Here are a few books we’ve read aloud as a family. I wish I could spend more time reading aloud to my kiddos. Even with limited time, it’s amazing that we’ve read as many books as we have over the years, and some of the picture books have been read over and over. Every little bit counts, and choosing quality books is important. I hope our list helps.
Happy reading, and don’t forget the hot cocoa! 🙂
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (and the entire series of “If You Give…” books)
The Door in the Wall (Newbery Medal Winner)
Thimble Summer (Newbery Medal Winner)
Freaky Friday (Word of Caution: there are a couple of curse words and several crude words in this book. I altered it as I read it aloud. Please keep that in mind if you choose to read this book aloud or have a child read it on his own.)
The Whipping Boy (Newbery Medal Winner)
Amos Fortune: Free Man (Newbery Medal Winner)
Sign of the Beaver (Newbery Medal Winner)
Middle – Upper Grades:
The 21 Balloons (Newbery Medal Winner)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Deals with the ill treatment that African-Americans received during the Depression in rural Mississippi.) (Newbery Medal Winner)
Sarah Bishop (Deals with the ill treatment that civilians on both sides received during the Revolutionary War – very descriptive.)
James and the Giant Peach (The reader should be aware that there is a bit of crude language in this book. When reading aloud to my children, I omitted this language or changed the word(s). For example the word “ass” is used meaning “silly”. I said “silly” instead. It is a hilarious adventure tale, however, and we greatly enjoyed the story.)
Favorite Holiday Books:
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