School Support Tip – Readaloud Book Pairs

school supportPrint & Audiobook Pairs

Listening to an audiobook while simultaneously reading the print version of the book can be very beneficial for children: increasing their reading speed, expanding vocabulary, improving fluency and comprehension, teaching pronunciation and critical listening skills, boosting reading confidence, and allowing students to read above level.

The Stratford Library offers audiobooks in several different formats: on CD, via our digital audiobook collections (Hoopla, OverDrive, and Tumblebook Library) and on Playaway. Playaways are small, battery-powered players. Children just plug in their personal earbuds and listen! The Stratford Library owns hundreds of Playaways, many of which have matching print books in the Children’s department. Here are some examples.

Easy Readers and Picture Books

I Spy Fly Guy! By Tedd Arnold

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

Curious George Flies a Kite by Margret Rey

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Teacher From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler

Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Chapter Fiction Books

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Flat Stanley: Framed in France by Jeff Brown

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: The New Girl by Meg Cabot

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

No Talking by Andrew Clements

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Blended by Sharon Draper

The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald

The Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Russell

A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket

The I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis

The 39 Clues series

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