Junior (~5-10 years)

FAMILY READ-ALOUDS: Junior Selection Year-By-Year   

approximately 5 years
Aesop’s Fables  ~ Aesop
Bambi ~ Felix Salten
Betsy-Tacy ~ Maud Hart Lovelace
Christie’s Old Organ ~ Mrs. O. F. Walton
Clever Polly ~ Catherine Storr
Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh ~ A.A. Milne
Dr Dolittle ~ Hugh Lofting
Flower Fables ~ Louisa May Alcott
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children ~ James Herriot
Little Pear ~ Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Milly-Molly-Mandy ~ Joyce Lankester Brisley
Mr. Popper’s Penguins ~ Richard & Florence Atwater
Mrs. Pepperpot ~ Alf Proyson
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle ~ Betty MacDonald
My Naughty Little Sister ~ Dorothy Edwards
Shadrach ~ Meindert de Jong
The 27th Annual Hippopotamus Race ~ Morris Lurie
The Gorilla Who Wanted To Grow Up ~ Jill Tomlinson

approximately 6 years
A Basket of Flowers  ~ Christoph von Schmid
Alice in Wonderland ~ Lewis Carroll
All-of-a-Kind Family ~ Sydney Taylor
Babe ~ Dick King-Smith
Charlotte’s Web ~ E.B. White
Fantastic Mr. Fox ~ Roald Dahl
Favourite Folktales from Around the World ~ Jane Yolen
Five Little Peppers ~ Margaret Sidney
Heidi ~ Johanna Spyri
In Grandma’s Attic ~ Arleta Richardson
Just So Stories ~ Rudyard Kipling
Little House ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pinocchio ~ Carlo Collodi
Stuart Little ~ E.B. White
Teddy’s Button ~ Amy LeFeuvre
The Mouse on the Motorcycle ~ Beverly Cleary
The Wizard of Oz ~ Frank Baum
one more to add ~ author

approximately 7 years
Brighty of the Grand Canyon ~ Marguerite Henry
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ~ Roald Dahl
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ~ Ian Fleming
Fairy tales ~ HC Andersen
How to Eat Fried Worms ~ Thomas Rockwell
Jessica’s First Prayer ~ Hesba Stretton
McBroom’s Wonderful One Acre Farm ~ Sid Fleischman
Mountain Born ~ Elizabeth Yates
Pippi Longstocking ~ Astrid Lindgren
Red Sails to Capri ~ Ann Weil
Smoky ~ Will James
Star of Light ~ Patricia St. John
The House of Sixty Fathers ~ Meindert de Jong
The Hundred Dresses ~ Eleanor Estes
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth ~ Kathryn Lasky
Trumpet of the Swan
~ E.B. White
Understood Betsy ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher
White Stallion of Lipizza ~ Margeurite Henry

approximately 8 years
A Little Princess ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
Caddie Woodlawn ~ Carol Ryrie Brink
Chronicles of Narnia ~ C. S. Lewis (choose one to read aloud)
Just William ~ Richmal Crompton
Perrault’s Complete Fairy Tales ~ Charles Perrault
Peter Pan ~ James Barrie
Pollyanna ~ Eleanor Porter
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ~ Barbara Robinson
The Jungle Book ~ Rudyard Kipling
The Lost Prince ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Lost World ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Wind in the Willows ~ Kenneth Grahame
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase ~ Joan  Aiken
The Year of Miss Agnes ~ Kirkpatrick Hill
Treasures of the Snow ~ Patricia St. John
Trial and Triumph: Stories From Church History ~ Richard M. Hannula
Two Little Savages ~ Ernest Thompson Setton
Watership Down ~ Richard Adams

approximately 9 years
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court ~ Mark Twain
A Wonder Book ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Black Beauty ~ Anna Sewell
fairy tales ~ Brothers Grimm
Ginger Pye ~ Eleanor Estes
Hans Brinker ~ Mary Mapes Dodge
Homer Price ~ Robert McCloskey
Jungle Tales of Tarzan ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs
Little Britches ~ Ralph Moody
Little Lord Fauntleroy ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rascal ~ Sterling North
Story of a Bad Boy ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The Cricket in Times Square ~ George Selden
The Gammage Cup ~ Carol Kendall
The Secret Garden
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Tanglewood’s Secret ~ Patricia St. John
Twenty-One Balloons ~ William Pene DuBois
Water Babies ~ Charles Kingsley

approximately 10 years
Captains Courageous ~ Rudyard Kipling
Henry Huggins ~ Beverly Cleary
Johnny Tremain ~ ??
King Arthur
~ Howard Pyle
Letters from Rifka ~ Karen Hesse
My Side of the Mountain ~ Jean Craighead George
Old Peter’s Russian Tales ~ Arthur Ransome
Old Yeller ~ Fred Gipson
Puck of Pook’s Hill ~ Rudyard Kipling
Sounder ~ William H. Armstrong
The Cricket on the Hearth ~ Charles Dickens
The House of Arden ~ E. Nesbit
The Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous ~ Sarah K. Bolton
The Swiss Family Robinson ~ Johann Wyss
The Wheel on the School ~ Meindert de Jong
White Fang ~ Jack London
Wild Animals I Have Known ~ Ernest Thompson Seton
Words By Heart ~ Ouida Sebestyen

