Read alouds are a homeschool must! Not only are they so much fun for both the reader and the listener, but it adds so much to your child’s creativity, language development, and reading motivation! And, some of the books can spark some good discussion between you and your child! But, unsure where to begin? Then, you can check out our list of the Top 25 Books to Do as Read Alouds in Your Homeschool!
You can get all of these books on Amazon, and they range from classics to newbies! The list includes both picture books and chapter books, so you can pick and choose which would be most appropriate for you and your kids!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: This is an old classic that your kids will just love!
Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown: This is a wonderful bedtime story for your child!
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl: Again, this is a timeless classic that is so much fun to read with your child as James goes on his adventure!
Frindle by Andrew Clements: Kids will love this fun story about the power of words. Enjoy!
Wonder by R.J. Palacio: Try out this #1 New York Times Bestseller. We know your kids will just love this story!
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: You can read this whole series of books with your children; they’re so much fun!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: Check out this new bestseller that could spark a lot of discussion between you and your older child!
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: Another great series you and your child will love reading together!
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: Explore another magical world with your child and read aloud The Chronicles of Narnia!
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson: This is a beautiful classic that is a must-read aloud for you and your child!
Island of Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell: Follow the haunting journey of Karana in this Newbery Medal-winning novel!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate: Check out this other Newbery Medal-winning story about a captive gorilla yearning for freedom!
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan: Your child will love hearing about this beautiful story of the Witting family on the prairies.
The Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Share this wonderful story with your child and follow the whole series!
The Book with No Pictures by B.J Novak: For your younger kids, this is a really fun read aloud with funny words and sounds!
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt: Another fun read aloud all about crayons who have just had enough!
Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds: Read your child the story about a nerdy bird finding his crowd.
We Don’t Eat our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins: Just perfect for your younger kids, read aloud the story of a dinosaur trying to make human friends!
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine: Check out this award-winning children’s book about a child slave who mails himself to freedom!
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai: You and your child can experience the life of an immigrant child fleeing the Vietnam War and starting again in the US. It’s also a National Book Award Winner!
Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayer: Learn all about uniqueness and differences with this cute and well-illustrated book!
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare: Read aloud this award-winning story of survival in the North American wilderness!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr.: Another great classic to read aloud with your child! It has a singsongy wording, so it’s perfect for very young learners!
The Bad Seed by Jory John: You will love reading aloud this bestselling children’s book about the power of positive changes!
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin: Kids love the hilarious tales of Pete the Cat! Check out this one all about his white shoes.