Our TOP 5 Read Aloud Books!

My second grade students and I brainstormed 27 of our favorite books we read this year! Then I had them vote for their top 5! Here are the 5 books that came out on top!

#5   Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White


My second graders think Wilbur is…..


An oldie but a goody! My second graders love animals and this classic tale is one of the very best fiction books about animals. It is a hit every year with my second grade students.

#4  Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

Dory Fantasmagory

This is my new favorite book to read aloud to my second grade students. They think this book is hysterical!


The author Abby Hanlon is a former teacher and just gets kids! I am looking forward to the next book in the series which is coming out on July 7th!

Dory and the Real True Friend

#3  Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff


I’ve read Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin the last 2 years with my second grade students and they love the butt jokes and all the fun fantasy creatures. Some of my students were already reading and enjoying the sequel at the end of the year!


#2  Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

Fake Mustache

I love mustache themed books! How about you? I’ve read this book aloud the last 3 years and my second grade students love it! When we finish reading all our mustache themed books we have a fake mustache party!! It is so fun to see my students wearing their fake mustaches!

Mustache Party

#1  Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

After I read Bad Kitty aloud to my class my Bad Kitty bin in my classroom library was always empty! So I am not surprised it is in the number 1 spot! If you do not have Bad Kitty books in your classroom library….you need to fix that problem ASAP! My students adore the Bad Kitty series. My favorite memory this year is when one of my reluctant readers was reading Bad Kitty during silent reading and I could hear him laughing hysterically the whole time. He couldn’t get enough of the Bad Kitty series. So you need to keep them coming Nick Bruel!!

What books did your students love this year? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section! Happy Reading!

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