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Discover the best read-alouds. Coming soon, a monthly box of carefully selected books for ages 5-12.

A very great mystery story with some very funny scenes, true friendship, and a rescue that is high stakes daring!
Yes, there are lots of beetles in it, and they are part of the mystery and part of the great cast of characters in this story. You might even learn a bit about entomology!
Great read aloud! First book of a trilogy... I look forward to the next!
Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard

#readaloud #readtome #middlegradereads #scholasticbooks #mgleonard #beetleboy #literacyforkids #beetlestories #readingeveryday

A very great mystery story with some very funny scenes, true friendship, and a rescue that is high stakes daring! Yes, there are lots of beetles in it, and they are part of the mystery and part of the great cast of characters in this story. You might even learn a bit about entomology! Great read aloud! First book of a trilogy... I look forward to the next! Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard #readaloud #readtome #middlegradereads #scholasticbooks #mgleonard #beetleboy #literacyforkids #beetlestories #readingeveryday - 3 months ago

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Happy International Women's Day!
These two books are classics, stories of strong, clever, kind and mischievous women from all around the world.
These have been great fun to read aloud through the years!

#readaloud  #folktales #literacyforkids #readingaloud #internationalwomensday

Happy International Women's Day! These two books are classics, stories of strong, clever, kind and mischievous women from all around the world. These have been great fun to read aloud through the years! #readaloud #folktales #literacyforkids #readingaloud #internationalwomensday - 4 months ago

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"Not listen to them?" Mumbled Nasreddine, so confused that tears sprang to his eyes.
"Exactly. It's up to you to decide if what you're hearing is wise, or if it's only a silly and hurtful remark." Stories about Nasreddine are told throughout the Middle East and beyond. They are often said to be based on a real man who lived in Turkey during the Middle Ages. The stories have been changed and added to over the years, but Nasreddine has never lost his ability to offer both wisdom and delight.
Nasreddine, written by Odile Weulersse and illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer

#nasreddinestories #eerdmansbooksforyoungreaders #worldstories #booknerd #readtoyourkids #readingeveryday #literacyforkids  #readaloud

"Not listen to them?" Mumbled Nasreddine, so confused that tears sprang to his eyes. "Exactly. It's up to you to decide if what you're hearing is wise, or if it's only a silly and hurtful remark." Stories about Nasreddine are told throughout the Middle East and beyond. They are often said to be based on a real man who lived in Turkey during the Middle Ages. The stories have been changed and added to over the years, but Nasreddine has never lost his ability to offer both wisdom and delight. Nasreddine, written by Odile Weulersse and illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer #nasreddinestories #eerdmansbooksforyoungreaders #worldstories #booknerd #readtoyourkids #readingeveryday #literacyforkids #readaloud - 4 months ago

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The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

Here is a tale of a child found washed up on shore in ancient Wales. No memory. No name.
Years later, he runs away to find his true identity. This quest brings him to Fincara, an enchanted place that is slowly being destroyed by some blight. Here he finds three unusual companions, whose lives and fates are entwined with his own. It is here that he finds the beginnings of who he is to become. Merlin.

I remember reading this aloud to my son many moons ago. It is such a great story of the confusion of adolescence and the quest to find ourselves. My son later re-read  this first book and then continued to read the rest of the series.

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron Here is a tale of a child found washed up on shore in ancient Wales. No memory. No name. Years later, he runs away to find his true identity. This quest brings him to Fincara, an enchanted place that is slowly being destroyed by some blight. Here he finds three unusual companions, whose lives and fates are entwined with his own. It is here that he finds the beginnings of who he is to become. Merlin. I remember reading this aloud to my son many moons ago. It is such a great story of the confusion of adolescence and the quest to find ourselves. My son later re-read this first book and then continued to read the rest of the series. - 4 months ago

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This was one of most favorite books as a child. As you can see it is well worn! So many things to love about it still! One of the brilliant pieces is the artwork, especially the banner-like stream of words that flows from the cover to the inside, front and back.

Really Not Really, by Lesley Frost (Yes, she was the daughter of Robert Frost!)

This was one of most favorite books as a child. As you can see it is well worn! So many things to love about it still! One of the brilliant pieces is the artwork, especially the banner-like stream of words that flows from the cover to the inside, front and back. Really Not Really, by Lesley Frost (Yes, she was the daughter of Robert Frost!) - 4 months ago

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The Troll with No Heart in his Body: and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
Retold by Lise Lunge-Larsen, woodcuts by Betsy Bowen

This is my go-to book about trolls! "The Norwegian Landscape is alive with trolls. Not only are trolls of the landscape, they return to and shape the landscape around them when they die"

This picture is the woodcut at the start of the story called, The Handshake.
"Small bushes and trees often grow on top of Troll's heads. As the trolls grow older more shrubs and bushes grow until the trolls themselves begin to look like old trees...Some of the meanness goes out of them with age, but they can still be awfully tricky."

