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TELLITALES

Tellers of Stories & Tales

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


Dream Themed Storytelling - VIRTUES


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



TOPICS

Dance


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2014

Penguin/Philomel

Janet Collins an African-American ballerina dreams come true.

Karla Scott


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

A rebellious young girl mouse who loves to dance, learns how to express herself.

StoryZone Zone


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


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.

PV Storytime


Flora and the Flamingo

by Molly Schaar Idle, (written & illustrated) - 2013

Chronicle Books

This interactive flapped book is wordless as a girl mirrors the flamingo in a dance.

Chronicle Books


The Human Alphabet

by Pilobolus, John Kane & Pilobolus Dance Theatre - 2005

Roaring Brook Press

A dance company poses to form 26 A - Z photographs.

John Kane


I Got the Rhythm

by Connie Schofield-Morrison - 2014

Bloomsbury

A girl hears the beat of the street everywhere she goes so naturally she starts to dance.

amandpmstorytime


I'm a Little Teapot!

Illus. by Annie Kubler- 2007

Child's Play International

Kids act out the motions from nursery rhymes that make them sing, move and dance.

Mervita TV


Miss Tutu's Star

by Leslea Newman - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

A rhyming going for your dreams tale showing that encouragement can empower kids.

Ready Read Alouds


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.


Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That!

by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon - 2002

Scholastic/Blue Sky

A bio of African American entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson who tap danced into history.

Reading is Magic! TV


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder.Illus. by Julie Morstad -2015

Chronicle

The daughter of a poor Russian laundress becomes a prima ballerina in the 19th century.

Story Time With Erin


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.


Twist with a Burger, Jitter with a Bug

by Linda Lowery, Illus. by Pat Dypold - 1995

Houghton Mifflin

Tongue twisting rhymes about dance, music, and culture.

kathryn bylsma


Dreams


A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey.Illus. by Floyd Cooper - 2014

Penguin/Philomel

Janet Collins an African-American ballerina dreams come true.

Karla Scott


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

by Lydia Monks - 2004

Houghton Mifflin,

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

Sam Moser


An Awesome Book!

by Dallas Clayton - 2012

HarperCollins

An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton

A book of wonderful things for each kid to dream about, and to launch their dreams.

SomePage


Angelina Ballerina

by Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird - 2008

Viking

A rebellious young girl mouse who loves to dance, learns how to express herself.

StoryZone Zone


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


Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

by Bob Shea. (written & Illustrated) - 2015

Disney/Hyperion

A secret between friends about different interests bond them closer.

PV Storytime


Basil of Baker Street

by Eve Titus - 1958

Aladdin Paperback

In the basement of the home of Sherlock Holmes' lives a mouse who also solves mysteries.

Oasis Audio


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


Duck

by Randy Cecil - 2008

Candlewick Press

A wooden carousel duck befriends a real baby duckling & teaches it to fly.

Once Upon A Story


Firebird

by Misty Copeland- 2014

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Young girl follows her dreams.

Reading is Magic! TV


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated) - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.

Butterfly Books


George Shrinks

by William Joyce- 1987

HarperCollins

A dream about a small guy living in an oversized world.

J K


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


I'm a Little Teapot!

Illus. by Annie Kubler- 2007

Child's Play International

Kids act out the motions from nursery rhymes that make them sing, move and dance.

Mervita TV


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


Maisy's Rainbow Dream

by Lucy Cousins - 2003

Candlewick

An unusual dream includes her friends, weird creatures and all the colors of the rainbow.


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


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood)

by William Joyce - 2011

A shipwreck on the moon causes bad nightmares.

Happy Cultivated


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


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...


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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


My Life with the Wave. Based on the story by Octavio Paz

by Catherine Cowan, Translator and adaptor.Illus. by Mark Buehner - 1997

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

A boy coexists with nature and his obsessions by taking waves and clouds as his pets.


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


Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben- 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

A kid who loves construction sites dreams of going to work at night with his dad.

Mary Ellen Thurow


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


Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes, (written & illustrated) - 2008

Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins

A hibernating old bear dreams of his antics as a young cub when he was curious and appreciative of nature.

Space On The Spectrum


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 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


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


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


Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews.Illus. by Bryan Collier - 2015

Harry N. Abrams

Coming from just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans was a man whose trombone was twice as long as he was.

Book Nook Grammy's


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

by Jerry Pinkney - 2016

LB Kids

Chipmunks quest to reach the stars.

