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Read Aloud Stories for Kindergarten Literacy Centers

Read-aloud books offer several benefits for kindergarten literacy centers:

  1. Language Development: Listening to read-aloud books exposes children to rich vocabulary, sentence structures, and language patterns. They learn new words and phrases, enhancing their vocabulary and overall language development.
  2. Phonemic Awareness: Many read-aloud books incorporate rhymes, alliteration, and repetitive patterns, which help children develop phonemic awareness. They become more attuned to the sounds and phonemes in words, which is a crucial skill for reading and writing.
  3. Comprehension Skills: Through read-aloud sessions, children practice listening and understanding stories. They learn to follow a narrative, make predictions, infer meanings, and engage in discussions about the text. These activities foster comprehension skills and critical thinking.
  4. Imagination and Creativity: Read-aloud books often feature imaginative and captivating stories, which encourage children to use their imagination. They can visualize the settings, characters, and events, developing their creative thinking skills.
  5. Love for Reading: Regular exposure to read-aloud books creates a positive association with reading. Kindergarten literacy centers provide an opportunity for children to experience the joy and pleasure of stories, cultivating a love for reading that can last a lifetime.
  6. Social Skills: During read-aloud sessions, children can engage in discussions, share their thoughts and opinions, and interact with their peers and teachers. These activities promote social skills, turn-taking, active listening, and respectful communication.
  7. Exposure to Different Genres and Authors: Read-aloud books introduce children to a variety of genres, authors, and illustrators. They become familiar with different writing styles, storytelling techniques, and artistic expressions, broadening their literary knowledge and appreciation.

Overall, read-aloud books in kindergarten literacy centers play a crucial role in fostering language development, comprehension skills, imagination, social interaction, and a lifelong love for reading.

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If you are searching for a simple way to incorporate read alouds in your literacy rotations, using ipads or a listen post, then this is the perfect resource for your classroom. Over 150 picture books read aloud for your students to follow along independently.

The read aloud book titles included are:

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator) Candlewick Press 2002
2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle Putnam/Philomel 1969
3 The Doorbell Rang By Pat Hutchins Greenwillow Books 1989
4 Where the Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak Red Fox 2000
5 Splat the Cat By Rob Scotton HarperCollins 2008
6 Strega Nona By Tomie DePaola Little Simon 1975
7 Princess Smarty Pants By Babette Cole Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated 1997
8 Are you my mother? By PD Eastman Random House 1960
9 The Paper Bag Princess By Robert Munch Annick Press 1980
10 The Gruffalo By Julia Donaldson Macmilian Childrens books 1999
11 Giraffes Can’t Dance By Giles Andreae Scholastic US 2012
12 Stellaluna By Janell Cannon HMH Books for Young Reader 2007
13 The Rainbow fish By Marcus Pfister North-South Books 1992
14 The Tooth By Avi Slodovnick EDC/Kane Miller 2010
15 Harry the Dirty Dog By Gene Zion HarperCollins 2006
16 White Socks only By Evelyn Coleman Albert Whitman & Company 1996
17 A bad case of Stripes By David Cannon Scholastic 2004
18 Me and my cat By Satoshi Kitamura Andersen Press 2009
19 The Night I Followed the Dog By Nina Laden Chronicle Books 1994
20 Brave Irene By William Steig Square Fish; 2011
21 Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge By MemFox Puffin Bks 1992
22 Silk the spider meets sam the caterpillar online story online 2008
23 Brown bear, brown bear what do you see? By Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle Henry Holt and Co 1996
24 The Very Busy Spider By Eric Carle Grosset & Dunlap 2006
25 The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Readers 1991

