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Read-Aloud eBooks for Families

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Please enjoy some downloadble titles hand selected by the staff at the Newport Beach Public Library. We think these are some great titles to read out loud with your family and will be updating this list from time to time to feature a wide variety of titles.

Animal Stories
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Classics
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Little Prince by Atoine de Saint-Exupéry
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Fantasy
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, illus. by Jules Feiffer 
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering 

Historical Fiction
P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Spears

Mystery
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Realistic Fiction
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, illus Abigail Halpin

Science Fiction
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

For recommendations specific to your particular tastes, feel free to contact us directly.