Books and Passages

K-4 Read Aloud Book List

Book Grade Concept
100th Day Worries 1 Plot
14 Cows for America 4
A Chair for My Mother 2 Sequence
A First Look at Animals: On the Farm 1 Genre Studies
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart K Genre Studies
A Picture Book of Anne Frank 4 Genre
A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin 1 Genre Studies
A Picture Book of George Washington K Genre Studies
A Picture Book of Helen Keller 1 Fact and Opinion
A Picture Book of Sacagawea 1 Genre Studies
A Wonder Book: Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology 4
Aesop's Fables 2 Theme
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 1 Drawing Conclusions
All About Cats and Kittens K Genre Studies
Allie's Basketball Dream 3 Genre
Alligators and Crocodiles 3 Compare and Contrast
Amazing Gorillas! K Main Idea
Amazing Tigers! K Main Idea
Amazing Whales! K Main Idea
Animal Hearing 1 Main Idea
Animal Homes 3 Classify and Categorize
Animal Sight 1 Main Idea
Animal Smell K Fact and Opinion
Animal Taste K Explicit Information
Animal Touch K Fact and Opinion
Animals of the Sea and Shore 3 Classify and Categorize
Animals That Hibernate 4 Classify and Categorize
Apples 2 Author's Purpose
Are You My Mother? K Pronoun Reference
Bat Loves the Night 1
Bats K Genre Studies
Bigmama's 2 Setting
Boundless Grace 3 Theme
Bringing Down the Moon K Plot
Burnt Toast on Davenport Street 3 Compare and Contrast
Chicken Sunday 3 Point of View
Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia 2 Genre
Chinese Children's Favorite Stories 3 Theme
Chrysanthemum 1 Classify and Categorize
Cinder Edna 2 Compare and Contrast
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type K Genre
Colonial Life 3 Compare and Contrast
Come On, Rain! 1
Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy 3 Genre
Dandelions (Early Bird Nature Books) 1 Fact and Opinion
Dandelions: Stars in the Grass 1 Fact and Opinion
David Gets in Trouble 1 Character
David Goes To School 1 Character
Deserts (A True Book-Ecosystems) 2 Explicit Information
Digging Up Dinosaurs K
Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis 2 Plot
Don't Forget to Come Back 1 Plot
Endangered Animals 3 Classify and Categorize
Even More Short and Shivery: Thirty Spine-tingling Tales 4 Setting
Farm Animals K Main Idea
Filipino Children's Favorite Stories 4 Theme
Fireflies 2
First Day Jitters 1 Compare and Contrast
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll 1
Freckle Juice 3 Explicit Information
Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself 3
Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships 1
Froggy Goes to School 1 Genre
Frogs 1 Explicit Information
From Head to Toe K Vocabulary in Context
Gaspard at the Seashore K Setting
Giant Pandas K Genre Studies
Go, Dog. Go! K Genre
Goldilocks and the Three Bears 1 Genre Studies
Good-Night, Owl! K
Great Black Heroes: Five Bold Freedom Fighters 3 Point of View
Groundhog Stays Up Late 1 Plot
Growing Vegetable Soup K Vocabulary in Context
Hansel and Gretel 4 Character
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs K
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez 4
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures K Sequence
Hi New Baby! 3 Character
How My Parents Learned to Eat 3 Plot
I Can't Get My Turtle To Move 1 Drawing Conclusions
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato 1 Drawing Conclusions
I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs and Other Questions About Creepy Crawlies 1 Genre Studies
I'm Not Going to Chase the Cat Today K Sequence
If You Give a Moose a Muffin 1 Cause and Effect
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 1 Cause and Effect
If You Hopped Like a Frog 3 Figurative Language
In a Pickle and Other Funny Idioms 4 Figurative Language
In the Swim 1 Genre Studies
In the Wild: Leopards K Main Idea
Indian Children's Favourite Stories 4 Theme
Insectlopedia 1 Genre Studies
Ira Says Goodbye 2 Drawing Conclusions
Ira Sleeps Over 2 Drawing Conclusions
Jamaica's Find K Character
John's Secret Dreams 4
Julius, the Baby of the World 2 Drawing Conclusions
Kitten's First Full Moon 1 Sequence
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale K Setting
Ladybugs K Main Idea
Let's Make a Cake K Genre Studies
Let's Make Pizza K Genre Studies
Let's Make Tacos K Genre Studies
Let's Read About…Rosa Parks 1 Genre Studies
Life Cycle of a Frog 1 Genre
Lilly's Big Day 2 Character
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 2 Character
Lily and the Wooden Bowl 4 Plot
Little Bear, You're a Star! 1 Genre Studies
Little Red Riding Hood K Genre Studies
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China 3
Long Ago and Today K Compare and Contrast
Look! Snow! K Setting
Lost! K Character
Marvin and the Meanest Girl 4 Predicting
Meet Addy: An American Girl 4 Genre
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain 1
Molly's Pilgrim 3 Drawing Conclusions
