Story Diploma for families and groups

The Story Diploma is designed for children below school age, families, and early childhood education workers. The Story Diploma includes many different kinds of books and enjoyable stories to include in readalongs, as well as age appropriate guided reading.

The Story Diploma is completed by reading or listening to ten (10) books. You can select books from the suggestions in the lists or choose your own. Track the number of books read by coloring the Reading Gull picture, which can be picked up from the library or print your own. You can find it here.

When your Reading Gull is colored and assembled, an adult can take a photo of it. As a prize for completion, visit the library and show your picture or tell about the books you read, and you can get a Reading Diploma and a crown for your Reading Gull! Day cares and other children’s groups can receive a Group Diploma.

Audiobooks can be read for the Story Diploma and in general, books in any language count. When you click on a book cover from the Story Diploma website, you can find a short description of the book and a link to find out in which libraries the book is available.

Ask at your local library for more information about completing the Reading Diploma as well as book tips. Reading aloud with children is fun and a great way to spend time together!

Table of contents

Courage and fear • Accepting yourself and others • Nature and animals • All kinds of feelings • Home and family • Fairy tales

Courage and fear

Alemagna Beatrice

Never, not ever!

Andreae Giles

Be brave little penguin


Catch that chicken!

King David

A hug for you

Kinnear Nicola

Shhh! Quiet!

Manley Ben

Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise

Milbourne Anna

I'm not (very) afraid of being alone

Milbourne Anna

I'm not (very) afraid of the dark

Smith Zadie


Stower Adam


Wang Viola

Rabbit Bright

Ward Lindsay

Scooper and Dumper

Accepting yourself and others

Altes Marta

New In Town

Byers Grace

I Am Enough

Catchpole James

What happened to you?

Davis Rachael

I am NOT a prince

Goodhart Pippa

All Sorts

Hale Shannon

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn

Halls Smriti

I'm Sticking with You

Hische Jessica

Tomorrow I'll be kind

Holowaty Lauren

Peppa is kind

Jory John

Something's Wrong! - A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear

Nyong'o Lupita


Reynolds Peter H.

Be you!

Sturton Margaret

A fox called Herbert

Nature and animals

Bailey Ella

One Day on Our Blue Planet ... In the Ocean

Bickford-Smith Coralie

The song of the tree

Butterfield Moira

Look What I Found in the Woods

Ciraolo Simona

If winter comes, tell it I'm not here

Donaldson Julia

Counting Creatures

Jacob Catherine

Betsy Buglove saves the bees

Jameson Karen

Woodland Dreams

Linni Leo

Mouse seasons

MacLachlan Patricia

My friend Earth

Morpurgo Michael

A Song of Gladness - A story of hope for us and our planet

Read Kate


Taylor Sean

Busy spring

Zephaniah Benjamin

Nature Trail

All kinds of feelings

Booth Anne

A Shelter for Sadness

Child Lauren

The Goody

Dunbar Polly

Red Red Red

Eland Eva

Where happiness begins

Fearnley Jan

How can you lose an elephant?

Grabenstein Chris

No More Naps!

Hogtun Stephen


Kinnear Nicola

Dragons don't share

Maycock Sarah

Sometimes I Feel...

Milbourne Anna

I'm (almost) always kind

Murphy Mary

Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree

Percival Tom

Meesha Makes Friends

Preston-Gannon Frann

The Bad Day

Robinson Michelle

When Cucumber lost his cool

Home and family

Gemmill Stef

A Home for Luna

Altes Marta

Five more minutes

Evans Harriet


Evans Harriet


Fucile Tony

Poor Louie

Goodfellow Matt

Shu Lin's grandpa

Hegarty Patricia

We are family

Ip Rachel

The Forgettery

Kettunen Satu

My favourite Finnish things

Percival Tom

The invisible

Rosoff Meg

It's a Moose!

Scobie Lorna

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Fairy tales

Illustrated myths from around the world

My Peppa adventure

Bond Michael

Paddington's London treasury

Cowan Laura

Poppy and Sam's favourite fairy tales

Dahl Roald

Charlie and the chocolate factory

Ellinas Georghia

A midsummer night's dream

Favilli Elena

Good night stories for rebel girls

Fransman Karrie

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

Goodhart Pippa

You Choose Fairy Tales

Jansson Tove

Who will comfort Toffle?

Scarry Richard

Peasant Pig and the terrible dragon