Sunday, July 3, 2011

Read Alouds for Fall

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I love love love children's books.  I have a whole room in my apartment filled with them! You can imagine how excited I was to find a linky party about what else...children's books! Learning with Mrs. Parker is having a linky party about read alouds for fall and back to school.  Here are some of the books I like to read aloud in the fall:
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This is a great book about being yourself and standing up to bullies.  My students love the pictures in this one!

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This is a classic and one of the first chapter books I read aloud to my 4th graders.  They think Fudge is funny and they can relate to some of the issues Peter goes through- dealing with siblings, working on school projects, and being a 4th grader!

Product DetailsI like to read this book at the start of the year as well.  It is about a classroom hamster and his observations.  He has a very fun personality and helps out his classmates!

It'S Back To School We Go!

I like to read this book over several days during the first week of school.  It features children from all over the world and tells about their daily life including how they are educated.  My kids enjoy hearing about how different these characters are from them.  It is also a good way to introduce Venn Diagrams.

Product DetailsThe last book I am including is one that my uncle gave me when I was a little girl.  I love the play on words in this book! My kids like the sidebar pictures that go along with the story.  Agatha gets a new feather bed but has some trouble when some geese show up and want their feathers back!


  1. It's Back to School We Go sounds like an awesome book! I love books that cover other cultures and draw comparisons to our own. I think it's so important to expose students to these kinds of things! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely have to check that book out this summer!

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  2. Thanks for linking up. I'm glad you didn't think it was just for "younger" aged kids. I love seeing what upper grade teachers read since I usually don't read much in that age group. The Word According to Humphrey looks great. I have a niece and nephew who might like that. I am now a follower.

  3. Lovely read-aloud recommendations! They all are soooooo tempting...

    Thanks for the tips - I'm always on the look for great read alouds for my twins.

    Read Aloud Dad

  4. I also read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing with my fourth graders. I see that you use it as a read-aloud. Do the students also have copies? Do you teach any skilss with the book? Just curious exactly how you use, maybe we can share ideas or even have our classes Skype and read a selection to one another.

  5. I'm so glad you included Back to School We Go! What a fantastic find!!

    Third Grade Bookworm

  6. Thanks! These look like some good ones for me to check out!

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is one of my students' favorites! I usually read it to end the 3rd grade school year. It is good for that time of year, too, because it is so "light."


  7. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is another hilarious read aloud that you might want to check out - I laugh out loud every time we read it!

    Here a link to my list of our other favorites Books that Teach:


  8. Love your choices v- most I haven't read but I will be putting them on my list for reading this summer!
    Thanks for the great ideas!