The Read Aloud

Read Alouds By Well Known Authors/Illustrators

The Read Aloud - Volume 44

Welcome to Volume 44 of The Read Aloud which I've packed it with all kinds of great read aloud and other online reading resources you can access.

Missed past volumes of The Read Aloud? No worries, you can revisit the past few volumes by clicking on these links for Volume 40, Volume 41, Volume 42 and Volume 43.

Mr. Mangol

OPS Authors

Ava - A Goodbye of Any Kind

At OPS we are a community of avid readers, but we're also a community of creative writers. With this in mind, we are excited to continue our OPS Authors series, which highlights student authors here at OPS on our OPS Library's Check It Out blog.

In our fifth and final installment of the 2020 - 2021 school year we'd like to spotlight a poem by one of our sixth graders, Ava. who kicked off our OPS Author series with her story Nine Spirits. This time Ava is sharing an original poem, A Goodbye of Any Kind, which was inspired by the departure of two of her classmates from OPS earlier this year. As a graduating sixth grader, Ava is now facing a goodbye of her own, and wanted to share her poem with everyone at OPS.

To read A Goodbye Of Any Kind click here.



Author/Illustrator Remy Lai reads aloud from her new graphic novel Pawcasso, show you how to draw Pawcasso, and even introduces you to her dog! Enjoy!
Snack Time with MacKids: Pawcasso

More Read Alouds

Dr. Fauci

Kate Messner, the author of Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor, interviews Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author Kate Messner Interviews Dr. Fauci | How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor

Amari and the Night Brothers

Listen to a selection from the audiobook of Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston.
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston | Audiobook Excerpt


Author Jami Gigot reads aloud her new picture book, Starboy: Inspired by the Life and Lyrics of David Bowie, a starry-eyed ode to self-expression and staying true to yourself.
Snack Time with MacKids: Starboy


Author Jennifer Gennari reads aloud from her middle grade novel Muffled, the story of a young girl who learns how to cope with her noise sensitivity and step outside of her comfort zone.
Muffled Read-Aloud with Author Jennifer Gennari | Read & Learn with Simon Kids

The Name Jar

Join actor Randall Park as he reads aloud The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi.

The Name Jar read by Randall Park

Uma Wimple Charts Her House

Author Reif Larson shares some of the inspirations behind his new book Uma Wimple Charts Her House.
Uma Wimple Charts Her House-Get Ready to Chart!

Unicorns Are The Worst!

Author Alex Willan reads aloud from his new picture book, Unicorns Are The Worst!

Unicorns Are the Worst! Read-Aloud with Alex Willan | Read & Learn with Simon Kids

More Stuff From the Shelves

Drawing Marvel: Miles Morales and Shuri

Watch as illustrators Pablo Leon (Miles Morales: Shock Waves) and Eric Wilkerson (Shuri) take on the challenge of drawing each other's characters.
Drawing Marvel: Shuri & Miles Morales Character Challenge

Magic Treehouse - Learn To Draw A Bear

Meet Magic Tree House illustrator AG Ford and learn to draw a bear!
Learn to Draw a Bear with AG Ford | Magic Tree House Home Adventures: Exciting Expeditions

Kate the Chemist: Make Your Own Ice Cream

You scream, I scream, we all scream for Kate the Chemist to show us how to make ice cream at home!
Kate The Chemist | How to Make Ice Cream | Science Experiment


The Inside Story of El Deafo

Join author/illustrator CeCe Bell as she takes you inside the making of her graphic novel El Deafo chapter-by-chapter.

Minecraft Field Trips

Welcome to Minecraft Field Trips! Join Stacy Plays, author of The Wild Rescuers, on a virtual field trip to the Mega Taiga biome over the course of three episodes to learn about wolves, iron mining, podzol and more!

Think LIke A Coder

Okay, so this is not really a real aloud, but Think Like a Coder is a 10-episode series that will challenge you with programming puzzles as the main characters— a girl and her robot companion— attempt to save a world that has been plunged into turmoil.

Visit the TED-Ed Think Like A Coder YouTube channel to view all of the episodes.