The Troll with No Heart in his Body: and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway Retold by Lise Lunge-Larsen, woodcuts by Betsy Bowen This is my go-to book about trolls! "The Norwegian Landscape is alive with trolls. Not only are trolls of the landscape, they return to and shape the landscape around them when they die" This picture is the woodcut at the start of the story called, The Handshake. "Small bushes and trees often grow on top of Troll's heads. As the trolls grow older more shrubs and bushes grow until the trolls themselves begin to look like old trees...Some of the meanness goes out of them with age, but they can still be awfully tricky." - 4 months ago

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Travel to the island of Moorea, one of the French Polynesian Islands that has Tahiti as a neighbor. Put on some snorkeling gear and start your hunt for octopuses, not an easy thing to do.
Author, Sy Montgomery, takes us on an expedition, to learn more about this amazing animal. She introduces you to the scientists on the team, and with them you start to collect information about them and learn about not just their physical life, but about their different personalities. Yes, they have personalities! They also have a brain that is amazingly complex, inquisitive, and very interested in the greater world around its body.
Beautiful photographs round out this interesting story. 
This book is part of a series called Scientists in the Field. This series has been going for years, and they have all been great! This is not a simple picture book. It has a significant story with lots of information and details packed into it. 
Ages 6 to adult
Sy Montgomery has another awesome book for the more grown-up world;
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. This could also be a great read-aloud for kids 8 years and older.

Travel to the island of Moorea, one of the French Polynesian Islands that has Tahiti as a neighbor. Put on some snorkeling gear and start your hunt for octopuses, not an easy thing to do. Author, Sy Montgomery, takes us on an expedition, to learn more about this amazing animal. She introduces you to the scientists on the team, and with them you start to collect information about them and learn about not just their physical life, but about their different personalities. Yes, they have personalities! They also have a brain that is amazingly complex, inquisitive, and very interested in the greater world around its body. Beautiful photographs round out this interesting story. This book is part of a series called Scientists in the Field. This series has been going for years, and they have all been great! This is not a simple picture book. It has a significant story with lots of information and details packed into it. Ages 6 to adult Sy Montgomery has another awesome book for the more grown-up world; The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. This could also be a great read-aloud for kids 8 years and older. - 4 months ago

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"My!" Said Roslyn's father. " This must be the Biggest Hole in the Universe! Roslyn, are you down there?"
"Yes," whispered Roslyn.
"I can hardly see you," said her father. "You must be hungry. Shall we eat lunch?"
"Okay," answered Roslyn. "But bring your sweater. It is really cold at the South Pole." From, Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth
By Marie-Louise Gay

"My!" Said Roslyn's father. " This must be the Biggest Hole in the Universe! Roslyn, are you down there?" "Yes," whispered Roslyn. "I can hardly see you," said her father. "You must be hungry. Shall we eat lunch?" "Okay," answered Roslyn. "But bring your sweater. It is really cold at the South Pole." From, Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth By Marie-Louise Gay - 4 months ago

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"Dear Olaf,  Bad news, I'm afraid. Got lost on the way to Britain and have ended up in a barren land completely covered in snow and ice... The wildlife here is a bit startling I can tell you. The boys and I went out hunting for something to eat last week and a blizzard blew up - couldn't see a thing. All of a sudden these three huge bird-lizard-monster things came rushing out of the snow, screeching and flapping their wings. Looked just like those big, ugly carvings we've got on the pointy end of our ships to scare the Ancient Britons with. What is it they're called again? - nogyns or drogyns or something? Dragons? Anyway, scared me half to death they did...." From 'The Discovery of Dragons' by Graeme Base

"Dear Olaf, Bad news, I'm afraid. Got lost on the way to Britain and have ended up in a barren land completely covered in snow and ice... The wildlife here is a bit startling I can tell you. The boys and I went out hunting for something to eat last week and a blizzard blew up - couldn't see a thing. All of a sudden these three huge bird-lizard-monster things came rushing out of the snow, screeching and flapping their wings. Looked just like those big, ugly carvings we've got on the pointy end of our ships to scare the Ancient Britons with. What is it they're called again? - nogyns or drogyns or something? Dragons? Anyway, scared me half to death they did...." From 'The Discovery of Dragons' by Graeme Base - 4 months ago

