Kids Book Recommendations

I’ve run too many children’s programs to count, and each time I try to pick a fun combination of stories to read with the children. For every program I run, I look for stories that are: relevant to the activity at hand, fun for the kids, and fun for me to read. This list is an ongoing compilation of books I have used for future reference as well as for others to draw inspiration from when pairing children’s stories and fun activities.

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Sticks and Stones theme

Stick and Stone (ISBN: 9780544032569 | WPL | Amazon)

Wonderful short story about two best friends looking out for each other.

Mattland (ISBN: 9781554511211 | WPL | Amazon)

Who hasn’t made an empire in the dirt?

Stone Soup (ISBN: 043933909X | WPL | Amazon)

Jon Muth is a wonderful watercolour artist, and his version of this old tale doesn’t disappoint.