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Read Aloud Books

2019- 20 Books


  • Nobody Hugs a Cactus
  • Little Brown (SDC)
  • Jasper & Ollie (SDC)
  • There Are NO Bears in This Bakery


  • Ninja Bunny
  • Snack Attack!
  • A Piglet Named Mercy (SDC)
  • Just Because
  • Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween
  • Snowmen at Halloween


  • Giraffe Problems
  • Ugly Pumpkin
  • How to Catch a Turkey


  • Me and My Dragon: Christmas Spirit
  • A Pinata in a Pine Tree


  • This Book is Gray
  • 10 Gulab Jamuns
  • Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You!
  • Where Are You From?
  • Flower Talk: How Flowers Use Color to Communicate


  • How This Book was Made
  • The Bear and the Fern
  • Can I Be Your Dog? (Nominee California Young Reader Medal)


  • The Bad Seed (Nominee California Young Reader Medal)
  • The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors (Nominee California Young Reader Medal)
  • Let Me Finish! (Nominee California Young Reader Medal)
  • The Highest Mountain of Books in the World (Nominee California Young Reader Medal)


2018-19 Books


  • It's Okay to be Different
  • Red: A Crayon's Story 


  • GoodNight Baseball
  • It Came in the Mail
  • Very little Red Riding Hood
  • Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
  • Cloud Dance
  • Stegathesaurus
  • The Hugely-Wugely Spider
  • The Itchy Book
  • Hensel & Gretel, Ninja Chicks
  • We All Have Value: A Story of Respect
  • Frankie Stein
  • The Night Before Halloween
  • Dinorella: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale
  • Not Norman: A Goldfish Story
  • Cam Jansen: Mystery of the UFO (Chapter Book)


  • The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf and Grandma
  • You Be You
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!
  • Have You Got My Purr?
  • Did You Eat the Parakeet?
  • Wag
  • A Tale of Two Beasts
  • Pig the Pug
  • Ganesha's Sweet Tooth
  • And Here's to You


  • How to Catch a Mermaid
  • Mixed: A Colorful Story
  • How to Catch an Elf
  • The Wall in the Middle of the Book
  • Zanzibar the Zebra
  • There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake
  • Goatilocks and the Three Bears
  • Hello, My Name is...Adorabilis
  • Can You Find Pup?
  • Do You Believe in Unicorns?
  • Ninja Claus
  • Santa Bruce


  • Grumpy Bird
  • Pig the Winner
  • I am Truly
  • The Boy with the Long Hair
  • Dreamers
  • Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdowm
  • Space Cows 
  • Llama Llama Gram & Grandpa
  • Night of the Veggie Monster
  • Trucktown: Uh-Oh Max
  • Sometimes You Fly


  • Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
  • Mix It Up!
  • The Boy Who Went to Mars
  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again
  • I Love You Like a Pig
  • Underpants Thunderpants
  • Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll
  • Be Bim Bop
  • Todd's TV
  • Izzy Gizmo
  • Pete the Cat Had a Farm
  • Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type


  • Maybe a Bear Ate it
  • Obstinate Pen
  • Mathew's Dream
  • Bear and the Piano (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • Mother Bruce (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • I Don't Want to be a Frog (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • Samson in the Snow (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School...Don't! (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • Julian the Mermaid


  • Not Quite Narwhal
  • Where is Baby Bear
  •  I Am Peace
  • All are Welcome Here
  • Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise
  • I Scream, Ice Cream: A Book of Wordles
  • Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Picture that Changed the World
  • Six Dots: The Story of Louis Braille


  • The Donkey Egg
  • Sylvie
  • Be Quiet!
  • Edward the Emu
  • Mary Wears What She Wants
  • How Do Dinosaurs Pick Their Pets
  • I Can Only Draw Worms
  • Happy in Our Skin

2017-18 Books

  • What's Your Favorite Color
  • Teddy's Favorite Color
  • Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
  • Hurty Feelings
  • Gravity
  • The Wolf, The Duck and the Mouse
  • Gaston (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • The Snatchabook (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • The Book with No Pictures (WINNER California Young Readers Medal)
  • If you Plant a Seed (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • Night Animals (Nominee California Young Readers Medal)
  • Snail Brings the Mail
  • Should I Share my IceCream?
  • The Best Place to Read
  • The Crayon Box that Talked
  • Come with Me
  • Malala's Magic Pencil
  • Manjhi Moves a Mountain
  • Catch My Breath
  • Mouse and Hippo
  • Shmelf the Hannukah Elf
  • Seven Days of Kwanzaa
  • One Plastic Bag
  • Twas the Night before Thanksgiving
  • Animal Lingo
  • Yum Yum
  • The Hallo-weiner
  • The Runaway Pumpkin
  • Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin
  • The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin
  • Anybody Home?
  • Frankie
  • One Line
  • The Red Book
  • Telephone
  • Where in the World is Away
  • Red Again