There are a few different approaches readers can take when it comes to social distancing. For many introverted readers, social distancing means continuing on with about the same schedule we had before. For little readers, however, social distancing is going to take a little more time and effort to get through. So, for those in need of entertaining activities and exciting adventures, we’ve got some great book and activity pairings for you.

Hat Tricks

Hat Tricks
Written and illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

From renowned author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura, this humorous story is a delightful choice for read alouds with plenty of opportunity for participation from your young audience.

Recreate some of Hattie’s magic at home with these activities!

One Fox

One Fox
A Counting Book Thriller
Written and illustrated by Kate Read

This surprisingly simple counting book with a gripping tale has a hugely satisfying ending that’s sure to delight. Another great choice for early education and read-alouds while you’re at home.

Check out these fun, fox-filled storytime activities!

Spring Babies

Spring Babies
Written by Kathryn O. Galbraith
Illustrated by Adela Pons

Featuring diverse characters and highlighting concepts like shapes and repetition, books in the Babies in the Park series will encourage an appreciation of nature and outdoor imaginative play for young readers stuck at home.

Engage your senses and celebrate the seasons with these toddler-size activities!

Stanleys Toolbox

Stanley’s Toolbox
Written and illustrated by William Bee

An early introduction to the practical function of tools commonly found at home, this board book will appeal to the very youngest tool-loving fans. If Stanley is a hit, don’t miss the rest of the Stanley series (there are board books and picture books!).

Check out this activity sheet, and help Stanley and Little Woo put their tree house together!

Am I Yours PB

Am I Yours?
Written and illustrated by Alex Latimer

This fun and unique tale will keep dinosaur lovers and fans of Are You My Mother? enthusiastically following along and guessing who is inside the shell.

Keep the dinosaur fun going with this fun activity sheet!