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This is out-of-print now.
For all you library users with the dinosaur experts in the house, this is a fabulous adventure you will love.
This is about how Uncle Lancelot, an inventor, had created a time machine, but it was stolen by a nefarious big game hunter who wanted to kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and bring the head home to mount on his wall! Uncle Lancelot enlists the help of his three nephews and nieces to build a new time machine and go back to the time of dinosaurs! They, of course, can talk to all the different dinosaurs, thus many adventures occur, friends made, and the thieves are found and everyone gets home safe and sound.
Great longer story with great pictures for the age 3-7 crowd. .
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.#geralddurrell #readingismagic #dinosaurstories #ilovedinosaurs #simonandschuster #outofprintbooks #readaloudbooks

This is out-of-print now. For all you library users with the dinosaur experts in the house, this is a fabulous adventure you will love. This is about how Uncle Lancelot, an inventor, had created a time machine, but it was stolen by a nefarious big game hunter who wanted to kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and bring the head home to mount on his wall! Uncle Lancelot enlists the help of his three nephews and nieces to build a new time machine and go back to the time of dinosaurs! They, of course, can talk to all the different dinosaurs, thus many adventures occur, friends made, and the thieves are found and everyone gets home safe and sound. Great longer story with great pictures for the age 3-7 crowd. . . . . .#geralddurrell #readingismagic #dinosaurstories #ilovedinosaurs #simonandschuster #outofprintbooks #readaloudbooks - 4 months ago

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Love is when you send postcards
more than to other people-
love is they could push you down in the grass
and it doesn't even hurt-
love is the same as like
only you spell them different-
only more of the same, sort of-
Love has more stuff in it!
love is you give them
a leg off your gingerbread man.
No,two legs.
And the head!

I'll Be You and You Be Me
by Ruth Krauss
Pictures by Maurice Sendak

Love is when you send postcards more than to other people- love is they could push you down in the grass and it doesn't even hurt- love is the same as like only you spell them different- only more of the same, sort of- Love has more stuff in it! love is you give them a leg off your gingerbread man. No,two legs. And the head! I'll Be You and You Be Me by Ruth Krauss Pictures by Maurice Sendak - 4 months ago

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"He twirled the rope around his head one more time and threw it as high and as far as he could. It settled around the bright white moon. He pulled, but the moon was heavier than he thought. It bobbed at the end of the rope like a huge, helium-filled balloon. Austin struggled with it and staggered out of the yard and bounced down the street, still holding the rope."
'Yuck, a Love Story', by Don Gillmor and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay .
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#readingisfun #readalouds #dongillmor #marielouisegay #picturebooks #booknerd #lovestories

"He twirled the rope around his head one more time and threw it as high and as far as he could. It settled around the bright white moon. He pulled, but the moon was heavier than he thought. It bobbed at the end of the rope like a huge, helium-filled balloon. Austin struggled with it and staggered out of the yard and bounced down the street, still holding the rope." 'Yuck, a Love Story', by Don Gillmor and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay . . . #readingisfun #readalouds #dongillmor #marielouisegay #picturebooks #booknerd #lovestories - 5 months ago

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"Now my room is really dark, but through the ventana, I can see the Andes Mountains surrounding the city, giving Bogota a giant hug." Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina

I love the idea of mountains hugging a city! .
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#candlewickpress #greatreadalouds #juanamedina

"Now my room is really dark, but through the ventana, I can see the Andes Mountains surrounding the city, giving Bogota a giant hug." Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina I love the idea of mountains hugging a city! . . . #candlewickpress #greatreadalouds #juanamedina - 5 months ago

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Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina

This is a new favorite! Absolutely scrumptious!

Meet Juana and her very best amigo ever, Lucas, her dog. They live in Bogota. Juana loves many things, including reading and futbol. And there are things that she does not like, like math, but she especially does not like learning "the English". That is until Her abuelo gives her a very good reason to study it.
There are some books where story, illustration and presentation just all come together to create a spectacular book. This is one of them.

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina This is a new favorite! Absolutely scrumptious! Meet Juana and her very best amigo ever, Lucas, her dog. They live in Bogota. Juana loves many things, including reading and futbol. And there are things that she does not like, like math, but she especially does not like learning "the English". That is until Her abuelo gives her a very good reason to study it. There are some books where story, illustration and presentation just all come together to create a spectacular book. This is one of them. - 5 months ago

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James
"Anikwa looks at me like he has forgotten who I am, his eyes so sad and angry I don't know what to say. I made him a new whistle, but now it seems like it belongs someplace we can't go back to." This is a story of two 12 year old boys, Anikwa, who is a member of the Miami tribe that have lived on this land for generations; and James, the son of a trader who has ties to the tribe and to the new settlers and soldiers around Fort Wayne in 1812. The boys are good friends. British and American armies are preparing to meet to fight over control of the land, and the Miami tribe and other Native American tribes from the surrounding area are gathering also. 
This story, from the viewpoints of these two boys, explores what friendship and home mean during a time of conflict and war.
Once again, Helen Frost creates a story in poem that gets to the essence of feeling and action, and the tension across their communities.
This is a great read aloud. Try it with three readers, different voices for the two boys, and the third voice is nature, an important voice for place and time and change. Ages 8+

