Our Top 20 Favorite Read-Alouds (so far)

I polled my children to choose their favorite 20 read-alouds we've read together so far. We've read them all cover-to-cover and, in my opinion, they make the perfect read-alouds. I hope you'll be able to draw from this list if you're looking for your next (or even first!) read-aloud. Our oldest kids are currently 6 and 8 years old, so keep that in mind as you read this list. 

I would recommend any of these books for ages 5 and up with exception to A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. This is a fascinating read that chronicles the true story of a "lost boy" of Sudan, and it's pretty intense at times (war, famine, people eaten by lions and crocodiles). I did a bit of editing as I read for my youngest listeners, but my 6-year-old still tells people it's her favorite book. It's worth the read; I just wanted to give that warning.

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A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater

Poppy by Avi

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

George Müller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans by Janet & Geoff Benge

Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt by Janet & Geoff Benge

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

A Tree for Peter by Kate Seredy

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder