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Tips for Reading Aloud to Kids: reading vids

Baseball

The Littlest Leaguer, by Syd Hoff. A charming story about a little league baseball player who overcomes his small stature to win the game for his team. Easy-to-see zoomed illustrations are formatted for landscape view phones, tablets and televisions. A read aloud children's book about sports that your budding reader will enjoy. A baseball book for kids that is enjoyable for toddlers, preschool, kindergartners, first graders and second graders.

Hula-Hoopin

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen read by Oprah Winfrey, written by Thelma Lynne Godin and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Kameeka is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin’ Queen of 139th Street. But then Mama reminds her that today is their neighbor Miz Adeline’s birthday, and Kameeka has a ton of chores to do to get ready for the party they are hosting. Kameeka’s disappointed to be stuck at home and can only think about the hoopin’ competition. Distracted, Kameeka accidentally ruins Miz Adeline’s birthday cake, and has to confess to her that there won’t be a cake for her special day. But then Miz Adeline’s confesses something too: she’s also got the itch—the hula-hoopin’ itch! Her fingers start snappin’. Her hips start swingin’. Soon everyone’s hips are swinging as the party spills out onto the street. The whole neighborhood’s got the itch—the hula-hoopin’ itch! With vibrant illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen is a charming celebration of family and community ties.

Make it Fun!

Arnie the Doughnut is written and illustrated by Laurie Keller and read by Chris O'Dowd. At first glance, Arnie looks like an average doughnut - round, cakey, iced and sprinkled, with a hole in the middle. He was made by one of the best bakeries in town, and admittedly his sprinkles are candy-colored. Still, a doughnut is just a doughnut, right? WRONG! Not if Arnie has anything to say about it. And, for a doughnut, he sure seems to have an awful lot to say. Can Arnie change the fate of all doughnuts - or at least have a hand in his own future?

BASKETBALL

In this Basketball Story for Kids, Let's Play Basketball, a boy's basketball talks to him about all the great things they can do together. But first, he just has to take the basketball outside. Let's Play Basketball is a great preschool book and a fun addition to Sports Books for Kids!!

Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan In Pursuit Of A Dream by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan, Kadir Nelson.  An example of reading aloud online by