Great Read-Alouds

Reading aloud to your child is not only lots of fun, it's crucial to early brain development. The books on this list are for listeners of varying ages. Snuggle up and read!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Viorst, Judith; Cruz, Ray (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Viorst
Description:

Sometimes it feels as if everything goes wrong at once. Poor Alexander is having that kind of day.

Bark, George
Artist/Author/Cast:
Feiffer, Jules (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Feiffer
Description:

What's going on with George? His mother can't figure out why he won't bark.

Beezus and Ramona
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cleary, Beverly; Darling, Louis (Illustrator); Dockray, Tracy (Illustrator); Rogers, Jacqueline (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cleary
Description:

Ramona invites her entire kindergarten class over one rainy day, without telling her mother! This hilarious book will captivate you.

Blueberries for Sal
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCloskey, Robert (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP McCloskey
Description:

Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries on Blueberry Hill.

Bunnicula: A Rabbit - Tale of Mystery
Call Number:
JF Howe
Description:

Bunnicula looks sweet, but he's really a vampire bunny. Lock up the vegetables!

Call Number:
JP Slobodkina
Description:

As a peddler is taking a nap, all of his caps are stolen by a band of mischievous monkeys.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barrett, Judi; Barrett, Ronald L. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Barrett
Description:

The town of Chewandswallow is an ordinary place, but its weather is very extraordinary!

Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill
Call Number:
J398.220941 D4192f
Description:

This is the larger-than-life story of how Fin M'Coul's wife helps outwit the terrible giant, Cucullin.

Frog and Toad Are Friends
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Meet Frog and Toad, best friends, in five short stories that will be enjoyed by both children and adults.

Iktomi and the Boulder
Artist/Author/Cast:
Goble, Paul
Call Number:
J398.208997 G5754ik 1992
Description:

A Plains Indian tale about the trickster Iktomi, and how he tries to defeat a boulder.

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