Monday, December 22, 2008

Favorite Read-Alouds

We read aloud from chapter books almost every day. The library is a favorite place, and since we have 6 cards with each having a checkout capacity of 7 items, it is not unusual for us to come home with almost 42 books/videos every week or two. This is in addition to our own home library, which is fairly extensive. Suffice it to say, we a re a bunch of bookworms! Anyway, one of the neatest things is to read aloud as a family. Here are some of our favorites that you might like to try with your family:

Peter and the Starcatchers
Because of Winn-Dixie
The Toothpaste Millionaire
Caddie Woodlawn
Chronicles of Narnia
Understood Betsy
The Secret Garden
The 21 Balloons
The Wind in the Willows
My Father's Dragon
Holling C. Holling books
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Tale of Despereaux
Tuck Everlasting

And there are many others. But those are some real favorites!!! Happy reading aloud! Sure beats TV!!!
By the way, if you are lookking for things to read aloud, trot down to the local library and check out The New Read Aloud Handbook and Honey for a Child's Heart. You'll find awesome booklists!!

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