Great Read Aloud Books for Storytime, Bedtime, and More

Reading aloud is a great way to engage young children with stories while expanding their vocabulary, developing their comprehension, and instilling a love of reading and learning.

Find some recommendations on great read alouds, for every age and occasion!

"The book is destined to be a high-
volume read-aloud, and much fun can 
be had trying to guess what the girl
 will choose" ―Kirkus Reviews
Fun Storytime Read Alouds

Ages 26
Bark Park
What's the Time, Grandma Wolf?
No Bows! 

Ages 37
Prince Ribbit
Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3
Stanley Series
If You See a Kitten

“Perfect for reading aloud, it will 
have even the most die-hard Yankee 
speaking with a Texas drawl.” 
School Library Journal
Ages 48
I've Got an Elephant
Boy Who Cried Ninja
Rodeo Red
Three Hens and a Peacock
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

Ages 610
Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble
The Library Dragon
You've Got Dragons
Gilbert de la Frogponde

"The repeated phrases will be sure to 
have sleepy children chiming in and 
Argent’s strong, rich watercolors offer 
beguiling parents and offspring." 
Kirkus Reviews
Bedtime Read Alouds
Can You Growl Like a Bear
One More Sheep
Nighty Night! 
Where is Baby?
Back to Bed, Ed!

Read Alouds for Further Discussion

Miguel’s Brave Knight 
The Yellow Star
Marching with Aunt Susan
The King of Little Things
Saturdays and Teacakes

 “Stockdale’s rhyming couplets are 
perfectly crafted. They’re as delightful
 to read aloud as her clean, bright 
acrylic paintings are to look at.” 
School Library Journal
Nonfiction Read Alouds

Fantastic Flowers
About Habitats series
Lincoln’s Dueling Words 
Dangerous Jane 
Leaf Litter Critters

Transitional and Chapter Book Read Alouds

Claude series
The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine
Dog Sense
The Trouble with Rules
The Cheshire Cheese Cat

Find these books and more at your local libraryindie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble
What's your favorite read aloud? Comment below!

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