beauty

by Leah Wilcox - 2008

Putnam Juvenile

A fairy tale spoof has a germ obsessed prince trying silly things to wake the snoring princess before the kiss of life.

CHRISTINA ALVERSON


Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming - 1996

Square FishHenry Holt

A poetry based portrait of our disappearing natural environment & how animal habitats and ecosystems adapt.

Phil Young - Hillside PS


White Snow, Bright Snow

by Alvin Tresselt - 1947

HarperCollins

This nostalgic look at a 1940's town experiencing & preparing for a large snow storm shows the magic of snow.

Once Upon A Story


Creativity


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.

Sam Moser


The Handiest Things in the World

by Andrew Clements - 2010

Atheneum Books

A hands on look at things you can do with your hands.


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan. Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bio of the artist Henri Matisse showing his early art & influences.

Elizabeth Murphy


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

Pictures form in kids imaginations when they look at clouds or spilt milk.

My CloudTales


Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

by Marilyn Singer, Illus. by Josée Masse - 2010

Scholastic

A book of fairy tale poetry that can be read two ways, down and up, using reversable perspective verse.

Ready Read Alouds


The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Kids Can Press

A girl creating a mysterious gadget becomes frustrated until she discovers persistence by never really giving up.

MrMattperreault


Mouse Paint

by Ellen Stoll Walsh - 1989

HMH Books

3 white mice take a dip in some paints and mix primary colors to create secondary colors.

Lauren Olson


Moving Blocks

by Yusuke Yonezu. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Michael Neugebauer/Minedition

Guess and find vehicles in colored tangram blocks, like trains, buses and even a ship.


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.

ELLTeacher09


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

A bio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe whose individuality and creative journey graced us all.

Mt Bethel Art


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

A kid sneaks around the house on an ice cream eating mission, when everyone should be sleeping.

Big Papa Scott


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.

Larisa Nickell


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


The Paper Dragon

by Marguerite W. Davol, Illus. by Robert Sabuda - 1997

Atheneum Books

An artist overcomes fear of a dragon using love, ingenuity, artistic vision and creativity.

Lisa Neu


The Pencil

by Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Bruce Ingman - 2008

Candlewick Press

A lonely pencil creates a world with a boy and a dog, but they want changes & he almost loses control of the world he created.

Space On The Spectrum


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.

ThePhill68


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Javaka Steptoe - 1971

Little, Brown and Company

An emotional roller coaster about the formative influences on an artist who was eaten alive by NYC.

Miss.Nancy


Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

A collection of 6 avant-garde stories by the master of rhymes and imagination.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


Song and Dance Man

by Karen Ackerman - 1988

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Grandpa was a Vaudeville performer who puts on his old Variety show for his grandchildren.

Alana DeVoy


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Books or Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe

by Vera B. Williams - 1981

Greenwillow Books

A family charts their canoe trip adventures with diagrams and maps of their whole camping trip.

Hobert Kaitlyn


Time for Ballet

by Adele Geras - 2004

Dial

The excitement that leads up to a performance of early ballerinas, and the trouble of putting on a leotard.


Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey - 2005

Knopf Books

A ittle boy's imagination turns his toy into a superhero who makes chores a breeze.

Books Alive!


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.

Ted Clements


What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

A Mexican woven shawl is seen from multiple perspectives, imaginations & values.

The Teacher's Library


What Charlie Heard

by Mordicai Gerstein - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux /Frances Foster

Biography of composer Charles Ives who was fascinated by every noise he heard growing up.


Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

by Lloyd Moss, Illus. by Marjorie Priceman - 1995

Simon & Schuster

This one to ten counting book celebrates classical music, introducing ten instruments to form a chamber group.

YTV


Expressive


A Book

by Mordicai Gerstein. (written & Illustrated) - 2009

Roaring Brook

A writer searches for story ideas for a book.


The Art Lesson

by Tomie De Paola - 1989

Puffin Books

Artistic individuality goes against the rules of school.

storybookreadalong


The Big Orange Splot

by Daniel Pinkwater - 1977

Scholastic

A family goes against the grain using artistic expression & diversity to solve a house color problem.

Jennifer Veneracion


Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margare Chodos-Irvine - 2003

HMH Book

Kids discover independence from dressing stylishly, no matter how silly or fancy.

