Read-Aloud Tuesday: Oct 21, 2014

Welcome to Read-Aloud Tuesday!  It’s my third year of reading aloud in my son’s Montessori classroom (ages 3-6), and the second year of blogging about the books we share together.


Today is Read for the Record, where thousands of kids across the country are reading the same book!  We read three titles before the 2014 #readfortherecord book, Rosemary Wells’s Bunny Cakes.


Today is Monday by Eric Carle

A picture book?  A song?  Either way, Carle’s iconic illustrations bring joy and life to a sing-along story that highlights the days of the week.  By the end of the story, almost every child was chiming in.  Share with ages 2-7.


Rex Wrecks It by Ben Clanton

Gizmo, Sprinkles and Wild love to build and create.  But watch out – Rex loves to wreck their creative works!  How can the three friends tackle their problem?  Perfectly paced and illustrated for the younger crowd, this energetic story of including others and teamwork was a huge hit.  Rex, we’d love to see you again!  Share with ages 3-7.


Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

A favorite from last year.  With fall settling in and the leaves changing, this interactive story looks at one tree’s changes throughout the seasons as the audience taps, pats, blows, and claps to bring about growth and transformation.  A beautiful book to spark discussion of seasons and evergreen vs deciduous trees.  Share with ages 2+.


Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

It’s Grandma’s birthday, and older sister Ruby is making a cake with raspberry fluff frosting.  Max wants to help, going to the store to get Ruby’s list of ingredients.  There’s just one thing: Max wants to add red-hot marshmallow squirters to his birthday offering, an earthworm cake…but the grocer can’t read his scribble-writing.  What’s a bunny to do?  Creative and engaging, Max and Ruby’s tales never go out of style.  The solution to Max’s problem – drawing the red-hot marshmallow squirters – was reasoned by clever students during the story.  Share with ages 2-6.

Next week, the students get to find out how many other kids listened to this same story!  Big thanks to Issuu for the free online copy of Bunny Cakes, only available 10-21-14.

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