Topic | If you could pick 5 Read Aloud Books (for a 6, 7 & 8 yr old) what would they be?

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  • Regan
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    Okay, this is going to be hard, I know!  I have 6 kids, but my school aged kids are 6, 7 & 8.  I am looking at all this living book lists and I am having so much trouble narrowing down to about 5 read alouds for the year!  My kids love to be read to and often times the younger kiddos will listen in too (4, 3 & almost 2).  Also, I have boys and girls!  So, if you could only pick 5 read aloud books, with our age range in mind, what would they be???  Isn’t it so hard to narrow things down when there are so many wonderful books?  That is my dilemma.  I’m sure hoping y’all can help me out!  Thanks 🙂

    Michelle
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    I asked my 8 year old:

    The Lion, the Witch and the, Wardrobe

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    Understood Betsy

    The Green Ember

    The Adventures of (whatever animal)… (Burgess) so far we’ve loved Grandfather Frog and Old Mr. Toad the most.

    Monica
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    I am not sure of my top five, but I read Charlotte’s Web with my kids this year (ages 14 to 6) and they all loved it.  My husband read the Wizard of Oz series with them, and they also enjoyed that.  The Secret Garden and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were other favorites.

    Angelina
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    1.  Trumpet of the Swan.  ( This is number ONE….a great warm up to your year – do not miss this!)

    2.  Understood Betsy

    3.   The Adventures of Bowser the Hound (or Chatterer the Red Squirrel)

    4.  The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    5.  Little Lord Fauntleroy (DO NOT MISS!   Our favourite book of all time)

    HollyS
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    In no particular order:

    1. All of a Kind Family
    2. Trumpet of the Swan
    3. Little House in the Big Woods
    4. Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe
    5. Adventures in Wonderland
    Carolyn
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    Wind in the Willows

    Understood Betsy

    Princess and the Goblin

    Peter Pan

    Jungle Book

    RobinP
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    If you do Trumpet of the Swan, try to get the audio read by E.B. White himself!

    Tristan
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    I thought of many that have already been listed too!  Here would be my 5:

    Charlotte’s Web

    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

    Farmer Boy

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle

    Raines
    Participant

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    Farmer Boy

    All of a Kind Family

    Black Beauty

    Heidi

     

    coralloyd
    Participant

    My kid’s favorites have been:

    Winnie the Pooh chapter books

    Doctor Dolittle

    The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

    Wonderful Wizard of OZ

    Little House on the Prarie

    Monica
    Participant

    Farmer Boy

    Any of the Chronicles of Narnia (love The Silver Chair)

    Princess and the Goblin

    Secret Garden

    Swallows and Amazons

    I love threads like these!!

    Regan
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    Thank you so much for all the great suggestions!  Some of these were on my list but some were not!  How many read alouds do you typically plan for in a year?   I realize that depends a little upon the length of each book!   I love this forum!  You wonderful ladies are so helpful!  🙂

    Monica
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    I don’t plan our read-alouds per year.  I just make sure I have another one picked out by the time we’re about halfway through the current read.  I also try to balance genre and subject, etc. so that we don’t end up reading only British fantasy novels or only American-boy-survives-in-the-woods stories all the time.

    Tristan
    Participant

    We read aloud one book per month for our homeschool book club.  Then we have read alouds for history too.

     

    Regan
    Participant

    Okay, that sounds great!  Monica… That’s true about breaking them up to have variety from month to month!  We will be doing that too :).   Tristan, that sounds wonderful…. A book a month sounds great!!!  I will have to look at the books we will be reading this year, but that sounds doable!  We will have read alouds for history and science so these will be in addition to those!  We are doing 106 Days of Creation and Considering Gods Creation and there are so many great books to read!   We are excited about the upcoming year!

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