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Chapter Book Read Alouds for Preschoolers

AmeliaBedeliaMed Amelia Bedelia – A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.
AnnaHibiscusMed Anna Hibiscus – Anna lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!
BeezusRamona Beezus & Ramona – Beezus’ biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
BoxcarChildren The Boxcar Children – Because they do not want to be separated, four orphaned children run away and live in an old abandoned boxcar.
Bunnicula Bunnicula – When the Monroes go to see the movie Dracula, Toby finds a baby rabbit he takes home and names Bunnicula. Chester the cat soon decides that there is something odd about the newcomer. For one thing, he seems to have fangs. And the odd markings on his back look like a cape. Also, Bunnicula sleeps from sunup to sundown and is awake only at night. Is Bunnicula really a vampire?
CamDiamonds Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds – When Jennifer “Cam” Jansen and her friend Eric are at the mall, they witness a robbery at the jewelry store! Can Cam’s amazing photographic memory help catch a thief?
Catwings Catwings – Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.
Clementine Clementine – While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
CricketTimes A Cricket in Times Square – The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
DaysFrogToad Days With Frog and Toad – Frog and Toad spend their days together, but find sometimes it’s nice to be alone.
DinosaursDark Dinosaurs Before Dark – A tree house that travels through time? Not possible, says Jack. But he has to admit — when he and his younger sister, Annie, start running into dinosaurs — that they’re not in Frog Creek, PA, anymore.
EnormousCrocodile The Enormous Crocodile – The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.
FreckleJuice Freckle Juice – Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon’s freckle recipe for fifty cents.
FrogToadYear Frog and Toad All Year – Five enchanting tales about the friendship of Frog and Toad depict the lovable creatures engaging in varied activities throughout the seasons of the year.
FrogToadFriends Frog and Toad are Friends – From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other–just as best friends should be.
FrogToadTogether Frog and Toad Together – Frog and Toad are best friends — they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog’s garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are scared, they are brave together.
AwayLake Gone Away Lake – Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.
GooneyBird Gooney Bird Greene – A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.
HomerPrice Homer Price – Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.
IvyBean Ivy & Bean – When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.
JamesPeach James and the Giant Peach – A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
JudyMoody Judy Moody – Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
JunieBus Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus – In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.
MercyRescue Mercy Watson to the Rescue – After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
MouseMotorcycle The Mouse and the Motorcycle – A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
MrPopper Mr. Popper’s Penguins – The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
PiggleWiggle Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children’s diseases as Won’t-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.
SarahPlain Sarah, Plain and Tall – The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Saturdays The Saturdays – Four New York City siblings decide to pool their resources so that each can do a special thing on the Saturday that is his turn to receive the combined allowance.
SophieAwesome Sophie the Awesome – Sophie feels average, but wants to stand out from the crowd, so she changes her name to Sophie the Awesome and tries to find something to prove she is awesome.
TrumpetSwan The Trumpet of the Swan – Knowing how to read and write is not enough for Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter Swan; his determination to learn to play a stolen trumpet takes him far from his wilderness home.
WaterHorse The Water Horse – In 1930, on the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.
Humphrey The World According to Humphrey – Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.

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Read Right Now! BEARS

When a sandwich goes missing from someone’s lunch, a dog tells how a bear wandered out of the woods, got lost in the city, got hungry and ate a sandwich before returning home. Riiiiiight! Your child will enjoy this silly explanation for the missing sandwich from a very guilty dog! This one is a  Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee, 2017-2018, K-3. You can listen to it online right now! Listed below are even more stories, activities and printables about bears.

FREE Online eBooks about Bears:

Berenstain Bears Go Fly a KiteBerenstain Bears Soccer StarBerenstain Bears To the RescuePolar Bears RockTales From Winnie the Pooh 150

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eBooks:

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A Bear and His BoyA Pocket for CorduroyA Visitor for BearBaby Bear Baby Bear What Do You SeeBig Bear HugBlueberries for SalCorduroyGoldi Rocks and the Three BearsPolar Bear Polar Bear What Do You See?I Want My Hat BackPaddington Sets Sail

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Read Right Now! FARM

Farmer DuckPoor Farmer Duck! He is wiped out from having to do all the work for a lazy farmer. No need to worry, the farmyard animals have the duck’s back and come up with a plan to rescue him from his endless chores and to teach that farmer a lesson! Loyalty is sweet! This story is a funny rural twist on the old favorite, The Little Red Hen.

