Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To…Parents to read aloud

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic was a bit open ended: "Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To X Person" I decided to go with read alouds for middle and high school students since read alouds seem to end in elementary school. Just because kids get older doesn't mean they won't enjoy having a book read to them. Our family read books aloud frequently though sadly it did taper off the older we got. Oh, and I had fun creating a word cloud. What do you think?

Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To…
Parents to read aloud to their middle and high school age children

1. Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
If you haven't done so already. Better late than never!
2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Yes, it's a long book but I know a family who has read it to their young elementary age kids.
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. Dragon and the Raven by G.A. Henty
My mom started reading this to my brother but my sister and I liked it so much we sat in.
6. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
7. White Fang by Jack London
8. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
9. Winnie-the-Poohby A.A. Milne
A friend of mine read and was read these books when he was a teenager and he loved them. He would also quote them in emails.
10. Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

What books did your parents read to you? Or are you reading to your kids?

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  1. My boss actually just bought me a copy of The Phantom Tollbooth!

  2. Great suggestions. I so loved the Chronicles of Narnia. DIdnt read it until last year, if you can believe it. Grew up loving the animated movie.

    1. I remember that animated version! Glad you got around to reading the whole series!


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