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

"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 days 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 - 5 days 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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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 - 8 days 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 - 10 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 18 days 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. - 18 days 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+ - 20 days 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 - 25 days 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 - 25 days 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 - 28 days ago

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Sophie Scott goes South by Alison Lester

Sophie is nine, and she is going on an icebreaker ship to the South Pole, Mawson Station, and back. This is her journal, packed with wonder, great facts and lots of fun drawings.
This is my favorite picture that she did of the ship. .
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#alisonlester #antarctica #southpole #mawsonstation #iceberg #ilovescience #ilovetravel #readtome #booksforkids #raisingreaders #scienceforkids

Sophie Scott goes South by Alison Lester Sophie is nine, and she is going on an icebreaker ship to the South Pole, Mawson Station, and back. This is her journal, packed with wonder, great facts and lots of fun drawings. This is my favorite picture that she did of the ship. . . . #alisonlester #antarctica #southpole #mawsonstation #iceberg #ilovescience #ilovetravel #readtome #booksforkids #raisingreaders #scienceforkids - 1 month ago

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Our very worn copy of: 
How To Dig a Hole To The Other Side Of The World 
by Faith McNulty and illustrated by Marc Simont

Read. Dig. Come home.😃 #readtome #kidsbookstagram

Our very worn copy of: How To Dig a Hole To The Other Side Of The World by Faith McNulty and illustrated by Marc Simont Read. Dig. Come home. #readtome #kidsbookstagram - 1 month ago

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Do you remember doing this? Your shovel in hand, and maybe that special pair of boots with just your bare feet inside....
This is one of my all time favorite books for that wee crowd of explorers! A great introduction to geology too!

#howtodigaholetotheothersideoftheworld  #harpercollins #childhoodeveryday #readingismagic #readtome #kidsbooks  #fromreadingtodoing

Do you remember doing this? Your shovel in hand, and maybe that special pair of boots with just your bare feet inside.... This is one of my all time favorite books for that wee crowd of explorers! A great introduction to geology too! #howtodigaholetotheothersideoftheworld #harpercollins #childhoodeveryday #readingismagic #readtome #kidsbooks #fromreadingtodoing - 1 month ago

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"...up from behind, a snowshoe rabbit pulled alongside Henry.
"Think you're fast?" Said the rabbit. "Wanta drag?" "Yow me-yowl!"
Slide and glide, for thirty seconds Henry raced with the rabbit, and then the rabbit disappeared over the hill..."
Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham
This is what it's like for me these days, out there with all those young ones zipping by☺️ #nordicskiing #springcreeker #ilovenordic #winterbooks

"...up from behind, a snowshoe rabbit pulled alongside Henry. "Think you're fast?" Said the rabbit. "Wanta drag?" "Yow me-yowl!" Slide and glide, for thirty seconds Henry raced with the rabbit, and then the rabbit disappeared over the hill..." Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham This is what it's like for me these days, out there with all those young ones zipping by#nordicskiing #springcreeker #ilovenordic #winterbooks - 1 month ago

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Smoky  by Will James 
One of many of his great paintings  in this book! 
Such a treasure!

Smoky by Will James One of many of his great paintings in this book! Such a treasure! - 2 months ago

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"It seemed like Mother Nature was sure agreeable that day when the little black colt came to the range world, and tried to get a footing with his long wobblety legs on the brown prairie sod."
Such a great read aloud! It is fun to be in Smoky's world and learning with him.
This is a 1929 edition, put out by Charles Scribner's Sons. Beautifully illustrated by Will James also.

"It seemed like Mother Nature was sure agreeable that day when the little black colt came to the range world, and tried to get a footing with his long wobblety legs on the brown prairie sod." Such a great read aloud! It is fun to be in Smoky's world and learning with him. This is a 1929 edition, put out by Charles Scribner's Sons. Beautifully illustrated by Will James also. - 2 months ago

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"All over town, the pirates were getting restless. 'Yo, ho, ho!' they whispered in the lifts, the lofts and the lordly streets of the city.

A great read-aloud for 5 years and up! Two great stories from the amazing storyteller #margaretmahy and illustrated by #quentinblake !
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"All over town, the pirates were getting restless. 'Yo, ho, ho!' they whispered in the lifts, the lofts and the lordly streets of the city. A great read-aloud for 5 years and up! Two great stories from the amazing storyteller #margaretmahy and illustrated by #quentinblake ! . . . .#davidrgodine #readaloudrevival #readtome #childhoodeveryday #booksforkids #readingeveryday #readingismagic #kidsbookstagram - 2 months ago

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