Share a Story: Penguin Storytime

Did you miss our Penguin Storytime this week? Don't worry! Here are stories and songs so you can have your own storytime at home!

From Storytime

Up & down by Britta Teckentrup

Deciding to visit a friend he has been missing, Little Penguin leaps off his iceberg and embarks on a journey filled with ups and downs and ins and outs before the two are reunited, in a concept story that introduces opposites.


Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up two fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice (made index fingers bow)

Waddle little penguins. Waddle away. (put fingers behind back)
Come back penguins. Time to play! (bring fingers to the front)

Color illustrations and rhyming text describe the life of penguins.

Penguins ABC by Kevin Schafer

Labeled photographs present words related to penguins from "Antarctica" and "Dive" to "Ocean" and "Waddle".

More Stories and Songs

Little penguins by Cynthia Rylant

"During the first snowy day of winter, five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play"--.

In Antarctica, Little Emperor grows from a hatchling who depends on his parents for food and warmth, to an adult, ready to live in the sea on his own.

Grumpy pants by Claire Messer

"Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over"--.