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Read Aloud Lists for All Ages

Read aloud lists for all ages

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I have written before about the many benefits of reading aloud to children of every age, and now I've compiled some read aloud lists for all ages. This list is by no means comprehensive. These are just a few of our family favorites. I believe it is so important to expose children, from an early age, to great literature, and this is how we do it.

By the time my children are reading independently, I cannot keep books out of their hands! I have to make them put the books down and stop reading to come to dinner, or get their chores done. For this reason it is so important to have excellent books available for them to read. This method has resulted in both of my homeschool graduates excelling on their SAT scores, thanks to their extensive vocabularies.

For more read aloud lists for all ages, check out the Read Aloud Revival and also Ambleside Online.

What books would you add to this read aloud list?


A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Winnie the Pooh series by A.A. Milne

Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter

Early Elementary

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield

Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Upper Elementary

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maude Montgomery

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Middle School

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Tom Sawyer

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

High School

Animal Farm by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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