Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Favorite Storytime Books!

I love picture books...is there any wonder I handle youth services for my library? As much as you love to plan out themes sometimes its just best to stick with the ones you love. I recently did a storytime and I simply called it Librarians Choice. These were the books I read! 

Press Here by Herve Tullet

If you have never run across Herve Tullet I feel kind of bad for you. He is truly a fantastic genius. He creates these picture books that keep you flipping back and forth through the whole book to try and find the end. You're either following lines, or using your fingers as finger puppets. They are just so incredibly interactive. Press Here will not let you down! If you are planning a magic theme or just looking for a fun book then here it is. Once you open the pages you are drawn into its magic! The best part is there is so much going on in it that if you have a well behaved group they can join in the fun. It is all up to you!

 The Book With No Picture

A book with no pictures??? Really??? This one by B.J. Novak is a sure winner. What he does with the text in this book is nothing short of amazing!  Plus what kid doesn't like hearing the word BUTT every now and again.

The Day The Crayons Quit ***2015 Bluebonnet Winner***

 The Day The Crayons Quit is the 2015 Bluebonnet Award Winner. I found this book almost a year ago now and I fell in love with it. The kids love it too, especially when the peach crayon talks about being naked. I don't know why, but kids really really love that kind of thing...who am I kidding, I DO TOO!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an oldie but a goodie. You can look for it on YouTube and show this book as a cartoon or song instead. Kids love the simplicity of the rhyming, the cadence of the text and the personification of the letters. Yes I know, kids don't know what personification is, but they still like it!

Knuffle Bunny

Knuffle Bunny....I LOVE TRIXIE. This cute toddler is beyond words adorable. She hasn't learned to speak yet, hence the confusion in this book, but it all turns out right in the end. The kids really love it when you get into Trixie's tantrum. Go ahead...give it a whirl. It is scientifically proven that stomping your feet will make you feel better!

Do you have a favorite picture book? If you do please share it with me in the comments section below!


  1. I have a running joke now that I've strayed from themes that the last 18 weeks have been "Miss Laura's Favorites!" It's always better when you enjoy reading the books - kids can tell!

    And I love Press Here - it's such a huge hit! One of my other favorites is Down By the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter - a great sing-along book!

    1. ha ha! The kids can definitely tell! Sometimes trying to stick to a theme just bogs you down and takes the fun away.

      I'm going to have to look into Down By the Station. I have a copy but its by Dave Hillenbrand and it is just ok....