It’s World Read Aloud Day and we’re celebrating with stories from the Magination Press Family Story Time!

World Read Aloud Day was founded in 2010 “to celebrate the power of reading aloud to create community and amplify new stories, and to advocate for literacy as a foundational human right. Since then, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy.” (https://www.litworld.org/learn-more-about-wrad)

Magination Press created Story Time in May 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we’ve posted more than 40 stories read aloud by authors and illustrators. We’ll continue to add more stories in the coming months, but invite you to enjoy some of our favorites in celebration of World Read Aloud Day.

Feel Better Book Little Worries cover

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen was our first Story Time. Part of a best-selling series of books, it helps kids understand their anxious feelings and provides strategies to help them feel better.

Hear A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers read aloud here. Stay tuned for a recording of their newest book, A Feel Better Book for Little Sports. In the meantime, you can listen to A Feel Better Book for Little Tears.

 

Camilla, Cartographer by Julie Dillemuth, PhD explores uncharted territory and map making. Camilla, a wild boar, and her friend, Parsley, a porcupine, make a new map of their forest when all the trails they know are covered in snow.

Hear Camilla, Cartographer read aloud here. Camilla and Parsley’s adventures continue in Camilla and the Big Change, coming in March! While you are waiting, you can listen to other books by Dr. Dillemuth including Mapping My Day and Lucy in the City.

 

They’re So Flamboyant! by Michael Genhart, PhD provides a fun and funny bird’s-eye view of individuality, community, and harmony, following the reactions of a neighborhood full of birds when a “flamboyance” of flamingos moves in.

Hear They’re So Flamboyant! read aloud here.  You can hear Dr. Genhart read several of his other books on Story Time including So Many Smarts! and Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music.

 

Want to hear more stories? Here’s the YouTube Playlist of all the Magination Press Family Story Time recordings.