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Fun and Interactive Stories to Read Aloud


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Recommended by Kristen, a programming specialist in our Children's Library

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle
1049455.jpg This is the story of a very small and very hungry caterpillar. He eats food all through the days of the week and grows from a small egg to a beautiful butterfly. Children have fun repeating the phrase "But he was still hungry!"

The Three Little Pigs

by James Marshall
1078536.jpg Three little pigs leave home to seek their fortunes and have to deal with a threatening wolf. Children have fun helping the wolf blow the houses down.

Old Black Fly

by Jim Aylesworth
1329356.jpg Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be. Children have fun repeating the phrase "Shoo fly, shoo!"

Caps for Sale

by Esphyr Slobodkina
1009517.jpg A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree. Children have fun repeating the monkey's actions.

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

by Eileen Christelow
1076158.jpg This is a counting book in which the little monkeys jump on the bed only to fall off and bump their heads one by one. Children have fun repeating the phrase "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"