James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Presents Their Favorite Books for Reading Aloud!

There’s no single moment in a child’s life that’s best for starting to read aloud – except right now! And then, once you start, never stop. Even when your kiddo is able to read to himself or herself, keep on reading aloud and start reading together. There’s no greater pleasure.

ReadKiddoRead.com is your resource for identifying books that kids love – books that are sure to ignite their passion for reading. Check it out! From our carefully curated collection, we’ve chosen two dozen books that work especially well as read-alouds.

Great Read-Alouds for 3-6 Year Olds

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Tell Me the Day Backwards, by Albert Lamb


Great Read-Alouds for 5-9 Year Olds

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, by R.A. Spratt
Henry Aaron's Dream, by Matt Tavares 
The Houdini Box, by Brian Selznick
Miss Nelson is Missing!, by Harry G. Allard, Jr.
Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big, Blustery Maritime Match, by Mary Quattlebaum
School!: Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School, by Kate McMullan, illustrated by George Booth
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery, by Doreen Cronin

Great Read-Togethers for 8-11 Year Olds

The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel, by James Patterson
Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
Every Thing On It, by Shel Silverstein
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling
Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, by James Charlton and Sally Cook, illustrated by Ross MacDonald
Invisible Inkling, by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Harry Bliss
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli

Great Read-Togethers for Tweens and Teens

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes Series), by Andrew Lane
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, by Georgia Bragg
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks Series), by Jeanne Birdsall
Witch & Wizard (The Witch and Wizard Series), by James Patterson



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