When you’re going through a hard time, a story can help lift your spirits. We’re all kids at heart, so let these children’s books read by celebrities ease your troubled mind.

Bonus Local Content Alert:  #CHA native Leslie Jordan reads a story for the Chattanooga Public Library. And our state’s favorite #BookLady Dolly Parton soothes our souls with her Goodnight with Dolly 10-part video series developed for the Imagination Library Bedtime Stories.

Clark the Shark read by Chris Pine

Clark the Shark read by Chris Pine














Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White



















Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) read by David Harbour















Me and My Cat read by Elijah Wood


















Jack and Jill read by George R. R. Martin














The Gingerbread Man read by John Krasinski for Speakaboos

















The Monkey King read by Marisa Tomei for Sesame Street


















Old McDonald Song read by Nick Cannon


















A Tale of Two Beasts read by Sarah Silverman
















The Cool Bean read by Leslie Jordan as part of the Chattanooga Public Library’s Storytime

Leslie Jordan sitting on a porch swing holding the book "The Cool Bean"



















The Gruffalo read by Michelle Obama





Quackenstein Hatches a Family read by Kristen Bell


The Little Engine That Could read by Dolly Parton




Goodnight Moon read by Betty White

Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O’Dowd


Be Who You Are read by  Jane Lynch