e-Readalongs

by Ellen Peterson | Apr 13, 2020

Little Pig Joins the Band
by David Hyde Costello

"Lively opening band music adds to the fun of author and illustrator Costello's story about Little Pig, aka Jacob, and his siblings...This delightful production adds to the value of the book by allowing youngsters to enjoy hearing what the music and instruments sound like as they follow along with the story." -Booklist Magazine

 

How to Babysit a Grandpa
by Jean Reagan

This is a hilarious and accessible picture book about a child spending time with his grandpa—now paired with adorable narration in this Read & Listen edition. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play).

Peeping Beauty
by Mary Jane Auch

Starstruck by her dream of becoming a famous ballerina, Poulette the hen is nearly taken in by a slick talent scout (a fox) who offers her the lead in his production of "Peeping Beauty."

 

 

I Will Chomp You!
By Jory John

Jory John and Bob Shea bring a fresh, hilarious twist to a time-tested blueprint as their little monster threatens, reasons, and pleads with readers to go no further in the book because he will NOT share his beautiful, delicious cakes. Children will identify with the monster's high valuation of his possessions, and (importantly) will laugh at the silly measures he takes to protect them.

 

Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?
by Brianna Caplan Sayres

The bedtime rituals of little diggers and dump trucks at a construction site should be quite familiar to kids saying goodnight. Young readers will identify with fire engines, tractors and monster trucks as the vehicles ask for one more story while their mommy trucks tuck them in, and their daddy trucks sing a goodnight song. Children who can't get enough of trucks will love Brianna Caplan Sayres things-that-go bedtime story.

Baseball Saved Us
by Ken Mochizuki

"Author Ken Mochizuki reads his award-winning book. There is some soft background music, and a few gentle sound effects, but the power of the words need little embellishment...This treasure of a book is well-treated in this format." - School Library Journal

 

From Seed to Plant
by Gail Gibbons

"Gail Gibbons is known for her ability to bring the nonfiction world into focus for young students. Through pictures, captions, and text, this book provides a window into the world of growing things...Erin Mallon complements Gibbons's text with a clear, clipped, and purposeful narration." -AudioFile Magazine

 

Anansi’s Party Time
by Eric A. Kimmel

"....Jerry Terheyden's narration alternates between the slow pace of a turtle and the bounce of an exuberant spider.... Balloons filing with air and underwater bubbles are among the fitting sound effects." -AudioFile Magazine

 

I’m New Here
by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Three children from other countries (Somalia, Spain, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

 

 

Pandas
by Anne Schreiber

Photographs and text introduce readers to giant and red pandas, discussing how they look, what they eat, and where they live, looking at the lives of baby pandas, and explaining why pandas need to be protected.

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