StoryPlay (Ages 3 – 5)

StoryPlay Books is the smart way to read and play together! 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!

Are you ready to start reading the StoryPlay way? Ready. Set. Smart!

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An original love-themed story about a mama bear and her cub — focuses on emotions.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Claire Harcup developed magazines about dinosaurs, books and CD-ROMs about wine, and an animation series for children with autism before she started writing picture books. She now heads up the writing team at communications consultancy, Quietroom. She lives in London, W11.

Gabriel Alborozo is a cartoonist and illustrator based in East Sussex. Over the years his work as a cartoonist appeared regularly in numerous magazines and papers, including Private Eye, Punch, the Spectator, Prospect, and The Oldie. As an author-illustrator for children he has created books for Henry Holt, Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, Walker, Candlewick, Childs Play, and Allen and Unwin.


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A fun-filled story all about being a firefighter — focuses on community.


ABOUT THE CREATOR
Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series, as well as The Sky Is Falling, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs... series, his illustrated novel, The Doom Machine, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.


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A classic holiday favorite about a runaway gingerbread cookie — focuses on sequencing.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of "out loud" sounds, rhythms, and rhymes. His 25-year teaching career taught him exactly what children love best in a story. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife.

Barbara McClintock has written and/or illustrated over forty distinguished books for children, including My Grandfather's Coat, retold by Jim Aylesworth, which received three starred reviews, and her own highly acclaimed Adele and Simon books. Her books have five times been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. She has received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, as well as a myriad of other awards and honors. Barbara lives in Connecticut with her family and two very graceful cats.


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An adorable Christmas story about a family of mice — focuses on problem solving.


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Steven Kroll was the author of over fifty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling The Biggest Pumpkin Ever.

Jeni Bassett has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, The Squirrel's Thanksgiving, and It's Groundhog Day. She lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


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An original, new holiday twist on the classic song — focuses on sequencing.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Ken Geist is a publisher, father, and an accomplished author.

Guy Francis is the bestselling illustrator of the Clark the Shark series as well as many other kid favorites. Guy lives it Utah with his wife, Lorien, and their four children. Find him online at guyfrancis.com.


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A funny twist on the classic tale -- focuses on character building.


ABOUT THE CREATOR:
Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series, as well as The Sky Is Falling, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs . . . series, his illustrated novel, The Doom Machine, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.


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A clever story about a missing book — focuses on problem solving.


ABOUT THE CREATOR: Robie H. Harris is an award-winning author of over thirty books for everyone from toddlers to older kids, including Maybe a Bear Ate It!, Mail Harry to the Moon!, Who Has What?, Don't Forget to Come Back!, and Goodbye Mousie. She lives in New York City. Visit her online at robieharris.com.


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A romping rhyme about dancing animals — focuses on confidence building.


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 is one of today’s bestselling children's book illustrators. He is the illustrator of Dinosaurumpus! as well as the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance, written by Giles Andreae. Guy lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and three sons. Visit him online at guyparkerrees.com.


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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 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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