Telling a Story
Recommended Reading List
This is a list of print/braille, audio, and large print books available for you to check out that help support the Telling a Story skill from Wolfner Library’s Racing to Read curriculum. These books have an established storyline.
To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through WolfPAC. Identification numbers for print/braille books begin with BR and large print books begin with LP. All audiobooks with the prefix DB or DBC are linked to the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD) for downloading.
Babies (Birth through One)
Are You My Mommy? by Mae Brown
The adventures of a baby duckling searching for its mother. Illustrated by Rebecca Elliott. Print/braille. 2010.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
A little bunny already tucked into his bed says goodnight to the familiar things in his room as the light in the room dims gently until all is dark. Illustrated by Clement Hurd. 1979.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Tough trucks work all day long puffing smoke, lifting big metal beams, and moving dirt at a construction site until they get tuckered out and go to sleep for the night. PRINT/BRAILLE. 2011.
Little Rabbit's Bedtime by Alan Baker
As Little Rabbit eats supper and gets ready for bed, he and the reader feel various textures including crunchy toast and a woolly blanket. Print/braille board book. Tactile. 1998.
That's Not My Monster--Its Nose Is Too Bobbly by Fiona Watt
A little mouse searches for his monster based on the textures of his eyebrows, spikes, paws, horns, and ears. Print/Uncontracted Braille. Tactile. 2008.
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
As darkness falls, parents everywhere try to get their children ready for sleep. Print/Braille board book. 1993.
Toddlers (Two through Three)
Get Out of My Bath! by Britta Teckentrup
Ellie the elephant's relaxing bath is disrupted by splashing friends, prompting her to suck up all of the water into her trunk until everyone else leaves. Tactile. A Building Block Award book nominee, 2016. 2015.
Little Quack by Lauren Thompson
One by one, four ducklings find the courage to jump into the pond and paddle with Mama Duck, until only Little Quack is left in the nest, trying to be brave. Illustrated by Derek Anderson. Building Block Picture Book Award nominee, 2005. 2014.
Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
When the new neighbors come over to visit, Llama Llama grudgingly learns to share his toys with Nelly Gnu. After a few mishaps, Llama Llama discovers sharing is fun! PRINT/BRAILLE. 2012.
McDuff's Favorite Things by Rosemary Wells
A story about McDuff the dog's favorite things, which young readers are invited to touch as they read the textured pages. Print/Braille tactile board book. 2004.
Peter Rabbit's Touch and Feel Book
Help Peter Rabbit find his missing handkerchief. Print/Braille tactile board book. 1999.
Preschool (Four through Six)
Biscuit's Day at the Beach by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Half the fun of a trip is the anticipation, and Biscuit's trip--no matter how short!--is no exception. Board book. 2001.
Bumpy Rolls Away by Josephine M. Stratton
Bumpy the Ball rolls down a hill, down steps, onto a sidewalk, along an alley, and into a box. Print/Braille. Tactile. On the Way to Literacy series. 1991.
The Great Dog Wash by Shellie Braeuner
Rhyming text welcomes the reader to a dog wash that goes awry when someone brings their cat. Illustrated by Robert Neubecker. Building Block award nominee, 2010. 2009
The Great Monster Hunt by Norbert Landa
When Duck hears a noise under her bed and runs to fetch help, each animal that hears about it imagines a more dangerous beast in Duck's room. Building Block Picture Book Award nominee, 2011. 2010.
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
The activities from morning to bedtime of a very young Jesse Bear are described in lilting verse. 1986.
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky
When a mysterious sound sends the whole forest running away in fear, only the littlest rabbit is courageous enough to discover what really happened. Pictures by Andrew Joyner. Braille added by Wolfner volunteers. Building Block Award nominee, 2011. 2009.