WordsAliveLiteracy


Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld - 2013

Scholastic Press

An emphatic exclamation point finds excitement from different from boring old periods.

The StoryTime Family


Fancy Nancy Spectacular Spectacles

by Jane O’Connor - 2010

HarperCollins

After her friend gets fancy glasses, Nancy wishes for weaker eyes.

Tallulah Skya


Froodle

by Antoinette Portis. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Animals make different silly noises in different silly languages until a bird gets sillier.

Grandma Annii


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


The Iridescence of Birds: A Book about Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan. Illus. by Hadley Hooper - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bio of the artist Henri Matisse showing his early art & influences.

Elizabeth Murphy


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.

Space On The Spectrum


Max Found Two Sticks

by Brian Pinkney - 1994

Aladdin

A boy uses self-expression to make music everywhere.

Sky Campbell


My First Baby Signs

by Linda Acredolo - 2002

HarperFestiva

This informational communication book is a sign language guide for babies.

Tae Won Yu


My Name is Georgia

by Jeanette Winter - 1998

Harcourt Brace/Silver Whistle/HMH Books

A bio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe whose individuality and creative journey graced us all.

Mt Bethel Art


Not That TuTu!

by Michelle Sinclair - 2013

Robin Corey Books

A girl insists on one particular piece of clothing which starts with her pink tutu.


The Origami Master

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2008

Albert Whitman & Company

A talented bird is captured and forced to create origami, but an orgami key frees his imprisonment and saves a friendship.


Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by James Howe - 1998

Simon Spotlight

Friends disagree but stay buddies even when one doesn't get the part they want in the school play.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Books or Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.

Kid's Story Time


The Very Quiet Cricket

by Eric Carle - 1990

Philomel Books

A newborn cricket is just waiting to grow up to chirp, communicate & socialize with others insects and creatures.

Joshy's Storytime


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.

Ted Clements


What Do We Do With the Baby?

by Rick Walton - 2008

HarperCollins

An interactive book that generates hugs, kisses, bouncing, tickles and peek-a-boo opportunities.


What Will Fat Cat Sit On?

by Jan Thomas - 2007

HMH Books

Using this books goofy interactive question-answer format you'll have enthusiastic kids screaming no.

Yo! It's Story Time


Who Wants a Hug?

by Jeff Mack - 2015

HarperCollins

A skunk plans backfire after he uses smelly fish & rotting garbage to scare away a bear who loves to hug.

Faith's Toy Reviews


Idealism


2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids

by Amy Zuckerman,

Dutton Books

A book of predicted future gadgets and enviromental issues.


The Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

A vacant lot is transformed into a garden & mural igniting community togetherness.


Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

A boys grandma helps him see the beauty of living on the wrong side of the tracks.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Lenny and Mel: After School Confidential

by Erik Kraft - 2004

Simon & Schuster Book

Two kids go undercover after school for their school newspaper.


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 1948

HMH Books

An apple slingshot is used by an old man whose trying to shoot down pears, in the end he gets a nice apple pie.

Little Ones Story Time Video Library


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.

Daniel Kiel


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Imaginative


A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

by Marla Frazee, (written & Illustrated) - 2008

Harcourt

A summer vacation provides shared imagination between friends.

Read Alouds with Mrs. Gearing


Absolutely Not

by Matthew McElligott - 2004

Walker Childrens

Two bugs on a journey, one is adventurous and brave the other friend is scared & imaginative.


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

by Dan Santat. (written & Illustrated) - 2014

Little Brown

An imaginary friend leaves the island where he was created to search for his special true friend.

Yo! It's Story Time


And If The Moon Could Talk

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 1997

Farrar Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster

Bedtime story about what on Earth the Moon would say.

YTV


Barn Dance!

by Bill Martin Jr - 1986

Square Fish

Fantasy about a boys imagination who discovers animals dancing till dawn in the barn.

Jeffrey Clark


Below

by Nina Crews - 2006

Henry Holt

An action figure get trapped and a boy with his construction toys rescues him.


Blackboard Bear

by Martha Alexander - 1969

Candlewick

A drawn bear comes to life in this black humored tale of fighting rejection with imagination.


Car Wash

by Sandra Steen and Susan Steen, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas - 2001

Putnam

A families imaginations sink under the sea as they enter a drive-through car wash.


