Multcolib Kids Picks: Books to Read Aloud for Younger Listeners
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: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: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.
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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.