Fun to Read Aloud

Best Read Aloud Books at River Bend Bookshop

Anyone who has been in charge of bedtime knows that some books are more fun to read outloud than others.  There isn't a magic formula, though a sing-song rhyme scheme helps.  Other books are fun for the opportunity to make up character voices, add sound effects, or create a moment of surprise (even if it is the millionth time you've read the book).  These are some of our top choices.

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Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Volume 1 By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Gruffalo By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Book with No Pictures By B. J. Novak Cover Image
Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! By Kevin Sherry Cover Image
The Snail and the Whale By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
Go, Dog. Go! (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) By P.D. Eastman Cover Image
Skippyjon Jones By Judy Schachner, Judy Schachner (Illustrator) Cover Image
If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give...) By Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) Cover Image
This Is a Moose By Richard T. Morris, Tom Lichtenheld (By (artist)) Cover Image
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: 50th Anniversary Edition (Brown Bear and Friends) By Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator) Cover Image
Press Here (Herve Tullet) By Herve Tullet Cover Image
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site By Sherri Duskey Rinker Cover Image
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez: A Picture Book (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
I Want My Hat Back (The Hat Trilogy #1) By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
Little Blue Truck Board Book By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Bad Seed (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! By G. Brian Karas (Illustrator), Candace Fleming Cover Image
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) Cover Image
Interrupting Chicken By David Ezra Stein, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator) Cover Image
Extra Yarn: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
Square (The Shapes Trilogy #2) By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
Triangle (The Shapes Trilogy #1) By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
Circle (The Shapes Trilogy #3) By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image