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10 Books to Read Aloud

    Kitten’s First Full Moon

    Kitten’s First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes

    When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it, but her adventure leads her back home where something special is waiting.
    Whistle for Willie

    Whistle for Willie - Ezra Jack Keats

    While fooling around with the things that brighten a city boy’s day, Peter tries to whistle well enough so that his dog, Willie, will respond.
    My Lucky Day

    My Lucky Day - Keiko Kasza

    When a young pig knocks on a fox’s door, the fox thinks dinner has arrived, but the pig has other plans.
    Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

    A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
    Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!

    Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! - Candace Fleming

    After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst

    On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too
    Frog and Toad Are Friends

    Frog and Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel

    From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other, just as best friends should be.
    Toys Go Out

    Toys Go Out - Emily Jenkins

    In six short stories, three best friends, who happen to be toys, look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and face dogs, school, and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine.
    Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery

    Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery - James Howe

    With the help of Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their new pet bunny must be a vampire.
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Grace Lin

    A young girl raised on her father’s magical stories joins a dragon on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to her poor village.
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