Reading to Kids

A Parent Connection mom posted a request on the mommy message boards for great book ideas for her almost 3-year-old twins, and I immediately knew I could help her. More than 3 years ago I met Storytime Stacy when she led storytime at Java Mama, and boy was she terrific. So animated, silly and full of great stories to share. We loved her so much that I hired her as the entertainment for Mallory’s 2nd birthday reading a few of our favorite books in her special, dramatic way.

Stacy is a former librarian and the mom of two who doesn’t have the time to read stories to the public anymore. (She does still do parties though!) And, thankfully, her wonderful website is still available to parents in search of the best books to read to their kids. Here’s a brief sample, but to get the full story, check out her website at!

“My Absolutely Positively Favorite Books to Read at Storytime! I would read these books every week if I could. They have never let me down.” — Stacy

Where’s My Teddy? — Jez Alborough
If You’re Happy and You Know It – Jane Cabrera
Bark, George – Jules Feiffer
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark – Ken Geist
Seals on the Bus – Lenny Hort
Little Bunny Foo-Foo – Paul Brett Johnson
Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Tot: Songs and Rhymes for Toilet Training – Bruce Lansky
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons – David Martin
Yummy Yucky – Leslie Patricelli
Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around – Claudia Rueda
Duck on a Bike – David Shannon
Once Upon a Time – Nick Sharratt
The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Lorianne Siomades
Bertie Was a Watchdog – Rick Walton
Leonardo the Terrible Monster – Mo Willems
The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog – Mo Willems
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? – Jane Yolen
Jump Up – Dan Zanes (comes with CD)

2 thoughts on “Reading to Kids

  1. momsguide says:

    That would be great Hans! What did you have in mind?

  2. Hans Jasmin says:

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your weblog. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an email if interested. Kudos!

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