Thursday, March 26, 2009

Staff Picks -- Favorite Read-Alouds

Whether it is at home reading to my kids or conducting a library story time, these are some of the books that I love reading out loud. From stubborn pigs to grumpy fish, they are fun for audiences of all ages!

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rudd
By Lynn Plourde
Pigs are blocking the road and no one can make them shoo—not brother, sister, father, or mother. Looks like it is up to Grandma to save the day!

Llama, Llama Red Pajama
By Anna Dewdney
Little Llama should be asleep but he wants his mama. Where is she? Parents will especially relate to all the “llama drama” at bedtime!

The Pout-Pout Fish
By Deborah Diesen
Grumpy Mr. Fish spreads his “dreary wearies” all over the ocean. The other fish try to cheer him up, but Mr. Fish is destined to be glum…..or is he?

A Visitor for Bear
By Bonnie Becker
A persistent mouse tries to befriend a cranky old bear. Will he succeed? And will you succeed in reading this book without giving mouse a British accent?

“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!”
By Patricia Thomas
Oh no—elephant is going to sneeze! All the animals remember what happened last time elephant sneezed. Now the monkeys and leopards and zebras are scared!

Jump, Frog, Jump!
By Robert Kalan
Will frog get away or will he be caught? This cumulative story will have little ones warning “Jump, frog, jump!” Great for interaction!

Suzanne M., Spring City Public Library

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