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.
- Make Way for Ducklings
- Sheep in a Jeep
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Goodnight Moon
- Home for a Bunny
- Pat the Bunny
- I Am a Bunny
- The Story of Ferdinand
- Duck and Goose
Fun Chapter Books to Read Together
You’ll take weeks to get through these books!
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Redwall series
- The Hobbit
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- The Penderwicks
- Pippi Longstocking
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Winnie the Pooh
- Harry Potter
- Anne of Green Gables
- Emily of New Moon
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?