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Listen and Readalong

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Ever wished that a book could read itself out loud? Wish no more, because now you can check out Readalongs: books with built in audio! Each Readalong book has a speaker for listening out loud, as well as a port for plugging in headphones for quieter times.

Readalongs are fantastic for road trips and plane rides. Listening to a Readalong can be a way for an older sibling to entertain themselves while their younger sibling is having a bath or a diaper change. Listening to a book and following along with the printed text is also a great way for kids to build their vocabulary and oral fluency; it's much easier to recognize and sound out a word if you've heard it in context.

If you prefer a CD and book combo, we still have a lot of great bookpacks to check out. 

Search the catalog for Readalongs to see all available titles. Here are a few of our favorites.

 

The Adventures Of Beekle : The Unimaginary Friend
Santat, Dan, author, illustrator.
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle. The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet? --combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
On A Magical Do-nothing Day
Alemagna, Béatrice, author.
How Do Helicopters Work?
Boothroyd, Jennifer, 1972- author.
Including a diagram, fun facts, and colorful photographs, this book describes helicopters and how they perform. Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It's ready for listening directly from the book--no CD, no computer, no tablet.
Juneteenth For Mazie
Cooper, Floyd, author.
Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.
Call Me Tree = Llamame Arbol
Gonzalez, Maya Christina, author.
"A bilingual poetic tale that follows one child/tree from the depths of Mami/Earth to the heights of the sky, telling a story about being free to grow and be who we are meant to be and honoring our relationship with the natural world"-- Provided by publisher.
Red : A Crayon's Story
Hall, Michael, 1954- author, illustrator.
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times-bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange.
Imagine
Herrera, Juan Felipe, author.
"When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this place in life."--Jacket.
Dolphins
Herriges, Ann, author.
Simple text and photographs introduce beginning readers to dolphins. Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It's ready for listening directly from the book--no CD, no computer, no tablet.
From Wax To Crayon
Nelson, Robin, 1971-
This book describes how crayons are made, from melting clear wax into a liquid to hauling cartons of crayons to stores. Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It's ready for listening directly from the book--no CD, no computer, no tablet.
Hey Black Child
Perkins, Useni Eugene, author.
Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are? Do you know you can be, What you want to be, If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.
A Different Pond
Phi, Bao, 1975- author.
"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.
Stardines Swim High Across The Sky : And Other Poems
Prelutsky, Jack, author.
Sixteen extraordinary imagined creatures inhabit the pages of this unique, inspired, humorous picture book ideal for sharing together, and for reading again and again. Jack Prelutsky reinvents many familiar and beloved animals by combining inanimate objects with them (so, for example, a pair of pants and an anteater become a panteater). Carin Berger's illustrations are showstoppers. Her shadow boxes and dioramas utilize vintage type, ephemera, and such elements as ribbon, cards, buttons, and wood and bring the animals to life. Read it aloud, read it together: this is a catalog of effervescent silliness and will undoubtedly inspire young poets and artists alike.
Diggers
Zobel, Derek, 1983- author.
Simple text and photographs introduce the parts and uses of diggers. Each audio-enabled VOX Book has an audio reader with complete narration permanently attached inside the front cover. It's ready for listening directly from the book--no CD, no computer, no tablet.

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