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Picture Book Read Alouds (page 3)

By — Parents' Choice Foundation
Updated on Apr 21, 2014

Ages 9 - 12 yrs.

Riding the TigerRiding the Tiger Written by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by David Frampton Clarion Books: 0395797314: $16.00

Danny is bored and lonely when he climbs on the back of the exciting and somewhat dangerous tiger who offers him a ride. But it's easier to get on the tiger than it is to get off. Frampton’s woodcuts are excellent for this allegory for dealing with one’s anger.

Miss Alaineus: a Vocabulary Disaster Written and Illustrated by Debra Frasier Harcourt: 0152021639: $16.00

Spelling and word definitions are a pain in the head for Sage. It’s embarrassing. Then she uses her mistake as an inspiration for a fun and exciting vocabulary parade.

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be FriendsAnd to Think That We Thought That We'd Never be Friends Written by Mary Ann Hoberman, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Crown Publishers: 0517800683: $15.95

Siblings learn how easy it is to end a fight, and they take their message to their friends, their street, and the world. A wonderfully timely story in rhyme.

Pink and Say Written and Illustrated by Patricia Polacco Philomel Books: 0399226710: $16.95

Polacco’s now classic book, based on a true story about her great-great-grandfather is a Civil War story both exciting and poignant. Say, a Union soldier, is left for dead, but he is rescued by Pinkus a black Union soldier. The two become friends and struggle to rejoin their units.

Amelia and Eleanor go for a Ride: Based on a True Story Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Brian Selznick Scholastic Press: 059096075X: $16.95

Based on the true story of two amazing women, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt sneak away from the White House and have an adventure in the skies. Magical illustrations!

Mailing MayMailing May Written by Michael O. Tunnell, Illustrated by Ted Rand Greenwillow Books: 0688128793: $15.89

In 1914, May’s family can’t afford to buy her a ticket to see her grandmother, but they can afford to mail her! A true story and Rand’s illustrations are, as usual, expressive, gorgeous watercolors.

 

 Don't Miss A Fiddler's Voice Renowned author Lloyd Alexander describes the process of learning to read-aloud with vitality, clarity, and conviction.

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