Monday, January 2, 2012

Read Aloud List

If your family enjoys reading books aloud together, try this list. Our whole family has enjoyed listening to these stories.

James Herriot's Treasury for Children – wonderful stories and beautiful illustrations by the country vet best known for his book All Creatures Great and Small

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White – We're never too old for this story.

Stuart Little by E. B. White – another favorite by E. B. White

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – The book combines silliness and negativity with a fun use of vocabulary which results in a unique, enjoyable read.

Planters, Pirates and Patriots: Historical Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand by Rod Gragg – a great collection of stories that are enjoyable even if you aren't from South Carolina

From the Mixed-Up File of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsbury – a fun story of two runaways that really captures the imagination of young listeners

The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Step back in time to see what American pioneer life was like about 150 years ago.

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones – a fabulously illustrated Bible story book that's a great read for all ages

Wise Words by Peter Leithart – a collection of fairy-tale like stories built around different Proverbs; great for illustrating the wisdom of the Proverbs

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary – Probably best-known for Ramona the Pest, Cleary's other work is fun too. Her entire series on Ralph, the adventurous mouse, is a fun read.

Socks by Beverly Cleary – another favorite by Cleary

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois – an imaginative story that kids love

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis – No read aloud list would be complete without this classic. If you're feeling ambitious, read through the whole series! Great stuff!

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