5 of Our Favorite Read Alouds for 5-9 Year Olds
Now that you’ve learned why read alouds are so important, I want to share with you some of my family’s favorite read alouds. Links to these books are Amazon affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this blog by using these links!
5 of our favorite read alouds:
My oldest loved this series so much that we read through it twice. She wanted to read it a third time, but I told her it was time to read something else!
The Little House series gives us such a different perspective on life. I was especially affected by The Long Winter. The story really encouraged me in knowing that our homesteading dreams were wise, since it’s so important for us to be able to sustain our family.
This series elicited great laughter from my children. It also gave us the chance to talk about tall tales and exaggeration.
Just an overall fun read for the family!
When we started The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, I didn’t think it would hold my kids’ interest. The sentence structure is so different from how we speak now, and there is a lot of vocabulary that is different.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Although we normally do our read alouds in the evening, this series had my kids asking throughout the day if we could read more. It also had them asking for “one more chapter” time and again.
This is a book full of emotion and big issues (death of a child, losing everything to a fire, slavery), but it allowed these issues to be seen from the perspective of a child going through them. This was an extremely enjoyable read for all of us, and I would put it towards the top of my favorite books I’ve read to my kids so far.
Surprisingly, my son was the biggest fan of this book. When we recently decided what to read, he asked if we could read the next Caddie Woodlawn book. The story is about a family that pioneers Wisconsin (which at the time was mostly populated by native Americans). It is a story of bravery and true friendships.
We are currently halfway through the second book, Caddie Woodlawn’s Family, and we’re loving it!
We would love suggestions for more fun read alouds for our family to enjoy, so please comment with your favorites!
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