New York City Children’s Theater’s new Saturday classes, Boogie Woogie Books just wrapped up. But that doesn’t mean the fun needs to end! Check out the list of all the books we used in our Boogie Woogie Books classes and bring the fun home to you and your family!

by Taro Gomi

This simple story, following a bus on its daily route, encourages children to find a variety of objects in the illustrations. Bursting with color, Taro Gomi transforms an everyday event into a joyous and fascinating journey from start to finish.

Best for ages 1-2

by Deborah Diesen

Swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading “dreary wearies” isn’t really his destiny. Bright ocean colors and playful rhyme come together in Deborah Diesen’s fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

Best for ages 2-5

by Eric Carle

Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive board book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play. Through Carle’s vibrant collages and simple instructions, children will learn the importance of listening, exercising, and taking on a new challenge. Join the giraffes, monkeys, donkeys, seals, and more for a frolicking, fun adventure!

Best for ages 1-4

by Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

Best for ages 2-5

by Dr. Seuss

With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.

Best for ages 2-5

by Taro Gomi

Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi shows children that sometimes knowledge can come from all kinds of friends.

Best for ages 2-4

by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

Best for ages 2-5

by Nancy Shaw

A flock of hapless sheep drive through the country in this rhyming picture book.

Best for ages 2-5

by Judy Hindley

From a wiggle of their shoulders to a stomp of their feet, a group of lovable toddlers joyfully explores the many ways to use their bodies. Lips can be made small for kissing, while arms can go up and down or reach out to hug those we love. Judy Hindley’s jaunty text and Brita Granstrom’s playful illustrations are perfect for children as they begin to discover the wonders of their bodies and the joy of learning to move.

Best for ages 2-5

by Eric Carle

There once was a small green chameleon that wished to be handsome like a flamingo, smart like a fox, and funny like a seal. But with each transformation in size, shape, and color, the chameleon learns that maybe being yourself is best of all! The Mixed-Up Chameleon is sure to delight little readers with its interactive art, funny antics, and heartwarming message.

Best for ages 4-8

Want to play, sing and boogie woogie with us next year?