Read Aloud

One of the best things parents can do is to read aloud to their children. Choose beautifully, illustrated, well-written picture books that capture the interest of your little ones.

Reading aloud gets children ready to read and helps readers to be stronger readers.

Don’t forget to let children read aloud, too.

Reading List - Picture Books (Read Alouds for Babies & Toddlers)
Reading List - Picture Books (Read Alouds for Toddlers to Early Elementary)
Reading List - Favorite Family Read Alouds
Reading List - Favorite Bible Storybooks

After Phonics

After children learn to sound out words, they need to read lots and lots of fun, easy-to-understand books. The more they read, the more their reading will improve.

If they like a series, like the Boxcar Children, let them read all the books in the series. Children are often drawn to a book because of a character. Your goal now is to increase reading skills: fluency, speed, comprehension.

Reading List - Young Readers (What to read after phonics readers)
Reading List - Young Readers Early Classics
Reading List - Young Children's Classic Mystery Series
Reading List - Thornton Burgess Animal Stories
Reading List - Childhood of Famous Americans
Reading List -
Reading List - Boxcar Children

Read, Read, Read!

Once children can read, it’s time to read classic books that are well-written and share a timeliness message.

Don’t bog children down with writing book reports. Let them read, read, read! Reading builds vocabulary and learning skills.

Reading List - Children's Classics (Upper Elementary 3rd-6th -- Adult)
Reading List - Children's Classic Literature (Upper Elementary 3rd-6th -- Adult)
Reading List - Authors Girls Love (All Ages)
Reading List - Authors Boys Love (All Ages)
Reading List - Children's Classic Mystery Series
Reading List - World Landmark Books
Reading List - America Landmark Books
Reading List - Classics by G.A. Henty

Pre-Teen, Teen, Adult

Children will be ready for these books at different ages. Start with the young adult list and move on to the high school lists.

Classics are timeless and ageless. It is fine for children and teens to bounce back and forth between lists.

Reading List - Young Adult Literature & Living Books
Reading List - High School Literature
Reading List - Great Books (Advanced High School/College/Adult)
Reading List - Christian Classics (Teen to Adult)
Reading List - Classic British Literature & Works
Reading List - Classic American Literature & Works
Reading List - Classic Western Literature & Works
Reading List - Classic Mysteries (Cozy Who-Dun-Its)
Free Reading Lists

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