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Multcolib Kids Picks: Books to Read Aloud for Intermediate Listeners

The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan By Applegate, Katherine (Book - 2012 ) j APPLEGATE 2012 In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 30 on 61 copies

Annotation:Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, is determined that baby elephant Ruby will have a better life than he has had.

Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting By Babbitt, Natalie (Book - 1975 ) j BABBITT Available in some locations Holds: 15 on 26 copies

Annotation:When she finds a spring whose waters provide everlasting life, Winnie must choose whether to live forever as a 10-year-old or to grow old, change and die as is the norm.

Can I See your I.D.?
Can I See your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities By Barton, Chris (Book - 2011 ) j 001.95 B2932c 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades.

Masterpiece
Masterpiece By Broach, Elise (Book - 2008 ) j BROACH 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:Marvin, a beetle, forms a secret friendship with James, a boy, and they work together to help recover a drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tales Our Abuelitas Told
Tales Our Abuelitas Told A Hispanic Folktale Collection By Campoy, F. Isabel (Book - 2006 ) j 398.2 C198t 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:This mixture of popular tales and literary lore celebrates Hispanic culture and its many roots--Indigenous, African, Arab, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Frindle
Frindle By Clements, Andrew (Book - 1996 ) j CLEMENTS Available in some locations

Annotation:Is it possible for a boy to make up a word out of thin air and convince the whole world to use it in conversation?

Gregor the Overlander
Gregor the Overlander By Collins, Suzanne (Book - 2004 ) j COLLINS 2004 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 40 copies

Annotation:When 11-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world and a quest foretold by ancient prophecy, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Dahl, Roald (Book - 2001 ) j DAHL 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Five lucky children discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise Poems for Two Voices By Fleischman, Paul (Book - 1988 ) j 811.5 F596j Available in some locations

Annotation:This collection of poems about insects is designed to be read aloud as a duet.

Igraine the Brave
Igraine the Brave By Funke, Cornelia Caroline (Book - 2007 ) j FUNKE Available in some locations

Annotation:Igraine, the 12-year-old daughter of two magicians, wants nothing more than to be a knight, and when her family's castle is attacked by a treacherous neightbor, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate her bravery.

The Thief Lord
The Thief Lord By Funke, Cornelia Caroline (Book - 2002 ) j FUNKE Available in some locations

Annotation:Two runaway brothers find shelter with and protection from a mysterious character who calls himself the "Thief Lord."

The Tarantula in My Purse
The Tarantula in My Purse And 172 Other Wild Pets By George, Jean Craighead (Book - 1997 ) j 636.088 G348t 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Imagine life with three children and 173 wild pets!

Moonbird
Moonbird A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95 By Hoose, Phillip M. (Book - 2012 ) j 598.33 H7892m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this gritty, four-ounce robin-sized shorebird has flown more than 325,000 miles, the distance to the moon and halfway back!

The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth By Juster, Norton (Book - 1996 ) j JUSTER Available in some locations

Annotation:When he drives through a strange tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room, Milo finds himself in a world of comical chaos.

Small Steps
Small Steps The Year I Got Polio By Kehret, Peg (Book - 2006 ) j 616.835 K26s 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was 12 years old, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.

Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus The Complete Tales By Lester, Julius (Book - 1999 ) j 398.2089 L642u 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Brer Rabbit is causing trouble again for Brer Fox, Brer Wold, and the rest of his friends and enemies.

Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted By Levine, Gail Carson (Book - 1997 ) j LEVINE Available in some locations

Annotation:In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against a childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Lin, Grace (Book - 2009 ) j LIN 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:Minli encounters a flightless dragon and other magical creatures when she sets off on an adventurous journey to find the Old Man on the Moon.

Number the Stars
Number the Stars By Lowry, Lois (Book - 1989 ) j LOWRY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 35 copies

Annotation:In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, 10-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

Sarah, Plain and Tall
Sarah, Plain and Tall By MacLachlan, Patricia (Book - 1985 ) j MACLACHLA Available in some locations

Annotation:When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

The Doll People
The Doll People By Martin, Ann M. (Book - 2000 ) j MARTIN View electronic book »

Annotation:Adventures abound when the 100-year-old Doll family meets the new and plastic Funcraft doll family.

How Oliver Olson Changed the World
How Oliver Olson Changed the World By Mills, Claudia (Book - 2009 ) j MILLS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Afraid he will always be an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help.

An Elephant in the Garden
An Elephant in the Garden By Morpurgo, Michael (Book - 2011 ) j MORPURGO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When the zoo director announces that the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them from running amok if the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves the elephant Marlene into the family garden to save her.

Bad News for Outlaws
Bad News for Outlaws The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux (Book - 2009 ) j B-R331n 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bass Reeves, a former slave, who for more than 30 years was the most feared and respected lawman in the U.S. territories, was cunning and fearless and bigger than life.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever By Robinson, Barbara (Book - 2011 ) jE Holiday ROBINSON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:To everyone's dismay, the worst-behaved kids in town take over all the main roles of the church Christmas pageant.

Rowan of Rin
Rowan of Rin By Rodda, Emily (Book - 2004 ) j RODDA 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Young Rowan, neither brave nor strong, finds he must be a key member of a search party to find out why the village's mountain stream has stopped flowing.

Knucklehead
Knucklehead Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing up Scieszka By Scieszka, Jon (Book - 2008 ) j 813.54 S416k 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:In accessibly irreverent language, the author relates the wacky fun he had growing up in a family of six boys and lots of comic books.

The Cricket in Times Square
The Cricket in Times Square By Selden, George (Book - 1960 ) j SELDEN Available in some locations

Annotation:A cricket's uniquely melodious chirp gains him fame beyond anyone's dreams.

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends The Poems & Drawings of Shel Silverstein By Silverstein, Shel (Book - 2004 ) j 811.5 S587w 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:This zesty collection of humorous light verse will surprise and delight listeners and readers.

The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society By Stewart, Trenton Lee (Book - 2007 ) j STEWART Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 34 copies

Annotation:After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

The Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights By Tarnowska, Wafa' (Book - 2010 ) j 398.2 T189a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Shahrazade saves herself from execution by distracting King Shahriyar with stories. This brightly stylized collection of eight tales may be most appealing to older elementary and middle school students.

The Castle in the Attic
The Castle in the Attic By Winthrop, Elizabeth (Book - 2009? ) j WINTHROP 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, sets William on an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.

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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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