Virtual Guest Reader Program

Welcome to our Virtual Guest Reader Program!

In an effort to keep our Guest Reader Program going during these difficult times, our guest readers came together to help create our Virtual Guest Reader Program! Please click on your child’s grade level below to view virtual guest readings for that age group.
Special thank you to all of our guest readers for taking the time to record their video! We can’t wait to get back into the classrooms but until then please enjoy these free virtual guest readings!

PRE-K – 1ST GRADE

Jaime O'Rourke and the Big Potato

Author: Tomie DePaola
Illustrator: Tomie DePaola
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Guest Reader: Tom Griffin–Center School

Zack's Alligator

Author: Shirley Mozelle
Illustrator: James Watts
Publisher: HarperCollins
Guest Reader: Pam Cote – West School

What Do You Do With a Kangaroo

Author: Mercer Mayer
Illustrated By: Mercer Mayer
Published By: Scholastic
Guest Reader: Audrey Gordon – McCarthy School

Lets Talk About Saying No

Author: Joy Berry
Illustrator: Maggie Smith
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Guest Reader: Debbie MacGregor–Brown School

P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out

Author: Marilyn Sadler
Illustrator: Roger Bollen
Publisher: Random House
Guest Reader: Debbie MacGregor–Brown School

Quit Calling Me A Monster!

Author: Jory John
Illustrator: Bob Shea
Publisher: Random House
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

Thank You Omu!

Author: Oge Mora
Ilustrator: Oge Mora
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

If You Ever Want To Bring an Alligator to School

Author: Elise Pareley
Illustrator: Elise Pareley
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

Llama Destroys the World

Author: Jonathan Stutzman
Illustrator: Heather Fox
Publisher: Harry Holt & Co.
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

It's Only Stanley

Author: John Agee
Illustrator: John Agee
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

Who Wet My Pants?

Author: Bob Shea
Illustrator: Zachariah Ohora
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

This Book is Red

Authors: Beck & Matt Stanton
Illustrators: Beck & Matt Stanton
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

Bear Came Along

Author: Richard T. Morris
Illustrator: LeUyen Pham
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

Chu's Day

Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Adam Rex
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Guest Reader: Al Hayden–Brown School

Fish Finds A Home

Author: Glenn Johnston
Illustrator: Glenn Johnston
Publisher: The Book Company
Guest Reader: Karen McGovern–Higgins Middle School

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Author: Simms Taback
Illustrator: Simms Taback
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: David Gravel–South School

Do I Have to Wear A Coat?

Author: Rachel Isadora
Illustrator: Rachel Isadora
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Guest Reader: Pam Cote-West School

Amphibians

Author: Baby Professor
Illustrator: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

We Dont Eat Our Classmates

Author: Ryan T. Higgins
Illustrator: Ryan T. Higgins
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Guest Reader: Al Hayden- Brown School

The Serious Goose

Author: Jimmy Kimmel
Illustrator: Jimmy Kimmel
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Guest Reader: Al Hayden-Brown School

And Tango Makes Three

Author: Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

The Night I Followed the Dog

Author: Nina Laden
Illustrator: Nina Laden
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Guest Reader: Sheila D’Ambrosio–Brown School

Hop on Pop

Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrated By: Dr. Seuss
Published By:  Penguin Random House LLC.
Guest Reader: David Gravel – South School 

Never Play Music Right Next To The Zoo

Author: John Lithgow
Illustrated by: Leeza Hernandez
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: Sandra Batakis – Burke School

I Know a Shy Fellow who Swallowed a Cello

Author: Barbara S. Garriel
Illustrated By: John O’Brien
Published By: Boyds Mills Press
Guest Reader: Sandra Batakis – Burke School

How To Grow a Dinosaur

Author: Jill Esbaum
Illustrated By: Mike Boldt
Published By: Penguin Young Readers Group
Guest Reader: Pam Cote – West School

Wolfie the Bunny

Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrated By: Zachariah OHora
Published By: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: Pam Cote – West School

The Lollipop Kids

Author: Marlene Slaven
Illustrated By: Toby Mikle
Published By: Independently Published
Guest Reader: Karen McGovern – Higgins Middle School

Love You Forever

Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrated By: Sheila McGraw
Publisher By: Firefly Books
Guest Reader: Tom Gould – Carroll School

Try A Little Kindness

Author: Henry Cole
Illustrated By: Henry Cole
Publisher By: Scholastic Press
Guest Reader: Debbie MacGregor – Brown School

Ivy The Very Determined Dog

Author: Chris & Maureen Harrington
Illustrated By:Charlotte Bruijn
Published By: Bromfield Press
Guest Reader: Debbie MacGregor – Brown School

I Like Myself!

