So I will be heading down to my 1/2 price books stores and was looking to get some new suggestions on family read alouds. I have 5 boys 11yrs and younger. They have liked the following books we’ve read aloud, Mr. Poppers Penguins, Cricket in Time Square, Trumpeter Swan, House of 60 Fathers, Stuart Little, and Rascle to name a few.
Any new suggestions I would love to have. We like to buy them cause, well to be honest though we read for 20 minutes a day I must be a slow reader cause if I get them from the library it has to be renewed and then there are times you can’t and we have to pay the fine just to finish them. LOL (now you know I’m a slow “read alouder”).
Thanks for the input. MistyMrsCMember
Farmer Boy, The Whipping Boy, By the Great Horn Spoon.MrsCMember
Oh, and Homer Price! And the Henry Huggins books!RobinPParticipant
Are you looking for literature/classic type books, or good books to read just for fun..? The Little Britches series by Ralph Moody is wonderful. (You would have to edit on the fly here and there because these books tell Moody’s life story and some of the cowboys talk pretty rough sometimes.) Boys (and girls) in my lending library enjoy Freddy the Pig books by Walter Brooks. Fun. You won’t find them at Half Price Books, but books by Stephen Meader are BIG hits among my young male patrons. Next up on our read-aloud list is Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. My oldest son loved it years ago. In fact, anything by Estes was popular. One of my all-time favorite books is The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum set in German-occupied Holland. Kate Seredy’s books are keepers as well. If you haven’t read the Little House books, they would be wonderful as well. I’ve read the first two to my 6yo and he wouldn’t hardly let me put them down. Thornton Burgess…
Well I’d better stop. I could go on all day.MistyParticipant
I am looking for for both types of books, I like to go back and forth. I read a classic and then a fun. Keeps them on there toes!~ We have done the Little house books and my boys all loved them. Thanks for the idea’s I will write them down and see what I can find. Misty
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