Story Time

Enjoy story time at home and connect with The Huntington's collections through a storybook, brought to life by Huntington staff members. Read along with the video, discuss key concepts after the reading, and create follow-up art projects. These activities are suitable for bookworms of any age and include all the instructions you need!

Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story by Nikki Tate

John Villareal with How Do You Dance book

In Nikki Tate’s Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story, we learn about a day in the life of a mother and daughter, who are both challenging themselves in different ways. Suitable for book worms of all ages.

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How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder

John Villareal with How Do You Dance book

Thyra Heder’s How Do You Dance? teaches listeners about all the different ways that we can move our bodies and find joy in dance, whether we’re dancing together or by ourselves.

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Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Cover of Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty’s Ada Twist, Scientist teaches us about the scientific method of hypothesis and experimentation, through the insatiable curiosity of Ada Twist, Scientist.

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Henry Builds A Cabin by D.B. Johnson

Cover of Henry Builds A Cabin book

In D.B. Johnson’s Henry Builds A Cabin, Henry the bear builds a cabin in the woods that is just right for him. Inspired by the life of writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, Henry the bear reminds listeners of the importance of simplifying our lives and reconnecting with nature.

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Love Is by Diane Adams and Claire Keane

Staff member Jazmin Rew-Pinchem with Love Is book

Love Is tells the story about a little girl and a duckling. The book teaches listeners about the nature of love, the challenges of caring for a living thing, and learning when to let go.

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Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

Staff member Joy Harding with Robo-Sauce book

Robo-Sauce takes listeners on a sci-fi journey where a good dose of imagination, a bit of magic, and a big helping of silliness can transform anything into a robot.

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If... by Sarah Perry

Staff member Elee Woods with If... book

Sarah Perry’s If... teaches listeners about the power of our own imaginations and empowers us to think up incredible creations of our own.

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Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark

Opened Tiny, Perfect Things book

M.H. Clark’s Tiny, Perfect Things inspires listeners to look for and appreciate the tiny, perfect things that are all around us.

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The Yummy Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta

Staff member Kelly with The Yummy Alphabet Book

The Yummy Alphabet Book teaches listeners about the many uses of plants while Head Gardener Kelly Fernandez introduces us to the herbs in the book that are growing at The Huntington.

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Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson

Staff member Cara with Plant the Tiny Seed book

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson teaches listeners about the magic that is watching a plant grow from the earth.

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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Staff member John with The Lorax book

The Lorax teaches listeners about the importance of “speaking for the trees,” as well as taking care of the living things in our environment.

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Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh

Staff member Joy with Mouse Paint book

Mouse Paint by George Rodrigue has listeners following three mischievous mice as they discover the fun of color mixing and painting.

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How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney

Staff member Joy with How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow book

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow reminds listeners about the importance of friendship and how working together makes the world a more beautiful place.

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Why Is Blue Dog Blue? by George Rodrigue

Staff member Joy with Why Is Blue Dog Blue book

Why Is Blue Dog Blue?  takes listeners on a colorful journey through the artistic imagination of the book's author, George Rodrigue.

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The Little Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Staff member Kate with The Little Hummingbird book

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’s The Little Hummingbird  teaches listeners about courage and persistence and that you are never too small to make a difference.

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Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo

Staff member Kate with Hug Me book

Simona Ciraola’s Hug Me inspires listeners to be grateful for our friends, to learn more about cactus, and to make our own cactus friends.

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Staff member Kate with The Giving Tree book

Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree inspires listeners to think about the importance of trees and then make colorful fruit prints.

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