As school teachers, club leaders, camp counsellors and group workers know, very young children do not have a monopoly on storyhour. Here is a collection of stories and poems that may be read aloud to older children with confidence, for the material has been selected to suit the interest levels of this age group and the stories are filled with action and conversation. Some of the best contemporary writers have contributed excerpts from longer works Elizabeth Yates, Glen Rounds, Bob Davis, Jessamyn West, Lee Kingman, Dorothy Sanfield Fisher, Farley Mowat. There are also few excerpts from the classic tales of Dickens, Mark Twain, E. Nesbit and Kipling. It is a book for both the male and female audience and as ideally suited for independent reading, as for group listening.