First Novels to Read Aloud

Scroll down to see clickable book covers for every title on this list.

You can pretty much close your eyes and pick any single one of those books and you’ll be in good shape.

If your child is at all nebulous about listening to a story without any pictures, give one of these a go and see what he or she says after.

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The Prairie Thief
Pippi Longstocking
Charlotte’s Web
Homer Price
The Trumpet of the Swan
The Growly Books: Begin (Volume 1)
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends)
Favorite Thornton Burgess Animal Stories Boxed Set (Sets)
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
A Bear Called Paddington
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
My Father’s Dragon
Poppy
McBroom’s Wonderful One-Acre Farm: Three Tall Tales

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3 Questions & Done!

“The recommendations are spot on. Sort of freaky in a good way! 😂”
Michelle L.

“Excellent book choices and easy to use!”
Amy C.

“Fun quiz and easy to use. Thank you!”
Sarah Y.