100+ Free Video Read Alouds

The Day You BeginWhen you are on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting into a lot of fun! Listed below are more than 100 video read alongs from old favorites like Where the Wild Things Are or newer favorite characters like Little Jumbo.

Our newest story is The Day You Begin. In this story classmates laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider. This read aloud video is brought to you by Brightly, an organization committed to helping you raise children who love to read, just like us!

Click even more book jackets below to here another video read aloud! Your child will have enough stories to get them through the longest doctor’s appointment wait, oil change or holiday dinner with too many adults! Plus, this listening library is available every day for returning to old favorites. “Read it again!” has never been easier!

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More Read Aloud Videos:

AbiyoyoAlexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Arnie the DoughnutAs Fast As Words Could FlyBaby BrainsA Bad Case of StripesBalloons Over BroadwayThe Bear Ate Your SandwichBear Snores OnForgetMannersBerenstain Bears Stage FrightBerenstain Bears Learn about StrangersBilly the Goats Big BreakfastBing DressedThe Book With No PicturesBraveIreneBrown Bear Brown Bearcarlas-sandwichThe Case of the Missing Carrot CakeCharlieChestersWayChicken Soup With RiceThe Christmas PuppyClark the Sharkthe-coal-thiefCock-a-Doodle OopsThe Day You BeginDr Seuss on the LooseDuck Rabbitdylan-the-villainEat PeteElm's Tricky Tongue TwistersThe Elves and the Shoemaker"EmmaEnemyPieBonjourFarmerDuckFreddy Frogcaster and the Huge HurricaneThe Gingerbread ManGobble Gobble Moo Tractor BookGoldilocks and the Three BearsThe Goodbye BookGoodnight GoonHarryGoodnight MangerGreenEggsGujiHanukkah in AlaskaHarryDirtyDog150Here Comes Teacher CatHere Comes the Garbage Bargehey-thats-my-monsterHildie Bitterpickles Needs Her SleepHole in the Bottom of the SeaHoorayHoot and PeepThe House That Jane BuiltHow Do Penguins Play?how-i-learned-geographyHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasHow to Cheer Up DadHow to Get Your Teacher ReadyThe Hueys in the New JumperHugo the Hares Rainy DayMyMonsterIf I Ran for Presidentim-a-ballerinaIshIs Your Mama a LlamaIt's Okay to Make MistakesJust a SecretKissMissedKissing HandKnotsLadybugBeachLibraryLionLittle Elliot Big CityLittle ExcavatorLittle Red Riding HoodLlama Llama Loves t ReadLlama Llama Mad at MamaLlama Llama Misses MamaThe LoraxLost for WordsLouise Loves ArtMaria Had a Little LlamaMarvelous CorneliusMax and the Won't Go to Bed ShowCatMice TwiceMiss Maple's SeedsThe MittenMonster Needs a PartyMy Friend MaggieMy Little Golden Book About SharksRottenNat the Cats Sunny SmileThe Night Before St. Patrick's DayThe Night Before Valentine's DayFollowedNo Mirrors in My Nana's HouseNo More Noisy NightsNoahOliviaOwlBabiesPeg+ Cat The Pizza ProblemPenguin2Pete the Cat and His Magic SunglassesPete the Cat and the New GuyPlease Please the BeesPolarExpressthe-princess-and-the-peaPrincess Penelope and the Runaway KittenGuanaQuackenstein Hatches a FamilyR is for RocketRainbowFishRent Party JazzRobot RumpusRomeowSeaver the WeaverRollerSuzySix Little ChicksSmashCrashSnappsy the AlligatorThe Snowy DaySomeDoHatchSophieSplishSplashStellalunaStregaSupertruckSwap!Sylvester and the Magic PebbleThe Tale of Peter RabbitA Tale of Two BeastsTales From Winnie the PoohTek the Modern Cave BoyTen Magic ButterfliesThank You Mr FalkerThere Was an Old Dragon That Swallowed a KnightTheres an Alligator Under My BedHouseThomas to the RescueDrumTheToothThe True Story of the Three Little PigsTurkey TroubleUni the UnicornVery Hungry CaterpillarWaiting for the BiblioburroWe're Amazing 1, 2, 3What Pet Should I Get?PigassoWhere Are You Blue KangarooWheres My TeddyWhere's Walrus and PenguinWhiteSocksWilfridwith-any-luck-ill-drive-a-truckWolfie the BunnyFavorites

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52 thoughts on “100+ Free Video Read Alouds

  1. Hey Cathy – We just updated Bears Snores on to a read aloud video of the author herself reading the whole story aloud. Have fun!

  2. Dylan the Villian should be removed! To use words like demonic and diabolical with children in stories is unacceptable. Making these words familiar and no big deal is terrible!

  3. I was pretty pleased to discover this page.

    I wanted to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have you book-marked to look at new information in your website.

  4. The “Tek the modern cave boy” link is not working so I had to search it on the site that it gave me. I am using the computer and apparently the link it goes to does not exist.

  5. Hm. It also worked fine on my iPad. “I Am the Book” is a youtube video from the Reading Rainbow channel. It isn’t anything unusual.

    Are there other links you are having trouble with? Sometimes stories do not work on the iPad because they are made with FLASH, which the iPad does not support. Try this link for stories for the iPad: http://www.indypl.org/readytoread/?p=15772. It is not as beautiful as this page with all the book jackets, but there are over 500 stories to choose from!

  6. I am looking at this Alijah. The link worked fine on my computer (although I had to click on a “Skip this ad” link before it would play. I am going to look on my iPad now and see what happens. Just a second.

  7. Question:
    What is overall purpose of this website? Was it created simply just children more into reading, or was it just a move forward into a more technology based era?

  8. It is wonderful Tonda, that your grandson is enjoying stories so much! Is there a math or non-fiction subject he is really interested in? I am happy to add some reading ideas for him!

    You can see an index of all Ready to Read lists at http://www.indypl.org/readytoread/?page_id=11502. If he likes non fiction he might like Picture Book Biographies http://www.indypl.org/readytoread/?p=5245. Several of the lists are about animals, but are primarily fiction, but not all.

  9. Wonderful! If there are other kinds of resources you would like help locating, let me know and I’ll see if I can help. Have a great day!

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  11. The link to this site (Read to Me) appears to be broken and I can’t seem to access the books. Am I doing something wrong?

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