In case you missed our President storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own storytime at home.

President Squid by Aaron Reynolds

A giant squid decides that he has the right stuff to be President Squid.

President President Turn Around (An action song that gets your child moving and then ready for a story. The words "President" can be changed for any theme)

President President turn around
President President touch the ground
President President reach up high
President President wink one eye
President President  touch your nose
President President touch your toes
President President slap your knees
President President sit down please

Perfect for long or short car rides when your little mover and shaker wants a rhythm to groove to, or for booty-shaking moves at home!

Your child's favorite songs from his or her favorite Disney shows, such as:

Get Up and Dance (Sheriff Callie and Minnie Mouse version) -- Play With Us (Sofia the first) -- Destroy the Book (Jake and the Never Land pirates) --  If You Got the Hiccups (Doc McStuffins) -- The Spotlight (Sheriff Callie's Wild West) --  You Go Well Together (Henry Hugglemonster)

Explorer of the World by Frances England

Frances England's fifth album for families. Written for the kid in all, but with a special nod to those aged four to twelve, these ten fresh and playful tracks pay homage to the everyday treasures all around us. The album takes its listeners on a shimmering sonic journey through the undiscovered every day, and a reminder of all the unexpected adventures that can happen when curiosity can lead the way.

Looking for a read that's just a little bit... different? Check out these titles featuring off-beat characters and plots.

House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski

A story within a story, House of Leaves focuses on a family newly moved into a house on Ash Tree Lane, and a series of unforseen events and horrors is started when they discover that the house is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. Filled with colored words and vertical footnotes, this book is guaranteed to be like nothing you've read before.

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

Waking up with no memory of who or where he is, Eric Sanderson finds notes left to him from "the first" Eric Sanderson. Realizing he suffers from memory loss due to a painful lost love, Eric sets out on a journey where he discovers that his memory loss may be from something more sinister... and it may just be trying to consume him for good. Structured in a wholly unique way, Raw Shark Texts will dazzle and inspire any reader.


The following titles may be enjoyed by Sixth Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.


Fiction books for Sixth Graders can be found in a variety of locations, including J FICTION and KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Click on each title for location and availability.