Read Alouds

Library Closing for Thanksgiving

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 and be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.

Featuring loyal pets, rogue waves, ghosts who use cell phones, and young people caught up in events beyond their control, a collection of short stories is written by some of the most entertaining and esteemed authors of children's literature.
By: Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004.
Follows the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Armitage and their children , Harriet, Mark, and little Milo, as they try to find innovative ways to cope with a variety of extraordinary events including stray unicorns in the garden, lessons in magic that go awry, and eviction from their house to make way for a young magicians' seminary.
By: Averill, Esther Holden.
After being given a home by a friendly sea-captain, the once orphaned cat, Jenny Linsky, lives a happy life in Greenwich Village, yet when she discovers the local Cat Club, Jenny becomes determined to show its established members, such as Madame Butterfly and Mr. President, that she is just as qualified as they to be included in the club.
By: Brand, Christianna, 1907-
The incorrigible Brown children, who devour nannies, nurse-maids, and governesses, finally meet their match.
By: Dahl, Roald
While Billy and the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company are cleaning the windows of the Duke of Hampshire's estate, they spot the Cobra, the most dangerous cat-burglar in the world, stealing the Duchess's diamonds.
By: Garis, Howard Roger, 1873-1962.
A collection of thirty-six stories about the adventures of a wise rabbit and his animal and human friends.
By: Gannett, Ruth Stiles.
A little boy tells about his father's adventures on an island where the animals are endowed with human traits.
By: Goscinny, 1926-1977.
Follows Nicholas as he runs away, buys his mother a birthday gift, and worries about showing his parents his report card.
By: Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932.
The boy who finds the dragon in the cave knows it is a kindly, harmless one, but how can he convince the frightened villagers and, especially, St. George the dragon killer that there is no cause for concern?In this illustrated, abridged version of the original, the boy who finds the dragon in the cave knows it is a kindly, harmless one, but how can he convince the frightened villagers and, especially, St. George the dragon killer that there is no cause for concern?
By: Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998.
A 1968 modern fairy tale that inspired a popular Warner Brothers feature follows the story of Hogarth, who defends a towering metal giant that his fearful fellow villagers plot to bring down, in a volume complemented by illustrations by a Quentin Blake Award-winning artist.
By: Jenkins, Emily, 1967-
Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.
By: Lin, Grace.
Hearing her father speak to the Old Man on the Moon in the quiet hours of the evening, Minli turns to him one day to ask for advice in order to improve the desperate situation of her impoverished family in this enchanting fantasy adventure for middle readers.
By: King-Smith, Dick.
Eight-year-old Kirstie is astounded to see a baby sea monster hatch from the strange egg she finds on the Scottish coastline near her home.
By: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
Based on Indian fables and folktales from around the world, this well-known author has compiled a series of stories about an array of animals, including the rhinoceros, whale, and cat--enhanced with drawings from various illustrators, including Satoshi Kitamura and Peter Sâis.
By: MacDonald, Betty Bard.
A collection of tales about the pirate's widow who has a treasure chest of cures for the various childhood maladies.
By: Mahy, Margaret.
Chronicles the adventures of Orpheus Clinker, a "reformed" pirate turned respectable babysitter, and Serena Leburnum, a lovely librarian who outwits her kidnappers and gives them a valuable lesson in the Dewey Decimal System.
By: Mowat, Farley.
Relates the adventures of two owls who are family pets.
By: Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.
Plagues of dragons swarm England and another eats all the members of a soccer team in this fantastical and fearsome collection of dragon tales for middle readers.
A collection of stories by such authors as Maurice Sendak, Roald Dahl, and Astrid Lindgren.
By: White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985.
Fern raises the little runt pig, Wilbur, only to have her father give him away.
By: Selden, George, 1929-
The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
A collection of nearly sixty fables from Aesop includes such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork."
By: Lester, Julius.
"Tales from Uncle Remus" "More Tales from Uncle Remus", "Further Tales from Uncle Remus" and "Last Tales from Uncle Remus" have been brought together for this colorfully illustrated compilation for readers of all ages.
By: Trelease, Jim.
An acclaimed literacy handbook explains the importance of reading aloud to children while offering guidance on how to set up a read-aloud atmosphere in the home or classroom and presenting more than 1,500 children's titles that are ideal for reading aloud.
A latest entry in the series that includes 1001 Paintings provides an authoritative listing of classic and contemporary children's literature that is categorized by age group and pairs each entry with expert evaluations and artwork reproductions.