Seven Read-Along Stories to Share with Your Kids

Seven Read-Along Stories to Share with Your Kids

It’s never too early or too late to get your kids interested in reading, but sometimes it can be tough to know where to start. What kind of books will they like? What kind of stories will interest them? Do they need to be entertained or inspired? Public Media Connect and PBS Kids have put together a special Read-Along Collection that features a wide variety of children’s stories being read by authors, actors, teachers and others that cover a wide range of topics and needs.

You can check out the entire Read-Along collection on our website:

Here are a few that we think your kids will really enjoy:

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
Read by Miss Winnie

Join Miss Winnie as she reads a favorite book, “A Stone Sat Still” by Brendan Wenzel. This story shows us that a stone is something very special.

Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer & Adam Schaefer
Read by Miss Ann

Join Miss Ann as she reads a favorite book, “Because of an Acorn, by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, about how a little acorn made a big difference.

You Matter by Christian Robinson
Read by Christian Robinson

A bright, colorful book that’s all about how people from all around the world have different perspectives and takes the time to explore them.

Goodnight, Daniel Tiger by Angela C. Santomero
Read by Kristen Bell

Has anyone ever told you it’s bedtime and suddenly you realize all the things you still have to do? That’s what Daniel is dealing with in this book. There’s toys to play with, there’s teeth to brush, there’s stories to be read… let’s do it all with our buddy Daniel and then snuggle into bed for a good night’s sleep!

Arthur’s New Puppy by Marc Brown
Read by Marc Brown

There are few pairs more well-known than Arthur and his dog Pal. But how did these two come to be together? Let’s turn to Arthur creator Marc Brown to hear the whole story!

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship by Markette Sheppard
Read by Carla Hall

Sometimes all you want to do is play outside, but the weather has other plans. So what’s a kid to do when a stormy day has them trapped inside? That’s where a box, a rag and a lot of imagination come in!

Wild in Africa! by Chris & Martin Kratt
Read by Chris Kratt

Everyone’s favorite zoologist brothers are here to help a cheetah cub that’s gotten itself in a slight pickle and Chris Kratt himself is here to tell the tale!