Have you fallen out of the read-aloud habit? It’s okay – I understand. I’ve been there 100 times! In fact, I’m just trying to get back into the swing of things myself.

Getting back in the saddle is quite likely easier than you think, though.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • a handful of tips and tricks to make the transition as smooth and simple as possible
  • some fun book ideas to get the whole family excited
  • advice for keeping reading aloud simple

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Episode 29
Surviving the Applewhites

Surviving the Applewhites

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The Applewhites aren't a family you'll quickly forget. This quirky homeschooling family welcomes the notorious (and notoriously bad) Jake Semple into their fold, and everyone is surprised at what happens next! Is Jake as tough as he seems?

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The Young Reader’s Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Young Reader’s Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

*Description from Amazon: Humorous, romantic, and thoroughly enchanting, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most delicious confections. Now, with this stunningly illustrated and accessible retelling, his gossamer tale of mixed-up love among humans and fairies will captivate today’s young readers. Seamles...

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The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared

The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared

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Series: Episodes, Episode 12
Tag: Episode 74

FROM SARAH:

I loved this memoir about a dad who read aloud to his daughter every single day until she completed high school. Need a little fire underneath you to prioritize read-alouds? This book oughtta do it! You can hear Alice Ozma talk about it on the RAR Podcast right here.

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When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual.

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The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)

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Series: Episodes, Episode 29

**Description from Amazon: Read the original Nancy Drew mystery!The Secret of the Old Clock is the mystery that began it all for America's favorite teenaged slueth. The accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.

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Bobbsey Twins 01: The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport

Bobbsey Twins 01: The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport

**Description from Amazon: When their elderly neighor Mrs. Marden reports that some of her valuables have gone missing, the twins investigate.

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Redwall (Redwall, Book 1)

Redwall (Redwall, Book 1)

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Redwall Abbey is a quiet and peaceful place, just as the mice like it. But an evil one-eyed rat wants ownership of the abbey. An unlikely hero emerges in this action packed tale, which might be a good pick for fans of The Green Ember.

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The question in this first volume is resoundingly clear: What can the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey do to defend themselves against Cluny the Scourge and his battle-seasoned army of rats?

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The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)

The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)

**Description from Amazon: A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.

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