Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

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What are some of your favourite kids storytime books?

The Storytime book genre has become very popular over the last decade. There are now hundreds of thousands of titles published each year. Some of these books are classics, while others are brand new stories written specifically for young readers.

Storytime books are often read aloud at bedtime or during story time. This means they are a great way to encourage reading skills and develop language development. If you want to share your favourites with your kids, check out my 2022 Favourite Storybooks.

Tips to Choose a Good Storytime books for Kids

Choosing a good storybook for kids can be a daunting task. The book may feature cute characters, but what if it is riddled with touchy subjects? Or even worst, what if the book is just plain boring?

These are some tips to help you choose a quality storybook for kids:

  • Powerful character: Ensure the characters in the books you choose are strong and fit the plot. Strong character stories are an excellent approach to strengthen your child’s memory because they engage readers.
  • Teach crucial lessons: The best books frequently teach things without us even realising it, whether it is a timeless moral in The Tortoise and the Hare or knowledge of numbers, fruits, and days of the week in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Select books that convey a powerful message or gently impart key knowledge, such as the alphabet, counting, colours, or seasons.
  • Good stories are simple to recall: Kids memorize story character easily for long time. It boost the kids memory.

Our Top Favourite Storytime books for kids in 2022

Here is our list of the best storytime books for kids:

No.Kids StorybooksPrice
1Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting$6.79
2Tap the Magic Tree$7.99
3Hooray for Hat!$7.99
4The Watermelon Seed$14.99
5From Head to Toe$8.99
6The Invisible Boy$9.99
7Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie$7.99
8Miss Nelson Is Missing!$8.99
9Stars$6.87
10The Very Impatient Caterpillar$10.59
11Does a Seal Smile?$7.48
12Five Little Monkeys Sitting In A Tree$7.99
13Count The Monkeys$12.11

1) Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Emma Dodd

Price: $6.79 on Amazon

Despite having bad hygiene, Poor Dog is a charming canine. His brilliant, white suit is covered in smears of crimson jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and orange juice, representing his day’s events. By the end of the day, there are ten vibrant spots for kids to count before the dog needs to have a bath.

2) Tap the Magic Tree

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Author: Christie Matheson

Price: $7.99 on Amazon

Tap the Magic Tree, a ground-breaking and classic game, asks you to help a solo tree as it undergoes seasonal change. This interactive book is a nice take on a true storytime tale.

A barren, brown tree is where it all starts. But when you press that tree or change the page, a single, vibrant green leaf has appeared! Tap once more, and four more leaves appear on the following page (one, two, three, four). Watch blooms open, apples grow, and leaves whirl away in the fall breeze as you pat, clap, wiggle, and bounce.

3) Hooray for Hat!

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Author: Brian Won

Price: $7.99 on Amazon

Elephant awakens unhappy until ding, dong! What’s inside the mystery package by the front door? A hat! HAT IS GREAT! Zebra is having a bad day as well when Elephant marches off to show him his new hat, but Zebra gets cheered up by Elephant after sharing it with him. They set out to display Turtle. Every animal cheers up a friend’s gloomy day as the parade goes on. A delightful celebration of camaraderie, giving, and great hats.

4) The Watermelon Seed

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Greg Pizzoli

Price: $14.99 on Amazon

A crocodile who adores watermelon is the subject of this book’s story. After eating too much watermelon, the crocodile unintentionally ingested a seed. The crocodile imagines the worst-case scenario after consuming the seed: that a watermelon will develop inside his gut. In the end, he burps up the seed and stops turning into a watermelon.

5) From Head to Toe

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Eric Carle, Arnold. HarperCollins

Price: $8.99 on Amazon

These collages feature an lively company of animals and kids talking quietly against pure white backdrops in a playful jumble of forms, patterns, and textures.

Each spread features a different animal that identifies itself, moves a specific body part (sequences go from “”head to toe””), and urges a youngster to do the same. For example, the penguin would say, “I’m a penguin, and I turn my head. Can you manage it?”).

The little child enthusiastically exclaims, “”I can do it!,”” and does so in each situation.

