Read-Aloud with the WSO

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Read-Aloud with the WSO

Welcome to Read-Aloud with the WSO!

Join WSO Music Director Robert Franz and Conductor Daniel Wiley for a read-aloud story time of their favourite children’s books! These short, engaging videos are perfect for children ages 4 through 10 – and their parents! Discover new titles and find new favourites that you can watch over and over.

The Read-Aloud with the WSO program is a digital library of children’s stories that can be accessed 24/7 on YouTube

Do you have a book you Maestro Robert Franz and Daniel Wiley should read? Let us know at

Books About Our Animal Friends

Robert Franz reads Giraffes Can’t Dance
Robert Franz reads Splat the Cat
Robert Franz reads Memoirs of a Goldfish
Robert Franz reads Grumpy Monkey
Robert Franz reads The Pout Pout Fish
Robert Franz reads Interrupting Chicken
Robert Franz reads The Camel’s Lament

Books for the Holidays

Robert Franz reads
The Polar Express
Robert Franz reads
Snowman at Night
Robert Franz reads
The Night Before Christmas

Books About Active Listening

Robert Franz reads
Robert Franz reads
Wendell the Narwhal
Robert Franz reads The Remarkable
Farkle McBride
Robert Franz reads
The Book of Mistakes
Robert Franz reads
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!

Books to Help us Grow

Robert Franz reads The Word Collector
Robert Franz reads What Do You Do With
a Probelm?
Robert Franz reads The Most Magnificent Thing
Robert Franz read Iggy Peck, Architect
Robert Franz read After the Fall
“Bobby” Franz reads Bobby Orr and the
Hand-Me-Down Skates

Books Not to Open

Robert Franz reads The Book with
No Pictures
Robert Franz reads Do Not Open This Book

Maestro Franz’s Very Own Book: Stella’s Magical, Musical, Balloon Ride

Part 1: The River
Part 4: The Canyon
Part 2: The Mountains
Part 5: Finale
Part 3: The Ocean

Books with Dan & Jan

Dan & Jan read Mortimer
Daniel Wiley reads The Dot
Daniel Wiley reads Giraffe and Bird
Jan Radford reads One

Books with Friends of the WSO

The Laughtertainer, Matt Romain, reads The Gruffalo
Melodi Doko reads ABC Jobs Book
Community Guest Reader: David Musyj reads Why We Stay Home
Denise Romain reads Clic Clac Meuh! (French)
Theresa Sims reads Nanaboozhoo and the Butterflies
Janice Kaffer reads The Worst Book Ever
Members of the WSYO read Not Quite Narwhal
Mayor Hilda MacDonald read The Big Orange Spot
Mayor Drew Dilkens reads The Lorax