Children's Books and Funpacks

Children's Books and Games provides an enriching library of additional materials for educators and families to incorporate in their developmental activities.

Free Storybooks

Recommended Books

Included below are books which are sorted by category. Colors, Shapes, At the Seashore, and Things That Go make it easy for caregivers to integrate these books with the use of the PlaySets. Most of these books are bilingual or offered in translated versions.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Marin Jr.
(Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1 Edition, 2010)

Cleo's Color Book,  by Caroline Mockford
(Published by Barefoot Books, 2010)

Colors! Colores!, by Jorge Luja
(Published by Groundwood Books, 2008) Bilingual

Elmo's Guessing Game About Colors, by Sesame Street Workshop
(Published by Luna Rising Publisher, 2006) Bilingual 

Growing Colors, by Bruce McMillan
(Published by HarperCollins, 1994)

Harold and the Purple Crayon Board Book, by Crockett Johnson
(Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1955)

Little Scholastic: Colors, by Salina Yoon
(Published by Scholastic, Inc., 2007)

Little Scholastic: Toys, by Salina Yoon
(Published by Cartwheel Books; Brdbk edition, 2009)

Mouse Paint, by Ellen Stoll Walsh
(Published by Harcourt, Inc.; Red Wagon Books edition, 1995)

My Colors, My World, by Maya Christina Gonzalez
(Published by Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2007) Bilingual 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red FIsh, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
(Published by Random House Children's Books, 1960)

Shades of Black: A Celebration of  Our Children, by Sandra L. Pinkney
(Published by Scholastic Inc., 2000)

Spicy Hot Colors/Colores Picantes, by Sherry Shahan
(Published by August House, 2007) Bilingual


A Circle Here, A Square There: My Shapes Book, by David Diehl
(Published by Sterling Publishing, 2007)

Big Bug, Little Bug, by Paul Stickland
(Published by Cartwheel Books; Pop edition, 2011)

Clay Quest Minis: Search for Shapes!, by Helena Bogosian
(Published by Sterling; Brdbk edition 2009)

Flip-a-Shape: Go!, by Sami
(Published by Blue Apple Books, 2006)

Icky Bug Shapes, by Jerry Pallot
(Published by Scholastic Inc., 2004)

ISpy Shapes in Art, by Lucy Micklethwait
(Published by HarperCollins Publisher, 2004)

The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns
(Published by Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition, 2008)

Little Scholastic: Stacking Shapes, by Salina Yoon
(Published by Cartwheel Books; BRDBK edition, 2010)

Math=Fun: Shapes and Patterns, by Jerry Pallott
(Published by Scholastic, 2007)

Mouse Shapes, by Ellen Stoll Walsh
(Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2007)

Shape-by-Shape, by Suse MacDonald
(Published by Little Simon, 2009)

Ship Shapes, by Stella Blackstone
(Published by Barefoot Books, 2012)

So Many Circles, So Many Squares, by Tana Hoban
(Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 1998)

Things That Go

A Day at the Airport, by Richard Scarry
(Published by Random House Children’s Books, 2001)

Busy Boats (Amazing Machines), by Tony Mitton
(Published by Kingfisher, 2005)

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, by Richard Scarry
(Published by Random House Children’s Books, 1998)

Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, by Kevin Lewis
(Published by Hyperion Books for Children, 1999)

Chuggington: Koko on Call, by Michael Anthony Steelte
(Published by Scholastic Inc. 2011)

I Am a Dump Truck, by Josephine Page
(Published by Cartwheel Books, 2007)

I Am an Ice Cream Truck, by Ace Landers
(Published by Cartwheel Books; Brdbk edition 2010)

Little Scholastic: What Am I?, by Salina Yoon
(Published by Scholastic Inc., 2010)

My Race Car, by Ace Landers
(Published by Scholastic Inc.; Brdbk edition, 2012)

Terrific Trains (Amazing Machines), by Tony Mitton
(Published by Kingfisher, 2000)

Tough Trucks (Amazing Machines), by Tony Mitton
(Published by Kingfisher, 2005)

Bilingual, English/Spanish Books
Bilingual Books

Alphabet/El Alfabeto, by Catherine Bruzzone
(Published by B Small Publishing, 2008) Bilingual

Animals/Animales, by Eric Carle
(Published by Puffin, 1999) Bilingual

Apple Farmer Annie, by Monica Wellington
(Published by Puffin; Reprint edition, 2004) Bilingual

Book Fiesta: A Children's Day/Book Day Celebration by Pat Mora
(Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 2009) Bilingual 

Book!/Libro!, by Kristine O'Connell George
(Published by HMH Books; Brdbk edition, 2008) Bilingual

Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell
(Published by Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 1987)

Elmo's Big Word Book, by Sesame Workshop
(Published by Luna Rising Publisher, 2006)

I Love My Daddy Because..., by Laurel Porter-Gaylord
(Published by Dutton Juvenile; BRDBK edition, 2004)

I Love My Mommy Because..., by Laurel Porter-Gaylord
(Published by Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition, 1991)

Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish, by Cynthia Weill
(Published by Cinco Puntos Press, 2009) Bilingual

Ten Tiny Babies, by Karen Katz
(Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008)

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle’s Favorite Words, by Eric Carle
(Published by Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 1999)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
(Published by Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 1986)


Below you will also find Pocoyo Fun Packs. These color and construction activities provide the child with yet another way to interact with Pocoyo and friends through hands-on educational play.

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