Children’s Room Read-Aloud List

Roy Mackenzie | October 4, 2016

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Natalie, in the Children’s Room:

Lately in the Children’s Room we’ve been talking a lot about great read-alouds for storytime, and I thought: “Well if we’re brainstorming, I’m sure our patrons are, too!” So here is a list of books separated loosely by age, some new and some old, which are fun and interesting to read aloud.  

Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • Worm Loves Worm by Austrian
  • The Bridge is Up! by Bell
  • Dear Zoo by Campbell
  • Freight Train by Crews
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Daywalt
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Dewdney
  • Snappsy the Alligator: did not ask to be in this book! by Falatko
  • Corduroy by Freedman
  • Pete The Cat: I love my white shoes by Litwin
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Martin
  • Lola at the Library by McQuinn
  • Fancy Nancy by O’Connor
  • I Don’t Want to be a Frog! by Petty
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Rinker


First – Third Graders

  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Atwater
  • Flora and Ulysses by DiCamillo
  • Bo at Ballard Creek by Hill
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Juster
  • Gooney Bird Greene by Lowry
  • Clementine by Pennypacker


Fourth – Sixth Graders

  • The War that Saved My Life by Bradley
  • A Snicker of Magic by Lloyd
  • The Greenglass House by Milford
  • The Case of the Missing Marquess by Springer
  • Three Times Lucky by Turnage
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: the mysterious howling by Wood

This isn’t a complete list certainly and many of the authors listed above have written many more in a similar style, but this should help get you started.  

Happy reading!