Great Read Alouds

Collage of five book covers from the list.
    • Be Quiet!
      Ryan T. HIggins

      All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook but his friends just won't stop talking!

    • The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
      Julia Sarcone-Roach

      A bear becomes lost in the city and happens upon an unattended sandwich in the park. The bear's journey from forest to city and back home again is full of happy accidents, funny encounters, and sensory delights. It's not until the very end that we begin to suspect this is a "tall" tale.

    • Froodle
      Antoinette Portis

      Birds chirp, the dogs bark and the cats meow, but Little Brown Bird decides she doesn't want to sing the same old song.

    • We Found a Hat
      Jon Klassen

      Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat.

    • Hello Hot Dog
      Lily Murray

      Hot Dog is relaxing on some comfy bread with a little corn and some fries when suddenly...disaster strikes! It looks like he's about to become lunch.

    • I Am (Not) Scared
      Ana Kang

      Two fuzzy friends go to an amusement park. They try to convince each other that there are much scarier things than the roller coaster.

    • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
      Laura Joffe Numeroff

      If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he'll ask for a glass of milk.

    • Klondike, Do Not Eat Those Cupcakes
      Amanda Driscoll

      Join a hungry seal as he attempts the impossible task of waiting until his sister's party to eat a delicious birthday cupcake in this hilarious picture book.

    • Penguin Problems
      Jory John

      Penguins have problems too! Antarctica is freezing, and penguins have a ton of natural predators.

    • A Perfect Day
      Lane Smith

      Cat is lounging among the daffodils. Dog is sitting in the wading pool, deep in the cool water. Today is a perfect day in Bert's backyard.

    • The Watermelon Seed
      Greg Pizzoli

      With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed.

    • The Word Collector
      Peter Reynolds

      Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him - short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.