In this brand new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, we tackle one of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Read-Aloud Revival…

“How much reading should I assign?”

I’m chatting with Mystie Winckler about just that, and I think you’re going to get a nice deeeep breath after hearing what Mystie has to say in this episode.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how to find  balance with your kids’ reading
  • what to do when we need to push a little more
  • how to know that we can back off

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Episode 46
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

A classic about an orphan who struggles to adjust to her new life until she discovers a secret garden. Excellent for all ages. Look for the one with illustrations by Tasha Tudor!

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

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The Cuthberts are expecting a boy to help work on their farm, Green Gables. Instead, they get “Anne with an e,” who will surely win girls’ hearts with her spunky personality and big imagination.

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Little Women (Puffin in Bloom)

Little Women (Puffin in Bloom)

The March sisters are each distinctive in their own way, but they band together to help their mother while their father is serving in the Civil War. The original version follows the girls as they grow into womanhood. Girls might enjoy identifying with a particular sister -- Meg, Jo, Beth or Amy.

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Emily of New Moon (The Emily Books, Book 1)

Emily of New Moon (The Emily Books, Book 1)

When Emily’s father dies, her mother’s relatives take her to live at New Moon Farm, where she deals with snobby relatives and cruel classmates. Will Emily ever feel at home again?

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My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

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When Sam leaves his family’s New York City apartment, he travels all the way to the Catskill Mountains where he survives in a hollowed-out tree, and finds independence and freedom.

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Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1)

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1)

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‘The treehouse started to spin … and then everything was still. Absolutely still.’ Jack and Annie have so many adventures together! A gentle introduction to history, kids will love the non-fiction companion books too!

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The Family Under the Bridge

The Family Under the Bridge

Armand likes his life as a Hobo living under the bridges of Paris, and the last thing he needs is anything remotely connected to responsibility. So when a family moves under the bridge with him and threatens to steal his heart, how will Armand handle it? Excellent for all ages.

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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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Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea

$5.99

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"The gentle, affecting first volume introduces elderly Mr. Putter, who decides that a cat will keep him from feeling lonely. Rylant’s texts reflect admirable concern for brevity and meticulous consideration of every word.

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-64 (Nancy Drew)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-64 (Nancy Drew)

**Description from Amazon: Another book in the Nancy Drew series featuring a teen-age girl as a mystery solver.

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Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit

Little Bear Boxed Set: Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear’s Visit

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To celebrate Little Bear's thirty-fifth anniversary, three paperback editions in the series—Little Bear, Father Bear Comes Home, and Little Bear's Visit—have been slipcased in a boxed gift set for a whole new generation of children.

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The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)

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The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

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Disney Fairies: Meet Tinker Bell (Passport to Reading Level 1)

Disney Fairies: Meet Tinker Bell (Passport to Reading Level 1)

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**Description from Amazon: The fairies of Pixie Hollow celebrate the birth of a new fairy--Tinker Bell! Tink quickly discovers her talent for tinkering--but that's no fun. She'd rather do something else! Read all about Tinker Bell's first lesson on being a fairy in this illustrated leveled reader storybook.Passport to Reading...

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Don Quixote: Complete

Don Quixote: Complete

**Description from Amazon: Published in two volumes, but complete here, a decade apart, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly ap...

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Open Road)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Open Road)

**Description from Amazon: An epic adventure and one of the most enduring fables in Western literatureEdmond Dantés has a life that any man would envy. A promising young sailor about to be made a captain, he has come home to Marseille to marry his beautiful fiancée, Mercédès. But on the eve of his wedding, Dantés is betr...

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The Swamp Robber (Sugar Creek Gang, Book 1)

The Swamp Robber (Sugar Creek Gang, Book 1)

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**Description from Amazon: The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years.Great mysteries with a message for kids, The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your ...

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The Complete Works of G. A. Henty (81 Complete Works)

The Complete Works of G. A. Henty (81 Complete Works)

**Description from Amazon: 81 Complete Works of G. A. Henty

A Chapter of Adventures
A Final Reckoning
A Girl of the Commune
A Jacobite Exile
A Knight of the White Cross
A March on London
A Roving Commission
A Search For A Secret (Vol 1 of 3),
A Search For A Secret (Vol 2 of 3),
At Aboukir and Acre
At Agincourt
At the Poin...

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

**Description from Amazon: WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II...

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The Pilgrim’s Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Pilgrim’s Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)

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**Description from Amazon: Often rated as important as the Bible as a Christian document, this famous story of man's progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim's trial...

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