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Sharing Stories

Tips for Parents and Caregivers

To make story time more fun and engaging, we’ve pulled together a wonderful list of books for parents and caregivers to explore with their children. Each title has a Parent Guide that provides ideas about how to use the book. All of the books are in print and should be available at local libraries or bookstores.

We hope this book list and the Parent Guides are helpful for you. We’d like to hear how you like them, and we’d really love to see pictures of you reading to your child! Feedback, questions, and photos may be sent to Pam Cote at pam@barbarabush.org.

Letter from the Developer

This informational letter from the content developer provides helpful information on the best way to utilize the following Parent Guides.

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Parent Guide

Who's in the Forest?

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Who’s in the Forest by Phillis Gershator.

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Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond

Click here to view the Parent Guide for Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell.

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Time for Bed

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Time for Bed by Mem Fox.

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Those Pesky Rabbits

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Those Pesky Rabbits by Ciara Flood.

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There's a Bear on My Chair

Click below to view the Parent Guide for There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins.

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The Napping House

Click below to view the Parent Guide for The Napping House by Audrey Wood.

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Pouch!

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Pouch! by David Ezra Stein.

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Please, Baby, Please

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tony Lewis Lee.

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Peekaboo Morning

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora.

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Peek-A-Boo Who?

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Peek-A-Boo Who? by Simms Taback.

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"More More More," Said the Baby

Click below to view the Parent Guide for “More More More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams.

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In the Tall, Tall Grass

Click below to view the Parent Guide for In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming.

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I Love Colors

Click below to view the Parent Guide for I Love Colors by Margaret Miller.

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I Can Help

Click below to view the Parent Guide for I Can Help by David Hyde Costello.

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Hop a Little, Jump a Little!

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Hop a Little, Jump a Little!  by Annie Kubler.

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Gideon & Otto

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Gideon & Otto by Olivier Dunrea.

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Everywhere Babies

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers.

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Everybunny Dance!

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.

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Bear Sees Colors

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson.

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Baby Bear's Books

Click below to view the Parent Guide for Baby Bear’s Books by Jane Yolen.

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