New & Fun to Read-Aloud!

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Exclamation Mark.  Amy Krouse Rosenthal.  Scholastic, 2013.
Exclamation Mark knows he’s different and doesn’t likestanding out in a crowd until meeting Question Mark who peppers him with questions until Exclamation asserts himself, discovers his purpose and strengths.  Another winner from this author!  Picture Book.
Read-aloud 1st-5th grade

Goldilocks and Just One Bear.  Leigh Hodgkinson.  Nosy Crow, 2012.
Baby Bear, who is all grown up now, wanders into the city and becomes disoriented by the hustle and bustle.  He looks for a quiet place in Snooty Towers.  It just so happens that it belongs to Goldilocks!  A fun parody.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade


Lost and Found.  Bill Harley.  Peachtree, 2012.
Justin has lost the special hat his grandmother made for him and must find it before she comes for a visit.  To do so, he must enlist the help of the school’s cranky old custodian
who keeps a giant box of lost & found items in the basement.  Many funny items are pulled out and in the end, Justin finds something even better than the hat he lost.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade

Lucky Ducklings.  Eva Moore.  Orchard, 2013.
This charming story is base on a real event in Montauk, New york in the summer of 2000.  While on a walk with their proud mother, baby ducklings fall through the slats
of a storm drain.  Their dramatic rescue will have kids cheering!  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K- 2nd grade

Mr. Zinger’s Hat.  Cary Fagan.  Tundra Books, 2012.
Leo’s ball knocks off Mr. Zinger’s hat.  When Mr. Zinger says their must be a story in his hat trying to get out, the two imagine a fine story.  The story writing process beautifully simplified.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade


The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas.  Tony Wilson.  Peachtree, 2012.
Prince Henry wants to find a wife that isn’t as sensitive as his brother’s.  She has to “like hockey and camping and have a nice smile.”  The true test is a sleeping bag, camping mattress and a bag of frozen peas.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-3rd grade


Puss in Boots.  Jerry Pinkney.  Dial, 2012.
The gloriously elegant artwork makes this version of the classic story shine.  The ending is slightly different with Puss becoming an ambassador.  Prepare to settle in and savor this beauty.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud 1st-4th grade

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