Books for Family Storytime

These books are ideal resources to be read out loud in a small family storytime.

Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones

Citation: Hinder, S. (2017). Yoga Bug: Poses for Little Ones. Boulder, CO: Sounds True. Ages: 2 - 4 Grades: PreK  Description:  Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones guides children through ten yoga poses named after insects. The poses are demonstrated to the reader through illustrations of children and insects. Uses:  Yoga Bug: Simple Poses Read More

Dinosaur Dance!

Citation: Boynton, S. (2016). Dinosaur Dance! New York, NY: Little Simon Books. Ages: 1 - 6 Grades: PreSchool - 2nd Description: Dinosaur Dance! encourages readers to dance along with prehistoric creatures in this interactive, fun board book. Uses: This board book can be used by parents or teachers to promote physical activity among young readers. Readers can mimic Read More

I Got the Rhythm

Citation: Schofield-Morrison, C. (2014). I Got the Rhythm. New York: Bloomsbury.  Ages: 0 - 8 Grades: PreK - 2nd Description: In I Got the Rhythm, a young girl and her mother go for a walk in a park in their vibrant, urban community. As they walk, the girl notices the rhythm of everything around her. She Read More

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Citation:  Christelow, E. (1989). Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. New York: Clarion House.   Ages: 0 - 6 Grades:  PreKindergarten - 1st Grade Description:  Christelow's Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is a classic book about counting. The monkeys jump on the bed and fall off one by one, until there are Read More

You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses

Citation: Yoo, T. (2012). You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books. Ages: 2 - 7 Grades: PreK - 2 Description: Yoo’s You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses introduces young children to yoga by inviting them to mimic the actions of different animals.   The book Read More

Sleepy Little Yoga

Citation: Whitford, R., & Selway, M. (2007). Sleepy Little Yoga. London: Hutchinson. Ages: 0 - 4 Grades: Babies - PreKindergarten Description:  Sleepy Little Yoga presents a yoga sequence meant to help toddlers relax before a nap or bedtime.  The story follows Yoga Babies as they do yoga poses meant to mimic various nighttime animals, such Read More

How Can You Dance?

Citation: Walton, R., & López-Escrivá, A. (2001). How Can You Dance? New York: Putnam’s. Ages: 0 - 8 Grades: PreSchool - 3 Description:  With rhyming text, How Can You Dance? asks children how they move and dance, and then compares it to the movement of an animal. For example, the book asks “How can you Read More

Follow the Leader

Citation: Silverman, E., & Karas, G. B. (2000). Follow the Leader. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Ages: 0-6 Grades: Toddlers - Kindergarten Description:  Silverman’s Follow the Leader is the story of two brothers who play “follow the leader” with each other. The book begins with a discussion of who can be the leader first, Read More

Dogi the Yogi

Citation: Scrivan, M. N. (2008). Dogi the Yogi. Outbox Media. Ages: 4 - 8 Grades:  PreK - 1 Description:  Meet Dogi, a bright yellow dog who enjoys yoga. In this book, Dogi introduces children to a variety of different yoga poses; including the wheel pose, lion pose, and shivasana. Each pose is accompanied by a Read More

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