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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for use by students in the ECE program. It includes information for finding children's picture books in the Library collection. Original as published 12/2019


Do you need to plan a children's storytime? Or are you interested in finding books that young children will be likely to listen to?

There are many different ways a storytime can be planned.

You'll want to think about your audience and their age, their attention span, and their interests.

You may want to think of a theme: a topic, a person, a holiday, etc.

You may want to consider if you should find corresponding songs, activities, and crafts that the children can do.

This research guide has many areas that will help you discover picture books on different topics and themes. 

There are many great storytime-planning books and Internet websites, some of which are listed below.

And as always, ask any librarian for assistance!

Books to Help Plan Storytime