Recommended Family Read Alouds
These chapter books are recommended for families to share out loud. Most choices here are appropriate for children in elementary school, although many are great choices for older preschool children as well. Click on a book title two times to find it in the catalog.
Recommended Family Read Alouds
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After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.
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Children's Book Review: Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins. Greenwillow, $16.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-06-009275-7
NUTS TO YOU by Lynne Rae Perkins : After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.
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In a country far away, a new invention--the mechanical mousetrap--has caused all the mice but one to flee to America. Now stranded in a dangerous country, the last mouse decides to build a plane and fly to the land of freedom.
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Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann. In a country far away, a new invention--the mechanical mousetrap--has caused all the mice but one to flee to America. Now stranded in a dangerous country, the last mouse decides to build a plane and fly to the land of freedom.
New children's book
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann 2014 ***** All ages but def elementary-intermediate. This 96 page picture book is a quality offering. The illustrations are exquisite and the story not too charming or sweet. A perfect mix of text and illustrations tell the story. Loved this!
Lindbergh 232x300 Review of the Day Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann (read a-like for "The Arrival" LIS7102)
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While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
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Fortunately, The Milk: Art by *skottieyoung on deviantART; Written by Neil Gaiman
Yes..a childrens books but a fun read for grown ups too !! Fortunately, the milk / by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Skottie Young.
Browse Inside Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Skottie Young #BookswithMilk #FortunatelytheMilk #NeilGaiman #Kidlit
Neil Gaiman's Journal: AN AMAZING THING CAN NOW BE REVEALED. It's a kids book and not a comic... but I have grown to love Skottie Young. And of course Neil Gaiman. Out in September!
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to bring the rest of the family.
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A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.
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GoReaderGo.com recommends Babe: The Gallant Pig as one of our favorite read aloud chapter books for younger readers.
Babe the Gallant Pig: Amazon.co.uk: Dick King-Smith, Mary Rayner: Books
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
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Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume. Click the cover image to check out or request the children’s books kindle.
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Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
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The Secret Garden - still a favorite at 30 years old.
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden (A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. Burnett's classic story of a disagreeable and self-centered little girl and her equally disagreeable invalid cousin is as real and wise and enthralling now as it was when it was first written over 75 years ago.)
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A classic for 8 - 10 year olds
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - my favorite book as a child
The Secret Garden - one of my favorite childhood books.
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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I don't care if it is a "young adult" book
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Mrs. Sullivan loved Beverly Cleary books, Nancy Drew mysteries, Archie comic books, and anything about animals when she was young. Now she enjoys reading the newspaper and magazines (including National Geographic), books by Stephen King, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and the Chronicles of Narnia.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter series, 1) - Rescued from the neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (From NoveList) What can I say? This series inspired a whole new generation of readers. Do yourself a favor: Listen to these books on CD. Jim Dale makes every character come to life and embellishes every new word Rowling introduces to us in an amazing way.
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An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.
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I've never seen this Mary Poppins book cover. Very similar to the show art... love it!
original Mary Poppins book - very different from the Disney movie but worth reading. Clever, magical and fun.
Childhood Memories: Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is a series of children's books written by the Australian novelist P. L. Travers. Throughout the Mary Poppins series, Mary Shepard was the illustrator, and acted as a second author. The books centre on a magical English nanny, Mary Poppins. She is blown by the East wind to Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks' household to care for their children. Encounters with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and various adventures follow til Mary Poppins abruptly leaves
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The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.
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The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden | Scholastic.com
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Seldon, 1960. Illustrated by another famous children's book illustrator, Garth Williams.
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The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.
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#Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne #best kids books# favorite kids books
$12.99 - The simplest of adventures can spark a child?s imagination. There is a reason that Winnie the Pooh has never gone out of style.The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends ensue as Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday. This hardcover classic children?s book is cleverly written by A.A. Milne and beautifully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.A great book to read right before your child goes to bed. Click here for more Class...
