Author & illustrator, Alison Paul’s Favorite Read-Aloud Books

[ 1 ] August 2, 2010 |

I always welcome new book recommendations for storytime. Alison Paul’s Favorite Read-Aloud Books, listed below, include some of my favorites.

Alison Paul, author & illustrator of The Crow: A Not So Scary Story and her new book Sunday Love, will read her books and from a list of her very favorite read-aloud books at Kidoinfo Providence Storytime, Tuesday August 3rd at 10 AM.

BATS AT THE LIBRARY by Brian Lies, 2008 (Reviewed on Kidoinfo)
I great one for book lovers! It is written in beautiful sing-songy prose, not too long, good for all ages.

DONT LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! by Mo Willems, 2003
[Won a Caldecott Honor]
Simple and so funny. This is a face paced book, that is aimed a bit younger, but even the older kids (like us : ) will think it’s funny!

ACHOO! BANG! CRASH! THE NOISY ALPHABET by Ross MacDonald, 2003
A very fun read-aloud. It goes through the alphabet onomatopoetically!

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY by Tony DiTerlizzi, 2002
[Won a Caldecott Honor]
A beautiful Black and white illustrated version of Mary Howitt’s classic poem. It is drawn like an old silent film, and it’s a little dark, but not too scary for little ones.

BLACK CAT by Christopher Myers, 1999
[A Coretta Scott King Honor Book]
Set in Harlem, this concrete poetry book highlights the everyday beauty in a city. It also elegantly dances around subject matter that is too intense for little ones.

ACTUAL SIZE by Steve Jenkins, 2004
A fun non-fiction look at the varying size of animals. It is a surprisingly quick read too, with one or two [very large or very small] animals per spread.

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES by Jon Scieska & Lane Smith, 1992
[Won a Caldecott Honor]
Last but not least is this hysterically clever take on fairy tales.
It is a collection of 10 short stories, and it could be left for the end since it is a good one to read just one or two stories out of if the kids seem antsy.

Category: books / stories, kids, preschool


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Marcia M. Fowler Marcia says:

    Alison Paul was perfect for story time with a group of young kids. She’s funny and engaging.
    It was nice hearing books read by Peter Mandel (his own books), one of which is a favorite topic in our household, Planes at the Airport.
    Thank you, Peter and Alison.

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