26 Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus By Mo Willem’s Hyperion Press 2003
27 Miss Bindergarten gets ready for kindergarten. By Joseph Slate Puffin; 2001
28 I LIKE ME By Nancy Carlson Puffin 1990
29 The little old lady who was not afraid of anything By Linda D. Williams HarperCollins 2002
30 Dinosaur Roar! By Paul & Henrietta Stickland Puffin 2002
31 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom By Bill Martin Jr. &, John
Archambault Little Simon 2012
32 Ten Fat Turkeys By Tony Johnston Scholastic 2006
33 Let it fall! By Maryann Cocca-Leffler Cartwheel Books 2010
34 Ten Red Apples By Pat Hutchins Greenwillow Books 2000
35 Don’t jump on the bed By Tedd Arnold FBApowersetup 1996
36 The Kite By Mary Parkland Childrens Pr 2004
37 The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein HarperCollins 2004
38 The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen Thelma Lynne Godin Lee & Low Books 2014
39 Make way for ducklings By Robert McClosky Viking Juvenile 1941
40 Cloudy with a chance of meatballs By Judi Barrett Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1978
41 Stone Soup By Marcia Brown Aladdin Picture Books 1997
42 Caps for Sale By Esphyr Slobodkina HarperCollins 1900
43 There’s an alligator under my bed By Mercer Mayer Dial 1987
44 The story about Ping By Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese The Viking Press 1933
45 Scaredy Squirrel makes a friend By Melanie Watt Kids Can Press 2011
46 Close your eyes BY Kate Banks Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002
47 Lost and found By Oliver Jeffers Philomel 2005
48 Purple kangaroo By Michael Ian Black & Peter
Brown Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2009
49 Stuff By Margie Palatini Katherine Tegen Books 2011
50 Pete the cat By Eric Litwin HarperCollins 2010

51 The little scarecrow boy By Margaret Wise Brown HarperCollins 2005
52 Swimming lessons By Betsy Jay Rising Moon Books 1996
53 A Pig Parade is a terrible idea By Michael Ian Black Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010
54 The Cabbage Soup Solution By Erika Oller Dutton Juvenile; 2004
55 Snappsy The Aligator by Julie Falatake Viking 2010
56 Frogs in Space By Tedd Arnold Dial 2004
57 The birthday Pet By Ellen Javernick Two Lions 2012
58 Library Mouse By Daniel Kirk Harry N. Abrams 2007
59 Diary of a Wombat By Jackie French and Bruce
Whatley HMH Books for Young Readers 2009
60 Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies Jorge Lacera Children’s Book Press 2019
61 The very cranky Bear By Nick Bland Scholastic Australia 2008
62 The Very Itchy Bear By Nick Bland Scholastic Australia 2008
63 Just for You Mercer Mayer 2009
64 Riley and the Curious Koala By: Tania McCartney Tania McCartney 2010
65 Imagine we were By Renee Bennett and Claire
Richards Wombat Books 2012
66 The Very Hungry Bear By Nick Bland Scholastic Australia 2008
67 Scary Bear By Tania Cox Working Title Press 2012
68 Tina the Tree By Andrew McDonough Lost sheep Publishing 2012
69 Dear Zoo By Rod Campbell Macmilian Childrens books 2010
70 Our Nest is Best! Penny Olsen and Penny O’Hara National Library of Australia 2012
71 Plato the Platapus Plumber (Part Time) By Hazel Edwards and John
Petropoulos I.P. Kidz 2010
72 Are you my Mum? By Susan Hall National Library of Australia 2010
73 When Grandpa Sang By Margaret Just and Silvinia
Maldonado Margaret Just 2011
74 Bugs and Beasts 123 Irma Gold National Library of Australia 2006
75 Queen Victoria’s Underpants By Jackie French and Bruce
Whatley Harper Collins 2010

76 The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert Carson Dellosa Publishing 2002
77 Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Candice Ransom Carson Dellosa Publishing 2012
78 Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper Square Fish 2005
79 In the Haunted House By Eve Bunting Sandpiper 1994
80 The Gruffalo’s Child Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Puffin 2007
81 Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Dial 2001
82 Mrs Wishy-Washy Joy Cowley Philomel 1999
83 Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney Viking 2005
84 Chester’s Way Kevin Henkes Greenwillow Books 1987
85 Enemy Pie Derek Munson Chronicle Books 2000
86 Guji Guji Chih-Yuan Chen Kane/Miller Book Pub 2004
87 Thank you, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco Philomel 2012
88 I Need My Monster Amanda Noll Flashlight Press 2009
89 Sophie’s Masterpiece Eileen Spinelli, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2004
90 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Eileen Spinelli Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 1996
91 The Smartest giant in Town Julia Donaldson Macmillan Children’s Books 2003
92 The Book With No Pictures B.J. Novak Dial Books 2014
93 We are in a book! Mo Willems Disney-Hyperion 2010
94 The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Random House 1957
95 What Was I Scared Dr. Seuss Random House 1997
96 Fox in Sox Dr. Seuss Random House 1957
97 The Little Old Lady Who was NOT Afraid of Anything Linda Williams HarperCollins 2002
98 Fancy Nancy Jane O’Conner Fancy Nancy 2005
99 The Spiffiest Giant in Town Julia Donaldson Puffin Books 2005
100 Ibis, a True Whale Story John Himmelman Scholastic 2003

