Bedtime Chapter Book List

Leigh Ann's picture

We started reading books to the kids the half-hour or so before bedtime about seven years ago. I really didn’t think we’d read that many, but when I sat down & made a list, we’ve covered a lot of ground! Our first read aloud was the first in the Betsy & Tacy books. We started there because our little neighbor came over for the afternoon & I had gotten the book out in hopes of reading it. After they were tuckered out from playing outside, I asked them to all gather around & listen as I read about two little neighbor girls about their ages (four years old). We read through four or five chapters at that sitting! They were hooked.

We’ve had lulls in the reading time through the years. When we finish a book, sometimes it takes us a week to settle on the next read. Here’s a list of what we’ve done so far…

That takes us to today. We are currently in the middle of the Odyssey Series. Right now, we’re reading The King’s Quest, sixth book of twelve in the set.  This is a great series to read with your preteens to get discussions going on some issues you may never naturally get around to talking with your child about, but would be wise to do so before they leave your "nest".

What books have you enjoyed reading with your children over the years?  Recommendations welcomed.


Valerie's picture

On May 26th, 2011, Valerie said:

The Little Britches series by Ralph Moody is wonderful. If you like Little House, you'll love this series.
Luke's picture

On May 26th, 2011, Luke said:

We bought the kiddos the Chronicles of Narnia audio books for Christmas and have listened to the first 4. LOVE the British accents! Lewis has such a way with just makes you smile to hear him describe things. A movie can't even come close to that kind of experience. (I'm not knocking the movies, because I liked them. They just don't compare to the books, that's all.)

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