The Carpenter

by Bruna Barros - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A wordless book about a boys imagination that is sparked by his dads tools.


Clara and Asha

by Eric Rohmann - 2005

Roaring Brook.

This bedtime book has a giant fish as a girls imaginary friend until the Alligator wakes her up.

Alphia Sauer


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

Bedtime imagination book that shows the fun of not wanting to go to bed.

Max Fun Zone


Crazy Hair

by Neil Gaiman & Illus. by Dave McKean - 2009

HarperCollins

Wild imagination is set abound searching for what is lurking in a crazy hair do.

Lee RebelTech


Draw!

by Raúl Colón. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman.

A boy makes friends on a journey powered by his imagination and his sketch books.


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.

Kathie Glick


Elizabeti's Doll

by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Illustrated by Christy Hale - 1900

Lee & Low Books

A girls imagination creates a baby from a rock, and she mimics her mom with it.

Fuzzy footie Pajamas


Emily Brown and the Thing

by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton - 2007

Orchard Books

An imaginative thing is crying outside Emily's window, she helps it fall asleep.


Going Home

by Margaret Wild, Llus. by Wayne Harris - 1993

Scholastic

A boy in the hospital next to a zoo uses his imagination to get him through his ordeal.


Green as a Bean

by Karla Kuskin - 2007

Laura Geringer Book

Readers use their imaginations to decide what objects they would like to be.

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Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Poetry and Color

by Mary O’Neill - 1990

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

An exploration into the world of color and how they relate to your senses

Ready Read Alouds


Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson - 1955

HarperCollins

Worlds created by crayons.

Grandma's House


Harry and Hopper

by Margaret Wild, Illus. by Freya Blackwood - 2009

Omnibus Books

A boys imagination keeps the memory of his dead dog alive.

Natalie Cortellassi


The Hello, Goodbye Window

Illus. by Chris Raschka - 2005

Hyperion/Michael Di Capua Books

The family relationships of grandparents are seen thru a magical kitchen window of imagination.

Emily Wisolek


Hello Rock

by Roger Bradfield - 1965

Purple House Press

Imagination is the magic inside each child.


Here Come Poppy and Max

by Lindsey Gardiner - 2000

Little, Brown Book

A girl and ger doggy have fun pretending they are different animals.

Arielle Metzger


Higher! Higher!

by Leslie Patricelli. (written & illustrated) - 2009

Candlewick

A girls imagination soars being pushed on a swing by her dad.

Joshy's Storytime


The House in the Night

by Susan Marie Swanson, Illus. by Beth Krommes - 2008

Houghton Mifflin

A bedtime book opens a magical daydream to the stars on the back of a bird & home again.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz - 2008

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Imagination soars from a map that nourishes the souls of a refugee family by escaping from their harsh reality.

Yo! It's Story Time


I Am a Backhoe

by Anna Grossnickle Hines - 2010

Tricycle Pres

A boy's favorite imaginative play time revolves around all types of trucks.

Hammond Library


I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

by  Lauren Child- 2000

Candlewick

Sister won't eat tomatoes until her imagination takes over.

NavCoHE


It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw - 1947

Harper & Row

Pictures form in kids imaginations when they look at clouds or spilt milk.

My CloudTales


King Jack and the Dragon

by Peter Bently, Illus. by Helen Oxenbury - 2011

Dial Books

Kids build a fort and fight dragons until giants come and take the other kids away, leaving Jack alone.

Amy Norris


Leaf Man

by Lois Ehlert, - 2005

Harcourt

This book helps kids artistically look at found objects and create their own Leaf Men.

Denise Jackson


Leo: A Ghost Story

by Mac Barnett.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

Chronicle

A girl makes friends with a nice ghost, thinking that he is an imaginary friend.

Jason Rubo


Lily Wool

by Paula Vasquez - 2017

Gibbs Smith

A helpful sheep fights her boring routine using her imagination.


Lines that Wiggle

by Candace Whitman, Illustrated by Steve Wilson- 2009

Blue Apple Books

This rhyming art book shows different variations of lines to make kids explore concepts & develop imagination.

Rachael Astorga


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.

Space On The Spectrum


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nightmares of meat turn a butchers son into a fish lover and then into an actual fish.

