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.
We really like 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
Corduroy, Don Freeman
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Steven Kroll
Just to name a few!
During the elementary years, we read some of these inspiring classics:
The Tale of Desperaux, Kate DiCamillo
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Wonder, R.J. Palicio (This one I recommend for upper elementary age.)
On family road trips we read the first three Harry Potter books.
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.
This list is just a snippet, really. 🙂 What have been some of your family’s favorite read aloud books?