Thirteen of My Favorite Read-Aloud Picture Books
for Children
  One part of my job that I really enjoy is going to the pre-school classes each Thursday and reading aloud to them.  The children are three and four years old, and the read-aloud sessions never last more than ten minutes because that’s the extent of their attention spans.  To me, there is nothing better than quality children’s literature.  Here are thirteen of my favorite read-aloud picture books for children.    


(1)  No, David!
No, David!
by David Shannon


(2)  Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
by Mo Willems


(3)  The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear
  by Don and Audrey Wood


(4)  Runaway Bunny
Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown


(5)  Grandma According to Me
Grandma According to Me
by Karen Magnuson Beil


(6)  Very Hungry Caterpillar
Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle


(7)  Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (Bright and Early Books Series)
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (Bright and Early Books Series)
by Dr. Seuss


(8)  Time for Bed
Time for Bed
by Mem Fox


(9)  Bark, George
Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer


(10)  Good-Night, Owl!
Good-Night, Owl!
by Pat Hutchins


(11)  Duck on a Bike
Duck on a Bike
by David Shannon


(12)There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
by Simms Taback


(13)Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle


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10 Responses to “Thursday Thirteen (My 32nd Edition) – My Favorite Read-Aloud Picture Books for Children”

  1. Tracie Says:

    My daughter is three and she loves these books! This last week she has been really into Mr. Brown Can Moo… She has memorized the whole thing and on Monday night she was in her room after bedtime adn i heard her talking-I went in her room to check on her and found her “reading” to herself!

  2. Chelle Says:

    Those look like some really great books. I think I have only read three of them. I’ll have to check them out of the library and read them to my son.

  3. Tug Says:

    I’ll have to check out #5 for my granddaughter! Great list!

  4. Janene Says:

    Great list! I’m really into Goodnight Moon these days because my 11 month old son is starting to recognize some of the things while we read. He should…we’ve been reading it every night before bed for the last 3-4 months! I love children’s books!

  5. kristarella Says:

    I love Very Hungry Caterpiller and The Woman Who Swallowed a Fly!

  6. christieo Says:

    i love the runaway bunny! my mom used to read that to me and gave it to me when my son was born. we love it! we also lovvvve brown bear. my little guy is only 6 months, but he loves the colors in the book. other favorites are “my many colored days” by dr. suess and my husband loves reading “pajama time” by sandra boynton. great list! thanks for stopping by!!

  7. Jane Says:

    I love “Hungry Caterpillar” and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. What fun books. My all time favorite though is “Goodnight Moon”.
    My T13 is posted.

  8. Cheryl Says:

    I love books and I know my children will love these too. )

  9. ali Says:

    as a children’s book author and editor, this is the best TT!

  10. Christine Says:

    OMG!I just read The Hungry Catepillar to my kids last night.
    Great list of books.
    Happy TT!

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