We love family read aloud books as a basis for shared experiences. We will download a book to my phone and head up or down the highway for hours of enjoyment while we travel.
We haven’t been as successful with nightly read aloud books, but we have enjoyed them immensely when we have had the opportunity.
A few years ago, we relocated from North Carolina to Georgia over the course of several months. While waiting on our house to sell, we stayed in a small apartment that had all of the kids in one room at bedtime. Almost every night, we’d get the kids down and they would go to sleep listening to one story or another.
Those were some of my favorite nights of parenting our crew as little ones.
Everyone knows reading aloud and listening to stories is good for a family, but what do you listen to?
We have a list of more than 75 books for you and your family to enjoy. This list is geared toward elementary ages, but almost any age will enjoy the stories presented!
Stand Alone Read Aloud Books for Your Family
Read Aloud Books Series #1 – Tales of Magic by Edward Eager:
Read Aloud Books Series #2 – The Borrowers by Mary Norton:
Read Aloud Books Series #3 – The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder:
Read Aloud Books Series #4 – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis:
Read Aloud Books Series #5 – Chester Cricket and His Friends by George Selden:
Read Aloud Books Series #6 – The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling:
Read Aloud Books Series #7 – The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner:
Read Aloud Books Series #8 – The Mandie Series by Lois Gladys Leppard:
Personal author note: The Mandies Series was one of my favorite series as a child. I first heard one of the Mandie books when I was in thrid grade and my teacher read the fourth one to the class. I started reading them when there was only one in the series, and would wait for the next book to join the series. We are just starting the series as a family, and it’s still one of my favorites!
Read Aloud Books Series #9 – The Misty Series by Marguerite Henry:
Read Aloud Books Series #10 – The Castle Glower Series by Jessica Day George:
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