Favorite Read-Alouds Published in 2013 
submitted by Natalie

Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack

Can you really tell a compelling story using just pictures and two sounds? The answer is “Yes!”





Big Snow by Jonathan Bean

While under the guise of “helping” his mother to clean the house, a young boy is constantly reminded of playing in snow as he waits for a big one to arrive.





Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman must have been pretty busy writing his dreamlike novel for adults, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which was recently voted National Book of the Year in the UK. Yet somehow, he still found the time to imagine a little Panda with a tragic flaw. Terrible things happen when Chu sneezes. You can’t even begin to imagine what.





Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

Everyone gets a little cranky time to time. But when especially trying things like long lines or super-hot days pile up, they can turn otherwise sweet children into monsters!





The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

I had no idea crayons were so sensitive. Hilarious and not to be missed.





Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

Sophie’s family picks up a spaghetti squash shopping at the farmer’s market but much to her parent’s dismay, Sophie forms an attachment to their dinner.





The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Fans of Mo Willems will love this melodramatic watermelon chomping crocodile.



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