StoryPlay (Ages 3 – 5)

StoryPlay Books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and playtime with prompts and activities that everyone will love! Each quality story will delight readers while building early literacy skills for ages 3-5 by helping them develop: problem-solving abilities, reading comprehension, social development, pre-reading skills, memory strength and more! Each book includes story-related games and crafts to extend the reading experience. Teachers agree that StoryPlay Books are perfect for parents looking to stimulate and engage their kids at home while having fun together!

How is StoryPlay different? Look inside!

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A fun, rhyming story about four girlfriends searching for the perfect party shoes — focuses on self-expression.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Karen Beaumont is the New York Times bestselling author of I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!, illustrated by David Catrow. She is also the recipient of the Geisel Honor for Move Over, Rover! and three ALA Notable Book citations. As a little girl, Karen loved her tan cowboy boots best of all. She now lives near the beach in Capitola, California, and has traded in her boots for flip-flops. She has two daughters who love shoes and a cat named Jake, who runs around barefoot most of the time.

LeUyen Pham is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio, as well as Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry books and her own Big Sister, Little Sister. She is quite the shoe lover herself, and she can be found traipsing about in her Mary Jane shoes or knee high boots in San Francisco, California, where she lives with her family. You can visit her and her shoes at leuyenpham.com.


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A sweet, rhyming story about a bunny who loves to cuddle — focuses on socialization.


ABOUT THE CREATOR:
Kate Dopirak is a certified K-6 teacher, a reading specialist, and the Assistant Regional Advisor for Western Pennsylvania SCBWI. She loves her puppy who she reads her stories aloud to . Visit her online at www.katedopirak.com.


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A sweet, rhyming story about the love between a little fox and his mother — focuses on emotions.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Liza Baker is a children's book editor. She lives with her husband and three sons in New York.

David McPhail was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He attended Vesper George University from 1957 to 1958 and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School from 1963 to 1966. He has been an illustrator of childrens books since 1967 and an author of children's books since 1971. He says he enjoys writing and illustrating as much as he did when he began.


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A rollicking, rhyming story about dinosaurs dancing — focuses on science.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Tony Mitton has written many wonderful books for children, including Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spooky Hour, Farmer Joe and the Music Show, and All Afloat on Noah's Boat, all published by Orchard Books, as well as Plum, published by Arthur A. Levine Books. Mr. Mitton lives in Cambridge, England, with his wife and two children.

Guy Parker-Rees has illustrated many bestselling Orchard books, including Giraffes Can't Dance, K Is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo, and The Chimpanzees of Happytown by Giles Andreae; Down by the Cool of the Pool, Dinosaurumpus!, and All Afloat on Noah's Boat by Tony Mitton; Quiet! by Paul Bright; and The Hippo-Not-Amus by Tony and Jan Payne. He lives in Brighton, England.


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