Celebrate National Reading Month With Two Great Picture Books For Reading Aloud.

As we celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA and reading aloud this week – thanks to the wonderful-to-read-aloud books by Dr. Suess – I wanted to share some other great picture books that lend themselves well to reading aloud in the classroom and beyond. I chose these because of their lovely language, lively and energetic illustrations, and positive message that it’s okay and wonderful TO BE YOURSELF. I hope you enjoy them.

    1. REMARKABLY YOU by Pat Zietlow Miller: 
      A delightful and joyous celebration of all the things that make each of us unique and memorable. I love the positive message painted on every page with words and pictures. A spirited and gentle reminder to be ourselves, no matter what our passions may be, to share our talents, and to spread our sunshine wherever we go.Here is a sample from the book: “No matter your volume, your age, or your size, you have the power to be a surprise.
  1. 2. QUINCY THE CHAMELEON WHO COULDN’T BLEND IN: by Barbara DiLorenzo (Little Bee Books 2018) is a sweet and delightful picture book about a chameleon who wants to like school and tries hard to blend in. But, unlike other chameleons, Quincy can’t hide his thoughts or feelings. Everything he thinks about or gets excited about shows up on his skin. It isn’t until he discovers art class, where self-expression is expected, that he realizes he can be happy just being himself.
    The illustrations add whimsy and humor to a story that readers of all ages will find themselves reading over and over again. Quincy is destined to become a new classroom favorite.  

What books are among your favorite Read Alouds?