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Fun Read Alouds

Posted about 1 year ago by Leann D

If you love doing character voices and sound effects, singing silly songs, and reading funny words, these books are for you! Your preschooler will want you to read them again and again.

Fun Picture Books to Read Aloud to Your Children

Check out these great picture books from the Library

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasbord written and illustrated by Mo Willems

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating: An Alphabetical Smorgasbord written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.

Can’t Catch Me written by Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

Can’t Catch Me written by Timothy Knapman ; illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

Jake claims to be the fastest mouse in the world, and doesn't think any animal can ever catch him. Clever Old Tom Cat will just have to see about that!

Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner written by Julie Gassman ; illustrated by Andy Elkerton

Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner written by Julie Gassman ; illustrated by Andy Elkerton

Flapping wings. Pointy spikes. Stinky breath that will ignite. He's loud. He's rude. He's always late. A dragon is not a good dinner date. So do not take your dragon to dinner!

Don’t Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by David Roberts

Don’t Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by David Roberts

From “New York Times” bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts comes a playful, super-duper interactive bedtime story, narrated by a cheeky stuffed owl. Kids love a challenge, and you can bet they'll do their darndest to rise to the one set out in “Don't Blink!” ... especially when bedtime is on the line!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus words and pictures by Mo Willems

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus words and pictures by Mo Willems

When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place, in a hilarious picture book that perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum. “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus” is also available in Spanish, Bookpack (includes a playaway audio device and 4 books), Playaway Audio, eAudio, eAudio-Spanish, DVD, Playaway View and eVideo.

Froodle written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis

Froodle written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis

One day, amidst the usual chirps, tweets, and caws, a little brown bird decides to try singing a new song and sets off an interesting reaction.

Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream, which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests. “Ice cream and dinosaurs” is also available in Spanish, DVD, Bilingual DVD (English/Spanish) and eBook.

Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora

Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora

The inhabitants of Old Mikamba's farm in Africa, including a baboon, an elephant, and a lion, are described, verse by verse. Includes facts about African animals.

Pete the Cat : I Love My White Shoes story by Eric Litwin ; art by James Dean

Pete the Cat : I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. “Pete the cat : I love my white shoes” is also available in eBook.

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next!

Rrralph written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Rrralph written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Illustrated with cut-felt collage art, a whimsical tale by the creator of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” introduces "talking" puppy Ralph, who tells youngsters about the "rough, rough" texture of the outside path and agrees, "Yep, yep," that he wants to go indoors. “Rrralph” is also available in eAudio.

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

The Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his performances in “The Office” presents a silly read-aloud book that combines a deliberately image-free format with wacky nonsense text, goofy song lyrics and more. By the author of “One More Thing.” “The book with no pictures” is also available in eBook and eAudio.

Wolfie the Bunny written by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora

Wolfie the Bunny written by Ame Dyckman ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora

When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together. “Wolfie the bunny” is also available on DVD.

Wordy Birdy written by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Dave Mottram

Wordy Birdy written by Tammi Sauer ; illustrated by Dave Mottram

A chatty bird who talks more than she listens lands in trouble when her distracted thoughts and inattention cause her to walk right into danger, exasperating her long-suffering animal friends, in a story that illuminates the importance of paying attention and staying loyal.

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