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Move and Groove Picture Books

Move and Groove Picture Books

Most people think of reading as a quiet activity that you do while sitting still, but some books can encourage you to stretch, wiggle, and dance! Here are a few that will help you get moving and stay active:

How Do You Dance?  by Thyra Heder

This playful story demonstrates lots of different ways to dance, emphasizing that there’s no wrong way to do it. Try all the options and find your favorite!

The Yoga Game By the Sea by Denise Holmes

Solve the riddles and try the yoga poses inspired by the sea and its creatures! Simple, clear drawings demonstrate the moves while fun clues hint at their names.

Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? By Vicky Shiefman

Perfect for little ones, this book takes readers through the different parts of the body and suggests playful ways to move them. Wiggle, stomp, and flap your way to delight!

Move Your Mood! By Brenda S. Miles and Colleen A. Patterson

Using bright animal illustrations and short, powerful sentences, this book shows how feelings connect to the body and offers children healthy ways to express – and even alter – their mood. Notes for caregivers help grown-ups learn how to support emotional regulation through movement.



Books like these will help children explore all of the amazing things their bodies can do and encourage them to find joy in movement. Stop by the library and check one out today!


Written by Carolyn L., Youth Services Program and Outreach Coordinator

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