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Read-Alouds for Grades K-2

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Picture Books (JE)


Alexander The Fortune-Tellers
Auch Souperchicken
Berenzy Sammy: The Classroom Guinea Pig
Blue Ron's Big Mission
Bottner Bootsie Barker Bites
Bridges Ruby's Wish
Buehner A Job for Wittilda
Calmenson The Principal's New Clothes
Clement Just Stay Put: A Chelm Story
Creech A Fine, Fine School
Egan Burnt Toast on Davenport Street
Erdrich Grandmother's Pigeon
Farmer Runnery Granary
Feiffer Meanwhile
Garland Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook
Geraghty The Hunter
Graeber Nobody's Dog
Grey Traction Man Is Here!
Hassett The Three Silly Girls Grubb
Heide The Day of Ahmed's Secret
Hesse Lester's Dog
Hobbs Howling Hill
Isaacs Swamp Angel
Johnson Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
Johnson Lost
Johnston Alice Nizzy Nazzy: The Witch of Santa Fe
Joyce A Day with Wilbur Robinson
Kinsey-Warnock The Summer of Stanley
Kroll Patches Lost and Found
Luttrell The Star Counters
Marcellino I, Crocodile
McNulty A Snake in the House
Meddaugh Martha Speaks
Medearis Too Much Talk
Munsch Purple, Green and Yellow
Muth Zen Shorts
Palatini Bedhead
Pulver Nobody's Mother Is in Second Grade
Rand Prince William
Rathmann Officer Buckle and Gloria
Rodanas The Blind Hunter
Salley Epossumondas Plays Possum
Scieszka The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Shannon The Red Wolf
Sierra Wild About Books
Steig Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Stewart The Money Tree
Teague Moog-Moog Space Barber
Timberlake The Dirty Cowboy
Trivizas The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Tunnell Mailing May
Turkle Do Not Open
Van Allsburg Jumanji
Wiesner The Three Pigs
Willis Tadpole's Promise
Wood The Bunyans
Woodson The Other Side
Yorinks Louis the Fish

Children’s Fiction (J)


Blume Soupy Saturdays with the Pain & the Great One
Cazet Minnie & Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World
Fine The Jamie and Angus Stories
Johnson Ellen's Lion: Twelve Stories
Marshall Rats on the Roof: And Other Stories
Porte If You Ever Get Lost: The Adventures of Julia and Evan
Voigt Stories About Rosie
You You Read to Me & I'll Read to You: 20th-Century Stories to Share

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


J398.2 Craft King Midas and the Golden Touch
J398.2 DePaola Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill
J398.2 Grimm Rumpelstiltskin
J398.2 Kellogg Paul Bunyan, A Tall Tale
J398.2 Waite Jojofu
J398.2 Yep The Man Who Tricked a Ghost
J599.61 AR Elephants Can Paint, Too!

Last Updated: 12/09

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