Today is World Read Aloud Day! To celebrate I thought I’d share 10 of my favorite books to read aloud with kids. These are books my students have enjoyed year after year and my own kiddies absolutely LOVE. As an added bonus, Im also sharing with you some links to cool websites and apps where you can access some of my favorite read alouds (and many more). Just make sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post! 🙂
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco
I know I said 10 but I just cant help myself – Just because it’s Wednesday 😉
Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss
And now as promised, click on the links below to access some of the books above and many more. Enjoy!
Storyline Online – The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and provides these videos on their site. Make sure to click the load more books button at the bottom of their page to access more titles. A few of my favorites (from the list above) are available through this website. You can also access their videos on their youtube channel by clicking here.
The Reading Rainbow App – You can download and try the app for free or pay a monthy fee of under $5 to access 400+ books and much more! This app has been rated as #1 Education App by Common Sense Media and I highly recommend it! Your kiddies will love every book!
Oceanhouse Media Book Apps – They offer the best children’s books in great engaging book apps your kids will love. I absolutely love their wide variety of Dr. Seuss book apps. Click here to read my previous post on how the kiddies and I used these apps to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday earlier this week.
And finally, visit LitWorld.org to learn more about World Read Aloud Day, access great resources and connect with others as you celebrate.
Read Aloud. Change The World
Thanks for stopping by! I would love to hear about your favorite children’s book. What book do your kiddies love to hear over and over? Go ahead, don’t be shy! Head on over to the comments section below and tell me all about it.
Happy reading and hope to see you back here again real soon! 🙂