Stories That Build Character And More...


Fantasy World


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.


April and Esme, Tooth Fairies

by Bob Graham. (written & Illustrated) - 2010

Candlewick

This fantasy about a tooth fairy family highlights the first mission of a young fairy.


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


Before You Were Mine

by Maribeth Boelts - 2007

G.P. Putnam's Sons

The past life of a dog from a shelter is imagined by a young child.

Chrissy C


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


Dog Loves Books

by Louise Yates - 2010

Knopf Book

A bookstore is openned by a dog who recommends books to animal customers.

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The Farmer's Away! Baa! Neigh!

by Anne Vittur Kennedy. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Candlewick

Animal noises guide us through dances, picnics and just plain animal fun.

Nana's Story Time


FArTHER

by Grahame Baker-Smith - 2011

Templar Books

The dream to fly gets passes on to the son when his dad doesn't return from battle.


Flop to the Top!

by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing. (written & illustrated) - 2015

TOON

A girls celebrity obsession turns her siblings into her fans, and herself into a superstar.

Butterfly Books


Free Fall

by David Wiesner - 1988

HarperCollins

A boy dreams of a faraway land full of dragons & castles.

Crish22


Jitterbug Jam: A Monster Tale

by Barbara Jean Hicks, Illus. by Alexis Deacon - 2004

Hutchinson Children's Books or Farrar

A monster is afraid of a young boy he thinks could be under his bed.


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


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


Saint George and the Dragon

by Margaret Hodges - 1984

Little, Brown Books

A Knight slays a dragon that has been terrorizing the locals.

Matthew Sherry


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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Searching for Sasquatch

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - 2007

Sasquatch Books

A boy and his dad searching for Bigfoot finds giant footprints in the woods.


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown- 1982

Aladdin

A scary African folklore poem about the shadow that follows you everwhere, morning, noon & night.


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


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

An extroverted Fish jumps into other books and tells an introverted Snail his adventures.

SAEBC1


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.


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.

micro worker


When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

by Elise Broach, Illus. by David Small - 2007

Simon & Schuster/Atheneum

Dinosaurs replace the junky giveaways kids collect from different businesses doing chores with mom.

Auntie Lee Reads


Perspective


A Garden of Opposites

by Nancy Davis - 2009

Schwartz & Wade Books

Opposite concepts are taught using outdoor situations.


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 Lion in Paris

by Beatrice Alemagna

Tate

A lion must discover his identity when he becomes a stranger in the strange land of Paris.

KidTimeStoryTime


Actual Size

by Steve Jenkins - 2004

HMH Books

Humorous facts illustrate diversity in the animal world using sized body parts to base proportion.

Ridlehuberkinder


Baby Party

by Rebecca O'Connell - 2015

Albert Whitman & Company

A party helps babies with shape recognition.


Bad Day at Riverbend

by Chris Van Allsburg - 1995

Houghton/HMH

This crime solving western mystery solves a puzzle about a coloring book.

Pachion Carlson


Bea and Mr. Jones

by Amy Schwartz - 2006

HMH Books

A dad and daughter trade places, she goes to work and he heads back to school.

1336eNews


Big and Small, Room for All

by Jo Ellen Bogart, Illus. by Gillian Newland - 2009

Tundra Books

This perspective books zooms in from space to microscopic life.


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


Black? White! Day? Night! A Book of Opposites

by Laura Vaccaro Seegers - 2006

Roaring Brook/Neal Porter

Concepts of multiple perspectives fill its interactive flipbook pages.

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Blue Sky

by Audrey Wood - 2012

The Blue Sky Press

Kids learn & observe the sky in different cosmic moods.


Cowboy Baby

by Sue Heap - 2012

Walker

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

Max Fun Zone


*Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

by Duncan Tonatiuh. (written & illustrated) - 2010

Harry N. Abrams

Mexican & American cousins compare their existences.

duncantonatiuh

Dino Bites!

by Algy CraigHall - 2013

Boxer Books

A bug escapes after being eatten by a dino who is eatten by a bigger dino.

Super Bookboy


Dinosaur Roar!

by Paul & Henrietta Stickland - 1994

Dutton Books

Rhymes illustrate the differences & emotions of various dinosaurs.

Nana's Story Time


Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book

by Simms Taback - 2012

Blue Apple Books

This active book makes learning about different types of dinosaurs fun.


Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

by Byron Barton - 1989

HarperFestival

Characteristics of dinos personalities & forms are described.

chiaochieh0720


The Dumpster Diver

by Janet S. Wong - 2007

Candlewick Press

Trash transforms into treasures & inventions in this recycling adventure.

Kathie Glick


Eeeek, Mouse!

by Lydia Monks - 2009

Egmont

Different perspectives (even from the cat) show the freeing of a mouse family from a trap.


Fanny's Dream

by Caralyn Buehner, Illus. by Mark Buehner. - 1996

Puffin Books

Cinderella story goes contemporary without the help of her fairy godmother.

skyeyes86


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick. Illus. by Sophie Blackall - 2015

Little, Brown Books

This nonfiction tale shows how a bear named Winnipeg cheered up soldiers on the front.

Colleen Buck


Flashlight

by Lizi Boyd. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle Books

A boys flashlight in the woods discovers hidden art.

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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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Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert, Illus. by Julie Paschkis - 2002

Square Fish

Body parts divided come together & cooperate to get things accomplished.

Jennifer Tucker


Hello, Baby Beluga

by Darrin Lunde, Illus. by Patricia J. Wynne - 2011

Charlesbridge

A friendly baby whale answers the questions asked of it, treating readers to knowledge.


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills, IIlus. by Heather Maione - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A kid with overprotective parents changes himself so he can change the world like his teacher wished.


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

by Marjorie Priceman - 1994

Knopf/RHUS

This travel book gathers ingredients from around the world to create a perfect pie.

ELFamilyAcademy


I Love Colors

by Margaret Miller - 1999

Little Simon

A book to help babies with size, shape and color recognition.

Butters' Autism Journey


It’s a Secret

by John Burningham - 2009

Candlewick Press

A girl gets small and hangs out all night on the town with her cat.

Bee


Ladybug Girl Dresses Up!

by David Soman - 2010

Grosset & Dunlap

A girl explores traits and identity by dressing up in costumes.

The Kidds


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


The Little Red Hen Big Book

by Jerry Pinkney - 2006

Dial Books

Hungry animals on a farm expect bread after refusing to help grow, harvest, prepared or bake it.

Stories That Build Character And More...

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


Llama Llama Mad at Mama

by Anna Dewdney - 2007

Viking Juvenile

An impatient llama is waiting for mama to finish shopping, and waiting and waiting.

Storytime with Ryan and Craig


Looking for a Moose

by Phyllis Root - 2006

Candlewick Press

A moose hides on different pages in this book for the readers to find.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Many Moons

by James Thurber - 1943

HMH Book

The Court Jester does what the Kings wise men could not, get the Moon for the Princess.

Taylor G


Martha Speaks

by Susan Meddaugh - 1992

HMH Books

A bowl of alphabet soup makes a smart dog converse and tell people what it really thinks.

Big Papa Scott


Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

by Trinka Hakes Noble - 2014

Schwartz & Wade

A farmer escapes the bordom of the ranch to go to town, meanwhile his wifes life changes with leaps & bounds.

Sean Rogers


Minnie and Moo go to the Moon

by Parisby Denys Cazet - 1998

DK

Cow friends take a drive to the moon on a tractor but crash into a pigsty.

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The Monster Who Ate My Peas

by Danny Schnitzlein - 2001

Peachtree Publishers

A boy gives his ball & bike to a monster who helped him eat, but refuses to give up his dog, so he eats his peas.

ReadForLife


The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House

by Ida Pearle. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Penguin/Dial.

A bedtime book about the moon following a girl home after a play date.

Rhapsody Rabbit


Mouse & Lion

by Rand Burkert, Illus. by Nancy Ekholm Burkert - 2011

Scholastic/Michael di Capua Books

Aesops fable where a mouse helps a lion after convincing the lion not to eat him.


Mr. Big

by Ed Vere - 2008

Puffin

A piano playing huge monkey struggles with inclusion because of other animals baseless fears.

JingJangJooJong - Children's Party Entertainers


Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo

by Kevin Waldron - 2008

Templar

A muttering zookeeper upsets the animals who misunderstands him & believe he is talking about them.

AES Middle School


Mr. Squirrel and the Moon

by Sebastian Meschenmoser. (written & illustrated). Tr. by David Henry Wilson - 2008

NorthSouth

When a cheese wheel falls into a squirrel's tree he fears jail for stealing the moon.


