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Digital Library: Read Alouds

Here are some of the K-4 Read Alouds that have been included in the weekly library lessons. All of the books are good for multiple grade levels.


Dragon Gets By


A blue dragon wakes up groggy and does everything wrong all day long as he takes on daily chores — housework, yardwork, and shopping — with humorous results!

Good for K-2

Mrs. Phi

The Snail and the Whale


When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?

Good for K & 1st grade


I Love You Already


Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. But his persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already. . .

Good for K-1st Grade


   The Day the Crayons Quit                  The Day the Crayons Came Home



 The Crayon books feature a boy named Duncan and his funny, disgruntled cast of crayons who decided enough is enough, it's time to walk off the job. Luckily, Duncan managed to convince them to come back to work and a second book was born, The Day the Crayons Came Home, in which a new cast of crayons found themselves displaced, and not all in one piece, in need of finding a way home.  

Great for K-2

Read Aloud's Good for K-1

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs           Pickles to Pittsburgh

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If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?

Good for K-4!


Not Norman: A Goldfish Story


Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. 

Good for K & 1st grade


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library- current 4th Grade Book Club Read


 Part 1Part 2  - Part 3 - Part 4

When Kyle learns that the world's most famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, has designed the town's new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on opening night, he's determined to be there! But the tricky part isn't getting into the library—it's getting out. Because when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route!

Good for 3rd Grade & Up 

Read Alouds Good for 2-3

The Notebook of Doom (96 pages, read in multiple parts)


Part One      Part Two      Part Three

Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! 

Good for 2nd & 3rd Grades

Read Alouds Good for 3-4

The Wild Robot (288 pages, read in multiple parts)


Part One   Part Two   Part Three  Part Four   Part Five

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

Good for 3rd & 4th Grade