If you only listen to one episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, let this one be it. This episode is the humdinger of them all, if I do say so myself. ;)

I have been dying to talk to Sarah Clarkson since the Read-Aloud Revival was born! She’s a busy student at Oxford, though, and it took a bit of finagling to get our schedules to play nicely together. Over the Christmas break we made it happen, and now I’m ready to share it with you!

This episode is guaranteed to make your heart rate speed up and energize every single aspect of your read-aloud culture in your home.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • why the Read-Aloud Revival exists
  • why it’s so important to build your family culture around books
  • and what’s really at stake

Even as a young child, you begin to understand that your life is a narrative in which you have the power to live as a hero or a heroine, and that is formed through exposure to literature….”

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Episode 17
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children

Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children

*Description from Amazon: What is imagination, and why is it vital to childhood education? What role do great books play in shaping a child's perception of self, life, and even God? In Caught Up in a Story, Sarah Clarkson answers these vital questions, demonstrating how great books can be a parent's best ally in shaping a ch...

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The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the

**Description from Amazon: THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THE EPIC MOTION PICTURES J.R.R. TOLKIEN THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING THE TWO TOWERS THE RETURN OF THE KING © New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and pl...

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Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

Kidnapped (David Balfour Book 1)

**Description from Amazon: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

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A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to outwit his foes! This adorable tale rhymes with perfection and is a treat to read aloud.

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Nancy and Plum

Nancy and Plum

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Best for 6+, but everyone could listen in. A classic Christmas tale by the author of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books. Orphan sisters, the horrid Mrs. Monday, and Christmas shenanigans. There's a lot to love about this one.

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Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis

Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis

Series: Episodes, Episode 17

**Description from Amazon: An in-depth study of Lewis’s great love of literature and his monumental work as a literary critic.

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Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families

Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families

**Description from Amazon: Keeping this volume close at hand is like having a child's librarian for a best friend. A great book spurs the imagination in childhood, inspires our dreams in adulthood, and nourishes the soul with depictions of life fully and courageously lived. Among the greatest gifts you can bequeath to a child...

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Peace Like a River: A Novel

Peace Like a River: A Novel

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**Description from Amazon: One of Time Magazine's Top Five Books of the Year.A Christian Science Montor,Denver Post, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year."Once in a great while, a book comes along that has such wonderful characters and marvelous prose, that you read it as much for the pure joy it offers on every page a...

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Faith, Hope and Poetry (Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts)

Faith, Hope and Poetry (Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts)

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**Description from Amazon: Faith, Hope and Poetry explores the poetic imagination as a way of knowing; a way of seeing reality more clearly. Presenting a series of critical appreciations of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, Malcolm Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the con...

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Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

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**Description from Amazon: For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganised Chronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Q...

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Honey for a Woman’s Heart:  Growing Your World through Reading Great Books

Honey for a Woman’s Heart: Growing Your World through Reading Great Books

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**Description from Amazon: Vibrates with encouragement for women who want to explore and enjoy the world of books Gladys Hunt, long-time advocate of reading and author of the cherished Honey for a Child’s Heart, has written this new book for busy women who want a wider worldview and stimulus for intellectual and emotional g...

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Pilgrim’s Inn (The Eliots of Damerosehay series Book 2)

Pilgrim’s Inn (The Eliots of Damerosehay series Book 2)

**Description from Amazon: Book Two: The Eliot Family Trilogy Few understood David Eliot’s anguish at losing Nadine. He came back from the war a shattered and lonely man. But his return to the Eliot family refuge on England’s Hampshire coast is gradually pushing back the dark waters of soul and spirit. Nadine and her husb...

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The Scent of Water

The Scent of Water

**Description from Amazon: "A captivating story filled with English charm, luminous wisdom, and astounding spiritual insight"Goudge's singular gift is the depth and insight she brings to her characters. Mary Lindsay is a born and bred Londoner who has enjoyed her city life--a prestigious job, and friends with whom she takes i...

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Michael Hague’s Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales

Michael Hague’s Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales

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**Description from Amazon: From once upon a time to happily ever after, these are the fairy tales everyone knows and loves. Here you will find the princess who kisses a frog, the fairy godmother who changes everything, and the ugly duckling who becomes a graceful swan. Master artist Michael Hague has selected and illustrated ...

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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, 2nd Edition

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, 2nd Edition

**Description from Amazon: Hailed by The Washington Post as "a definitive synthesis of the best editions" and by The Times of London as "a monument to Shakespearean scholarship," The Oxford Shakespeare is the ultimate anthology of the Bard's work: the most authoritative edition of the plays and poems ever published. Now, almo...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Not as scary as the movie, this is a fabulous read-aloud for a wide range of ages. This audio book version is also delightful.

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