The Complete Storytime Book List

Everything we've read for Live Storytime!

It’s been an honor to share so many stories with new friends and families from around the world. Over the last 14 months, storytime has truly been the highlight of our day. From stories that are heartwarming, to stories that are laugh-out-loud or important life lessons, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed putting our thinking caps on with you to think critically about the books we read. While virtual storytime is coming to an end, we are so excited to begin reading in person with you again at the Museum

Below is a complete list of stories we’ve read from March 19, 2020 – May 12, 2021.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

The Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye

The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

The Very Noisy Night by Diana Hendry

All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell

Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes

Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

One Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Elmer by David McKee

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

Oliver by Syd Hoff

Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert

Leo the Late Bloomer Bakes a Cake by Robert Kraus

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

No Roses for Harry! By Gene Zion

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

The Toughest Cowboy or How the Wild West Was Tamed by John Frank

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro

Grandpa’s Teeth by Rod Clement

The Mitten by Jan Brett

There Is a Bird On Your Head! by Mo Willems

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn Jordan

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Amos & Boris by William Steig

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Boundless Grace by Mary Hoffman

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

When the Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship by Markette Sheppard

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project by Regwan Sol

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Tía Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan

Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib by Darren Farrell

The New Small Person by Lauren Child

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes

That New Animal by E. Lockhart

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie

One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes

Corduroy by Don Freeman

The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Mommy Sayang by Rosana Sullivan

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Lizard from the Park by Mark Pett

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali

The Unicorn Came to Dinner by Lauren DeStefano

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Not Norman by Kelly Bennet

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Sam & Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Tumford the Terrible by Nancy Tillman

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick & Luis O. Ramos, Jr.

Stop That Yawn! by Caron Levis

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look

Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse by T.L. McBeth

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Abuela by Arthur Dorros

Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina by Lea Lyon & A. LaFaye

Frederick by Leo Lionni

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd

The Little Pig, the Bicycle, and the Moon by Pierrette Dube

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall

The Ring Bearer by Floyd Cooper

The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley

Also an Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

More-igami by Dori Kleber

Another Brother by Matthew Cordell

Firebird by Misty Copeland

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

Duck & Goose by Tad Hills

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli

Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth

Vroom by Barbara McClintock

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Bluebird by Bob Staake

I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer

Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue & Corinne J. Naden

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe

One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed by Denise Vega

Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

I Am One: A Book of Action by Susan Verde

Mr. Scruff by Simon James

Katinka’s Tail by Judith Kerr

A Bear is a Bear (except when it’s not) by Karl Newson

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges

The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

Second Banana by Blair Thornburgh

Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis

Big Bob, Little Bob by James Howe

Slow Samson by Bethany Christou

My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost

Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker

The World is Not a Rectangle by Jeanette Winter

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates

Paddington by Michael Bond

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

Mootilda’s Bad Mood by Travis Jonkr

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery

Two Problems for Sophia by Jim Averbeck

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Milton the Early Riser by Robert Kraus

Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes

Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

Mermaid and Me by Soosh

When I am Old with You by Angela Johnson

When Angel Sing by Michael Mahin

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

The President of the Jungle by Andrea Rodrigues

Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Sheepish (Wolf Undercover) by Helen Yoon

The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

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

Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell

Henry’s First-Moon Birthday by Lenore Look

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Duck on a Tractor by David Shannon

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey by Henry Cole

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills

Mama Don’t Allow by Thacher Hurd

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Molly’s Moon Mission by Duncan Beedie

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina

What Could that Be? by Reza Dalvand

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

Roy Digs Dirt by David Shannon

The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

A Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

If Winter Comes, Tell it I’m Not Here by Simona Ciralo

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

Journey by Aaron Becker

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh

Some Dinosaurs are Small by Charlotte Voake

Hamish Takes the Train by Daisy Hirst

“Let’s Get a Pup” Said Kate by Bob Graham

Guess How Much I Love You by Beatrix Potter

Love is Powerful by Heather Dean Brewer

Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

Ellie’s Dragon by Bob Graham

Try a Little Kindness by Henry Cole

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

Hattie & Hudson by Chris Van Dusen

Cozy by Jan Brett

Drop: An Adventure Through the Water Cycle by Emily Kate Moon

You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman

Handa’s Hen by Eileen Brown

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

What We’ll Build by Oliver Jeffers

Frog on a Log by Kes Gray

Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

My Red Hat by Rachel Stubbs

Brave Irene by William Steig

The Best Place in the World by Petr Horacek

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena

Poojo’s Got Wheels by Charrow

Birds of a Feather by Sita Singh

Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann

High Five by Adam Rubin

A Day with the Panye by Tami Charles

Love by Matt de la Pena

Laxmi’s Mooch by Shelly Anand

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin

Square by Mac Barnett