All Together Now Summer Reading Theme
CSLPREADS: “All Together Now” – Collaborative Summer Library Program (cslpreads.org). Another fun storytime theme to create unity and friendship. Read some friendship stories and make friendship bracelets: Cutting Activities for Preschoolers: Make Friendship Bracelets With Straws! – The Inspired Treehouse.
Abbatiello, Antonella. The Most Important Thing. With gatefold pages, listeners can guess which item is important to which animal, showing them all equally important.
Battersby, Katherine. Perfect Pigeons. Being unique is celebrated in this humorous story.
Cortright, Celeste. The More We Get Together. This variation on the nursery song shows a diverse community coming together to clean up the neighborhood.
Dean, Kim. Pete the Cat and the New Guy. Pete helps a new neighbor Gus the Platypus make friends, using music.
Fogliano, Julie. I Don’t Care. Two best friends don’t worry about their differences and concentrate on what they like about each other.
Jarvis. The Boy With Flowers in His Hair. David has many friends, but when he comes to school wearing a hat instead of his usual flowers, classmates stay away.
Marley, Bob. Get Up, Stand Up. Based on the hit song, this story encourages kids to lift up others with kindness.
Newson, Karl. How to Help a Friend. A little Black girl describes how she supports her many wild animal friends who are struggling with a variety of emotions.
Parr, Todd. Love the World. Using his deeply saturated artwork and concise prose, Parr encourages children to love and respect one another.
Penny Peck, SJSU iSchool