Get Ready for World Read Aloud Day!

World Read Aloud Day is coming up next week, but most librarians, teachers, and parents I know don’t read to their children only on that day.  Here are some great titles, published in 2016 and 2017, to read aloud to your elementary students—though, to be honest, I’ve never come across a title that wouldn’t make a great read aloud!


Bear Who Wasn't There  Dojo Surprise  Don't Splash the Sasquatch  Good Morning, City  Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!

The Bear Who Wasn’t There by LeUyen Pham. 9781596439702. 2017. Gr PK-2.

Dojo Surprise by Chris Tougas. 9781771471435. 2016. Gr PK-1.

Don’t Splash the Sasquatch! by Kent Redeker (ill. by Bob Staake). 9781423152330. 2016. Gr PK-1.

Good Morning, City by Pat Kiernan (ill. by Pascal Campion). 9780374303464. 2017. Gr PK-1.

Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! by Paul Meisel. 9781629794952. 2016. Gr PK-2.

Great, Now We've Got Barbarians!  Hotel Bruce  I Do Not Like Al's Hat  I Will Love You Anyway  It Came in the Mail

Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians! by Jason Carter Eaton (ill. by Mark Fearing). 9780763668273. 2017. Gr PK-3.

Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. 9781484743621. 2016. Gr PK-1.

I Do Not Like Al’s Hat by Erin McGIll. 9780062455765. 2017. Gr PK-2.

I Will Love You Anyway by Mick Inkpen (ill. by Chloe Inkpen). 9781481470995. 2016. Gr PK-1.

It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton. 9781481403603. 2016. Gr K-2.

No More Bows  Perfect Day  There's a Bear on My Chair  Whoops!

No More Bows by Samantha Cotterill. 9780062408709. 2017. Gr K-2.

A Perfect Day by Lane Smith. 9781626725362. 2017. Gr PK-2.

There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins. 9780763689421. 2016. Gr PK-1.

Whoops! by Suzi Moore (ill. by Russell Ayto). 9780763681807. 2016. Gr PK-2.



Adventures of Henry Whiskers  Infamous Ratsos  Juana & Lucas  Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel  Mango & Bambang  Missing Magic

The Adventures of Henry Whiskers (Book 1) by Gigi Priebe. 9781481465755. 2017. Gr 2-4.

The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau. 9780763676360. 2016. Gr 2-4.

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina. 9780763672089. 2016. Gr 1-3.

Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel by Charise Mericle Harper. 9780544630635. 2017. Gr 2-4.

Mango & Bambang : The Not-a-Pig (Mamob & Bambang, Book 1) by Polly Faber. 9780763682262. 2016. Gr 2-4.

The Missing Magic (Magical Animal Adoption Agency, Book 3) by Kallie George. 9781423183846. 2016. Gr 2-5.

Princess in Black Takes a Vacation  Sam the Man & the Chicken Plan  Skunked  Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln

Princess in Black Takes a Vacation (Princess in Black, Book 4) by Shannon Hale. 9780763665128. 2016. Gr K-3. (Try ALL of the Princess in Black titles!)

Sam the Man  & the Chicken Plan (Sam the Man, Book 1)  by Frances O’Roark Dowell. 9781481440660. 2016. Gr 1-4.

Skunked! (Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1) by Jacqueline Kelly. 9781627798686. 2016. Gr 2-4.

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? (Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Book 3) by Kate DiCamillo. 9780763673116. 2016. Gr 1-3.



 Bicycle Spy  Book Uncle and Me  Cinnamon Moon  Eagle in the Snow  Ethan I Was Before  Ghost  Home Sweet Motel

The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough. 9780545850957. 2016. Gr 4-6.

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami. 9781554988082. 2016. Gr 3-5.

Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo. 9780374302825. 2016. Gr 5-7.

An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo. 9781250105158. 2017. Gr 3-5.

Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish. 9780062433381. 2017. Gr 4-7.

Ghost (Track, Book 1) by Jason Reynolds. 9781481450157. 2016. Gr 4-8.

Home Sweet Motel (Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1) by Chris Grabenstein. 9780553536034. 2016. Gr 4-6.

Missy Piggy-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure  Moo  One Half from the East  Only Road  Two Naomis  Unbound  Wolf Keepers

Missy Piggy-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure (Missy Piggy-Wiggle, Book 1) by Ann M. Martin. 9781250071699. 2016. Gr 3-6.

Moo by Sharon Creech. 9780062415257. 2016. Gr 4-6.

One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi. 9780062421906. 2016. Gr 4-6.

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz. 9781481457507. 2016. Gr 4-7.

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick. 9780062414250. 2016. Gr 4-6.

Unbound : A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg. 9780545934275. 2016. Gr 4-8.

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach. 9780805098990. 2016. Gr 4-6.