In a novel twist, human and animal characters switch places in the last scene, where a barefoot toddler begs a parrot whether it can do the same

6) The Invisible Boy

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Trudy Ludwig

Price: $9.99 on Amazon

A calming tale that illustrates how little acts of kindness can make kids feel included and enable them to thrive.

An unnoticed boy can become your friend with just a small act of kindness…

Meet Brian, the boy who is invisible. Everyone in the class never seems to notice him or consider include him in their group, game, or birthday party—that is, until a new student shows up.

Brian is the first to greet Justin, the new boy, and make him feel at home. And Brian finds a way to stand out when he and Justin work together on a class assignment.

The Invisible Boy is an invaluable resource for any parent, educator, or counsellor looking for literature that addresses the requirements of quieter kids.

7) Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Herman Parish

Price: $7.99 on Amazon

The large structure provides lots of room for activities that take place. Apples, pumpkins, and autumn-hued leaves are featured in pictures in fall colours that range in size from whole pages to multiple smaller illustrations per page.

Amelia is in this picture visiting her grandparents and helping Grandma bake a pie. She continues to act out her usual antics, mistaking Granny Smith for a person and believing that a farmer’s market is a store where one may purchase local produce. In the end, there is a recipe for apple pie.

Kids will find the humour amusing and pertinent. These types of storytime books for kids are great for a Sunday afternoon.

8) Miss Nelson Is Missing!

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Author: Harry Allard

Price: $8.99 on Amazon

The most friendly teacher at the school was Miss Nelson. She never yelled and always assigned the simplest tasks. Miss Nelson skipped class one day and was replaced by a substitute. Miss Swamp immediately established the rules: no talking and no distractions during class. She also assigned a ton of homework to each student.

Where had Miss Nelson gone? What happened to the great, underappreciated Miss Nelson? So, with the shady assistance of investigator McSmogg, the students searched far and wide for her.

9) Stars

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: MARY LYN RAY

Price: $6.87 on Amazon

A beautiful ode to stars, both literal and metaphorical, draws readers closer to the heavenly without taking away its mystique. Frazee excels at creatively illuminating textual details to keep young readers interested and enquiring.

Her illustrations follow the text’s ebbs and flows, alternating lovely clusters of self-assured, lively children with ink-black or magnificently azure, starry skies.

10) The Very Impatient Caterpillar

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Ross Burach

Price: $10.59 on Amazon

When a caterpillar watches other creatures climbing a tree, they tell him that they are about to undergo a transformation process. He makes several efforts before finally wrapping himself in a cocoon. He can’t last the entire two weeks and after a day comes out to find that he hasn’t developed wings.

11) Does a Seal Smile?

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: FRED EHRLICH

Price: $7.48 on Amazon

Through body language, facial emotions, and music, Bolam Ehrlich’s book demonstrates to readers how animals and people welcome one another. Kids will learn to appreciate the distinctions and parallels between animal and human behaviour. Although there is a lot of information in this storytime kids book, Bolam’s charming and amusing drawings will fascinate you.

12) Five Little Monkeys Sitting In A Tree

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Eileen Christelow

Price: $7.99 on Amazon

The five young monkeys learn that it isn’t very pleasant to taunt Mr. Crocodile and that it might even be harmful when they go to the river for a picnic with Mama.

This sequel to the beloved bestseller Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed has the adorable monkey artwork of Eileen Christelow and is ideal for repeated readings.

13) Count The Monkeys

storytime books for kids, Our 12 Favorite Storytime books for Kids

Author: Mac Barnett

Price: $12.11 on Amazon

The theme of this book is counting monkeys. In contrast, where are the monkeys? It appears like a toothy king cobra has terrified them off the cover of their own book. As they strive to discover the monkey, readers will find themselves yelling, humming, high-fiving, and doing other things.

Reading is a great way to spend time with your child and help them learn new words!

It is important to read storytime books for kids that are both entertaining and educational. This allows children to enjoy reading while learning words they may not know. By finding these types of books, kids can develop their vocabulary while also enjoying the story.

Be sure to checkout our other books for kindergarteners!

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