Storytime Standouts – Presenting our Highlights
Welcome to Storytime Standouts
Storytime Standouts is for parents, teachers and other caregivers who are supporting young readers and are interested in discovering great children’s books. We write about ways to support children as they learn the alphabet, learn letter sounds, start to read and embrace reading. We are enthusiastic about great children’s books and we want to share both new kids books and classics. We also focus on special topics and take an in-depth look at some genres especially antibullying, green and embracing diversity. Whenever possible, we provide extras that will enrich a child’s reading experience.
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Take a few moments, explore the site and enjoy!
Carolyn Hart, Storytime Standouts
Picture books that deal with a specific topic
Anti-Bullying Picture BooksExploring Special Alphabet BooksGo Green with Picture BooksPicture Books About Autism and Asperger’s SyndromePicture Books About Diversity and AcceptancePicture Books About Family DiversityTerrific Picture Books About Fathers and FatherhoodWonderful Wordless Picture Books
Learning to Read
Eight Ways to Reinforce UnderstandingClothespin Letter MatchHelping Your Child to Read an Unfamiliar WordLearning the AlphabetMake Learning the Alphabet a Fun Tactile ExperiencePhonemic AwarenessAn Easy to Make Small Group Letter Recognition ActivityWays to Engage Reluctant Readers
Free Printables for Children, Parents and Teachers
AlphabetsInterlined PaperPicture DictionariesRhymes, Songs, Chants and FingerplaysWord FamiliesNursery Rhymes
Middle Grade Fiction
Antibullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic NovelsGood Things Come in Threes: The Ascendance TrilogyMysteries, Humor and School Life for Reluctant ReadersSuper Series Books for Grade Four BoysThree Cheers for Rick Riordan and the Lightning Thief
Young Adult Fiction
Intriguing, Horrifying and Fascinating: Fanatics by William BellOut of my Mind – Sharon Draper’ Compelling Young Adult FictionTeen fiction excellence: Where Things Come Back by John Corey WhaleyWorld War I Historical Fiction for Youth – I Am Canada: Shot at Dawn
Series about children’s books, learning to read and author / illustrators
Beyond the Dust Jacket – Author InterviewsJourney of a Reluctant ReaderRediscover Classic Picture Books