If you haven’t checked out Kate DiCamillo talking about the importance of shared reading, go watch or read it now.
It’s okay. I’ll wait.
Want someone to read you a story, but don’t have anyone handy? Or maybe you have someone who will read to you, but they’re not available right now for some reason?
That’s okay – we’ve got you covered!
Check out these links
The Toronto Public Library has a Bedtime Story Hotline
David Tenant and John Barrowman reading bedtime stories for the CBeebies channel
China Mieville’s Railsea, read by Johnathan Cowley
Christopher Lee reading Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and various works by Edgar Allan Poe.
Want more read-alouds?
Look for your favorite authors or celebrities on youtube
Try Librivox, a free audiobook program
Check out audiobooks, both CDs and streaming, at your local libary – Multnomah County residents can start here within the Multnomah County Library system
You can also find audiobooks for cheap at garage sales and thrift stores
Look for more, including podcasts, at Read Aloud Revival
What kinds of stories or books or poems do you like hearing? Do you have any favorite readers you like listening to?
As usual, I have no affiliations with any businesses mentioned here. I just really like someone reading stories to me