Book Titles to Read Aloud to Your Children

Reading aloud to children (even years after they can read on their own) reaps so many benefits. It introduces new vocabulary in a fun way. It enforces the importance of not just hearing, but really listening. It helps build a stronger understanding between pictures and words. It forms a bond and builds camaraderie between all those involved.  Reading aloud rocks!  Kids love spending one on one time with their parents and this is a great way to make that happen!

Here are 15 books that you will just love reading aloud to their elementary students (we’re focusing on elementary for this post, but even teens love being read to!). See if any of these books are your favorites (i.e. “Hey, my kids love that one, too!”), plus find awesome inspiration for your own little learners.

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Mercy Watson Collection by Kate DiCamillo
  • Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs by Megan McDonald
  • The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin
  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
  • Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
  • Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
  • Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White