Family Read-Alouds

When it comes to reading, there is often nothing more wholesome than reading together. And when kids are little, it’s a special treat to take time to read to them. Not only does this encourage a lifetime of reading, but it helps form closer bonds, helps develop a child’s ability to read, and even helps with talking skills. So making reading aloud to your kids a priority is definitely something to set as a goal for National Reading Month. Instill the joy of reading early, and gather together for special moments.

Please note that these lists are only suggestions, and that 1) you must research these titles and determine your own child’s reading level, maturity, and ability to handle certain themes, and 2) anyone can read whatever they like! Reading should be fun, not a chore!

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Tuttle Twins and the Search for Atlas by Connor Boyack

The Tuttle Twins and the Golden Rule by Connor Boyack

All Creatures Great and Small by James Harriot

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Aesop’s Fables by Aesop

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Amelia Bedelia by Fritz Siebel

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Corduroy by Don Freeman

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco

Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Let’s Go Camping with Mr. Sillypants by M.K. Brown

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter