Our Favorite Read Aloud Books

We love books at our house and one of life’s sweet little pleasures is curling up beside your child and reading together. Today I want to share some of my family’s favorite read-aloud books with you.

Of course we are big Dr. Seuss fans. We have a library of hard cover Dr. Seuss books that I’m now saving for my future grandchildren.

Dr. Seuss


We really like Little Critter.

Little Critter


When we lived in Canada, we fell in love with all the zany stories by Robert Munsch. These are a lot of fun to read aloud to children of all ages.



Other story books we read together when my children were younger include:

The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish


Corduroy, Don Freeman


The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Steven Kroll

Biggest Pumpkin Ever


Just to name a few!

During the elementary years, we read some of these inspiring classics:

The Tale of Desperaux, Kate DiCamillo

Tale of Despereaux

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Secret Garden

The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle

The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

Phantom Tollbooth

Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White

Charlotte's Web


The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

Chronicles of Narnia


Wonder, R.J. Palicio (This one I recommend for upper elementary age.)



On family road trips we read the first three Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter


This past homeschool year I enjoyed reading, The Hobbit, with my 12-year old son and, The Princess Bride, with my 17-year old daughter.

The Hobbit

Princess Bride


This list is just a snippet, really. 🙂 What have been some of your family’s favorite read aloud books?

4 thoughts on “Our Favorite Read Aloud Books

  1. I read Mary Poppins to three of my kids over summer. They definitely noticed the differences from the Disney movie. You’re right, it does compare well to the Nurse Matilda stories that inspired Nanny McPhee.


  2. almostunschoolers

    My two elementary school aged daughters just finished Charlotte’s Web and have moved onto Mary Poppins – the book is a lot more like Nanny McPhee than the Disney movie. Little Critter was one of our big toddler and early reader favorites, too.

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  3. Currently, with my littles we are reading Gooseberry Park, and will be doing Hank the Cowdog soon. We just finished up Stuart Little and the Trumpet of the Swan. I am going to do a book called The Mayflower Adventure for history soon too.


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