Read Alouds for All Ages

Reading aloud to young children encourages language development and a love for literature. It strengthens children's listening and speaking skills and stimulates the imagination. As children mature, reading aloud serves to reassure, entertain, inform or explain, arouse curiosity and inspire. Reading aloud is a wonderful family activity! Parents--find old favorites and discover new ones to enjoy with your children.

For Age 4 - 2nd Grade | For Grades 3 & Older

For Age 4 - 2nd Grade

Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins.
Avi Poppy.
Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan.
Blume, Judy Freckle Juice.
Boston, L. M. The Children of Green Knowe.
Brady, Esther Wood Toliver's Secret.
Brown, Jeff Flat Stanley His Original Adventure.
Burnford, Sheila Every The Incredible Journey.
Butterworth, Oliver The Enormous Egg.
Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells.
Catling, Patrick Skene The Chocolate Touch.
Cleary, Beverly The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Cleary, Beverly Ramona the Pest.
Clifford, Eth Help! I'm A Prisoner in the Library.
Coville, Bruce The Monster's Ring.
Dahl, Roald James and the Giant Peach.
Disch, Thomas M. The Brave Little Toaster A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances.
Pène du Bois, William The Twenty-one Balloons.
Edwards, Julie The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.
Estes, Eleanor The Hundred Dresses.
Gannett, Ruth Stiles Three Tales of My Father's Dragon.
Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows.
Hornik, Laurie Miller The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class.
Horvath, Polly The Trolls.
Howe, Deborah Bunnicula A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.
Hurwitz, Johanna Rip-Roaring Russell.
Ibbotson, Eva Not Just A Witch.
Juster, Norton The Phantom Tollbooth.
King-Smith, Dick Lady Lollipop.
King-Smith, Dick The Nine Lives of Aristotle.
King-Smith, Dick The School Mouse.
Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book.
Kline, Suzy Horrible Harry in Room 2B.
Kraft, Erik Lenny and Mel.
Le Guin, Ursula K. Catwings.
Lester, Julius The Tales of Uncle Remus The Adventures of Brer Rabbit.
Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking.
Lobel, Arnold Fables.
Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad Are Friends.
Lowry, Lois Gooney Bird Greene.
MacDonald, Betty Bard Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Manes, Stephen Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days!
Martin, Ann M. The Meanest Doll in the World.
McCloskey, Robert Homer Price.
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody.
Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh.
Norton, Mary The Borrowers.
Osborne, Mary Pope Dinosaurs Before Dark.
Pennypacker, Sara Stuart's Cape.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Schwartz, Alvin Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square.
Smith, Robert Kimmel Chocolate Fever.
Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins.
Warner, Gertrude Chandler The Boxcar Children.
White, E. B. Charlotte's Web.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House in the Big Woods.
Winthrop, Elizabeth The Castle in the Attic.

For Grades 3 & Older

Armstrong, William H. Sounder.
Banks, Lynne Reid The Indian in the Cupboard.
Barron, T. A. The Lost Years of Merlin.
Bellairs, John The House With A Clock in Its Walls.
Blume, Judy Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing.
Brink, Carol Ryrie Caddie Woodlawn.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson The Secret Garden.
Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Child, Lauren Utterly Me, Clarice Bean.
Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw.
Clements, Andrew Frindle.
Collodi, Carlo Pinocchio.
Cooper, Susan The Boggart.
Creech, Sharon Bloomability.
Creech, Sharon Granny Torrelli Makes Soup.
Cushman, Karen Catherine, Called Birdy.
Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble.
DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie.
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of A Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, and A Spool of Thread.
Pène du Bois, William The Twenty-One Balloons.
Erdrich, Louise The Birchbark House.
Estes, Eleanor The Hundred Dresses.
Evans, Douglas Apple Island, Or, the Truth About Teachers.
Fitzgerald, John Dennis The Great Brain.
Fitzhugh, Louise Harriet, the Spy.
Fleischman, Paul Bull Run.
Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy.
Forbes, Esther Johnny Tremain.
Gardiner, John Reynolds Stone Fox.
George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain.
Giff, Patricia Reilly Lily's Crossing.
Gipson, Fred Old Yeller.
Hamilton, Virginia The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales.
Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust.
Hill, Kirkpatrick The Year of Miss Agnes.
Hornik, Laurie Miller The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class.
King-Smith, Dick Babe The Gallant Pig.
Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
Kurtz, Jane Bicycle Madness.
Lasky, Kathryn The Night Journey.
Levine, Gail Carson Ella Enchanted.
Lofting, Hugh The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts; Never Before Printed.
London, Jack The Call of the Wild.
McCloskey, Robert Homer Price.
Morey, Walt Gentle Ben.
Napoli, Donna Jo The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin.
O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.
Park, Barbara Skinnybones.
Paulsen, Gary Nightjohn.
Peck, Richard A Long Way From Chicago A Novel in Stories.
Pierce, Tamora Sandry's Book.
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus Fat Men From Space.
Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass.
Robinson, Barbara The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Rockwell, Thomas How to Eat Fried Worms.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Sachar, Louis Holes.
Sachar, Louis Sideways Stories From Wayside School.
Singer, Isaac Bashevis Zlateh the Goat, and Other Stories.
Speare, Elizabeth George The Sign of the Beaver.
Sperry, Armstrong Call It Courage.
Spinelli, Jerry Maniac Magee A Novel.
Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Taylor, Sydney All-of-a-Kind Family.
Wallace, Barbara Brooks Peppermints in the Parlor.
Wrede, Patricia C. Dealing With Dragons.