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!

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wood, Audrey; Wood, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Wood
Description:

The king won't get out of the tub! Who knows what to do?

Many Moons
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thurber, James; Simont, Marc (Illustrator); Slobodkin, Louis (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Thurber
Description:

This is the story of a princess who wants the moon, and how she gets it.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Burton, Virginia Lee
Call Number:
JP Burton
Description:

Can Mary Anne really dig as much in a day as a hundred men can dig in a week?

Owls in the Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mowat, Farley
Call Number:
JF Mowat
Description:

A classic about a family with unusual pets.

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Marc (Illustrator); Prelutsky, Jack (Selected by); Trelease, Jim (Introduction by)
Call Number:
J811.008 R282
Description:

Short poems for small listeners with small attention spans.

Stuart Little
Artist/Author/Cast:
White, E. B.; Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF White
Description:

Stuart is only two inches high, and he looks exactly like a mouse.

Summer of the Monkeys
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rawls, Wilson
Call Number:
JF Rawls
Description:

A funny book about a boy named Jay Berry and an unforgettable summer.

The BFG
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Dahl
Description:

Sophie helps a BFG (Big Friendly Giant) make a plan to save the world from some not-so-friendly giants.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cleary, Beverly; Darling, Louis (Illustrator); Dockray, Tracy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cleary
Description:

A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

The Secret Garden
Artist/Author/Cast:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Tudor, Tasha (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Burnett
Description:

The discovery of a hidden, overgrown garden helps change the lives of two unhealthy, spoiled children.

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