January 29, 2021 | Michelle
Created by the nonprofit organization, LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day has been going strong in over 173 countries and is in its 12th year. Scholastic provides some great resources for you to use to participate. Also, enjoy their list of all the books selected for World Read Aloud Day 2021. We have many of them, so be sure to come check one (or 20) out! If you do participate, be sure to use the hashtag #WorldReadAloudDay or #WRADChallenge. Happy Reading!
Malika loves her new red shoes and wears them everywhere, but eventually she outgrows them, and her grandmother takes them to a second-hand shop--where they will become a special present for Amina (who fasted half the month of Ramadan) in Africa, who will enjoy her special red shoes every bit as much as Malika did.
If you could have any ocean animal's superpower, whose would you choose? If you could shapeshift like a giant Pacific octopus, you could squeeze through even the smallest gaps. If you could snap your claws like a coconut crab, you could slice through sheets of metal. An awesome book of ocean animal superpowers!
A plucky Chicken Little who is not afraid of anything suffers momentary panic when bonked on the head before the entire barnyard becomes convinced that the sky is falling, challenging Chicken Little to calm everyone with facts and reason.
Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.
A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.
Fuzzball is queen of her home, where her "subjects" do her bidding and make sure she is groomed, fed, and entertained, calling her name "nooo Fuzzball" all day long--but one day they leave the house, and when they do not return promptly Fuzzball starts to worry, and finally, in a panic, she resolves to be a more benevolent queen, and maybe redecorate the house to show her feline approval of her staff.
In this adaptation of the Little Red Hen fable, Ruby wants to build a fort, but her three brothers refuse to help, so when the fort is finished Ruby will not let them join her-- until the boys come up with a few embellishments for the fort, like a mailbox, a garden, and a fresh coat of paint.
Li'l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence.
When just before Halloween, Lucely Luna and her friend Syd accidentally awaken evil spirits, who proceed to wreak havoc throughout St. Augustine, they are forced to enlist the help of Babette, Syd's witch grandmother, and her overweight cat, Chunk, to defeat the demons and save the city.