James Heald


Madlenka’s Dog

by Peter Sis - 2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After her parents deny her a dog, she walks an imaginary dog around town.

Sam Paterson


Maybe a Bear Ate It!

by Robie H Harris,Illus by Michael Emberley - 2008

Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic

A boys stress and anxiety over losing his favorite book makes him think it was taken by wild animals.

Children's Books


Meeow and the Big Box

by Sebastien Braun - 2009

Boxer Books

A cardboard box is transformed into a firetruck by a furry kitty with an fiery imagination.

Story Time For Kids


Monkey and Me

by Emily Gravett - 2007

MacMillan UK

A girl and her toy monkey pretend to be as many animals as they can before bedtime.

Storytime


Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland

by Wong Herbert Yee, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Houghton

Mole is too cold to go out to play, so his mouse friend builds a snow mole as a substitute.

Rose Kitty Vlogs


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.

ELLTeacher09


Nighttime Ninja

by Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young - 2012

Little, Brown

A kid sneaks around the house on an ice cream eating mission, when everyone should be sleeping.

Big Papa Scott


Niño Wrestles the World

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Roaring Brook Pressk/Neal Porter

A bilingual boy incorporates his toys as tools for his Mexican wrestler imaginative playtime.

The SweetBerry Library


The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

by Barb Rosenstock, Illus. by Mary Grandpré - 2010

Knopf/Random House

Bio of abstract artist Vasily Kandinsky who saw the world in a different way by experiencing colors as sounds.

Larisa Nickell


Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis - 2006

Harper Festival

Inside of a cardboard box transports a childs imagination.

Arif Tse


One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

by Dr Suess - 1960

Random House

Mischievous Suess characters launch all kids imaginations.

Ashley DiLorenzo


One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters

by Lola M. Schaefer. Illus. by Jessica Meserve - 2012

Disney/Hyperion.

An imaginative energetic big brother turns gentle when he gets a new sibling.

brooke spitnale


Orange Pear Apple Bear

by Emily Gravett - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Different combinations of 5 words influence wordplay by conveying different meanings.

ToddlerStoryTime123


Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day

by Kate McMullan, Illustrated by R. W. Alley -2009

Dial Books

A mouse is wary of April Fool's Day and doesn't appreciate his rabbits friend jokes until he creates his own pox.

PV Storytime


Pete's a Pizza

by William Steig - 1998

HarperCollins/Michael di Capua Books.

Rainy day blues turns into an imaginative food journey when his parents turn him into a pizza.

The Third Parent Academy


Press Here

by Herve Tullet - 2010

Chronicle Books

Imagination is turned on by suspend reality and following directions.

Storytime Station and More


Princess Me

by Karma Wilson - 2007

Margaret K. McElderry Books

A girls imagination turns her into a princess as she turns her bedroom into her kingdom.


Princess Super Kitty

by Antoinette Portis - 2011

HarperCollins

Children imaginations make ordinary life fun.

Story Time


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.

ThePhill68


The Red Balloon

by Albert Lamorisse - 1967

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

A boys best friend can be a bright red balloon.


Red Knit Cap Girl

by Naoko Stoop - 2012

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Red Knit Cap Girl and animal friends journey to meet the Moon.

Denise Jackson


Red Light, Green Light

by Anastasia Suen - 2005

HMH Books

A boy creates his own roads to construct a traffic jam using household items and his toy vehicles.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Red Wagon

by Renata Liwska - 2011

Philomel Books

A fox with a wagon uses her friends and her imagination to make a trip to the store into an adventure.

Staci's Bedtime Story


Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

by Evaline Ness - 1966

Square Fish

A smart imaginative young girl finds trouble for telling tall tales, fantasy & lies.

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Shadow

by Suzy Lee - 2010

Chronicle Books

A girls imagination is sparked by objects whose shadows are transformed into friends who help her with a wolf problem.


Shoe-la-la

by Karen Beaumont- 2013

Cartwheel Books

A girls imagination creates perfect party shoes.

Latoya Ponder


Sidewalk Circus

by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Kevin Hawkes - 2004

Candlewick

Signs about a circus coming to town, mirror the actual circus like activities of the town around the signs.

Sharon Hunt


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.


Six by Seuss

by Dr. Seuss - 1991

Random House

A collection of 6 avant-garde stories by the master of rhymes and imagination.


