This was recommended several places, including Gretchen Rubin’s list of 81 favorite kids books, as an excellent read aloud or book for kids. We needed a new read aloud, and the library had it as an e-book, so I wouldn’t have to worry about finishing it before it was due back.
Genre: intrusive fantasy
Length: 192 pages
Setting: Toledo, Ohio, 1950s Continue reading
This book is mentioned often as a great book for kids and a great read aloud. I’ve never read it, so I decided to introduce myself and the kids to it by turning it into our family read aloud.
Genre: middle grade realistic fantasy/intrusive fantasy
Length: 139 pages
Setting: Treegap, in a Southern state, late 1800s Continue reading
I’ve seen this book recommended as a good math read aloud by Thomas Jefferson Education homeschoolers. I was intrigued by the thought of a math read aloud and got the book.
Subtitle: A Mathematical Adventure
Published: 1997 in Germany, 1998 in English translation
Genre: 253 pages of story, 262 pages total
Setting: the dreams of a young boy Continue reading
This is a classic kid’s book. We’ve got the second book in the series on the shelf, which I kept wanting to read. Better read the first in the series before the second. It was a nice change of pace from our last read aloud, The Last Unicorn.
Genre: middle grade survival fiction
Length: 170 pages
Setting: northern Alaska, 1960s Continue reading
Genre: middle grade sports fiction
Length: 237 pages
Setting: probably North Carolina, present day
Font: Adobe Garamond Pro
Interest: I wanted to read the kids a book in verse and this book has been staring at me at the library for a while. I thought it might be a safe introduction to the genre since it was about sports. Continue reading
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 292 pages
Setting: Coconut Cove, Florida, present day
Interest: I saw it at the library used book sale and remember hearing it was a good audiobook. That means it would make a good read aloud. Miss Adventure decided it should be our next bedtime story. Continue reading