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Storytime Standouts Presents Reading Resources for Teachers, Parents and Kids

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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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Carolyn Hart, Storytime Standouts

Picture books that deal with a specific topic

Storytime Standouts shares an outstanding selection of anti bullying picture books.Exploring Special Alphabet BooksStorytime Standouts looks at terrific Green picture books - Great for Earth DayStorytime Standouts Shares Asperger Syndrome and Autism Picture BooksStorytime Standouts shares Picture About Diversity and AcceptancePicture Books to Celebrate Family Diversity from StorytimeStandouts.comStorytime Standouts Recommends Stories that Celebrate FathersStorytime Standouts introduces a selection of wonderful wordless picture books







  • 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


  • Learning to Read

    8 ways to reinforce 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 activitiesPrinting Paper 70 free PDF Writing Paper Downloads from StorytimeStandouts.comfree printable picture dictionaries for young writers 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



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



    Seasonal Posts

    Click to explore all Spring Theme Printables and Picture Books

    Click to explore all Summer Theme Printables and Picture Books

    Click to explore all Fall Theme Printables and Picture Books

    Click to Explore all Winter Theme Printables and Picture Books




    Middle Grade Fiction

    Anti Bullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic Novels recommended by StorytimeStandouts.comGood Things Come In Threes; The Ascendance TrilogyChapter Books for Reluctant Readers: Mysteries, Humor, School Life Super Series Books for Grade 4 Boys by StorytimeStandouts.comThree Cheers for Rick 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

    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


  • Series about children’s books, learning to read and author / illustrators

    Beyond the Dust Jacket - Interviews with Authors and IllustratorsJourney of a Reluctant Reader - a series of posts by Storytime Standouts' Guest ContributorDiscover Wonderful Classic Picture Books - A Weekly Series by Storytime Standouts that includes teacher resources, videos and Pinterest boards







  • Beyond the Dust Jacket – Author Interviews
  • Journey of a Reluctant Reader
  • Rediscover Classic Picture Books
  • More News

    Storytime Standouts shares quotes from Children's Books including Gypsy

    Storytime Standouts shares quotes from Children's Books Including Mary Poppins

    Storytime Standouts shares quotes from wonderful children's books including Vera B. Williams

    Storytime Standouts shares quotes of children's books including The Cricket in Times Square

    Storytime Standouts shares quotes of children's books including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jackie Kennedy

    Oh, magic hour when a child first knows she can read printed words!

    Storytime Standouts shares quotes from children's books including Treasure Island

    She-turned-to-the-sunlight-And-shook-her-yellow-head,And-whispered-to-her-neighbor Winter-is-dead

    Books are a Uniquely Portable Magic

    Learning the Alphabet

    Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Gracia Lam

    Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Gracia Lam

    Awake Beautiful Child written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Gracia ...

    Classic Picture Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom written by Bill Martin Jr. and ...

    Alphabet Recognition Game for Preschool

    [caption id="attachment_16404" align="alignleft" width="300"] Diecuts With A View Alphabet Scrapbook ...

    Phonemic Awareness

    Storytime Standouts Tips for Getting Ready to Read While in the Car

    Storytime Standouts Tips for Getting Ready to Read While in the Car

    Some of the keys to learning to read are noticing ...

    Developing Phonemic Awareness: How’s Your Nose, Rose?

    You won't regret using wordplay to support your child's phonemic ...

    Phonemic Awareness – Questions for Your Child (2)

    The focus of our last few posts has been phonemic ...

    Spring Children's Books, Learning Games and Printables

    Spring Themed Picture Books Will Help Young Readers ‘Blossom’

    Spring Themed Picture Books Will Help Young Readers ‘Blossom’

    Engaging and fun, these three Spring themed picture books feature ...

    St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

    For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish ...

    St. Patrick’s Day Fun for Preschool and Kindergarten

    Sharing some fun Prek and Kindergarten St. Patrick's Day Learning ...

    Terrific Chapter Books

    Wrapping up the year… 2014 best books for middle grades

    Wrapping up the year… 2014 best books for middle grades

    I always say this but I can't believe it's the ...

    A Middle Grade Teacher’s To Be Read List

    It's been a while since I did a top ten ...

    Good Things Come In Threes; The Ascendance Trilogy

    This isn't a scientific fact but it is a completely ...

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