Bookmark: Short Children’s Books

Part of our Read-a-Thon 2010 highlight posts.

Remember, reading aloud to younger siblings or children will boost your Read-a-Thon page count for the summer. We already mentioned a few recommended longer children’s books, but today we’re highlighting some short ones—ones you can easily read aloud several in an afternoon.

Blueberries for Sal

The story of when Little Sal and her mother go blueberry-picking on Blueberry Hill the same day as Little Bear and Little Bear’s Mother. A most amusing mix-up occurs.

Frog and Toad Together

Arnold Lobel’s many Frog and Toad stories are great fun to read aloud. Each book has five different adventures of these amphibian friends.

Norman the Doorman

Norman is the little mouse who lives as the doorman in the basement of a great art museum. Can he work up the courage to submit his own tiny sculpture into the museum’s contest?

Where the Wild Things Are

Max’s imaginings about a journey to a place where the Wild Things are, after being sent to bed early for being much too wild.

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