The Best Read Alouds for 2-5 Year Olds

The Great Caper Caper: Volume 5 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454943631
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Published: Union Square Kids - November 15th, 2022

In the fifth adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends find their home covered in darkness and embark on a Las Veggies heist--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

An Eisner Award Nominee! A Pura Belpré Award Honor Book!


How to Send a Hug By Hayley Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hayley Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316306928
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 15th, 2022

Learn how to send a hug to someone you love today! This heartfelt story shows readers the incredible impact writing and receiving handwritten letters can have on yourself and others.

How will you know your hug arrived safely?
Because when you send a hug,
You just might get one in return

 
Artie loves giving hugs.


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781454946236
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Published: Union Square Kids - July 26th, 2022

A thoroughly delicious rhyming story about the funniest food fight ever--perfect for fans of The Food Group series--now in paperback edition.


¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal! A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book!


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536227796
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.


Mission Defrostable: Volume 3 (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #3) By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454928119
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 25th, 2018

In the third adventure of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series, our delectable rhyming friends race against time to save their fridge--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.


Randy Riley's Really Big Hit By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763687748
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Published: Candlewick - March 22nd, 2016

“With all the bases covered — musical text, entertaining artwork, and surefire subject matter — this title bats 1,000 for group or lapsit read-alouds.” — School Library Journal


My Butt Is So Noisy! By Dawn McMillan, Ross Kinnaird Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780486847313
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Published: Dover Publications - January 13th, 2021

Everyone's favorite character from the bestselling I Need a New Butt and I Broke My Butt is back with a new problem -- his butt is too noisy The latest and loudest sequel follows our hero's hilarious adventures caused by the hooting and tooting, humming and strumming, and clicking and ticking of a bothersome backside. Can the noises be put to good use?


Room on the Broom By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142501122
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Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2003

This fun family read-aloud is the perfect way to start Halloween celebrations and an ideal gift book. A sweet story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo!


Meowsterpieces: A Cat's Guide to Art . . . And Life! By Jenn Bailey, Nyangsongi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jenn Bailey, Nyangsongi (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419760518
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Published: Magic Cat - September 27th, 2022

Join Mama Cat and her playful kittens as they take inspiration from some of the world’s great masterpieces to learn the art of being a cat in author Jenn Bailey and illustrator Nyangsongi’s picture book Meowsterpieces.
 
Discover how to be adored in The Birth of Venus by Boticelli; learn how to be brave in Hokusai’s Under the Wave o


Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse (A Llama Book #2) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250222855
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

In the hilarious follow-up to Llama Destroys the World, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox give Llama another shot at saving the world…from himself, in Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse.

Llama’s back and ready to destroy the world AGAIN… this time with his best camelid, Alpaca!


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536227796
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.


The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338673845
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Published: Orchard Books - October 18th, 2022

Instant New York Times bestseller!

The MOMENTOUS debut of a groundbreaking Fairy Tale series -- a brilliantly crafted, hilarious twist on this beloved classic, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, from renowned, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling duo and picture book pioneers Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen!

Once there was a bridge


Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse (A Llama Book #2) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250222855
Availability: Not in the store. We can order it and should have it in store in 3-5 business days.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

In the hilarious follow-up to Llama Destroys the World, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox give Llama another shot at saving the world…from himself, in Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse.

Llama’s back and ready to destroy the world AGAIN… this time with his best camelid, Alpaca!


I Want My Hat Back (The Hat Trilogy) By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!

A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Volume 1 By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454914044
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 1st, 2015

A thoroughly delicious rhyming story about the funniest food fight ever--perfect for fans of The Food Group series.

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship--until they discover that there's only one drop of maple syrup left The race is ON Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini.


Attack of the Underwear Dragon By Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Rothman, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593119891
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Published: Random House Studio - October 6th, 2020

Brave knights, fire-breathing dragons, and underwear – in this comical picture book, one young knight takes on a mighty dragon to save the kingdom. With playful illustrations from the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of The Bad Seed!


This Book Is Not a Present By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593462362
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 18th, 2022

A hilarious picture book companion to I Don't Want to Read This Book by actor Max Greenfield.

We all know kids who carry a book everywhere they go. Kids who can't stop reading, even if it's long after bedtime. Kids who love nothing more than sitting quietly in the corner, turning page after page...
 


Go, Sled! Go! By James Yang, James Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Yang, James Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593404799
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2022

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner James Yang hops on a speeding sled with this hilarious and helpful easy-to-read picture book, perfect for beginning readers!

Go, sled, go!
What could be more exciting than a thrilling sled ride?
Maybe when a few unexpected creatures join the adventure?


Horton Hears a Who! (Classic Seuss) By Dr. Seuss Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780394800783
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers -

Choose kindness with Horton the elephant and the Whos of Who-ville in Dr. Seuss's classic picture book about caring for others that makes it a perfect gift!

A person's a person, no matter how small.


Don't Worry, Little Crab By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536211191
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

From the award-winning creator of Shh! We Have a Plan comes a vibrantly colorful story about mustering the courage to try something new.


Escargot By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 11th, 2017

Say Bonjour! to the first picture book in the bestselling Escargot series about a cute French snail and his laugh-out-loud adventures.


Animals Brag about Their Bottoms By Maki Sato, Brian Bergstrom (Translator) Cover Image
By Maki Sato, Brian Bergstrom (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771647106
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 29th, 2020

For fans of Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops and Matthew Van Fleet's Tails, this cheeky, whimsical picture book for ages 3-7 inspires self-love and body positivity, plus a whole lot of laughter and fun


Another Book about Bears By Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Bunting, Philip Bunting (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781684640843
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Published: Kane/Miller Book Publishers - June 1st, 2020

Bears are tired. Sick and tired. And just when they are in the middle of something really good - like sleeping, snoozing or napping - too many storybooks mean they have to stop what they are doing, that is, sleeping, and get up and be part of a story. Every story. Well, the bears have had enough. They are going on strike. But who could take their place?


Eat Your Peas, Julius!: Even Caesar Must Clean His Plate By Shirin Yim Bridges, Fiona Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shirin Yim Bridges, Fiona Lee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781951836481
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Published: Cameron Kids - August 16th, 2022

A picture book from award-winning author Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrator Fiona Lee, Eat Your Peas, Julius! is a rhyming romp through dinner as the future leader of the Roman Republic learns to eat a balanced meal and finish everything on his plate.
 
It’s time for little Julius, who will grow up to become the most powerful person in ancient Rome, to put on h


Llama Destroys the World (A Llama Book #1) By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250303172
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 7th, 2019

Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you.

He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins.

On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats.
On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips.


Maybe... By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536220247
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Published: Candlewick - September 2nd, 2021

A trio of misbehaving, mango-loving monkeys have a close call as the creator of Don’t Worry, Little Crab gives readers a taste of vicarious mischief.


Poultrygeist By Eric Geron, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Geron, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536210507
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Published: Candlewick - August 10th, 2021

From a debut picture-book author and a #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator, a wry take on "Why did the chicken cross the road?” that gives a whole new meaning to “the Other Side.” Cock-a-doodle-BOO!


Life With My Dragon: Five Heart-Warming Tales (Life with Dragon #1) By Didier Lévy, Fred Benaglia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780500653128
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 8th, 2022

A humorous look at what life is like with a fire-breathing dragon.