Multcolib Kids Picks: Books to Read Aloud for Younger Listeners
Annotation:By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
Annotation:After searching for a new friend, Einstein, a very small horse, finds the perfect companion in a white boxer named Lilly.
Annotation:Mr. Watson's usual Saturday drive in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy find herself behind the wheel.
Annotation:When Despereaux, a small mouse of unusual talents, falls in love with a human princess, he is banished to the rat-filled dungeon.
Annotation:Simply told, grandly shown, here is the story of adventure and discovery--the flight of Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
Annotation:Zamba was not only the MGM Studios' famous mascot and actor, but he was also a real hero who led dozens of animals to safety during a flood.
Annotation:Altough a classmate says she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is a black girl, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
Annotation:Anansi the Spider steals Hyena's magic stick so he won't have to do the chores, but Anansi gets more than he bargained for when the magic stick won't stop.
Annotation:Ruby Lu loves her life: her new baby brother, Chinese school, performing magic tricks, learning to drive, and her adventures with friends old and new.
Annotation:Among these seven colorfully illustrated tales from various cultures are such favorites as "The Little Red Hen," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," and "The Magic Porridge Pot."
Annotation:Dona Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal.
Annotation:This is the remarkable story of one woman's effort to change the fate of her land by teaching many to care for it.
Annotation:In Gee's Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role her mule played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annotation:EllRay's reputation as a mess-up seems complete when his little sister accidentally kills the class goldfish and he forgets his teacher's read-aloud book at home.
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The books on this list are suggested for sharing aloud with many audiences, both in family settings with small numbers of children and with children in classrooms or other large groups. Since your personal values and children's emotional maturity levels vary widely, we highly recommend that you read the books yourself before sharing them with your audience.