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Read-Aloud Books the Whole Family Will Love

Reading aloud to kids is not only good for their reading skills and literacy skills, but it’s also a great way to bond with your kids. We love reading together as a family, and even my eldest, who doesn’t like to read on her own, will sit down and read with me.

Over the years, we’ve read a lot of books, but some books we come back to over and over. Many of these books were read to my siblings and me when we were growing up, and I have fond memories of reading with my parents before bed at night.

These books make perfect read-aloud books to read with your kids. I find that even my older daughter still likes reading the “little kid” books with us at night.

Read-Aloud Books the Whole Family Will Love

Read these books together and make fond memories with your kids!

Short Books to Read in One Night

These books are short enough to read in one sitting.

Fun Chapter Books to Read Together

You’ll take weeks to get through these books!

We have the most success reading at night before bed or early in the morning before the kids are awake enough to want to move around much. We usually pick a short book if we’re running late for bed, or we will sometimes read a chapter out of a longer book. I often have my eldest take a turn reading a few pages, which helps strengthen her reading skills, vocabulary, and clarity while reading.

What are some of your favorite read-aloud books?

About the author


Brenda is a professional writer and homeschooling mother to two girls in Dallas, TX; with a passion for books, DIY, and creative education. Her blog,, is all about homeschooling, crafts, green living, and fun. Keep up with the fun here!


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  • I just started reading The House of Sixty Fathers with my kids (ages 4, 6, 8). They’ve been surprisingly attentive and love it so far!