Ready, Set, Read

by Susan Muñoz

Books to Share

  • Book! by Kristine O’Connell George.
  • Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss.
  • Carlo Likes Reading by Jessica Spanyol.
  • I Like Books! by Anthony Browne.
  • Read to Your Bunny by Rosemary Wells.
  • Wild About Books by Judy Sierra.

Books to Show or Booktalk

  • Léale a su conejito by Rosemary Wells.
  • The Library by Sarah Stewart.
  • The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy.
  • Library Lil by Suzanne Williams.
  • Once Upon a Golden Apple by Jean Little.
  • A Visit to the Library by B. A. Hoena.


“Five Little Books” and “Here Is My Book” from Toddle on Over: Developing Infant and Toddler Literature Programs by Robin W. Davis.

Audio Recordings

  • “Books, Ahoy!” on Take Me to Your Library by Monty Harper.
  • “The Library Boogie” on The Library Boogie by Tom Knight.


Sandwich Bag Books

(Adapted by Catherine Clyde from Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds by Judy Nichols.)


  • Resealable plastic zip-lock type sandwich bags
  • Poster board
  • Hole punch
  • A variety of pictures cut from magazines, or pictures brought from home
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Yarn


In advance, cut pieces of poster board to fit inside the sandwich bags. Cut out letters, words, and pictures from magazines. Give each child an equal number of resealable plastic sandwich bags and pieces of poster board. Let the children select letters, words, and/or pictures to glue to each side of each poster board, or they may glue photos that they have brought from home. Then the children slide the poster board into the plastic bag and seal it. When the children have finished inserting their poster board into their plastic bags, stack the bags together and punch two holes on the left side. Tie the bags together with yarn. They may change the pictures when they are ready for something new.


If you have public performance rights, show these videos and DVDs, or segments of them, to the children. Otherwise, display them for home use.

  • “D.W.'s Library Card” on Arthur’s Lost Library Book. (40 minutes)
  • The Library. (5 minutes)

Professional Resources

  • Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds by Judy Nichols.
  • Toddle on Over: Developing Infant and Toddler Literature Programs by Robin W. Davis.


Texas Reading Club 2006 Programming Manual / Reading: The Sport of Champions!

Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011