FURTHER INDEPENDENT READING: Junior Selection
(books that simply shouldn’t be missed….will add to this list as we think of more)

A Child’s History of England ~ Charles Dickens
A Tale of the Western Plains ~ G A Henty
A Treasury of Mother Goose
All-of-a-Kind Family
series ~ Sydney Taylor
American Adventure series ~ Colleen L. Reece
An Old Fashioned Girl ~ Louisa May Alcott
At the Back of the North Wind ~ George MacDonald
Babe ~ Dick King-Smith
Betsy-Tacy series ~ Maud Hart Lovelace
Big Red ~ Jim Kjelgard
Bonnie Prince Charlie ~ Simon Hill
By the Shores of Silver Lake ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Chronicles of Narnia ~ C. S. Lewis
Clever Polly series ~ Catherine Storr
Complete Peterkin Papers ~ Lucretia Hale
Crystal Mountain ~ Belle D. Rugh
Eight Cousins ~ Louisa May Alcott
Farmer Boy ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Favourite Uncle Remus ~ Joel Chadler Harris
Five Little Peppers series ~ Margaret Sidney
Follow My Leader ~ James B. Garfield
Freckles ~ Gene Stratton Porter
From the Earth to the Moon
~ Jules Verne
Heidi Grows Up ~ Charles Tritten
Heidi’s Children ~ Charles Tritten
Henry Reed, Inc. ~ Keith Robertson
Heroes ~ Charles Kingsley
Heroes of Asgard ~ A&E Keary
Hitty – Her First Hundred Years ~ Rachel Field
Hospital Sketches ~ Louisa May Alcott
Household Stories ~ Brothers Grimm
In Freedom’s Cause ~ G A Henty
In Grandma’s Attic series ~ Arletta Richardson
Johnny Tremain ~ Esther Forbes
Jungle Doctor series ~ Paul White
Just William series ~ Richmal Crompton
Katrinka: Story of a Russian Child ~ Helen Eggleston Haskell
King of the Golden River ~ John Ruskin
King Solomon’s Mines ~ H. Rider Haggard
Lad: A Dog ~ Albert Payson Terhulme
Laddie ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
Lassie Come Home ~ Eric Knight
Little Britches series ~ Ralph Moody
Little Goody Two Shoes ~ Oliver Goldsmith
Little House in the Big Woods ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Pear and His Friends ~ Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Little Town on the Prairie ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Log of the Cowboy ~ Andy Adams
Madam How and Lady Why ~ Charles Kinsley
Mary Poppins ~ P.L. Travers
Milly-Molly-Mandy series ~ Joyce Lankester Brisley
Miss Hickory ~ Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Missionary Travels ~ David Livingstone
Mrs. Pepperpot series ~ Alf Proyson
My Naughty Little Sister series ~ Dorothy Edwards
Nights With Uncle Remus ~ Joel Chandler Harris
Old Yeller ~ Fred Gipson
On the Banks of Plum Creek ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Parables from Nature ~ Margaret Gatty
Pippi Longstocking series ~ Astrid Lindgren
Pollyanna Grows Up ~ Eleanor Porter
Prester John ~ John Buchan
Prisoners of the Tower ~ Brooke Hunt
Rabbit Hill ~ Robert Lawson
Rolf in the Woods ~ Ernest Thompson Seton
Rose in Bloom ~ Louisa May Alcott
Secrets of the Woods ~ William J Long
Slovenly Peter ~ Heinrich Hoffmann
Stig of the Dump ~ Clive King
Stories for x year olds ~ Stephen and Sara Corrin
Story of the Romans ~ H.A.Guerber (lots more in addition to this one)
Swallows and Amazons series ~ Arthur Ransome
Tanglewood Tales ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
The 101 Dalmatians ~ Dodie Smith
The Blue Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Borrowers series ~ Mary Norton
The Boy Knight ~ G A Henty
The Brown Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Cat of Bubastes ~ G A Henty
The Chessmen of Mars ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Coral Island ~ R.M. Ballantyne
The Crimson Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Dash for Khartoum ~ G A Henty
The Family Under the Bridge ~ Natalie Savage Carlson
The Gift of the Magi ~ O. Henry
The Great Brain ~ John Dennis Fitzgerald
The Green Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Grey Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The House of Sixty Fathers ~ Meindert de Jong
The Kate Greenaway Birthday Book ~ Kate Greenaway
The Knight of the White Cross ~ G A Henty
The Language of Flowers ~ Louisa May Alcott
The Lilac Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Little Brother of the Bear ~ William J Long
The Long Winter ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Middle Moffat ~ Eleanor Estes
The Olive Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Orange Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Pied Piper of Hamelin ~ Robert Browning
The Pink Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Princess and Curdie ~ George MacDonald
The Ranch on the Beaver ~ Andy Adams
The Red Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The School of the Woods ~ William J Long
The Story of Mankind ~ Hendrick van Loon
The Violet Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
The Yellow Fairy Book ~ Andrew Lang
Thee, Hannah! ~ Marguerite De Angeli
These Happy Golden Years ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tree of Freedom ~ Rebecca Caudill
Under the Lilacs ~ Louisa May Alcott
Wells Brothers:Young Cattle Kings ~ Andy Adams

If you know of any that we have missed, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

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