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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 - Quirky and silly, this book is sure to keep the family laughing and trying to figure out exactly what is happening in this unusual world.

The BFG - Imagine a giant, but instead of being mean like the other giants, he is friendly. This classic tale is one kids will love and the movie gives vision to the many unusual scenes throughout.

Because of Winn Dixie - A girl, a dog and a summer that changes everything. This heartwarming tale is beautiful on the page and the screen.


The Tale of Desperaux - Imagine a world where a mouse becomes brave and falls in love with a princess. This tiny hero will have everyone cheering!

Harry Potter Series - A worldwide favorite full of magic, this book is sure to keep your whole family entertained.

What books does your family love to read together?

Mastering Motherhood approved read alouds for the whole family!


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