Suggested Read Alouds for Children

Check out some of our favorite read aloud resources for teaching Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetic Principle (Basic & Advanced Code), Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension!



The Big Block of Chocolate by Janet Redhead
The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley and Eric Carle
Fur by Jan Mack and Charlotte Voake
Ten Little Crocodiles by Colin West
Over in the Meadow by Olive Wadsworth
Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Whose Mouse Are You? By Robert Kraus
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
The Dress I Wear to the Party by Shirley Neitzel
Shoes by Elizabeth Winthrop
Jake Baked the Cake by B.G. Hennesssy
Oh, A Hunting We Will Go by John Langstaff
“I Can’t” Said the Ant by P. Cameron
Each Peach, Pear, Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Once Upon a Time by John Prater Brown
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail
Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens by Louise Borden
Five Little Monkeys Sitting on a Tree by Eileen Christelow
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Bears in Pairs by Diane deGroat


Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Good-Night, Owl by Pat Hutchins
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw
Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw
Alphabears by Kathleen Hague
The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg
A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein
Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak
A Snake it Totally Tail by Judi Barrett
Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Six Sleepy Sheep by J. Gordon
Six Sandy Sheep by J. Gordon
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Four Fur Feet by Margaret Wise Brown
Alpha Bugs by David Carter
The Letters Are Lost by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Shadow Boxes by Laura Seely
There Are Rocks in My Socks Said the Ox the Fox by Patricia Thomas


The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins
Pig, Pigger, Piggest by Rick Walton
I Need a Lunch Box by Jeanette Caines
Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Cauley
Jiggle, Wiggle, Prance by Sally Noll

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Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan
Snog the Frog by Tony Bonning
Three Cheers for Catherine the Great by Cari Best
If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow
What’s the Magic Word? by Kelly DiPucchio
When the Moon is High by Alice Schertle
Little Raccoon’s Big Question by Miriam Schlein
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Luke’s Way if Looking by Nadia Wheatley
Crickwing by Janell Cannon
Tackylocks and the Three Bears by Helen Lester
Won’t You Be My Kissaroo? by Joanne Ryder
Old Turtle and the Broken Tooth by Douglas Wood
A Packet of Seeds by Deborah Hopkinson
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by Laura Numeroff
Love Is a Family by Roma Downey
The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
Apple Fractions by Jerry Pallota
The Papereboy by Dav Pilkey
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend by Jerrie Oughton
The Raft by Jim LaMarche

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Koala Lou by Mem Fox
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats
The Two of Them by Aliki
Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe
Hazel's Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells
Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaola
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola
Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
I Know a Lady by Charlotte Zolotow

Making Connections

Rosalie by Joan Hewett
Emma's Yucky Brother by Jean Little
Say Something by Peggy Moss
The Rat and the Tiger by Keiko Kasza
Solo Girl by Andrea Davis-Pinkney
My Friend John by Charlotte Zolotow
A Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

Mental Images (Visualizing)

Tar Room by Faith Ringgold
Tales of Gambling Grandma by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
When Grandpa Kissed His Elbow by Cynthia DeFelice
Say Something by Mary Stoltz
The Zoo at Night by Martha Robinson
Close Your Eyes by Jean Marzollo
Color Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
I Am the Ocean by Suzanna Marshak
Quiet, Please by Eve Merriam
The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
When I'm Sleepy by Jane R. Howard
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Putting the World to Sleep by Shelley Moore-Thomas
A Pocket Full of Poems by Nikki Grimes
Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat by Sara Swan-Miller
Snow Music by Lynne Rae-Perkins
What's Up? What's Down? by Lola Schaefer
The Snow Walker by Margaret and Charles Wetterer
Down the Road by Alice Schertle


The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park
Floss by Kim Lewis
Sachiko Means Happiness by Kimiko Sakai
Fireflies by Julie Brinkloe
Miss Maggie by Cynthia Rylant
Where Are You Going, Manyoni by Catherine Stock
Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola
If You Listen by Charlotte Zolotow
Fly Away by Eve Bunting
Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger
For the Good of the Earth and Sun by Georgia Heard
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis-Wyeth


The Sick Day by Patricia MacLachlan
The Bracelet by Yoskiko Uchida
Elmer by David McKee
An Angel for Solomon Singer by Cynthia Rylant
Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Why is the Sky Blue? by Sally Grindley
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger
The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
Yanni Rubbish by Shulamith Levey-Oppenheim

Evaluating (Determining Importance)

Ah, Music! by Aliki
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Dig, Wait, Listen by April Pulley-Sayre
Yesterday I Had the Blues by Jeron Ashford-Frame
Harley by Star Livingstone
You Can't Take the Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Weitzman


Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuki
Wild Horse Winter by Tetsuya Honda
Read Leaf Yellow Leaf by Louis Ehlert
The Alphabet Tree by Leo Leoni
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
Fables by Arnold Lobel
Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Tea with Milk by Allen Say
The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor

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