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 Beak, Your Beak

by Melanie Walsh - 2002

HMH Books

Using interactive elements kids can learn how various paired animals are similar and different.


My First Busy Home: Let's Look and Learn!

by Charlie Gardner - 2012

Dorling Kindersley

Objects often seen around a house with views of a playroom, the bedroom, and their backyard.


My House

by Delphine Durande - 2007

Wingedchariot Press

Rooms of the house are filled with strange characters whose names make them very interesting.


My Life with the Wave. Based on the story by Octavio Paz

by Catherine Cowan, Translator and adaptor. Illus. by Mark Buehner - 1997

HarperCollins /Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

A boy coexists with nature and his obsessions by taking waves and clouds as his pets.


My Many Colored Days

by Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher - 1996

Knopf Books

The human life cycle is illustrated in colors & animals, that matches them with feelings, moods & emotions.

Kathleen Iu


My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)

by Peter Brown. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Little, Brown Books

Teacher has a roaring voice, dark green skin, and claws that hold chalk, but turns human when you get to know her.

Storytime with Ryan and Craig


New Shoes, Red Shoes

by Susan Rollings - 2000

Orchard Books

A girl with a love of shoes & rhyming, explores colors, patterns, opposites and similar things.


Nikolai, the Only Bear

by Barbara Joosse - 2005

Philomel

This adoption fable shows that an out of place or misunderstood kid can feel like an unwanted bear.


No Two Alike

by Keith Baker - 2010

Beach Lane Books

Similar paired things are shown to be individual, different & unique even though quite similar looking.

Bookbuddy


Old Black Fly

by Jim Aylesworth - 1992

Henry Holt and Co

A fly buzzes and annoys all with his mischievous acts as he goes from A-Z before meeting his messy end.

Scott Nagatani


The Old House

by Pamela Duncan Edwards - 2007

Dutton Books

A young family turns an old empty droopy house with low self-esteem into a happy historic home.

SOPHIA PANAGOS


On Earth

by G. Brian Karas - 2005

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books

Our planet keeps rotating and spinning in revolution to create days, nights and seasons.

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One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin

by Kathryn Lasky - 2006

Candlewick Pres

Charles Darwin discovered seashells on mountaintops & variations in plants and animals to start his theories.


Open This Little Book

by Jesse Klausmeier - 2012

Chronicle Books

Discover different levels in this book inside of book story which will help develop the joy of reading.

Amanda Kaiser


Orange Pear Apple Bear

by Emily Gravett - 2006

Simon & Schuster

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

ToddlerStoryTime123


Otto Grows Down

by Michael Sussman - 2009

Sterling

The fuss over a new baby sister makes her older brother wish her away, he starts getting younger & grows down.


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


Pictures from Our Vacation

by Lynne Rae Perkins - 2007

Greenwillow

Siblings are given cameras to highlight a vacation at their grandparents' farm.


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.


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


Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas - 2009

Beach Lane Books

A tale about some dust bunnies who always find words that rhyme until they meet a vacuum.

Story Time With Erin


Scaredy Squirrel

by Mélanie Watt - 2006

Kids Can Press

A worried squirrel never leaves its tree but changes its routine when it falls and starts flying.

Buzzing for Books - Children's stories


Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young - 1992

Puffin Books

Mice teach colors, days of week, numbers and how to be patient & look at the whole picture to see the truth.

KIMME


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.


Shadow

by Blaise Cendrars & Marcia Brown - 1982

Aladdin

A scary African folklore poem about the shadow that follows you everwhere, morning, noon & night.


Shapes That Roll

by Karen Berman Nagel - 2009

Blue Apple Book

See shapes in real life with a rhyming verse and a unique way to teach geometry.

KIMME


The Shivers in the Fridge

by Fran Manushkin - 2006

Dutton Books

A family of magnets keep leaving the refrigerator leaving the youngest to search what happened to them.


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


Silly Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek - 2006

Candlewick Press

A goose discovers that comformity is safer when a grumpy lion makes her feel vulnerable.

Channel NTmoVies


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.


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


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


Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Ann Jonas - 2005

Greenwillow

From pollen, to ancient asteroids or distant planets dust comes every day, stays in the air forever & is everywhere.

Janet Goodwin


Stephen Biesty's Castles

by Stephen Biesty - 2004

Enchanted Lion Books

What medieval life was like living inside of a castle, with lots of little details.