101 I Need My Monster Amanda Noll Flashlight Press 2009
102 Up Down and Around Katherine Ayers Candlewick 2008
103 Katy No Pocket Emmy Payne HMH Books for Young Readers 1973
104 The Snatchabook Helen Docherty Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2013
105 Pout Pout Fish Deborah Diesen Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013
106 Zog Julia Donaldson Alison Green 2010
107 The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly Pam Adams Child’s Play International 2003
108 Each Peach Pear Plum Allan Ahlberg
Janet Ahlberg Puffin Books 1986
109 Curious George Gets a Medal H. A. REY Scholastic 1957
110 As Fast As Words Could Fly Pamela M. Tuck Lee and Low Books 2013
111 Goodnight iPad, Ann Droyd Blue Rider Press 2011
112 Llama Llama is kind Viking Books for Young Readers 2007
113 Rent Party Jazz William Miller Lee and Low Books 2013
114 The House That Jane Built Tanya Lee Stone Henry Holt & Company 2015
115 Strega Nona Tomie dePaola Everest Publishing 1996
116 The Coal Thief Alane Adams Sparkpress 2015
117 Carla’s Sandwich Debbie Herman Flashlight Press 2004
118 How I Learned Geography Uri Shulevitz Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008
119 Catching the Moon Myla Goldberg Arthur A. Levine Books 2007
120 The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn Tanglewood 1993
121 The Kiss That Missed David Melling Barron’s Educational Series 2002
122 Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late! Mo Willems Disney-Hyperion 2006
123 That is NOT a Good Idea! Mo Willems Balzer & Bray 2013
124 Pete the cat at the beach James Dean Harper Collins 2013
125 Pete the cat and the Surprise Teacher James Dean Harper Collins 2017

126 The Dot Peter H. Reynolds Candlewick Press 2003
127 Russell the Sheep Rob Scotton HarperCollins 2005
128 Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Mo Willems Balzer & Bray 2012
129 The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Mo Willems Disney-Hyperion 2004
130 Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School Herman Parish Greenwillow Books 2007
131 SMELLY SOCKS Robert Munsch Cartwheel 2005
132 Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabley Scholastic 2014
133 The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Julia Sarcone-Roach Knopf Books for Young Readers 2014
134 No, David! David Shannon Blue Sky Press 1998
135 David Gets in Trouble David Shannon Blue Sky Press 2002
136 Duck on a Bike David Shannon Blue Sky Press 2002
137 Good Boy, Fergus! David Shannon Blue Sky Press 2002
138 David Goes to School David Shannon Blue Sky Press 1992
139 BOO! Robert Munsch Cartwheel 2004
140 Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving James Dean HarperFestival 2013
141 Old MacDonald had a Truck Steve Goetz Chronicle Books 2016
142 Hi, Fly Guy! Tedd Arnold Cartwheel Book 2006
143 We’re All Wonders Book R. J. Palacio Knopf Books 2017
144 We Love Soccer! Mike Berenstain Turtleback Books 2016
145 The Berenstain Bears are Superbears! Mike Berenstain Turtleback Books 2015
146 Aliens Love Dinopants Claire Freedman Simon & Schuster 2015
147 Brown Bear, brown Bear, What do you see? Bill Martin Jr. Henry Holt and Co. 1996
148 If You Take a Mouse to School Laura Numeroff HarperCollins 2002
149 Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Peter Brown Hachette Little, Brown & Co 2013
150 Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses James Dean HarperCollins 2012

151 The Nightmare Before Christmas Tim Burton Disney Press 2005
152 They All Saw a Cat Brendan Wenzel Chronicle Books 2016
153 Lion Lessons Jon Agee Dial Books 2015
154 Leaps and Bounce Susan Hood Disney-Hyperion 2016

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