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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 Lists - Picture Books for Babies
Reading List - Picture Books Toddlers
Reading List - Favorite Family Read Alouds
Reading Lists - 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 After Phonics
Reading Lists - Younger Readers Early Classics
Reading Lists - Young Children Classic Mystery Series
Reading Lists - Thornton Burgess Animal Stories
Reading Lists - Childhood of Famous Americans
Reading Lists - "We Were There" for Young Readers
Reading List - Young Readers 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 Lists - Children's Classics
Reading List - Children's Classic Literature (Upper Elementary 3rd-6th -- Adult)
Reading Lists - Authors Girls Love
Reading Lists - Authors Boys Love
Reading List - Children's Classic Mystery Series
Reading Lists - World Landmark Books
Reading Lists - World Landmark Books
Reading Lists - 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 Lists - Young Adult Literature & Living Books
Reading Lists - High School Literature
Reading Lists - Great Books
Reading Lists - Christian Classics
Reading Lists - Classic British Literature & Works
Reading Lists - Classic American Literature
Reading Lists - Classic Western Literature & Works
Reading Lists - Classic Mysteries
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