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When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
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'Sarah, Plain and Tall' by Patricia MacLachlan children books
1986 - Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan - When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay. This book was assigned reading at first, but quickly became a favorite of mine.
Sarah, Plain and Tall. My favorite childhood book.
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Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, with Illustrations by Lauren Child Viking, A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren With illustrations by Lauren Child. First published in Sweden in 1945 and in the United States in 1950, at a time when little girls in books tended to be neat, obedient, and quiet, the larger-than-life Pippi Longstocking came as an unwelcome shock to some parents and a breath of fresh air to others. Pippi Longstocking: The Story This classic novel for children features a heroine who is super-strong, independent, and lives just as she pleases. Although 9-year-old Pippi is all alone, Lindgren makes it clear that she is to be envied, not pitied. She had no mother or father, which was actually quite nice, because it meant that no one could tell her that she had to go to bed just when she was having the most fun. Her amusing antics are a source of shock and interest to the inhabitants of the tiny Swedish town where she lives, particularly to the children who live next door. This edition of Pippi Longstocking is enlivened by the quirky mixed media collages of British author and illustrator Lauren Child, who has created some feisty female characters of her own, most notably Clarice Bean.
Kids Books: Pippi Longstocking By Astrid Lindgren, Lauren Child, and Tina Nunnally by Land of Nod, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003FIHB7O/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_nAukqb0224J1Q
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Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
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Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery by Deborah Howe. Click the cover image to check out or request the children’s books kindle.
Love to read this at Halloween!
The original rabbitwithfangs, Bunnicula.
Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe (first in the series)
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
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25 must read kids books
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One of my favorite books
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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Childhood classic books. Did you have a fondness for books as a child? We have collected some of the best of the childhood classics suitable for kids of all different ages. You might even be inspired to share some with your own children. Get ready to be transported back through time. http://www.essentialkids.com.au/photogallery/entertaining-kids/parenting-and-childrens-books/childhood-classic-books-20120411-1wpy1.html
The wind in the willows
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
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My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett. Supposedly great first chapter book to read aloud to young (3 year old) kids
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (readaloud). This classic children's book published in 1948 tells the story of the narrator's father who journeys to Wild Island armed with bubble gum, hair ribbons, and lollipops, to rescue a mistreated baby dragon. In each short illustrated chapter he encounters a different animal who tries to eat him. A must read for every child! (Plus it has two sequels.)
Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.
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The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois, One of my very favorite books from childhood, still a fun read.
The Twenty-One Balloons. My favorite children's book.
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
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The Mouse and the Motorcycle: Beverly Cleary - chapter read aloud for 4 year old
The Mouse and the Motorcycle I think I read this book about 15 times when I was a kid. Loved my little Ralph. hah
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A doughty young Labrador retriever, a roguish bull terrier, and an indomitable Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness to make their way home to the family they love.
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Classic Children's Books - The Incredible Journey
My favorite book as a child
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love.
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
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the borrowers • mary norton | Carnegie Medal winning, charming book about tiny people living in people's homes. Loved this book.
The Borrowers #1 [The Borrowers] -- by Mary Norton [Children book]
the borrowers • mary norton This was one of my favorite books as a child!
The Borrowers by Mary Norton, Little people who live under the floorboards.
the borrowers • mary norton great kids book
Chapter Book: The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
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20 Baby Names Inspired By Children’s Books
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Roald Dahl
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The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo - it's a children's book but I loved every page.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Despereaux Tilling was born with his eyes open, a very strange way for a mouse to come into this world. Things get stranger as he behaves in un-mouse like ways, for one.. falling in love with a human princess. This is also a story about a dungeon, a rat named Roscuro, and a girl named Miggery Sow. This (sometimes twisted/dark) fairy tale is very engaging and does well as a read aloud (currently reading to my 3rd graders!).
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
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Children's Book Club Titles: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien. To see this book in LCL catalogue click on the book cover.
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived. Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent
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From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.