Reading aloud plays a major role in a child’s life as he or she is learning to read- especially if he or she is struggling to learn to read!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how often to read aloud
  • how much to prioritize it
  • and which books are best for struggling readers

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Episode 13
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

FROM SARAH

When a child asks the zoo for a pet, they keep sending animals, but none of them seem just right. Well, maybe until the end? Kids love lifting the flaps to reveal the animals!

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Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent—a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet?

With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of favorite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child’s bookshelf.

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Good Night, Gorilla

Good Night, Gorilla

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Follow the zoo’s night watchman as he tucks in all the animals for the night. But, uh-oh...did that gorilla just nab his keys?

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It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin?

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My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

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When Sam leaves his family’s New York City apartment, he travels all the way to the Catskill Mountains where he survives in a hollowed-out tree, and finds independence and freedom.

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Press Here

Press Here

Pressing in the dot is the start of a journey. Interactive reading at its best!

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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad

Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad

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A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice.

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Hank Finds an Egg

Hank Finds an Egg

**Description from Amazon: While walking through the woods, Hank finds an egg all alone on the forest floor. Spotting its home high up in a tree, Hank diligently tries to return the egg to its nest, but is met with failure each time. After keeping the egg warm overnight, he returns to the scene the next morning. To his surpri...

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Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book

Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book

**Description from Amazon: It's Waddle! And it's in color. And boy, is it irresistible. In the same way that kids can't read Gallop! without wanting to gallop around the room, Waddle!, an animals-in-motion Scanimation book, will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping, and scampering. And did we mention color? Created by the opti...

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Can You Make a Scary Face?

Can You Make a Scary Face?

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**Description from Amazon: What kind of a face would you make if a tickly green bug were sitting on your nose? Or if it were—eek!—inside your shirt? Could you make a scary face to frighten it away? Or, even better, stand up and do the chicken dance? Yes? Then better get to it! This exuberant, interactive picture book star...

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Flora and the Flamingo (Flora and Her Feathered Friends Books, Baby Books for Girls, Baby Girl Book, Picture Book for Toddlers)

Flora and the Flamingo (Flora and Her Feathered Friends Books, Baby Books for Girls, Baby Girl Book, Picture Book for Toddlers)

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**Description from Amazon: In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harm...

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Stalking The Wild Asparagus

Stalking The Wild Asparagus

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**Description from Amazon: Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of “living off the land.” He sought out wild plants all over North America and made them into delicious dishes. His book includes recipes for vegetable and casserole dishes, breads,...

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Baby Island

Baby Island

**Description from Amazon: When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. They're not the only survivors; with them are four babies. Immediately the sisters set out to make the island a home for themselves and the little ones. A classic tale of courage and dedication from a N...

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