Skippyjon Jones

by Judy Schachner - 2003

Dutton Books

This bilingual tale is about a Siamese kitty who pretends to be a Chihuahua sword-fighting bandit.

Mrs. Serio's Mommy


The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs - 1978

Random House

A wordless tale of a magical fun adventure with a boys flying snowman whose scarf ends up in his pocket after he melts.

xBeps


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


Sophie's Squash

by Pat Zietlow Miller -2013

Schwartz & Wade

A nurturing, companionship tale about a girl and her squash named Bernice, whose seeds live on.

Grandma Roar's Storytime


The Squiggle

by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illus. by Pierr Morgan 1996

Dragonfly Books or Crown

A piece of string becomes a fun tool for a creative little girl's imagination.

Grandma "B" Reads with Me


Ted

by Tony DiTerlizzi - 2001

Simon & Schuster

The son of a distracted father gets into wild times with a pink imaginary friend who loves raspberries.


Time for Bed, Spot

by Eric Hill - 2004

Warne

A untired dog dreams to be a pirate and a cowboy not to get ready for bed, but toys & imagination gets tiring.

Kid's Story Time


Tomas and the Library Lady

by Pat Mora - 1997

Alfred A. Knopf

Bio of Tomas Rivera who expanded his imagination using books & became chancellor of the Univ of California.

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The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book

by Lisa Campbell Ernst - 2004

Simon & Schuster Books

An optical illusion concept alphabet book that must be turned to discover the images from other perspectives.

Debbie Van Huffel


The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Disney/Hyperion

A neurotic little crocodiles imagination and fear runs wild after eatting a watermelon seed.

The Story Chair with Cris


Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck - 2014

Simon & Schuster

An imaginative adventure of a boy who meets different sea creatures while taking a swim in his bathtub.

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What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

by Carmen Tafolla, Illus. by Amy Cordova - 2008

Tricycle Press/Ten Speed Press

A Mexican woven shawl is seen from multiple perspectives, imaginations & values.

The Teacher's Library


Where the Sidewalk Ends: the Poems and Drawing of Shel Silverstein

by Shel Silverstein - 1974

Harper & Row/ HarperCollins

Gross imagination conquors kids worries.

Big Papa Scott


Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak - 1963

HarperCollins

The wild life vs the comfort of food & bed.

mysingalongsong


The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy

by Beatrice Alemagna. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Claudia Zoe Bedrick - 2015

Enchanted Lion Books

A girls imagination and determination goes wild looking for a fluffy little squishy present for moms birthday.


Independence


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson. Illus. by Sean Qualls - 2015

Random/Schwartz & Wade

One person (with 1 leg) changes the worlds view on disabilities when he bikes across Ghana.

The STEAM Teacher


Hippopposites

by Janik Coat - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

The opposite pairing of different looking hippos.

Katie's Bookshelf - Classroom


Leo Loves Baby Time

by Anna McQuinn - 2014

Charlesbridge

A kids adventure with mom in his regular trip to the storytime at the Library.

Black Kid Books


Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

by Frank Asch - 2004

Kids Can Press

A mouse prays to become a David with whiskers because a kitty Goliath with claws has him on the menu.

Daveyohwhat


The Moon Over Star

by Dianna Hutts Aston, Jerry Pinkney 2008

Dial Books

This Apollo 11 tribute shows a girl that dreams can come true.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.

mysingalongsong


Off We Go!

by Jane Yolen - 2000

Little, Brown Book

Rhyming onomatopoeia tale of various little animals who each are on their way to their own grandmothers houses.

rnhallett1


Peabody

by Rosemary Wells 1983

Puffin Books

A new talking birthday doll almost makes a girl forget her mean old teddy bear.


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin, Created andIllustrated by James Dean - 2012

HarperCollins

An independent cat keeps singing without worry when things go wrong, he even keeps his cool after loosing a button.

Ms. Michelle's Storytime


The Three Little Pigs

by Steven Kellogg - 1997

HarperCollins

Pigs run a family waffle business, but a wolf customer want his with bacon.


The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner - 2001

Clarion Books

A surreal version where a pig is blown out of the story and into a happy ending, unless your a wolf fan.

scrc3521


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

Sisters discover island life at the beach in Penobscott Bay, Maine one summer with their parents.

