Read-Alouds

I love reading to my daughters.  We read often throughout the day.  Generally our daytime reading is reserved for shorter picture and board books, and the quiet time right before bed is dedicated to longer chapter books.  I am always looking for new titles to explore and would love to hear any suggestions you may have.

Check out the drop-down menu above or click the year links below to see the running list of chapter books we have read each school year.  They rarely coincide with lessons or curriculum and are read purely for enjoyment.

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11 Responses to Read-Alouds

  1. KG Waite says:

    If you don’t mind a bit of mischief, take a look at Nicholas and the Gang – It’s a series of absolutely delightful books. Kind of like Ramona the Pest cubed in France. Also the Redwall series is great to read aloud.

    • Kristen says:

      Never heard of Nicholas. Thanks for the heads up! We’ll add that to our list.
      We’ve been doing a bit more of picture books and board books at night because my 2 year old was losing interest in the longer books. I can’t wait to pick up a good chapter book again!

  2. Jackie says:

    The Magic Treehouse books are a good series. They have good themes and have great suspenseful chapters. The Junie B. Jones series is also a favorite of mine. She’s cooky and has fun adventures.

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  4. I’m really impressed that you read The Hobbit. I only read it last year for the very first time in my life! You know, my girls would probably like it, though. 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to RAT

    • Kristen says:

      I originally pressed Howard to wait a few more years to tackle The Hobbit with the girls, but he was adamant on starting. I was really pleased with how much the girls seemed to grasp and retain. I expanded a bit more on a recent blog post. I will link it in the Hobbit’s listing above.

  5. Amy says:

    Great list! We’ve read a few on this list and I’ll definitely remember to come back and look again when it’s time to pick a new one =)

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  7. Sam says:

    What a great selection of books! I work with Howard at the museum and have just now come across your blog. My boyfriend has four small daughters and I am looking for ways to build relationships with them without trying to hard. Reading is such a great way to do this, I am so grateful for this list!

  8. Sam says:

    Oh and I adore the painting at the top of this page.

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