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Story Time Picks

Story Time Picks

Some of our favorite read-alouds for ages 3 to 8... proven crowd pleasers at our own story times!

Playlist Tags: Spellbound Children's Bookshop genre: Children's audience: toddlers topic: storytime audience: kids bookstore-created

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What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

A Pig in a Wig Book

By Emma J. Virjan
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 2 minutes

What this story needs is a pig in a wig, on a boat in a moat with a frog, a dog, and a goat on a log. . . .

As a panda in a blouse, a skunk on a trunk, and more hop on board, it becomes clear that what this story really needs is a bigger boat! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride as she discovers that life is more fun with friends in this fantastic...

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Goodnight Already!

By Jory John
Narrated by: Tony Call
Length: 4 minutes

An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor book from the award-winning creator of I Love You Already!, Come Home Already!, and All Right Already!

Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep.

Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.

Jory John, author of Penguin Problems and The Bad Seed,...

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Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty

By Nick Bruel
Narrated by: Vanessa Williams
Length: 24 minutes

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate...

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Tikki Tikki Tembo

By Arlene Mosel
Narrated by: Marcia Gay Harden
Length: 20 minutes

This humorous retelling of a favorite folktale recounts how the Chinese came to give their children short names. Beautifully illustrated, this perfect read-aloud storybook is one adults and children will enjoy sharing together again and again.When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of...

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Grandpa Green

By Lane Smith
Narrated by: Noah Galvin
Length: 2 minutes

Acclaimed writer and illustrator Lane Smith has amassed an impressive body of work both on his own and as a collaborator on Caldecott Honor-winning books. In Grandpa Green, Smith introduces listeners to a boy who learns about life's many wonders while exploring his great-grandfather's topiary garden, where imagination blooms and memories come... Read more »

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Otter Goes to School

By Samuel Garton
Narrated by: Courtney Shaw
Length: 5 minutes

Otter—the irrepressible picture book character from I Am Otter, Otter in Space, and Otter Loves Halloween!, sure to be adored by fans of Olivia—goes to school for the first time!

In Otter Goes to School, Otter starts her own school for Teddy, Giraffe, and the rest of her friends. They have a great teacher and do lots of fun things together . . ....

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