One of the easier books to read aloud on the list. The chapters are short and the language isn't complex. The story on the other hand is oh so fun! Follow the "mis"adventures of these mystery solving, crime fighting chickens.
C.S. Lewis' timeless series continues to capture the imagination of kids and adults. Start with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (even though it is listed as book #2 in the series). The first book is a prequel and can be read later.
Who says a pen needs to be called a pen? Nick Allen decides to call it a "frindle" instead. The replacement word starts to spread and suddenly it's not just Nick Allen's word anymore. A great read-aloud pointing kids to the power of words.
S.D. Smith loves to tell new stories with an old soul. This is exactly what we get with the first book of The Green Ember series. Rabbits with swords enter a page turning adventure from the very first chapter of this wonderful read-aloud.
Elmer Elevator runs away to a wild island to rescue a baby dragon. Another quick and easy chapter book to try as your family's first read-aloud. This is book #1 of the trilogy. Find the entire series here
Follow the adventures of the Igiby children in a read-aloud full of characters with smarts, courage, and heart. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is the first book in Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga series.