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Once Upon a Story - 50 Great Reads for Kids

Reading aloud to your child is one of the most important things you can do to help build their brain and your family bond. Reading aloud books that are above your child’s own reading level provides new experiences and helps expand their vocabulary.So... cuddle up together with some great books!


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alligator Pie

Bob and Otto

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Cat in the Hat

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom



Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Goodnight Moon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

How To Catch a Star

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Imagine a Day

Interrupting Chicken

It’s A Book

Jillian Jiggs

Knuffle Bunny


No, David!

Not a Box

Pat the Bunny

Pete the Cat

Purple, Green and Yellow

Scaredy Squirrel


Stone Soup

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

The Giving Tree

The Grouchy Ladybug

The Kissing Hand

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Red Hen

The Mitten

The Napping House

The Rainbow Fish

The Runaway Bunny

The Snowy Day

The Three Questions

The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Wheels on the Bus

Today I Feel Silly

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Where’s My Teddy?

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Wild Things Are

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