Lee Burnett


Viva Frida

by Yuyi Morales, (written & illustrated) - 2014

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

A bilingual bio and celebration of the creativity and imagination of artist Frida Kahlo.

Ted Clements


Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill - 2007

HMH Books

When slaves mysteriously escape to the north, southerners imagine they had magical powers & flew to freedom.


Where's Walrus?

by Stephen Savage, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Scholastic Press

An escaped bored walrus hides from a zookeeper by wearing different hats and using his unique talents.

Elizabeth Lockwood


Yay, You!: Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On

by Sandra Boynton - 2001

Little Simon

Inspiration for new graduates facing change & reality.

ReadForLife


Optimism


A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes - 2004

Greenwillow

Positive messages show that effort and random changes makes bad moments switch to overall good days.

Hipster Papa Storytime


A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions

by Ruth Krauss, ill. Maurice Sendak - 1952

Nelson

A book to explain what things are really for, to help children celebrate life.

Grandma Annii


Ballerina Dreams: A True Story

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by James Estrin - 2007

Feiwel & Friends

Dreams come true for girls with physical disabilities.

Butterfly Books


Don’t Throw It to Mo!

by David A. Adler.Illus. by Sam Ricks - 2015

Penguin

A small kid achieves football greatness because no one expects him to get the ball.

PV Storytime


Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña.Illus. by Christian Robinson - 2015

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

A boys grandma helps him see the beauty of living on the wrong side of the tracks.

Stories That Build Character And More...


The Little Brute Family

by Russell Hoban - 1966

Square Fish

Attitude and bringing good into our world.

brenda jo hubbard


The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper - 1930

Penguin

I think I can optimism and hard work gets you over obsticles.

HanalaniDigitalStory


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Mr. Wuffles!

by David Wiesner, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Clarion Books

An mini alien spaceship hides from an Earth kitty and communicates with ants and a ladybird for help to escape.

Ready Read Alouds


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson, (written & illustrated) - 2012

HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

A bio that shows a young boy's determination to change South Africa.

Daniel Kiel


Otto Goes to the Beach

by Todd Parr - 2003

Little, Brown Young Readers

A dog goes to the beach to try to meet a new friend.


Prudence Wants a Pet

by Cathleen Daly, Illus. by Stephen Michael King - 2011

Roaring Brook Press

A determined girl wants a pet so she uses her imagination to create some until her parents give in.

ThePhill68


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah


Simon's Book

by Henrik Drescher - 1983

MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Art supplies take over a story of a boy that is threatened by a monster who is redrawn to be friendly.


Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup

by Pete Seeger - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pete's version has the kids adding veggy's & salt to the classic stones and bones soup.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

A confident boy marks his accomplishments & feats by turning them into rhymes.


Passionate


Carolina Shout!

by Alan Schroeder, Illus. by Bernie Fuchs - 1995

Dial

A girl enjoys life with a 24 hour musical soundtrack.

Winnie'sWonderfulWorld


Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

by Robert D. San Souci, Illustrated by Brian Pinkney - 1997

Aladdin

Switched to the heartwarming point of view of the Godmother whose relationship was endearing.

Ashley Wedekind


Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper

by Charles Perrault - 1697

Harper Design

True love between the slave of an evil stepmother and a Prince at a magical ball.

Various Artists - Topic


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.

Graham Elementary Music


Growing Up Pedro How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Tavares

by Matt Tavares. (written & illustrated)- 2015

Candlewick

Pedro Martinez came from the Dominican Republic to play Baseball.

George Messner


Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen

by Marissa Moss - 2004

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

True story about a 17 year-old girl who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Eliza Long


Monkey Ono

by C. Phillipps - 2013

Viking Books

Refusing to be left out of a beach day trip, an optimistic toy monkey creates various plans.


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.

Just One More Story


Peaceful Living


An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

by Betsy R. Rosenthal.Illus. by Jago - 2015

Lerner/Millbrook

Two shape-shifting tigers end up at a Texas sanctuary and try to learn to get along & be human.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi and Ron Barrett - 1978

Simon & Schuster

Raining food is a great invention until things get out of control.

Liz Loves Books


Doctor De Soto

by William Steig - 1982

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A mouse dentist is afraid of some of his animal patients, like the lion & fox.