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*Stinky

by Eleanor Davis, (written & illustrated) - 2008

RAW Junior/TOON Books.

A smelly swamp monster who loves pickles becomes friends with what fears him most, a human boy.

TOONBooks


The Story of Fish & Snail

by Deborah Freedman - 2013

Viking Books

An extroverted Fish jumps into other books and tells an introverted Snail his adventures.

SAEBC1


The Surprise Family

by Lynn Reiser - 1994

Greenwillow

A boys gives his pet hen duck eggs to hatch, she treats them as family, even when she realizes they are different.

Yvette Dominguez


Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider - 2011

Clarion Books

A dads lies, tricks, and uses humor to convince his picky eater son to try some new foods.

Big Papa Scott


Telephone

by Mac Barnett Illus. by Jen Corace - 2014

Chronicle Book

The message changes in this telephone line story for a mama bird trying to get a message to her little bird.

Chronicle Books


Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bedtime game that chronologically reverses the memory of each day ends where it begins.

Chris Troutman


There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky

by Teri Sloat - 2009

Henry Holt

A 9 year old discovers ceiling paintings of animals, people and planets in Spain's Altamira Cave.


The Things I Can Do

by Jeff Mack - 2013

Roaring Brook Press

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


This Book Just Ate My Dog

by Richard Byrne - 2014

Henry Holt

A non-conventional book that eats a dog, and then eats anyone who starts searches for the missing dog.

Children's Books


This Moose Belongs to Me

by Oliver Jeffers. (written & illustrated) - 2012

Philomel Books/Penguin.

Ownership of a pet Moose (who doesn't like rules) is in question after a walk in the woods.

Circle Up Stories


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


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.

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Tiny Little Fly

by Michael Rosen - 2010

Candlewick Press

A tiny fly enjoys annoying the biggest animals he can find and escapes to buzz another day.

Sarita Shetty


To Be a Kid

by Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko - 1999

Charlesbridge

Children share some commonalities no matter how different & diverse they seem.

Goga Elvy


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!


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


Verdi

by Janell Cannon - 1997

HMH Books

A playful young yellow snake wants to stay young at heart and stays determined forever not to be old & boring.

KTE Reading


Vulture View

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2007

Holt

The majesty of the turkey vulture, nature’s clean-up crew who seeks any dead thing that reeks.

Reading is Magic! TV


Waiting

by Kevin Henkes. (written & illustrated) - 2015

HarperCollins/Greenwillow.

5 friends sit on a window, they are stuffed animals who wait patiently for what each of them has wished for.

YTV


Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illus. by Matthew Forsythe - 2013

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

This example of reverse psychology keeps warning you as you encounter monkeys, toucans, alligators and a trap.

Children's Books


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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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.


We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems, (written & illustrated) - 2010

Hyperion

When two friends realize they are in a book they try to get the readers to say the word Banana.

Susan M. Strayer


Wemberly Worried

by Kevin Henkes - 2000

Greenwillow.

A worry wart girl mouse meets another worried mousey who also brought a doll to her 1st day of school.

The Fable Fairy


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 Do Illustrators Do?

by Eileen Christelow - 1999

Clarion / HMH Books

A creative instructional graphic novel looking at how 2 illustrators redo Jack & the Beanstalk.

Listen to reading


What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

by Steve & Page Jenkins - 2003

Houghton Mifflin.

This guessing and predicting book is about which nose, ear, tail, eyes, feet, and mouth goes with which animal.

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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 is for Blueberry

by George Shannon, Illus. by Laura Dronzek - 2005

Greenwillow Books

A critical thinking and perspective book using different ways to look at nature, animals & objects around them.

The Third Parent Academy


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


Who Done It?

by Olivier Tallec. (written & illustrated) - 2014

Chronicle

Observe expressions and positions to determine clues to mysteries about the guilty party in different situations.


Who Took the Farmer's Hat?

by Joan L Nodset - 1963

HarperCollins

A farmers favorite hat becomes gone with the wind and the search brings him to a bird who made it her nest.

Gma Lolly


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


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


Work, An Occupational ABC

by Kellen Hatanaka - 2014

House of Anansi/Groundwood Books

26 careers from A - Z, from various possible jobs to less-than-traditional occupations.


The World Is Waiting for You

by Barbara Kerley - 2013

National Geographic Children's Books

Pictures of science and nature make kids eager to explore the world and figure what they want to grow up to be.

