Educators and parents, looking for picture book readalouds? Here are a few! And don’t forget to look on the Laura’s Books page and check out individual book pages. Most of them have downloadable activity sheets, other videos, etc. (Some of these videos will disappear June 30, 2020, as they are only up now to help educators and parents during the pandemic.)
Readings by Laura Purdie Salas
A movement video for storytime – Act Like a Loon!
Snowman-Cold=Puddle (Reading of part of the book plus writing prompt for students)
Excerpts from Lion of the Sky, In the Middle of the Night, and Lion of the Sky at the 2019 Texas Library Association
Poems from Riddle-ku: Poems for Very Close Reading
“Hydrophobiac” from BOOKSPEAK!
Poems from Fairy Tale Garage Sale
Poems from Wacky, Wild, and Wonderful: 50 State Poems
Poems from A Need to Feed: Poems of Predators and Prey
Poems from The Heart of a Teacher
Readings by Other Folks
Storytime with Ms J reads Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten
This librarian does an awesome job reading Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter
Another fabulous library storytime with Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle!
And one more!
My friend Flash reads Meet My Family to his granddaughter’s class:
Ms. McKay and Oscar share a fun introduction to poetry, including “Calling All Readers,” from BookSpeak.
Lion of the Sky (the spring poems–you might want to play at a slightly slower speed to have time to guess the answers)
Lion of the Sky
A Leaf Can Be… (and a bit about plants)
A Leaf Can Be…
A Leaf Can Be…
The Colors of Fall
Are You Living? A Science Song Book
Water Can Be…
Water Can Be… with rhyming practice (for grade 1)
Water Can Be… (with a little relaxation and water imagination exploration beforehand–love)
If You Were the Moon (I love this kindergarten teacher)
And another fun kindergarten reading of If You Were the Moon
The Colors of Weather