Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Top Read-Alouds ala 4Real

I while back I asked on the 4Real Forum for suggestions of great read-alouds. Here's the suggested list from my 4real friends. Note that some of these are series and some are individual books -- but all are FANTASTIC reading, especially for read-alouds and are suitable for most ages. Many of these books have been made into movies or TV shows -- believe me, the original author's ideas are so much richer than the visual versions. Grab a book and ENJOY a family read-aloud tonight!

  1. Narnia books (especially, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe)
  2. The Little House books (especially, Little House in the Big Woods and all those prequels written by Melissa Wiley)
  3. Charlotte's Web
  4. Anne of Green Gables
  5. The Hobbit
  6. A Little Princess
  7. The Lord of the Rings
  8. The Secret Garden
  9. Five Children and It
  10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  11. Betsy Tacy series
  12. Caddie Woodlawn
  13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  14. Enchanted Castle
  15. Misty of Chincoteague
  16. My Side of the Mountain
  17. Peter Pan (don't get the one illustrated by Michael Hague -- it's too gruesome!)
  18. Pinocchio
  19. The Princess and the Goblin
  20. The Railway Children
  21. Redwall series
  22. Swallows and Amazons
  23. The Moffats
  24. Treasure Island
  25. Twenty-one Balloons
  26. Wind in the Willows
  27. Winnie the Pooh
  28. Wizard of Oz

The other suggested titles are ones that only received one vote -- I'll post that list in a separate post (when my youngest isn't clamoring for oatmeal!)

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