StoryTime at Home

Welcome to StoryTime at the BookNook! 

To keep everyone safe, Lee Anne (from the  Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL)) will continue to read to us from home and the recording will be available each Thursday morning until the next one is posted. While at the Arb, visit the library with your little ones and explore our extensive children's collection. All visitors, members, and children must have a reservation to enter the grounds, click here to reserve your ticket.

StoryTime #29

We hope you enjoy today's readings!

Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer
Winter Trees by Carole Gerber
Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan

Previous StoryTimes

StoryTime #28

Readings for Week 28:

It's Winter! by Linda Glaser
The Snowy Day by Anna Milbourne and Elena Temporin
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

StoryTime #27

Readings for Week 27:

I’d Know You Anywhere by Nancy Tillman
Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor
Hush, Hush, Forest by Mary Casanova

StoryTime #26

Readings for Week 26:

Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser
When Will the Snow Trees Grow? by Ben Shecler
First Snow in the Woods by Carl R. Sams ll & Jean Stoick

StoryTime #25

Readings for Week 25:

The Hungriest Chickadee by Eileen Ziesler
About Birds, A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill
Roger Tory Peterson's ABC of Birds: A Book for Little Birdwatchers by Linda Westervelt

StoryTime #24

Readings for Week 24:

Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark
Anna's Table by Eve Bunting
In a Jar by Deborah Marcero

StoryTime #23

Readings for Week 23:

Fall Apples by Martha Rustad
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Skip through the Seasons by Stella Blackstone

StoryTime #22

Readings for Week 22:

Apple and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
By the Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriet Ziefert
Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming

StoryTime #21

Readings for Week 21:

Snappy Little Numbers by Kate Lee
Round by Joyce Sidman
Apples by Gail Gibbons
The Happy Owls by Celestino Piatti

StoryTime #20

Readings for Week 20:

It's Fall! by Linda Glaser
Apple Harvest by Calvin Harris
Bugs!Bugs!Bugs! by Bob Barner
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada

StoryTime #19

Readings for Week 19

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Blackberry Banquet by Terry Pierce
Once Around the Sun by Bobbi Katz
Where Once There Was a Wood by Denise Fleming

StoryTime #18

Readings for Week 18:

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen
Cece Loves Science and Adventure! by Vashti Harrison

StoryTime #17

Readings for Week 17:

Saturday by Oge Mora (a Caldecott honor winner)
Summer Song by Kevin Henkes
When a Tree Grows by Ballou Mealey
Sheila Rae, The Brave by Kevin Henkes

StoryTime #16

Readings for Week 16:

In the Red Canoe by Leslie A . Davidson
The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
I Love the Earth by Todd Parr
Kitten's Full Moon by Kevin Henke

StoryTime #15

Readings for Week 15:

Trees Make Perfect Pets by Paul Cazjak
Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward
We Are Together by Britta Teckentrup
Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert

StoryTime #14

Readings for Week 14:

I Give You the World by Stacey McCleary
Summer Color! by Diana Murray
Bloom Boom! by April Pulley Sayre
The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

StoryTime #13

Readings for Week 13:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archamabault
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Stretchy McHandsome by Judy Schachner
Dogs by Emily Gravett
Ten Little Puppies by Marian Harris

StoryTime #12

Readings for Week 12:

One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Agate by Joy Morgan Dey & Nikki Johnson
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

Storytime Episode #11

Readings for Week 11:

Forest Bright Forest Night by Jennifer Ward
Who's in the Forest? by Phillis Gershator
Lost in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick
Do Beavers Need Blankets? by Stan Tekiela

Read aloud recommendation for older children:

PAX by Sara Pennypacker & illustrated by Jon Klassen
A beautiful tale on empathy & the bond between a child and his beloved fox.

StoryTime #10

Readings for Week 10:

Firefly July, A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko 
Toot & Puddle, You Are My Sunshine by Hollie Hobbie
Johnny's Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema

Additional book recommendations for elementary age and above on kindness:

WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackes

StoryTime #9

Readings for Week 9:

Bloom by Deborah Diesen
Who's in the Garden? by Phillis Gershator
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
The Thank You Letter by Jane Cabrera

StoryTime #8

Readings for Week 8:

Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell
Song of the Water Boatman by local author, Joyce Sidman
Loon Lake by Jonathan London

StoryTime #7

Readings for Week 7:

Quiet by Tomie Depaola 
Bird Count by Alison Hill Spencer
All Around Me I See by Laya Steinberg
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

StoryTime #6

Readings for Week 6:

The Little Green Pea by Alison Barber
What's in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Storytime #5

Readings for Week 5:

The Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown
If I Were a Tree by Dar Hosta
A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Storytime #4

Readings for Week 4:

Good Morning Garden by Barbara Brenner
Jamberry by Bruce Degen 
A Garden for Pig by Kathryn K. Thurman 
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

Storytime #3

Readings for Week 3:

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
I Took a Walk by Henry Cole
A Woodland Counting Book by Claudia McGehee
North Woods Girl by Aimee Bissonette, illustrations by Claudia McGehee

Arb Storytime #1

Readings for Week 2:

Trees  poems by Verlie Hutchens; illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong
Nothing to Do  by Douglas Wood; illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin 
Hush Hush, Forest  by Mary Casanova; illustrated by Nick Wroblewski 

Virtual Storytime #2

Readings for Week 1:

Listen, Listen by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Alison Jay  
Dandelions: Stars in the Grass by Mia Posada
The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert 
The 14 Forest Mice and the Spring Meadow Picnic by Kazuo Iwamura