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!

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The Sneetches and Other Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seuss, Dr. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Seuss
Description:

Four funny stories all in one book.

The Velveteen Rabbit
Artist/Author/Cast:
Williams, Margery; Jorgensen, David (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Bianco
Description:

A little toy rabbit lives in the nursery with the other stuffed animals and wants to become real.

The Water Horse
Artist/Author/Cast:
King-Smith, Dick; Parkins, David (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF King-Smith
Description:

Kristie finds a large egg that hatches into an unusual sea creature with a ravenous appetite.

Tikki Tikki Tembo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mosel, Arlene; Lent, Blair (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.20951 M898ti 1968
Description:

A little boy falls in a well and almost drowns, all thanks to his too-long name!

Understood Betsy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield; Root, Kimberly Bulcken (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Fisher
Description:

Shy Elizabeth Ann discovers her own abilities and strengths when she goes to live with relatives on a Vermont farm.

When We Were Very Young
Artist/Author/Cast:
Milne, A. A.; Shepard, Ernest H. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J821 M6592w
Description:

Funny and endearing rhymes by the author of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Artist/Author/Cast:
Silverstein, Shel (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 S5877w 2004
Description:

One of the best-loved collections of poetry for children since its publication in 1974.

Where the Wild Things Are
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sendak, Maurice (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Sendak
Description:

Max is sent to bed without his supper, and sails to the land of the wild things.

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cousins, Lucy (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.2 C8675y 2009
Description:

A fresh look at eight classic stories, told with bold language and vibrant pictures.

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