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Multcolib Kids Picks: Books to Read Aloud for Younger Listeners

Pocketful of Posies
Pocketful of Posies A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (Book - 2010 ) j 398.8 P7399 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:These classic nursery rhymes are illustrated by Salley Mavor's incredibly detailed fabric and cloth scenes.

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Became Real
The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Became Real By Bianco, Margery Williams (Book - 2011 ) jE BIANCO 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 13 copies

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.

The Rain Stomper
The Rain Stomper By Boswell, Addie K. (Book - 2008 ) jE BOSWELL 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:When it begins to rain and storm on the day of her big parade, Jazmin stomps, shouts, and does all she can think of to drive away the rain.

The Stories Julian Tells
The Stories Julian Tells By Cameron, Ann (Book - 2006 ) jE Reader CAMERON 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:Mischief, imagination and humor abound in six stories about 7-year-old Julian and his little brother Huey.

A Friend for Einstein
A Friend for Einstein The Smallest Stallion By Cantrell, Charlie (Book - 2011 ) j 636.1 C233f 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:After searching for a new friend, Einstein, a very small horse, finds the perfect companion in a white boxer named Lilly.

Ramona the Pest
Ramona the Pest By Cleary, Beverly (Book - 2006 ) j CLEARY 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ramona meets a lot of interesting people in kindergarten, including Davy, whom she wants to kiss, and Susan, whose springy curls beg to be pulled.

Mercy Watson Goes for A Ride
Mercy Watson Goes for A Ride By DiCamillo, Kate (Book - 2006 ) jE Reader DICAMILLO Available in some locations

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.

The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of A Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, and A Spool of Thread By DiCamillo, Kate (Book - 2003 ) j DICAMILLO Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 40 copies

Annotation:When Despereaux, a small mouse of unusual talents, falls in love with a human princess, he is banished to the rat-filled dungeon.

The Random House Book of Fairy Tales
The Random House Book of Fairy Tales By Ehrlich, Amy (Book - 1985 ) j 398.21 E33r Available in some locations

Annotation:Enjoy 19 of the greatest fairy tales of all time.

Moonshot
Moonshot The Flight of Apollo 11 By Floca, Brian (Book - 2009 ) j 629.454 F628m 2009 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Simply told, grandly shown, here is the story of adventure and discovery--the flight of Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon
Three Tales of My Father's Dragon By Gannett, Ruth Stiles (Book - 1998 ) j GANNETT Available in some locations

Annotation:This compilation of tales relates the fantastic adventures of Elmer Elevator and a baby flying dragon named Boris.

Teeny Tiny Tales for Toddlers
Teeny Tiny Tales for Toddlers By Hayes, Sarah (Book - 2010 ) jE HAYES 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 13 copies

Annotation:These five stories are just the right length for bedtime reading to preschoolers.

World's Greatest Lion
World's Greatest Lion By Helfer, Ralph (Book - 2012 ) j 599.75709794 H4747w 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

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.

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace By Hoffman, Mary (Book - 1991 ) jE HOFFMAN Available in some locations

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.

Anansi and the Magic Stick
Anansi and the Magic Stick By Kimmel, Eric A. (Book - 2001 ) jE KIMMEL Available in some locations

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.

Frog and Toad Are Friends
Frog and Toad Are Friends By Lobel, Arnold (Book - 1970 ) jE Reader LOBEL Available in some locations

Annotation:Funny, simply told stories reflect Frog and Toad's warm friendship.

Ruby Lu, Brave and True
Ruby Lu, Brave and True By Look, Lenore (Book - 2004 ) jE Reader LOOK Available in some locations

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.

The Story Tree
The Story Tree Tales to Read Aloud By Lupton, Hugh (Book - 2001 ) j 398.2 L966s 2001 All copies in use Availability details

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."

Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh By Milne, A. A. (Book - 2006 ) j MILNE Available in some locations

Annotation:Join Pooh and Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and of course Christopher Robin, in their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Doña Flor
Doña Flor A Tall Tale About A Giant Woman With A Great Big Heart By Mora, Pat (Book - 2005 ) jE MORA Available in some locations

Annotation:Dona Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal.

Planting the Trees of Kenya
Planting the Trees of Kenya The Story of Wangari Maathai By Nivola, Claire A. (Book - 2008 ) j B-Ma112n 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Rikki-tikki-tavi
Rikki-tikki-tavi By Pinkney, Jerry (Book - 1997 ) j PINKNEY Available in some locations

Annotation:A courageous mongoose thwarts the evil plans of Nag and Nagaina, two big black cobras who live in the garden.

Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend
Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend A Civil Rights Story By Ramsey, Calvin A. (Book - 2011 ) jE RAMSEY 2011 Available in some locations

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.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters An African Tale By Steptoe, John (Book - 1987 ) jE STEPTOE Available in some locations

Annotation:Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

The Seven Chinese Sisters
The Seven Chinese Sisters By Tucker, Kathy (Book - 2003 ) jE TUCKER Available in some locations

Annotation:When a dragon snatches the youngest of seven talented Chinese sisters, the other six come to her rescue.

EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank!
EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank! By Warner, Sally (Book - 2012 ) j WARNER 2012 Available in some locations

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.

Max & Ruby's Bedtime Book
Max & Ruby's Bedtime Book By Wells, Rosemary (Book - 2010 ) jE WELLS 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:At bedtime, Grandma tells Max and Ruby three favorite stories about themselves.

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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.


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