Stay at Home Storytime

By McIntyre's Books

By McIntyre's Books

All the picture books Johanna Banana reads on Instagram Live Storytime, plus some of her other recommendations! 

Right Now

Jessica Olien

$17.98 $16.54

A soothing confidence boost in a picture book! An excellent exploration of different aspects of identity and emotion - my favorite book right now.

Stretchy McHandsome

Judy Schachner

$17.99 $16.55

I love almost every single picture book about cats, but this one is extra special!! Really fun, really great, really sweet. I <3 Stretchy and Beanie!

Just in Case You Want to Fly

Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson

$18.98 $17.46

I love to share this book one-on-one or in big storytime groups. It is so pleasing to read this poetry aloud and think about the details in the illustrations! Just in Case You Want to Fly is perfectly paced and provides lots of opportunities to engage with what's happening on the page.

The Giant Jumperee

Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury

$17.99 $16.55

Are you scared of what's hiding in Rabbit's burrow? When Rabbit, Cat, Bear, and Elephant hear a booming voice from inside they are frightened - but Mama Frog knows just what to do.

Where the Wild Things Are (Anniversary)

Maurice Sendak

$19.95 $18.35

I love to roar a terrible roar and gnash my terrible teeth and roll my terrible eyes and show my terrible claws while I read this story. Let the wild rumpus start!

The Bear in My Family

Maya Tatsukawa

$17.99 $16.55

I grew up with a bear in my family, and sometimes I feel like the bear. Do you have someone too loud or too messy in your family too? Luckily there are great things about having a bear, or being one!

Strictly No Elephants

Lisa Mantchev and Taeeun Yoo

$17.99 $16.55

All are welcome! This is a charming story about friendship. The text is simple and very sweet, and though there is a message about inclusion and understanding someone's differences, it is never heavy-handed or didactic. Plus the kid and animal pairings are imaginative and perfectly illustrated by Taeeun Yoo!

Little Excavator

Anna Dewdney

$17.99 $16.55

This is absolutely one of my favorite read alouds!! Practice the sounds and motions of construction vehicles while sharing a story about being a helper even if you are small.

Here and Now

Julia Denos and E. B. Goodale

$17.98 $16.54

My favorite children's book about mindfulness. As you share this book you're encouraged to think about where your body is, who you're with, and what you're doing, as well as everything in the world happening around you. An excellent book for grounding yourself - for adults or kids!

Out, Out Away from Here

Rachel Woodworth and Sang Miao

$16.95

Sometimes you need a space to recharge. Or you can use your imagination to work through those moments when you're feeling just TOO MUCH at once!

Kitten's First Full Moon

Kevin Henkes

$17.99 $16.55

I love Kitten's expressions in this book! Follow along as she journeys to find the big bowl of milk (just waiting) in the sky. There are lots of fun action words in this book, and a great way of showing them through panels across double spread pages.

I Wonder

Kari Anne Holt and Kenard Pak

$17.98 $16.54

I wonder, what do clouds taste like? Do trees have dreams? K.A. Holt chose a simple concept for a picture book but one that can yield so much discussion and activity! Think about the questions posed by the author and in the pictures on the pages. If you made art to show these questions, would you draw your pictures like artist Kenard Pak?

Uni the Unicorn

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager

$17.99 $16.55

There is magic in friendship and belief! Uni just knows there is a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl just waiting to be her friend.

This Story Is for You

Greg Pizzoli

$16.99 $15.63

This is a tender story all about what it means to be friends, even when we're far apart.

Backyard Fairies

Phoebe Wahl

$17.98 $16.54

Do tiny magical creatures live around your home? In this book the main character is certain there are fairies near hers, but she can't seem to find them! As you read you'll see that the fairies are just one step ahead of her and enjoy all the details in Phoebe Wahl's lovely illustrations.

Daniel Finds a Poem

Micha Archer

$16.99 $15.63

Stunning collage art and evocative sensory writing will make Daniel Finds a Poem a favorite for teachers and families alike. Each full page spread has so much visual interest perfectly paired with each animal or insect's thoughts on life and poetry. Micha Archer has created a true work of art that will be cherished by many new readers.

When's My Birthday?

Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson

$17.99 $16.55

365 days is a long time to wait for a birthday, especially when you're only little. Julie Fogliano captures those feelings of impatience and giddiness in her silly poetic text while Christian Robinson pairs images in a playful and joyful way.

