You are here

Introducing Vox Read-Along Books for Kids

The Youth Services Department is excited to introduce Vox Books for Kids!  

Vox Books are hardcover books with accompanying audio recordings inside. Just push play to listen and read along, from beginning to end. Unlike previous read-alongs there are no CDs to lose, and no data, Wi-Fi or batteries required. There is a speaker for parent and child or group listening plus an earphone jack for individual use, and even volume control!

The Fox River Valley Public Library District now offers 50 Vox picture books, 10 of which are bilingual English-Spanish. All books may be checked out for 3 weeks and can be renewed twice. You will find them on display in the Youth Services Department at the Dundee Library.

Following along in a book while being read to is one of the most important early literacy practices. Children learn which sounds make up words, how books work, and the connection between spoken language and written language.  They also develop their vocabulary and thinking skills. If you are looking for something fun to add to your reading routine or for a way to entice a reluctant reader, try our new collection of Vox Books! 

See how the books work in our video.


Here are a few of our staff favorites:

Goodnight moon 

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown: The classic story of a little rabbit saying goodnight to all the objects in his room.

Not quite Snow White 

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin: Tameika is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part.

Butts are everywhere 

Butts are Everywhere by Jonathan Stutzman: A celebration of one of our most useful (and hilarious) body parts.

Galápagos girl 

Galápagos Girl by Marsha Diane Arnold: A bilingual story, inspired by the childhood of Valentina Cruz, whose family was one of the first permanent inhabitants of the Galapagos islands. Valentina makes a promise to protect the islands and her animal friends.

I do not like books anymore! 

I Do Not Like Books Anymore! by Daisy Hirst: Natalie and Alphonse can't wait until Natalie learns how to read. Then they'll have all the stories they could ever want. But what happens when reading isn't as easy as they thought it would be?

Zombies don't eat veggies 

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! by Megan Lacera: Although Mo's parents insist he eat zombie cuisine, Mo craves vegetables and strives to get them to taste recipes made from his hidden garden. Includes recipes.