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Sites for lists of good read-aloud books:

The landmark book in the area of reading aloud is The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease. He has a recommended list online; the full list is available in his book.

Family Literacy Foundation recommended books, divided by the kind of book

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know, a list by the New York Public Library.

The Read-Aloud Registry. Anne Letain, a teacher and librarian in Alberta, lists good read-aloud books by grade level.

A children’s literature expert shares her picks.

Keep in mind, the above lists of books were chosen by how well the books keep a child’s attention, not on their content or appropriateness.

Other pages in this article

• Why kids don't create
• Reading aloud
• Share your own stories
• Basic plots


• Round Robin Stories
• Wacky Headlines
• Build a Hero
• Invent a World

This will get you started. Also, ask your librarian for good read-alouds.