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One thing I love to do with my kids is to browse YouTube for fun educational songs and videos that we can watch together. I have found so many amazing picture books on YouTube. Most are animated and set to music making the stories come to life. SO many of our favorite stories are read and told in a fun way on there. I made a great big list of them for you to check out. Be careful you will get sucked in and stay on there WAY too long!! Your kids will just LOVE these!
65+ Picture Books on YouTube from A-Z
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
The Animal Boogie, Barefoot Books
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (read by author, Bill Martin)
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Chick Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Duck for President by Weston Woods
Duck Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
Funnybones by Janet and Alan Ahlberg
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd
Harold and Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Hello Baby – read by author, Mem Fox
A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, Barefoot Books
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Ish by Weston Woods
Just a Snowman (read by author, Mercer Meyer)
The Kissing Hand read by author Audrey Penn
Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Llama Llama Holiday Drama – read by author, Anna Dewdney
Magic Train Ride, Barefoot Books
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Mr. Men- Hurry Rush by Roger Hargreaves (There is a whole TV Series of these books)
Noni the Pony by Alison Lester
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Panda Bear by Bill Martin and Eric Carle
Penguin by Polly Dunbar
Pete the Cat And His Magic Sunglasses by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat- I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat- Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Portside Pirates, Barefoot Books
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
The Ravenous Beast by Niamh Sharkey
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
The Snowman (based on picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs)
Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaolo
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
There’s An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Meyer
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Up, Up, Up! Barefoot Books
The Velveteen Rabbit -by Margery Williams, read by Meryl Streep
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Walking Through the Jungle, Barefoot Books
We All Go Traveling By, Barefoot Books
We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Lisa M says
What fun! I will have to look into this…Do you know if you can add a list to Youtube. I would love to be able to add them all to a play list or something!
Karyn Tripp says
Yes, I am planning on putting it together in a list. I will update this when I get it done 🙂
Such a good idea! My children love to listen to picture books online. Barnes and noble used to have a monthly picture book video online. They never get old. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom’s Library!
Lisa Nelson says
Wow, Barefoot Books is great! We have a Hole in the Bottom of the sea. Thank you for this. I’m definitely haring, because i would never think to look for picture books on You Tube. This is awesome, Karyn.
I hope you had a great holiday . It’s so great to see you on the #homeschoollinkup!
Cindy Kilpatrick says
Wonderful list! Thank you. I’ll be sharing this post.
Chriss F says
Thank you , great list of stories and very useful.
Karen Wendt says
Do you know how I can find a youtube station that has copyright permission for reading books on video? or radio?
Mr. E. says
It is such a fun way to experience the books! My daughter and I recently started doing videos reading our favourite picturebooks too!
Thanks for the list. I can’t wait to check them all out!