We posed this question recently on our Facebook page:
Do you read aloud to your kids regularly? What books do you recommend?
Here are some thoughtful replies:
I’ve been reading the Little House on the Prairie series to my kids. I think it’s important for them to see how hard our ancestors worked to make our country what it is today, and that they have it very easy in comparison! – Tammy W.
I’m reading Princess and the Goblin with my 7-year-old right now, although we’ve also enjoyed Paddington and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and have The Last of the Great Whangdoodles up next. I’ve read the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series, Wet Pet series, Cranberryport series, Harry the Dirty Dog, Clifford books, Curious George, and more with my 3-year-old. We have tons of books from the library constantly! – Amanda M.
Any of the Llama Llama books are great for new readers! – Joy W.
My husband just finished the entire Narnia series to my 8 and 6-year-old. We love reading! – Becky F.
I love kids books by Diane DeGroat. The stories are fun and relatable and her illustrations are great. – Amanda S.
I read a mix of different stories. I am a pre-school teacher so I have many many books in my home for kids and for me. I read books about manners, sharing, being friends, rhyming books, too many to put on here. Most importantly, I read Bible stories from the Old and New Testament. – Mercedes G.
Any classic children’s books about the great heroes of America….my kids loved reading about Nathan Hale, William Bradford, Sacajawea, Francis Marion, and currently Nathaniel Bowditch. – Robin B.
God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren! My daughter is three and she loves it. We also have the Read-Aloud Bible Stories 4-pack by Ella K. Lindvall. They are perfect for little ones! – TJ F.
Here’s a Penny, Boxcar Children, Treasury for Children by James Herriot, and of course the Bible. OH…and they loved Dr. Doolittle, the book, not the movie. – Rick O.
We’re going all the way through the Bible (just started Psalms). Also Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga. – Steve C.
The Chronicles of Narnia series. We read two or three chapters of the Bible most nights at bedtime – I have enjoyed this greatly. I use My Father’s World home school curriculum and I love the read-a-louds they provide. You can get the titles from their website: www.mfwbooks.com. Don’t be afraid to read to them from a book a little above or a little below their reading level. Sit back and enjoy a good book with your kids today! – Tammy M.
Thank you to everyone who participated! We loved reading your responses.