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Storytime Standouts Presents Reading Resources for Teachers, Parents, Homeschoolers and Kids including free printables and children's book recommendations

We will help you discover great children’s books for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. We want parents and teachers to share the magic of a great book with kids every single day. We write about ways to support children as they learn the alphabet, learn letter sounds, begin to read and then embrace reading independently.

We are enthusiastic about great books for kids and we want to share both new books and classic picture books. We also focus on special topics and take an in-depth look at some genres especially anti-bullying picture books and chapter books, books about the environment and embracing family and community diversity. Whenever possible, we provide extras that will enrich a child’s reading experience.

Take a few moments, explore the site and enjoy!
Carolyn Hart, Storytime Standouts



Picture books that deal with a specific topic

Storytime Standouts shares an outstanding selection of anti-bullying picture books.Alphabet Books to Enjoy with ChildrenStorytime Standouts looks at terrific Green-theme picture books - Great for Earth Day and teaching about the environmentStorytime Standouts Shares Asperger Syndrome and Autism-theme Picture BooksStorytime Standouts shares Picture Books About Family Diversity, Community Diversity and AcceptancePicture Books to Celebrate Family Diversity from StorytimeStandouts.comStorytime Standouts Recommends Stories that Celebrate Dads and Grandpas - Perfect for Father's DayStorytime Standouts introduces a selection of wonderful wordless picture books
Storytime Standouts shares pictures books about social responsibility and doing good for others









  • Anti-Bullying Picture Books
  • Exploring Special Alphabet Books
  • Go Green with Picture Books
  • Picture Books About Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Picture Books About Diversity and Acceptance
  • Picture Books About Family Diversity
  • Terrific Picture Books About Fathers and Fatherhood
  • Wonderful Wordless Picture Books
  • Teach Social Responsibility With Great Read Alouds


  • Learning to Read

    8 ways to reinforce children's understanding and reading comprehensionClothespin Letter Match is an easy-to-make alphabet matching activity from Storytime StandoutsStorytime Standouts Explains How to Help a Child Read Unfamiliar WordsLearning letter activities, games, printables, and alphabet picture booksMake Learning the Alphabet a Fun, Tactile Experience from StorytimeStandouts.comRhyming Words, Phonemic Awareness at Storytime StandoutsAlphabet Learning Game for Small Groups by Storytime Standouts35 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers from Storytime Standouts







  • Eight Ways to Reinforce Understanding
  • Clothespin Letter Match
  • Helping Your Child to Read an Unfamiliar Word
  • Learning the Alphabet
  • Make Learning the Alphabet a Fun Tactile Experience
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • An Easy to Make Small Group Letter Recognition Activity
  • Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers


  • Free Printables for Children, Parents and Teachers

    Alphabet Fun! Free Printables for Home and School including printable alphabets, The Alphabet Song, learning games and activitiesFree Writing Paper Downloads For Children from StorytimeStandouts.comfree printable picture dictionaries for young writers and ESL students from Storytime Standouts.comStorytime Standouts free printable songs, rhymes and fingerplays for preschool and kindergartenStorytime Standouts free word family printables for kindergarten



    Storytime Standouts Has Free, Printable Nursery Rhymes for Preschool and Homeschool



  • Alphabets
  • Interlined Paper
  • Picture Dictionaries
  • Rhymes, Songs, Chants and Fingerplays
  • Word Families
  • Nursery Rhymes



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    Middle Grade Fiction – Highlighting Great Books for Middle Grade Students

    Anti Bullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic Novels recommended by StorytimeStandouts.comThe Ascendance TrilogyGreat Chapter Books for Reluctant Readers: Mysteries, Humor, School Life Super Series Books for Grade 4 Boys by StorytimeStandouts.comRick Riordan and the Lightning Thief







  • Antibullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic Novels
  • Good Things Come in Threes: The Ascendance Trilogy
  • Mysteries, Humor and School Life for Reluctant Readers
  • Super Series Books for Grade Four Boys
  • Three Cheers for Rick Riordan and the Lightning Thief


  • Young Adult Fiction – Highlighting Great Books for Teenagers

    Storytime Standouts looks at Young Adult Fiction Fanatics by William BellStorytime Standouts looks at Young Adult Fiction, Out of My Mind Sharon M. DraperStorytime Standouts examines Young Adult Fiction: Where Things Come BackStorytime Standouts writes about Shot at Dawn by John Wilson







  • Intriguing, Horrifying and Fascinating: Fanatics by William Bell
  • Out of my Mind – Sharon Draper’ Compelling Young Adult Fiction
  • Teen fiction excellence: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  • World War I Historical Fiction for Youth – I Am Canada: Shot at Dawn


  • Storytime Standouts’ Series

    Beyond the Dust Jacket - Interviews with Children's Book Authors and IllustratorsJourney of a Reluctant Reader - a series of posts by Storytime Standouts' Guest Contributor about encouraging a middle grade student to readWonderful Classic Picture Books - A Weekly Series by Storytime Standouts that includes teacher resources, videos and Pinterest boardsStorytime Standouts Looks at Wonderful Canadian Picture Books







  • Beyond the Dust Jacket – Author Interviews
  • Journey of a Reluctant Reader
  • Rediscover Classic Picture Books
  • Discover Wonderful Canadian Picture Books
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