7 Chapter Books to Read Aloud

We all know reading aloud to very young children is a great way to build reading skills, but why stop there? Whether it's at breakfast or bedtime here are chapter books to read aloud for the whole family.
  1. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    No surprise here. In fact, read the whole Chronicles of Narnia series, but absolutely read this one first.
  2. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
    Another great series sure to delight fans of the Little House books.
  3. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    This 2015 Newbery Medalist is written in verse and absolutely begs to be shared aloud.
  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Even if you've already read it, the Harry Potter series is the read-aloud gift that keeps on giving. There's nothing like sharing the magic with the whole family. Just as the generation of American kids who still can't accept how you pronounce Hermione.
  5. Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
    No one will ever replace Diana Wynne Jones in the hearts of so many children, but if you tend to avoid seemingly unpronounceable fantasy names Enchanted Glass is a safe place to start
  6. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
    When tragedy touches her affluent family in Mexico, Esperanza and her mother are forced to flee to California. A story of family, hardship, and hope perfectly suited to share together.
  7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    Wonder is the first-person account of Auggie, who was born with a facial deformity entering fifth grade at a mainstream school. Full of heart and hope that parents and children will keep coming back to.