Waiting

Kevin Henkes

$17.99 $16.55

These toys are waiting on a windowsill - to see the moon, the wind, the rain, the snow - just waiting. This is a gentle story with limited text that lets a reader contemplate what they see through the windows in the book and consider what it means to wait.

Cats Are a Liquid

Rebecca Donnelly and Misa Saburi

$17.99 $16.55

A little bit rhyme-y and a little bit science-y! This is a fun exploration of action words and the actions of cats.

Chomp: A Shark Romp

Michael Paul

$16.99 $15.63

You could definitely share this short book in between verses of Baby Shark!

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

Julie Fogliano and Julie Morstad

$18.99 $17.47

Julie Morstad is one of my favorite illustrators and her style fits perfectly with Julie Fogliano's array of seasonal poems! Turn to different pages throughout the year as the weather changes.

It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!

Jason Tharp

$17.99 $16.55

Cornelius has been thinking a lot about the ways he's heard other horses talk about unicorns. As he prepares for a big performance he talks to the folks in his community about ways they can be more unique, more colorful, and use more glitter! He shows that it's ok to be different - and that it can be extra fun that way too.

Birds

Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek

$17.99 $16.55

This is a picture book I've memorized from reading it over and over... For something so simple it has a few truly magical page turns.

Life

Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel

$17.99 $16.55

Life begins small, and grows. With few words Cynthia Rylant communicates ideas about perseverance, beauty, and animal conservation. Brendan Wenzel's illustrations are rich and colorful. This book makes a wonderful gift - but make sure to keep one for yourself too!

Niblet & Ralph

Zachariah Ohora

$17.99 $16.55

I love the vibrant colors in Zachariah OHora's picture books! Always full of cool characters and quirky details that young readers will enjoy pointing out, Niblet & Ralph is yet another silly story from this awesome author/illustrator. Kids will especially love being the first to notice the accidental switcheroo and the all drama that ensues!

The Not So Quiet Library

Zachariah Ohora

$17.99 $16.55

This book has all of Johanna Banana's favorite things - storytime, donuts, and monsters!

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager

$17.99 $16.55

The sequel to Uni the Unicorn! Another story of friendship and the power of working together.

Some Pets

Angela Diterlizzi and Brendan Wenzel

$18.98 $17.46

A fun and funny rhyming story by Angela DiTerlizzi with gorgeous illustrations by Brendan Wenzel!

The Bold, Brave Bunny

Beth Ferry and Chow Hon Lam

$17.99 $16.55

Teetu is tired of other bunnies! And he's tired of every alphabet book having the same animals. So he sets out to get some space from his baby siblings and to find out that B is for more than just Bunny.

I Believe I Can

Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo

$18.99 $17.47

Snail Crossing

Corey R. Tabor

$17.99 $16.55

Vroom!

Barbara McClintock

$17.99 $16.55

Hundred Feet Tall

Benjamin Scheuer and Jemima Williams

$17.99 $16.55

No Fits, Nilson!

Zachariah Ohora

$17.98 $16.54

Small World

Ishta Mercurio and Jen Corace

$17.98 $16.54

Three Bears in a Boat

David Soman

$17.99 $16.55

And Then It's Spring

Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead

$17.99 $16.55

Lawrence: The Bunny Who Wanted to Be Naked

Vern Kousky

$17.99 $16.55

Under the Lilacs

E. B. Goodale

$17.99 $16.55

The Littlest Family's Big Day

Emily Winfield Martin

$8.99 $8.27

Child of the Universe

Ray Jayawardhana and Raul Colón

$17.99 $16.55

My Cat Looks Like My Dad

Thao Lam

$17.95 $16.51

Peddles

Elizabeth Rose Stanton

$17.99

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

Justin Roberts and Christian Robinson

$17.99 $16.55

Imagine

Juan Felipe Herrera and Lauren Castillo

$16.99 $15.63

Ooko

Esmé Shapiro

$16.99 $15.63

The Old Truck

Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey

$17.95 $16.51

Saturday

$18.99 $17.47

The Secret of Black Rock

Joe Todd-Stanton

$16.95 $15.59

Fly, Firefly

Shana Keller and Ramona Kaulitzki

$16.99 $15.63

Can I Give You a Squish?

Emily Neilson

$17.99 $16.55

When Everyone Was Fast Asleep

Tomie dePaola

$7.99 $7.35