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 2
More Parts 2 Figurative Language
Moses Goes to a Concert K
Mr. George Baker 3 Character
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters 3 Theme
My Apron 1 Sequence
My Big Animal Book K Classify and Categorize
My Big Truck Book K Classify and Categorize
My Big World Book K Classify and Categorize
My Dad 1 Figurative Language
My Red Balloon K Plot
Naturally Wild Musicians: The Wondrous World of Animal Song 4
Nature's Food Chains: What Polar Animals Eat 1 Genre
No Roses for Harry! 1 Predicting
No, David! 1 Character
Officer Buckle and Gloria 2
Old MacDonald Had a Farm K Figurative Language
Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf 4
Olivia… and the Missing Toy K Plot
Once in a Blue Moon 2 Figurative Language
Owl Moon K
Pandora's Box 1 Genre Studies
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story 3
Paul Bunyan K Genre Studies
Pecos Bill K Genre Studies
Penguins 2 Fact and Opinion
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story 1
Pink and Say 4 Cause and Effect
Pinky and Rex and the Perfect Pumpkin 2 Main Idea
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes 4 Voice
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 3 Fact and Opinion
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf 1 Vocabulary in Context
Reptiles 3 Explicit Information
Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay 4 Figurative Language
Ruby's Wish 3 Plot
Rumpelstiltskin 1 Genre Studies
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett K Genre Studies
See How they Grow: Calf K Genre
Sheila Rae, the Brave K Character
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building 2
Snow White K Genre Studies
Snowflake Bentley 3
Sojourner Truth 4 Theme
Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One 3 Predicting
Splish! Splash! Animal Baths 2 Classify and Categorize
Spooky ABC 3 Voice
Squanto's Journey 4 Classify and Categorize
Stargazers 1 Genre Studies
Stellaluna 1 Explicit Information
Stone Soup 2
Streganona Meets Her Match 2 Plot
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt 4 Plot
Tell Me a Story, Mama 4 Sequence
The Adventures of Taxi Dog 2 Author's Purpose
The Art of Miss Chew 3
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 3
The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down 1 Setting
The Doorbell Rang 2 Predicting
The Dot 1
The Empty Pot 2
The Frog Prince K Genre Studies
The Golden Flower 1 Genre Studies
The Great Migration: Journey to the North 4
The Grouchy Ladybug K Predicting
The Gunniwolf 1 Cause and Effect
The Honeybee Man 2
The Legend of Old Befana 1 Genre Studies
The Legend of the Bluebonnet 1 Genre Studies
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush 1 Genre Studies
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth 3
The Life Cycle of a Beetle 3 Vocabulary in Context
The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin 2 Vocabulary in Context
The Little House 2
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families 4
The Meanest Thing to Say 1 Setting
The Mitten 2 Vocabulary in Context
The Mitten Tree 2 Sequence
The Moon Over Star 2
The Planets 3 Cause and Effect
The Popcorn Book K Genre Studies
The Pumpkin Book K Genre Studies
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children 4 Voice
The Runaway Tortilla 2 Figurative Language
The Seven Chinese Brothers 3 Plot
The Shark: Silent Hunter 2 Main Idea
The Snowy Day K
The Stories Huey Tells 2 Explicit Information
The Stories Julian Tells 2 Setting
The Story of Noodles 3 Plot
The Story of Ruby Bridges K Genre Studies
The Three Brothers: A German Folktale 4 Setting
The Three Little Pigs 1 Genre Studies
The Tiny Seed (Big Book) 1 Vocabulary in Context
The Treasure 1
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 3
The Very Busy Spider K Predicting
The Very Hungry Caterpillar K Sequence
The Wedding 1 Main Idea
Time for Kids: Butterflies! 3 Fact and Opinion
To Be a Kid K
Toot and Puddle 1 Compare and Contrast
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady and Other Stories 3 Setting
Two Bad Ants 2 Predicting
Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folk Tale 3 Cause and Effect
We are All Alike . . . We are All Different 1 Classify and Categorize
Wemberly Worried 1 Main Idea
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? 3
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins 1 Classify and Categorize
When Charlie McButton Lost Power 2 Plot
When I Grow Up... 3 Cause and Effect
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson 4
Where Do Polar Bears Live? K
Where the Sidewalk Ends 3 Voice
Where the Wild Things Are 3 Point of View
White Socks Only 3 Point of View
Whoever You Are K
Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story 2 Cause and Effect
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale 4 Cause and Effect
Willow 1
Your Pet Dog K Genre
Zathura 3 Genre
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin K