Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Few Read-Alouds

I wanted to share a few of the "hits" our children have loved during read-aloud time.
Disclaimer: Most of my kiddos don't actually enjoy these books until they are 5 and up...Don usually takes Charlie out of the room while I read, otherwise, nobody can hear.

These are books that I have read more than 1 time...I know I posted these in an accumulative book post before, but these 3 are worthy of their own post.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these books, every time I read them, the kids start to behave in a more loving way towards each other.
I have felt the need to reread these books lately, and once again, the love has returned!

What's great is that each story is super 4 pages and at the end there is usually a reference to the catechism of the Catholic Church or a scripture or both and then 3-4 questions about the story for further discussion on the virtue kids really enjoy this part.

Oh, Narnia the Complete Chronicles, how do we love much that your cover has fallen off! There are 7 books contained in the complete chronicles which makes it easy not to have to search for a missing volume...I guess that also means if you misplace the 1 book, you've lost them all! Ha! It is hard to misplace, however, it's quite large!I am reading the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for the 3rd time! The others I have read at least 2X as well.
C.S. Lewis has a knack of seducing the reader that propels them to keep reading...which also makes it difficult to stop after each chapter! The kids beg me..."You can't stop there, Mom!! I mean, how are we supposed to know what happens next?? You can't just keep us hanging, Mom! Please!!!!!  Just 1 more chapter...please?!?!"
My favorite book is the Voyage of the Dawn Treader...I know that I am the dragon in that story, and I have quite a few more layers of scales than Eustace;)

Anyway, you just can't go wrong with these 3 selections!
Happy Reading!!


  1. I too love the little folks stories!! I haven't tried Narnia....good idea.

    Do your kids like the LIttle HOuse series?

  2. Where did you get your copy of the Little Folks books? They're crazy expensive on Amazon!

  3. Josette, Yes, our kids love those too!!!
    Elizabeth, I paid full price at
    They are well worth it...unlike so many other books I've purchased over the years! Elizabeth, if you would like to borrow mine to peruse, you are welcome before you make an investment.

  4. We are at the beginning of the Narnia series for some of our literature this year. I have only ever ready The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, so I am interested to read more.

  5. So the prices on Amazon are correct? I just looked it up too and they sell for $75-$100 new. Are they large books?

  6. Danielle, the Little Folks books are available here:

    They are 16.95 each plus shipping

  7. And no, they are small paperback books.

  8. OK Thanks! Looks like what I found was a big set of them! Thanks for the suggestions!