10th annual World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) is on Friday, February 1!
Created by the nonprofit LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day highlights the profound power of reading aloud and sharing stories.
Help spread the word and encourage reading aloud at any age by sharing WRAD celebration tips (below), letting your readers know how you will celebrate, and/or publishing a round-up of your favorite read-aloud books. Join on social media using #WorldReadAloudDay.
Suggested WRAD celebration tips for your parent readers:
- Research shows that for many families, reading aloud is a highly interactive experience. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with the most fun and collaborative read-aloud ever with your family!
- Volunteer to read aloud at a local school, community center, or retirement home. Or, collaborate with your neighborhood to organize a reading event for your community that brings you all together and celebrates the power of literacy.
- Learn more and register for World Read Aloud Day 2019.
Suggestions for what to read with your kids? I have Read Aloud book lists here:
Cozy and Inviting Read Aloud Book Lists by Grade
I’ve selected three books to highlight for each list. To see the full list, please click on the link.
Best Read Aloud Books (E.B. White Award)
26 Perfect Read Alouds for Kindergarten
19 Perfect Read Alouds for 1st Grade
10 Perfect Read Alouds for 2nd Grade
10 Perfect Read Alouds for 3rd Grade
10 Perfect Read Alouds for 4th Grade
10 Perfect Read Alouds for 5th Grade
7th Grade Books from a 7th grade Girl
50+ Picture Book Lists
50 Must Read Diversity Picture Books
12 Wonderful Diversity Going To Bed Books
Best Bedtime Books to Read Aloud
Hidden (or not) Things to Spot in Famous Picture Books
Josh Funk’s Top 10 Fractured Fairy Tales
10 Books for Kids with Supportive Families
Picture Books Celebrating Imagination and Friendship
14 Picture Books to Teach Gratitude
Reading to Two Kids on My Lap Picture Books
Best Picture Books You’ve Never Heard Of
19 Picture Books That Teach Important Life Lessons
5 Picture Book Biographies to Teach Kids Perserverance
Best Multicultural Picture Books
10 Amazing Multicultural Picture Books About Helping Others
I hope these picture books inspire readers about the power of one … just one person can do amazing things!
Picture Book Biographies of Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Top 10: Starting School Picture Books
Top 10: Multicultural Starting School Picture Books
Top 10 Multicultural Board Books for Babies and Toddlers
It was surprisingly hard to find board books with diversity and inclusive themes.
Multicultural Picture Books to Sing
Best Multicultural Picture Books
These are the 2015 Notable Books for a Global Society picture books.
17 Wonderful Multicultural Picture Books About Food
My favorite way to learn about new cultures is through food. Explore with me as we read (and eat as recipes are linked) around the world!
10 Books to Help Kids Become More Responsible
Top 10: Best Picture Books for Spring and Planting a Garden
A Multicultural Round Up of Butterfly Books for Kids
Top 10 Favorite Nature Picture Books
Top 10: Strong and Capable Princess Picture Books
Picture Books that Celebrate Working Together
Top 10: Books for a Young Prince
Top 10: Moon Themed Adventure Picture Books
Martial Arts Match Up: Books with Martial Art
Best Alien Books for Kids That Build Vocabulary
Best Picture Books to Build Vocabulary
Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build
5 Picture Books Like Harold and the Purple Crayon
Great Biographies for Kids From Paula Yoo
African-American Pioneering Female Musicians
5 African Americans Who Excelled in the Arts
10 Books for Children Who Dream of Flying
Immigrating to a New Country Picture Books
5 Feel-Good Picture Books About Africa
These five books show different perspectives from the story of a young Masaii girl who wants to touch the moon to visiting family in Tanzania and The Gambia.
Ten Fabulous Folktales From Around the World
Top 10: Best World Religion Children’s Books
We are “homeschooling” world religion since we don’t go to church.
Children’s Africana Book Award
Africa Access was founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their K-12 collections on Africa.
Top 10: Best Books for Young Artists
Top 10 Multicultural Dance Picture Books for Kids
May all dancers of color be inspired to reach for their dreams with this book list.
Top 50: Best Multicultural Children’s Books
This was a great list that covered many ethnicities and is categorized by genre.
Wheelchair Books for Kids (and the future: Iron Man Exoskeletons)
Multicultural Soccer Books for Kids
View soccer as it’s played around the world through the eyes of these picture books.
10 Books to Expose Kids to a Foreign Language
8 Great Books for Kids for National Italian American Heritage Month
5 Great Books for Kids to Celebrate LGBT Month
5 Fun Interactive Picture Books
Diversity Picture Books for 4th Grade
23 Great Picture Books for 5th Grade
Diversity Picture Books for 5th Grade
Diversity Picture Books for 6th Grade
Diversity Picture Books for 7th Grade
Diversity Picture Books for 8th Grade
Picture Books for Finding Courage
10 Hilarious Cat and Dog Picture Books
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