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Favorite Family Read Alouds

Updated: May 18, 2020

Reading to your kids is a great way to spend time together and help your family develop a love of reading.


We've narrowed down a few of our favorite books to read aloud as a family to help you connect with yours. Reading aloud as a family can be a great part of your daily routine, a way to pass time at home and even get through a long car-ride or wait in the pediatrician's office.


There's no wrong way to do it. Grab a book and get reading!




The Chronicles of Narnia - Full of fantasy and fun, this seven book series is a favorite in our house.


The Green Ember Series - A fun adventure series with lots of action, this is a great way to introduce younger listeners to fantasy.


The Penderwicks Series - Start with the box set of this charming series follows siblings (and a neighbor) set for adventure as they grow up. Then grab the long awaited fifth and final book in the series.


The Vanderbeekers Series -Discover these five siblings and their quest to save their family home, no matter what it takes.





Anne of Green Gables - Anne is eleven and known for her spunk. Fun, mishaps and more await her as she explores her new home.


The Magic Treehouse -- Start with this four book set and you're off running on fast adventures and mysteries to solve. Great books to hold the attention of little ones!


Belly Up - Animals, mystery and a twelve-year-old intent on finding the truth. This first book in the series is a great adventure for elementary and middle grades.


The Phantom Tollbooth