As teachers, we know that reading books aloud to our students is SO important. But sometimes, it’s hard to find quality read aloud books! I’ve gathered a list of resources to help you find new and powerful books to share with your students.
The Nerdy Book Club
The Nerdy Book Club is a blog dedicated to sharing the love of books in the classroom. It is a compilation of four authors who are upper elementary and high school teachers. Each year, they host the Nerdy Book Awards, where they reflect on the top books that were released that year. Be sure to scroll through the past few years of Nerdy Book Awards to find some great high interest picture book and novel titles!
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books has a wonderful collection of books that represent a wide range of cultures and lifestyles. There are many resources to help you add books to your library that allow all children to see themselves in the pages of a book. A wonderful resource for finding stories for kids.
There are so many class read-aloud suggestions on Instagram! Check out the following hashtags to find some of my favorite read out loud books:
Head over to The Colorful Apple Facebook page to find what teachers are reading in their classrooms! Every Monday, we share the books that we read with our students that day. Then, on Tuesdays, I go live to share the best read aloud picture books that I think your class will love!
Do you have a Goodreads account? I’ve always used it for keeping track of my personal books, but it’s a great way to find picture book read alouds for your class as well! Some of my favorite authors to follow are Jillian Heise, Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp.
A Free Book List
This is the best part! I curated a list of picture books for children that are wonderful for reading aloud in your classroom. Each book addresses a variety of social and emotional topics that will help guide your students.
Reading books aloud in your classroom can be such a powerful tool to engage your students in reading. Finding just the right books to share with your class can make all the difference. What are some other ways you have been able to find read aloud books?