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Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood - 2009

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A symphony of colors is discovered by an owl who stays awake to see the world during the daylight hours.

Funlearn


You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World

by Barbara Kerley - 2005

National Geographic

This book shows that around the world, in all different cultures their is a universal bond between children & parents.


You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang.Illus. by Christopher Weyant - 2014

Two Lions

Introduce young children to different size comparisons, diversity, being different & looking at size by perspective.

Joshy's Storytime


Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

by Linda Sue Park and Julia Durango. Illus. by Sue Ramá - 2005

Charlesbridge

How sounds are expressed in different languages with fold out flaps with English words.


Zen Shorts

by Jon Muth - 2005

Scholastic Press

A giant panda tells children stories about material goods, good and bad boundaries & holding in frustration.

YTV


Zoom

by Istvan Banyai - 1995

Puffin Books

A series of close ups in full zoom mode that is then seen in an un-zoomed perspective.

Caio Volcoff


Sleep


10 Minutes till Bedtime

by Peggy Rathmann - 1998

G. P. Putnam's Sons

A hamster family signs up for the 10 Minutes Til Bedtime Tour and act crazier as the minutes count down.

Staci's Bedtime Story


A Book of Sleep

by Il Sung Na - 2007

Meadowside Children's Book Publisher

Animals help this bedtime story by explaining how they sleep.

Story Time Pals


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


Baby Bedtime

by Mem Fox - 2013

Penguin

An elephant caregivers lullaby that is perfect for a bedtime read along.

The StoryTime Family


Baby Danced the Polka

by Karen Beaumont - 2004

Dial

A silly rhytum based baby book where dancing with animals is more fun than napping.

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The Baby Goes Beep

by Rebecca O'Connell, 2003

Roaring Brook Press

A great read aloud that amuses through repitition of noises.

Java Jive


Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!

by Todd Tarpley. Illus. by John Rocco - 2015

Little Brown

Rowdy robots are coaxed to bed by our young storyteller.

Ms. Perna's Class aka commax1969



Biscuit

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories - 2006

HarperCollins

Playing & snacking stops the bedtime routine for a puppy.

Julieanna Jackson "Matchbook"


Charley's First Night

by Amy Hest. Illus. by Helen Oxenbury - 2012

Candlewick

Puppy gets a tour of his new home on his first night but disagrees with the sleeping arrangements.


Counting Kisses

by Karen Katz; Illustrator-Karen Katz- 2003

Little Simon

Baby gets kisses and dog licks until fast asleep.

Faith's Toy Reviews


Eat Like a Bear

by April Pulley Sayre, Illus. by Steve Jenkins - 2013

Henry Holt

A hibernating brown bear wakes and eats, find out how he gathers foods.

WordsAliveLiteracy


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.


The Going to Bed Book

by Sandra Boynton - 1982

Little Simon

An ark full of animals gets ready for bed.

The StoryTime Family


Good Night, Baby Ruby

by Rohan Henry - 2009

Harry N. Abrams

A baby girl who wants to do things by herself, avoids bedtime.

Keith Roberts


Good Night Gorilla

by Peggy Rathmann- 1994

Puffin Books

Mischievous gorilla follows the zookeeper on his night rounds and lets the other animals out of their cages.

Team Toddler


Good Night, Sleep Tight

by Mem Fox - 2012

Scholastic

A babysitter tells nursery rhymes to get the kids to bed.

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Goo​dnight Already!

by Jory John - 2014

HarperCollins

A duck wants to stay up all night with his sleepy bear friend.

Read Along With Me


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Illus. by Tom Lichtenheld - 2011

Chronicle Books

Trucks are done for the day, goodnight Crane, Mixer, Dump, Bulldozer, and Excavator.

Leo Ripley


Goodnight Moon

by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd - 1947

HarperCollins

A rabbit says goodnight to everything around him before he goes to sleep.

The Party Animal


Hibernation Station

by Michelle Meadows - 2010

Simon & Schuster Books

A train goes through the forest picking up sleepy animals for their winter hibernation.

Nana's Story Time


How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

by Jane Yolen - 2000

Scholastic

Dinosaurs are substituted for children.

Storytime Station and More!


Hush! A Thai Lullaby

by Minfong Ho, Illus. by Holly Meade - 1996

Scholastic

A lullaby for animals so they won't wake up a moms sleeping baby.

