Monday, August 15, 2011

My Favorite Read-Aloud Books

Some of you may know that I have led preschool story time in the past. I thought I would share some of my favorite read-aloud books for ages 0-90! I think a good children's read-aloud should be simple enough for the kids but witty enough to keep the parents engaged and have stellar illustrations. This list is not complete and not in any order:

Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli: I give this as a baby shower gift, it is perfect for a new eater and also for older kids to think of other yummy/yucky pairings.

How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long: the boy is engaging, the pirates are funny, you can use your pirate voice when reading it and make a newspaper hat to go with the story...

Duck On A Bike by David Shannon: not your typical farmyard book with a hilarious, surprise ending.

The Squiggle by Carol Lexa Schaefer: a very imaginative book with beautiful illustrations, see what shapes you can make with your own piece of red yarn.

Lost And Found by Oliver Jeffers: a sweet story of friendship, this is my favorite children's author, you can follow his main character through many of his stories and the illustrations are gorgeous.

A Good Day by Kevin Henkes: a story of turning disappointments into treasures, this book can start a great discussion on your meaning of a good day.

The Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems: these two characters are hilarious and have great lessons in each story, look for Mr. Willems' pigeon in the back of every book.

All The World by Liz Garton Scanlon: a beautifully illustrated book about the importance of things great and small.

Happy Reading!


rachel said...

you bought yummy yucky for charlie and I think the pirate book for camden? good choices!

Laurel Hamilton said...

Some of these are our faces and a lot are new. Thanks for sharing - can't wait to check them out!