Read-Aloud Books

While most families are at home, this might be a good time to bring out some tried-and-true family read-aloud favorites.  They could be read at home, or, if you are a grandparent or an aunt, uncle, or friend, maybe you might like to read a chapter or two remotely to the younger set each day via one of the many live video chat platforms available. 

The Borrowers Cover Image
By Mary Norton, Beth Krush (Illustrator), Joe Krush (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152047375
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2003

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763617226
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Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2003

The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064401883
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Published: HarperCollins - December 21st, 2010

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #2) Cover Image
By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064404990
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2008

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142401088
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

When a high school student from France visited, I asked what books he read in his English class, the way classes in the US often read Le Petit Prince. His answer: Roald Dahl.


Because of Winn-Dixie Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763680862
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

This is just an all around great read!


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

You loved the humor and adventure…and [now] you’ll marvel at [the book’s] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time. —Entertainment Weekly


Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060263850
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

As Kate DiCamillo notes in her forward in this special 60th anniversary edition, “every word of the book shows us how we can bear the triumphs and despairs, the wonders and the heartbreaks, the small and large glories and tragedies of being here. We can bear it all by loving it all.”


The Borrowers Cover Image
By Mary Norton, Beth Krush (Illustrator), Joe Krush (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152047375
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2003

When our son was little, our family commuted forty-five minutes morning and night to school and work. Reading aloud was a perfect way to pass the time, and this was one of the books we read.


Higglety Pigglety Pop! Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064430210
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 1979

The Wind in the Willows Cover Image
$6.85
ISBN: 9781500295790
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 23rd, 2014

Misty of Chincoteague Cover Image
By Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416927839
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Published: Aladdin - December 26th, 2006

The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780525457237
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1996

Stuart Little 75th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064400565
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

A tale featuring an optimistic mouse on an adventurous journey to find his friend. 


The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064401883
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Published: HarperCollins - December 21st, 2010

My grandmother read this to me. I still hear her voice.


The Incredible Journey Cover Image
By Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440413240
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Published: Yearling - January 22nd, 1997

A heartwarming story chronicling the adventures of two dogs and a cat finding their way home through the Canadian wilderness. Superb; for pet lovers everywhere!


Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256678
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

The Arabian Nights (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
By Sir Richard Burton, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by), Sir Richard Burton (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607103097
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Published: Canterbury Classics - November 1st, 2011

A fascinating collection of some of the oldest known recorded folktales. Alladin’s Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves are among the best known, but there are many others. Together they show that while technology has changed dramatically, basic human nature has not wavered for thousands of years. Some of our son’s favorite read-aloud stories when he was little.