TheStoryBookTellers


The Doorbell Rang

by Pat Hutchins - 1901

Greenwillow Books

Cookies help make friends, learn sharing & learn basic math skills.

Kelly Mulholland


The Garden of Happiness

by Erika Tamar - 1996

HMH Books

A vacant lot is transformed into a garden & mural igniting community togetherness.


*Is There ​ a Dog in This Book?

by Viviane Schwarz - 2014

Candlewick Press

Cats hide from a dog then the dog hides from the 3 cats.

CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education)


McDuff Moves In

by Rosemary Wells - 1997

Disney-Hyperion

A doggy seeks shelter & food after escaping from a truck taking him to the pound.

Tonya Henschel


Miranda's Beach Day

by Holly Keller - 2009

Greenwillow Books

Mom & daughter hit the beach and make a sandcastle for a crab besides other beachy activities.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story

by Sam Lloyd - 2006

Atheneum

A grumpy cat tries to live independently of his owners affection but the alley doesn't feel like home.

mysingalongsong


Mr. Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks

by Cynthia Rylant, Illus. by Arthur Howard - 2010

Harcourt/HMH Books

An old man & his cat and the neighbor and her dog escaping the heat & enjoying orangesicles on a boating adventure.

Little Ones Story Time Video Library


Mrs. Marlowe's Mice

by Frank Asch - 2007

Kids Can Press

Intimidating cat police check a kind hearted cat librarian who secretly harbors mice in her home.


My Little Island

by Frané Lessac - 1084

HarperCollins

A boy returns to his old island & brings his friend to show around his past life on Montserrat island.


Naamah and the Ark at Night

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Illus. by Holly Meade - 2011

Candlewick Press.

Sung in the form of poetry known as the ghazal, Mrs Noah sings and sooths the animals on the ark for 40 days.


No Yeti Yet

by Mary Ann Fraser - 2015

Peter Pauper Press

A Yeti hunt by brothers discovers a Yeti tracking them, it ends with all of them sharing hot chocolate together.

Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud


One Potato, Two Potato

by Cynthia Defelice - 2006

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magic pot doubles anything that goes in, potatoes, coins & even lonely people who thrive company.

Mathster Vakkas


The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - 2001

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Racisms hold on society is questioned by biracial friends who are open to meeting new people.

Storytime with Mrs. Parker


Over and Under the Snow

by Kate Messner, Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal - 2011

Chronicle Books

Various animals that live through the winter under the snow like shrews, beavers, mice, bullfrogs, black bears & queen bees.

Jen Sands


Piggies

by Audrey Wood - 1991

HMH Books

This bedtime story has ten unique pigs living on two hands, they play, dance & work together despite their differences.

Mrs. Clark's Reading Corner


Roger Is Reading a Book

by Koen Van Biesen. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Laura Watkinson - 2012

Eerdmans Book

Sharing books creates friendships, and quiets noisy neighbors.


Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story

by Angela Shelf Medearis, Illustrated by Daniel Minter Albert - 2000

Albert Whitman & Company

This African folktale has 7 fighting brothers working together after their dad dies to create a special fabric.

Story Time With Erin


Sidewalk Flowers

by JonArno Lawson.Illus. by Sydney Smith - 2015

Groundwood Books

A girls little acts of kindness giving out flowers, smiling & waving keeps this wordless story active.

ZaraZoha Shah


Slowly Slowly Slowly Said the Sloth

by  Eric Carle - 2007

Puffin Books

Move slowly & enjoy life.

Nana's Story Time


Smitten

by David Gordon - 2007

Atheneum Books

A sock and mitten seperated with their own pair become smitten with each other in this accessory love story.

Just One More Story


Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi - 1949

Atheneum Books

A boy from Capistrano builds a garden that attracts the swallows on the vernal equinox of Saint Joseph's Day.


The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas- 1993

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Wolfs search for friends & beauty.

Teach With Flair by Delightfully GiGi


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey - 1957

Puffin Books

Sisters discover island life at the beach in Penobscott Bay, Maine one summer with their parents.

Lee Burnett


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

While owl is just getting started the other animals go through their bedtime routines.

