We started reading to our firstborn the day we brought him home. Over the years we have read hundreds of books to our three children, from board books to great classics. Reading aloud comes in two forms in our family: as part of school (we have used Sonlight’s literature-based program for the majority of our years) and before bed.
Beginning at about age 5 with each of our kids, we moved from a diet
of picture books and short easy readers to serious chapter books. Don’t worry about your child not “getting” a book that is “meant” for older kids. They will. …
Below is a list of our Top 25 favorite family read-alouds. They are
in no particular order, except that I listed a few series at the end.
Why did these books make the list when dozens of others didn’t quite
qualify? These are the books the kids remember with almost a tender
fondness and sometimes almost awe. These were books we lived in, the ones that do, indeed, seem like part of our family.