Author: Karen Beaumont
Illustrated By: David Catrow
Publisher By: HMH Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: Debbie MacGregor – Brown School

Never Mail An Elephant

Author: Mike Thaler
Illustrated By: Jerry Smath
Published By: Troll Associates
Guest Reader: Debbie MacGregor – Brown School

Ten Apples Up on Top

Author: Theo. LeSieg
Published By: Random House Children’s Books
Illustrated By: Roy McKie
Guest Reader: Sandra Batakis – Burke School

Inside Outside Upside Down

Author: Stan and Jan Berenstain
Illustrated By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
Published By: Random House Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: Sandra Batakis – Burke School

The Kissing Hand

Author: Audrey Penn
Illustrated By: Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
Published By: Scholastic
Guest Reader: Sandra Batakis – Burke School

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!

Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrated By: James Stevenson
Published By: Penguin Random House LLC.
Guest Reader: David Gravel – South School

Fox in Socks

Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrated By: Dr. Seuss
Published By: Penguin Random House LLC.
Guest Reader: David Gravel – South School

2ND – 3RD GRADE

Migration and Animal Adaptations

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

Volcanoes

Author: Dr. Franklyn M. Branley
Illustrated By: Mega Lloyd
Published By: Harper Collins Publishers
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino – Center School

Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph

Author: Jack Gantos
Illustrator: Nicole Rubel
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Guest Reader: Karen McGovern–Higgins Middle School

Fiona Flamingo

Author: Rachael Urrutia Chu
Illustrator: Kate Jeffery
Publisher: Puppy Dogs & Icecream Company Inc.
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

Author: Alicia Potter 
Illustrated By: Birgitta Sif
Published By: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Guest Reader: Al Hayden- Brown School

Breathe

Author: Scott Magoon
Illustrator: Scott Magoon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Guest Reader: Al Hayden- Brown School

Air is All Around You

Author: Dr. Franklyn M. Branley
Illustrated By: John O’Brien
Published By: HarperCollins
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino – Center School

Sunshine Makes The Seasons

Author: Dr. Franklyn M. Branley
Illustrated By: Michael Rex
Published By: HarperCollins
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino – Center School

The Superhero Stories

Author: Delphine Finnegan
Illustrator: Andie Tong
Publisher: Harper Collins
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

The Easter Egg

Author: Jan Brett
Illustrated By: Jan Brett
Published By: Penguin Young Readers Group
Guest Reader: Sheila D’Ambrosio – Brown School

Water is one of most important substances on planet earth

Published By: Speedy Publishing LLC
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino – Center School

Growing Up is Hard

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Illustrator: Dan McFeeley
Publisher: HarperCollins
Guest Reader: Tom Gould – Carroll School

Creole

Author: Stephen Cosgrove
Illustrated By: Robin James
Published By: Price Stern Sloan
Guest Reader: Joyce McAllister – Carroll School

If You Give A Moose A Muffin

Author: Laura Numeroff
Illustrators: Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Published By: Harper Collins
Guest Reader: Maria Zablocki – Brown School

Pirates Don't Change Diapers

Author: Melinda Long
Illustrated By: David Shannon
Published By: Scholastic
Guest Reader: Sandra Batakis – Burke School

The Napping House

Author: Audrey Wood
Illustrator: Don Wood
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Guest Reader: Martha Holden

Crash, Splash, or Moo!

Author: Bob Shea
Illustrator: Bob Shea
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.
Guest Reader: Al Hayden- Brown School

Biography of Benjamin Franklin (From the textbook "Massachusetts our Home")

Author: Mary Stockwell
Illustrator: Courtney Johnson Thomas
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder

Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman

Author: Stephanie Greene
Illustrator: Dee DeRosa
Publisher: Clarion Books
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

4TH – 5TH GRADE

Junie B Jones and a Little Monkey Business

Author: Barbara Park
Illustrated By: Denise Brunkus
Published By: Random House Books
Guest Reader: Tom Gould – Carroll School

The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London
Illustrator: Nicholas Ruddick
Publisher: Arcturus Publishers
Guest Reader: Colleen Bertolino–Center School

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chapter 1

Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Published By: Jonathan Cape
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder – Brown School

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chapter 2

Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Published By: Jonathan Cape
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder – Brown School

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chapter 3

Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Published By: Jonathan Cape
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder – Brown School

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chapter 4

Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Published By: Jonathan Cape
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder – Brown School

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chapter 5

Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Published By: Jonathan Cape
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder – Brown School

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chapter 6

Author: Ian Fleming
Illustrated By: John Burningham
Published By: Jonathan Cape
Guest Reader: David Bookbinder – Brown School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 1

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 2

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 3

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 4

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 5

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 6

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 7

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 8

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 9

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 10

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 11

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 12

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 13

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 14

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 15

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 16

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 17

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 18

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 19

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 20

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 21

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 22

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 23

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 24

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 25

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 26

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 27

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

Louisiana's Way Home - Chapter 28

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Guest Reader: Sandi Drover- Carroll School

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