Listed below are online activities and even MORE farm books – eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

FREE Online eBooks:

MaisyMorningFresh From the FarmFarm Tractors at Work

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Printables, Crafts & More:

Farm TracerH Horse TracerI Love the Farm Mini Bookfarm_animal_booklet_handwriting

eBooks:

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BooCowChickenBigChicksStepCluckyHenCowsCakeFarmDogHurryHurryLlamaLambMooMooOldMacEmberJollyBarnyardLittleLambToughChicksSilverstreetFarm

eAudiobooks:

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Thump Quack MooGiggleQuackTroubleChickens

Printed Books:

Amelia Bedelia's First Field TripAn Edible AlphabetBiscuit's Day at the FarmFarm AnimalsFarmFarms Around the WorldGoing to a FarmOld Macdonald Had Her FarmOn the Farm at the MarketOtisOur FarmShapes on the Farm

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Read Right Now: ROBOTS

The Bot That Scott BuiltIn The Bot That Scott Built, Scott discovers the dangers of unleashing his artificially intelligent creation in his classroom. The bot seems set on destruction until Scott can tweak the bot’s settings and put things right. Told in a similar fashion as the traditional rhyming story, The House That Jack Built,  follow along as the cumulative mess is reversed one step at a time until order prevails again.

Do you have a little engineer like Scott? Have fun together watching the video read aloud Robot Rumpus read by Ross Collins. Listed below are even MORE robot eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.

FREE Video Read Aloud:

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Printables, Crafts & More:

My Robot's Name Is Tracertracing alphabet


eBooks:

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Boy + BotRobot KittiesThree Little Aliens and the Big Bad RobotDoug UnpluggedDoug Unplugged on the FarmRobot Go BotRobots, Robots Everywhere!The Bear Scouts and the Run-Amuck RobotThe Wild Robot

Print Books:

Robot DreamsGo Otto GoRabbit and RobotThe Adventures of BB8Beep Beep Go to SleepLittle RobotNanobotsNorton and AlphaPower Down Little RobotRaybotRobo PeteRobot SmashSpare PartsStar Wars ABC C3POI Am a DroidTrainbotsBitty BotBlip

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Read Right Now! EAT DESSERT FIRST!

Go ahead, spoil their dinner! Here are some stories for your sweet little foodie starring cookies, cakes, candy, doughnuts and more. Start the day with this story about the power of pie. In Enemy Pie, a little boy hopes that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy. Instead, it helps him make a new friend. Read to you by Camryn Manheim. More stories follow that will keep them coming back for seconds. “Read it again!” sounds pretty sweet!

More FREE Online Reading:

Maisy Makes GingerbreadThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread BabyViolet Counts Cookies

Printables, Crafts & More:


eBooks:

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Bunny CakesCandy 1 to 20Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream ShopFlat Stanley and the Very Big CookieFroggy Bakes a CakeThe Biggest Cookie in the WorldThe Donut ChefThe Gingerbread Boy

eAudio:

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Amelia Bedelia Takes the CakeSplat the Cat Ice Scream for Ice CreamSplat the Cat Takes the CakeThe Duckling Gets a Cookie

eVideo:

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Arnie the Doughnut

Books:

Ella Takes the CakeHow to Make a Cherry Pie and See the USAtea-cakes-for-toshIf You Give a Cat a CupcakeIf You Give a Dog a DonutIf You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a BrowniePete the Cat and the Missing CupcakesThe Cookie FiascoThe Story of the DoughnutAmelia Bedelia's First Apple PieApple Pie ABCIce Cream Grow Your Own IngredientsThe Apple Pie That Papa BakedOlivia Sells CookiesA Piece of CakeFive Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday CakeSo You Want to Grow a Pie

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