Scott Nagatani


Llama Llama Red Pajama

by Anna Dewdney - 2005

Viking Books for Young Readers

Separation anxiety at bedtime.

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Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

by Denise Fleming - 1998

Square Fish

One kitty likes to sleep when his siblings are playing, and wide awake and ready to go when they are sleepy.

Nana's Story Time


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.

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The Moon Is Going to Addy’s House

by Ida Pearle. (written & illustrated) - 2015

Penguin/Dial.

A bedtime book about the moon following a girl home after a play date.

Rhapsody Rabbit


Moonpowder

by John Rocco - 2008

Hyperion

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


The Napping House

by Audrey Wood - 1984

Harcourt Children's Books

Animals head to bed & guess what will happen when a flea joins them.

YTV


Night Worker

by Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - 2000

Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Frances Foster

A kid who loves construction sites dreams of going to work at night with his dad.

Mary Ellen Thurow


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


Nighty-Night, Cooper

by Laura Numeroff - 2013

HMH Books

A mother kangaroo makes up lullabies to get her not so sleepy son to bed in her pouch.


Old Bear

by Kevin Henkes,(written & illustrated) - 2008

Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins

A hibernating old bear dreams of his antics as a young cub when he was curious and appreciative of nature.

Space On The Spectrum


Polar Bear Night

by Lauren Thompson, Illus. by Stephen Savage - 2004

Scholastic Press

A polar bear cub strolls outside her den passing sleeping animals and watching the stars until she gets tired.

Rehoboth Beach Public Library


Prayer for a Child

by Rachel Field - 1944

Simon & Schuster

This 1941 child's bedtime prayer was written about World War II, but works well at any bedtime.

Scott Nagatani


The Quiet Book

by Deborah Underwood.Illus. by Renata Liwska -2010

Houghton Mifflin

Over 2 dozen variations of quiet that children are familiar with in their daily lifes.

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Rhymes for Annie Rose

by Shirley Hughes - 2006

Candlewick

Poetry about an average toddlers favorite activities from playing with toys to bedtime.


Russell the Sheep

by Rob Scotton - 2015

HarperFestival

One wide-awake sheep.

Tom French


Sleep Like a Tiger

by Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski - 2012

HMH Books

Getting a non sleepy girl to bed takes a story about how animals sleep and a bit of reverse psychology.

Big Papa Scott


Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

by Denise Fleming - 2010

Henry Holt and Company

Babies of all kinds, whether humans or animals, will eventually get sleepy.

Children's Books


Sleepytime Rhyme

by Remy Charlip - 1999

Greenwillow

This bed-time book is about parental love, body parts & opposites.


The Squeaky Door

by Margaret Read MacDonald - 2006

HarperCollins

This folktale has a boy sleeping over at Grandma's, but a squeaky door makes him need comfort, company & more.

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Tell Me the Day Backwards

by Albert Lamb, Illus. by David McPhail - 2011

Candlewick Press

A bedtime game that chronologically reverses the memory of each day ends where it begins.

Chris Troutman


Ten in the Meadow

by John Butler - 2006

Orchard Books

A hide-and-seek game between woodland animals keeps the math and counting going until they all hit the bed.

Books, Bed and Beyond


Ten in the Bed

by Jane Cabrera - 2006

Holiday House

Specially skilled animals get nudged off a boys bed in this counting book.

Dave Edgren


Ten, Nine, Eight

by Molly Bang - 1983

GreenWilBk

Rhyming game countdown to sleep by dad to daughter.

Super Bookboy


Time For Bed

by Mem Fox - 1993

Red Wagon Books

Darkness brings that cozy feeling, snuggling under the covers.

StorytimeOnTheGo


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


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


Tuck Me In!

by Dean Hacohen. Illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt - 2010

Candlewick Press

A half page flap is used as a blanket to cover the sleepy animals on each page.

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Waiting for Winter

by Sebastian Meschenmoser.(written & illustrated) - 2007

Kane/Miller

A squirrel, a hedgehog and a bear attempt to wait & keep awake for the 1st winter snow.

SIALibrary


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


What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

by Kate Lum, Illustrated by Adrian Johnson - 1998

Dial

A boy stays with his grandmother but can't sleep until she makes him a bed, pillow, blanket & teddy bear.

Space On The Spectrum


Yes!

by Jez Alborough - 2006

Candlewick Press

A mom is trying to get her gorilla baby whose playing with friends to get ready for bed.

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