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Favorite Read-Alouds From the Pros

By ILA Staff
 | Feb 23, 2016

The ILA Google Hangout on Air highlighted the benefits of and strategies for reading aloud in the classroom. Our guests also talked about some of their favorite books for using in the classroom. Use this list to beef up your classroom library.

From Jennifer Estrada, program development and management, LitWorld:

The Gift of NothingThe Gift of Nothing
By Patrick McDonnell (2005)

Giraffes Can’t Dance
By Giles Andreae (1999)

Roxaboxen
By Alice McLerran (1991)

Miss Rumphius
By Barbara Cooney (1982)

The Dot
By Peter H. Reynolds (2003)

Ish
By Peter H. Reynolds (2004)

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
By Dan Santat (2014)

Exclamation Mark
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal (2013)

Whoever You Are
By Mem Fox (1997)

Harry Potter series
By J.K. Rowling (1997)

From Steven Layne, author and professor of literacy education, Judson University in Illinois:

the magic hatThe Magic Hat 
By Mem Fox (2002)

My Little Sister Ate One Hare 
By Bill Grossman (1998)

Love the Baby 
By Steven Layne (2007)

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey 
By Maira Kalman (2002)

Donuthead
By Sue Stauffacher (2003)

Bridge to Terabithia
By Katherine Paterson (1977)

On My Honor 
By Marion Dane Bauer (1986)

Because of Winn Dixie
By Kate DiCamillo (2000)

Stand Tall
By Joan Bauer (2002)

This Side of Paradise
Steven Layne (2001)

Almost Famous
Joan Bauer (2012)

Harris and Me 
By Gary Paulsen (1993)

Unwind
By Neal Shusterman (2007)

The Shadow Club
By Neal Shusterman (2002)

The Rules of Survival
By Nancy Werlin (2006)

Stargirl
By Jerry Spinelli (2000)

Counterfeit Son
By Elaine Alphin (2000)

Whale Talk
By Chris Crutcher (2001)

From Pernille Ripp, classroom teacher and founder, Global Read Aloud:

crenshawCrenshaw
By Katherine Applegate (2015)

The One and Only Ivan
By Katherine Applegate (2012)

One for the Murphys
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt (2013)

Fish In A Tree
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt (2015)

Coraline
By Neil Gaiman (2002)

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
By Liesl Shurtliff (2014)

Circus Mirandus
By Cassie Beasley (2015)

Orbiting Jupiter
By Gary D. Schmidt (2015)

All American Boys
By Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (2015)

Fish
By L.S. Matthews (2003)

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
By Meg Medina (2013)

Weekends with Max and His Dad
By Linda Urban (2016)

The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander (2014)

Pax
By Sara Pennypacker (2016)

Raymie Nightingale
By Kate DiCamillo (2016)

The Nest
By Kenneth Oppel (2015)

The Thing About Jellyfish
By Ali Benjamin (2015)

Night Vision
By Ella West (2014)

House Arrest
By K.A. Holt (2015)

 

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