I have a whole list of books from my childhood that I had been waiting for my kids to hit “the right age” to read.  We’ve always had a pretty strong tradition of reading aloud, but that was usually age appropriate  for some reason, I never considered reading thought about reading those books to them now.  Well…until I read about another blogger’s Read Aloud Project a while back.

How effing brilliant!  Now after eating dinner, instead of watching TV again (TV is normally reserved for after school work and before dinner while Mom and Dad are making dinner…but it was creeping in a bit afterwards), we read a chapter or two of one or two of our books.

So…here’s our complete read aloud list (and the one’s we’ve completed) for this school year, and over the summer:

  1. Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  2. Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  3. Farmer Boy (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  4. On the Banks of Plum Creek (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  5. By the Shore of Silver Lake (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  6. The Long Winter (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
  7. The Trumpet of the Swan (E.B. White)
  8. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
  9. Stuart Little (E.B. White)
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Raold Dahl)
  11. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Raold Dahl)
  12. Matilda (Raold Dahl)
  13. James and the Giant Peach (Raold Dahl)
  14. The Egypt Game (Zylpha Keatley Snyder)
  15. The Cricket in Times Square (George Selden)
  16. The Story of Dr. Dolittle (Hugh Lofting)
  17. The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle (Hugh Lofting)
  18. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeline L’Engle)
  19. Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren)