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Books for K-4th Graders

Here’s a list of great storytime books for older kids.  Our library also keeps a list of fractured fairy tales, which also work well for this age group.

  • 11 Experiments that Failed by Jenny Offill
  • And Two Boys Booed by Judith Viorst
  • Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett
  • The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus
  • Dolphin SOS by Roy & Slavia Miki
  • Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine
  • A Gift for Mama by Linda Ravin Lodding
  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
  • The High Street by Alice Melvin
  • How to Be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide
  • I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…  by Davide Cali
  • I Yam a Donkey! by Cece Bell
  • Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Rozier
  • The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base
  • Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya
  • Lost and Found by Bill Harley
  • Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian
  • Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer
  • The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell
  • My Pet Rattlesnake by Joe Hayes
  • Oh No! Not Again! (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or at Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett
  • Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and Once Upon a Royal Superbaby by Kevin O’Malley
  • Pardon Me! by Daniel Miyares
  • Pedro and George by Delphine Perret
  • A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black
  • President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett
  • The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
  • The Princess of 8th Street by Linas Alsenas
  • Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon
  • Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes by Anna Kemp
  • Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman
  • The Skunk by Mac Barnett
  • The Sky is Falling! by Mark Teague
  • The Soda Bottle School by Laura Kutner and Suzanne Slade
  • Ten Birds: Read-Aloud Rhymes to Bend and Break by Jurg Amann
  • The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague
  • The Tooth Fairy Wars by Kate Coombs
  • A Very Witchy Spelling Bee, by George Shannon
  • Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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