Dad Reads


Tiptoe Tapirs

by Hanmin Kim. (written & illustrated). Tr. by Sera Lee - 2013

Holiday House

A peaceful coexistence starts when a tapir saves a leopard from a hunter by teaching him to move quietly.


To Market, To Market

by Anne Miranda, Illus. by Janet Stevens - 1997

Harcourt Brace /HMH Books

A lady who sees animals as friends instead of food rescues them from a market and makes them veggy soup.

CKToysClub


Weslandia

by Paul Fleischman - 1999

Candlewick Press

A summer vacation garden project provides food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation for the neighborhood.

Larissa Moreno


What Can You Do In The Snow?

by Anna Grossnickle Hines - 1999

Greenwillow Books

Ways to play outside, not only in the winter but also the spring, summer and fall. But mostly playing in winter snow.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


What Happens on Wednesdays

by Emily Jenkins - 2007

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A girl creates her own sensory map of her Brooklyn neighborhood using local sounds, tastes, smells, and sights.


When I Was Young in the Mountains

by Cynthia Rylant - 1982

Puffin Books

A tale of 2 siblings living with grandparents in a small cabin in the Appalachian Mountains.

Susan Eaton


When You Are Happy

by Eileen Spinelli - 2006

Simon & Schuster

Family love overrides the ups and downs of moods, feelings and circumstances.

Laura Irrgang


Why?

by Nikolai Popov - 1996

NorthSouth

The ravages of war as seen by mice and frogs, proving a resolution is always better than a conflict.

EYEducation


The Wolf's Chicken Stew

by Keiko Kasza - 1987

Puffin Books

A wolf becomes a protector instead of a hunter, after plans to fatten up a chicken backfires.

The Third Parent Academy


Xander's Panda Party

by Linda Sue Park, Illus. by Matt Phelan - 2013

Clarion Books

A zoo animal party starts off with just bears, then mammals, then all creatures are invited to attend.

SAEBC1


Zoo Ah-choooo!

by Peter Mandel - 2012

Holiday House

A Snow Leopard starts sneezing and soon all animals are too, the zookeeper calls the doctor to get peace.


Visionary


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

A spiders clever webs makes its wish come true to be a family pet.

Sam Moser


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

by Gemma Merino - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A cow not only dreams but does something about it, showing others that anything is possible.

The Story Chair with Cris


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

by Margarita Engle.Illus. by Rafael López - 2015

HMH Books

No ones musical dreams should be silenced, a cuban girl finds her beat.

Graham Elementary Music


Grandma’s Gift

by Eric Velasquez. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Walker

A visit to the museum opens self-discovery for a Puerto Rican boy who wants to be an artist.


How to Catch a Star

by Oliver Jeffers - 2004

Philomel Books

Reaching for dreams and stars makes magic happen.

Dave Edgren


Little White Rabbit

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2011

Greenwillow Books

A rabbit that loves to pretend explores and changes nature using his imagination.

Space On The Spectrum


Louis the Fish

by Arthur Yorinks - 1980

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nightmares of meat turn a butchers son into a fish lover and then into an actual fish.

James Heald


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words

by Karen Leggett Abouraya - 2014

StarWalk Kids Media

Pakistani girl stands up for every child’s right to education.

KidTimeStoryTime


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

A boys nightmare comes true but his dream has fixed the Moonpowder Factory.


My Name Is Gabito: The Life of Gabriel García Márquez/Me llamo Gabito: La vida de Gabriel García Márquez

by Monica Brown, Illus. by Raúl Colón - 2007

Rising Moon

A bilingual bio celebrating the life of an author who manifested imagination and dreams with his writting.

ELLTeacher09


Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of “Brave Bessie” Coleman

by Reeve Lindbergh - 1996

Candlewick

Dreaming big unleashed the first African American aviator.

Reading is Magic! TV


Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illus. by Mary Azarian- 1998

Houghton Mifflin

A bio of Wilson Bentley who studyed the shapes of crystalline snowflakes, book includes three of his snowflake photographs.

Mrs. Serio's Mommy


The Subway Mouse

by  Barbara Reid - 2003

Scholastic

Searching for his dream, a mouse runs away from his dirty crowded home through a endless tunnel.

MazzarellaMedia


Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold- 1991

Dragonfly Books

A starry Harlem night opens up a child's dreams to fighting social injustice.

Mt Bethel Art


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