James "Anikwa looks at me like he has forgotten who I am, his eyes so sad and angry I don't know what to say. I made him a new whistle, but now it seems like it belongs someplace we can't go back to." This is a story of two 12 year old boys, Anikwa, who is a member of the Miami tribe that have lived on this land for generations; and James, the son of a trader who has ties to the tribe and to the new settlers and soldiers around Fort Wayne in 1812. The boys are good friends. British and American armies are preparing to meet to fight over control of the land, and the Miami tribe and other Native American tribes from the surrounding area are gathering also. This story, from the viewpoints of these two boys, explores what friendship and home mean during a time of conflict and war. Once again, Helen Frost creates a story in poem that gets to the essence of feeling and action, and the tension across their communities. This is a great read aloud. Try it with three readers, different voices for the two boys, and the third voice is nature, an important voice for place and time and change. Ages 8+ - 5 months ago

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"Tell me about the snow," Moomintroll said ... "I don't understand it."
"I don't either, said Too-ticky. "You believe it's cold, but if you build yourself a snowhouse it's warm. You think it's white, but at times it looks pink, and another time it's blue. It can be softer than anything, and then again harder than stone. Nothing is certain."
A plate of fish-soup came carefully gliding through the air and put itself on the table before Moomintroll. "Moominland Midwinter", by Tove Jansson

"Tell me about the snow," Moomintroll said ... "I don't understand it." "I don't either, said Too-ticky. "You believe it's cold, but if you build yourself a snowhouse it's warm. You think it's white, but at times it looks pink, and another time it's blue. It can be softer than anything, and then again harder than stone. Nothing is certain." A plate of fish-soup came carefully gliding through the air and put itself on the table before Moomintroll. "Moominland Midwinter", by Tove Jansson - 5 months ago

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There is an idyllic community. It is walled in.
Every 12 years there is the "Forgetting", a chaotic and violent period in which everyone loses their memory. It is wiped clean!
They are required to write "their truth" in their books, that are always with them. This is their guide to knowing who they are after a "Forgetting".
There is 17 year old, Nadia, who has never forgotten and who has kept it hidden. She has seen and remembered. She desperately wants to find the cause and the cure.
So, what is memory?, and what is truth?
A lot to think and talk about. This is a great story. Ages 12+
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron .
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#scholastic #sharoncameron #kidslit #readingforfun #readingislearning #raiseareader #literacy #bookgeek #childrensliterature

There is an idyllic community. It is walled in. Every 12 years there is the "Forgetting", a chaotic and violent period in which everyone loses their memory. It is wiped clean! They are required to write "their truth" in their books, that are always with them. This is their guide to knowing who they are after a "Forgetting". There is 17 year old, Nadia, who has never forgotten and who has kept it hidden. She has seen and remembered. She desperately wants to find the cause and the cure. So, what is memory?, and what is truth? A lot to think and talk about. This is a great story. Ages 12+ The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron . . . #scholastic #sharoncameron #kidslit #readingforfun #readingislearning #raiseareader #literacy #bookgeek #childrensliterature - 5 months ago

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I have traveled over 1600 miles in my car this past week, mostly through major blizzards and wickedly slippery roads! I travel to work with small children to adults helping to remap their brain body. I am thankful to be safely at home again!
The concept of home is pretty interesting. This is my favorite book that explores that concept. "A book is a house for a story. A rose is a house for a smell. My head is a house for a secret, a secret I never will tell.... Each creature that's known has a house of its own. And the earth is a house for us all." #maryannhoberman #ahouseisahouseforme  #puffinbooks #anatbanielmethod #raisingreaders #readtome #readingeveryday #readingismagic #readaloud

I have traveled over 1600 miles in my car this past week, mostly through major blizzards and wickedly slippery roads! I travel to work with small children to adults helping to remap their brain body. I am thankful to be safely at home again! The concept of home is pretty interesting. This is my favorite book that explores that concept. "A book is a house for a story. A rose is a house for a smell. My head is a house for a secret, a secret I never will tell.... Each creature that's known has a house of its own. And the earth is a house for us all." #maryannhoberman #ahouseisahouseforme #puffinbooks #anatbanielmethod #raisingreaders #readtome #readingeveryday #readingismagic #readaloud - 5 months ago

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