100+ Books Parents Say They LOVE to Read Aloud With Their Kids

Pass along the love of reading by reading aloud with your kids every day!
By Maggie McGuire
Oct 20, 2017




Oct 20, 2017

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 5, 2014

Reading aloud with your kids is a lifetime gift you'll give. By reading aloud and frequently you are showing kids that reading is fun, entertaining, and full of adventures. It sends the message: "This is what we choose to do and love to do with our time. It's fun, it's interesting, I learn cool stuff, and I can go to amazing places when I read."

We asked parents on our Scholastic Parents Facebook page to share the books they love to read aloud with their kids. And the LOVE and book suggestions came pouring in — so we just had to share.

Here are the books that parents said they love to read with their kids — I'm sure there's at least one new one on the list you'll fall in love with, too!

Happy Reading!

Favorite Picture Books for Read-Alouds
Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Skippyjon Jones books by Judy Schachner
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Pete the Cat books by James Dean
Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
I Love You Because You're You by Liza Baker
The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
No T-Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
I Love You With All My Heart by Noris Kern
Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Curious George by Margret & H.A. Rey
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Maisy by Lucy Cousins
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
No, David! by David Shannon
The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
The Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett
Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
The Very Brave Bear by Nick Bland
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback
I Love You, Little One by Nancy Tafuri
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
The Story of Growl by Judy Horacek
The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Koala Lou by Mem Fox
I'll See You in the Morning by Mike Jolley
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
I Knew You Could! by Craig Dorfman
Cat's Night Out by Caroline Stutson
Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton
The Epossumondas by Coleen Salley
Chimps Don't Wear Glasses by Laura Numeroff
A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein
Otis by Loren Long
Stay Awake, Sally by Mitra Modarressi
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Easy Street by Rita Gray
The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden
Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Andrew Henry's Meadow by Doris Burn

Series, Chapter Books, Verses, Fairy Tales
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Arthur books by Marc Brown
Berenstain Bears books by Stan & Jan Berenstain 
Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Amelia Bedelia books
Spirit Animals series
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
Super Hero chapter books
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland
The 39 Clues series
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Spooksville by Christopher Pike
Roscoe Riley Rules by Katherine Applegate
Rainbow Fairies by Daisy Meadows
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Classics / Novels
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen
Punished by David Lubar
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Favorite Authors (books by these authors were shared as overall favorites for read-alouds)
Dr. Seuss
Peggy Rathmann
Eric Carle
Jan Brett
Audrey Wood
Mo Willems
Shel Silverstein
Kevin Henkes
Roald Dahl
Fred Gwynne
David Shannon
Robert Munsch
Mercer Mayer
Peter Catalanotto
Eve Bunting
Laura Numeroff

What's your favorite book to read aloud with your kids? Share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page and continue the inspiration!

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