Read Aloud Literacy Program
Get lost in a great book with one of our “celebrity” book readers!
Bowie is teaming up with some local readers to provide a series of Read Aloud videos for our youngest residents. We hope you will enjoy seeing some familiar faces and have fun exploring some new books or getting reacquainted with some old favorites. Check back often as we will be adding more books soon.
|That is My Dream||Langston Hughes & Daniel Miyares||Tim Adams, Mayor of Bowie|
Langston Hughes’ poem Dream Variation, comes alive in this picture book about a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice illustrated by Daniel Miyares.
|Mr. Lincoln's Way||Patricia Polacco||Roger Prince, Principal|
Rockledge Elementary School
Mr. Lincoln is the coolest principal ever! At least everyone thinks so except “mean gene”. Listen and find out why!
|Bedtime Bonnet||Nancy Redd||Akin Omisanmi, Teacher|
Grace Christian School
Celebrate Black culture and traditions in this delightful, loving ode to Black hair.
|Thank You Helpers||Patricia Hegarty||Michael Esteve,City Councilmember|
This celebration of helpers highlights the important jobs people do to keep us healthy and safe every day.
|The Day You Begin||Jacqueline Woodson||Trasee Bradley, Chair|
Bowie Education Committee
There will be times when you walk into a room for the first time and no one there is quite like you!
|The Very Lonely Firefly||Eric Carle||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
A very lonely firefly goes out in search of other fireflies.
|Grandfather’s Journey||Allan Say||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
This is a short read about a Japanese immigrant who has an American son, but goes back to Japan because he misses his homeland, only to long for the new country he's just left.
|I'm New Here||Anne Sibley O'Brien||Adrian Boafo, City Councilmember|
|I'm New Here follows the immersion experience of three students learning to adjust to living in a new culture, learning a new language, finding their place and making new friends.|
|Under My Hijab||Hena Kahn||Roxy Ndebumadu, City Councilmember|
|This book invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab (head covering) and Muslim women who decide to wear it.|
|The 13 Nights of Halloween||Rebecca Dickenson||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
|Corduroy's Halloween||B. G. Hennessey||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
|The Haunted Ghoul Bus||Lisa Trumbauer||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
|Snow Pumpkin||Carole Lexa Schaefer||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
|The Thanksgiving Story||Alice Dalgliesh||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
This book helps children identify the unique symbols that represent Thanksgiving.
|Seven Spools of Thread||Angela Shelf Medearis||Alita Geri-Carter, volunteer|
Bowie Education Committee
In an African village live seven brothers who make family life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread. If they fail, they will be turned out as beggars.
|Hanukkah||Miriam Chaikin||Rabbi Steve Weisman,|
|This story describes the history behind Hanukkah and the ways it is celebrated.|
|Jingle Bugs||David A. Carter||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
|Jingle Bugs, Jingle Bugs, Jingle all the way. Here's a merry pop-up book to share on Christmas Day.|
|The Christmas Tree Ride||Mary Neville||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
|Two children and their father go to Mr. Pennyman's tree farm to pick out a Christmas tree and end up making a new friend|
|Town Mouse County Mouse||Jan Brett||Kathy Corley, volunteer|
Two engaging mouse couples are eager to get away from their everyday lives. But when they agree to swap homes, they find unexpected adventures around every corner.