I am a huge advocate of reading aloud to kids. It’s so fun to go on that adventure with your children. I loved it when they were little but I enjoy it even more now that they are older. The books are longer, the adventures longer, and the characters have more depth. It could be easy to hand them a chapter book and send them on the adventure but I love to take it with them. There are 8 great read aloud books that we have enjoyed and I would love to share those with you.
8 Great Read Aloud Books
We are HUGE fans of Harry Potter in this house. This is the first book series that really captured my daughter’s attention and got her reading. I love this as a read aloud because you get to walk through the adventure together. There are many opportunities to laugh, cry, and get mad together. I also love the multitude of opportunities for discussion about big life issues.
With the release of this series on Netflix this series has spiked the interest of my two. This is a great read though I won’t necessarily call it fun as it is so depressing. We really enjoy the adventures that the orphans go on. As a homeschool mom, I love that there are explanations of words and commonly used phrases. This book series is fabulous for vocabulary and we really enjoy it.
We are currently reading this series aloud and loving it. You can’t beat some of the laughs offered by this book series. There are also some fun plot twists that catch the kids by surprise. If you want a great way to show that the book is infinitely better, watch the movie after. I will never forgive them completely for the movie version of this book series!
The Chronicles of Naria is an excellent read if you have a child who loves fantasy books. We had a lot of fun working through these books. There is something so magical about each one. I enjoyed that they were shorter books because the series went quicker for us.
If you have a Disney fan in the house these are a must read! My husband actually read most of these to the kids. This would be a really fun series to read before taking a trip to Disney World. It features some of your favorite Disney rides, heroes, and villains.
This is a great read aloud and History tie together. Not only do they get to experience the life of a young girl in a very significant part of History, they get to see how she is completely relatable to them. Another benefit to this book is that the entries are small enough that you don’t have to read large portions at once. You can break read aloud time up to fit your schedule.
This is one of my absolute favorite books! I love sharing it with the children. It’s so fun to laugh about how much Bilbo whines, discuss the selfishness of smeagol, and join in epic battles. I highly recommend this one for a really fun read aloud!