Recommended Read-Aloud Books

Spring-boards to discussion of the court system

Doctor DeSoto by William Steig

Finders Keepers
by Will and Nicholas

A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution by Betsy and Giulio Maestro

Humorous books that also teach

John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith

So You Want to Be President? By Judith St. George

Serious Books

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller

Books About West Virginia

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. A chapter book.

The Great Bridge-Building Experiment by Bo Zaunders

A Read-Aloud List compiled by Darlene Reynolds for the Kanawha County Public Library:

Oh, How I Wish I Could Read by John Piles

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp! By Carol Shields

Henny Penny by Jane Wattenberg

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

Underwear by Mary Monsell

Rockabye Crocodile by Jose Aruego

Rattlesnake Dance by Jim Aronsky

Racoon’s on His Own by Jim Aronsky

Tiffany Dino Works Out by Marjorie Sharmat

Mean Jean the Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill

The Great Pig Escape by Eileen Christlelow

More Pies by Robert Munsch

Charlie Drives the Stage by Eric Kimmel

Visiting Day by James Ransome

Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Loretta: Ace Pinky Scout by Keith Graves

Max the Stubborn Little Wolf by Marie-Odile Judes

Practically Perfect Pajamas by Eric Brooks

Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley

No Place for a Pig by Suzanne Bloom

Thomas Christmas Delivery by Tommy Stubbs

All the Froggy Books by Jonathan London

Stranger in the Woods by Carl Sams

Arrowhawk by Lola Schaefer

Puss in Cowboy Boots by Jan and Phil Huling

Joe Cinders by Marianne Mitchell and Bryan Langdo

George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra, Madeline Comora and Brock Cole

The Girl Who Wore Too Much by Margaret MacDonald

Wiley and the Hairy Man by Judy Sierra

Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale by Margaret MacDonald

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer by Shana Corey and Chelsey McLaren

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury

Peter and the Blue Witch Baby by Robert D. San Souci and Alex Natcher

She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain by Philemon Sturges and Ashley Wolff The Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Red Cap by Clifton G. Wisler

Bug Boy by Carol Sonenklar

I Was a Rat by Philip Pullman

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

The Minpins by Ronald Dahl

Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan