Here is a list of the books I’ve read aloud to the family. I have a variety of ages, and from four to twelve they listen when I read aloud in the car or at home. In their teen years, they don’t listen to every book. 🙂
You can see from the list that we like adventure, magic, and especially books in a series.
All The Mad Scientists Club books by Bertrand Brinley
All the Redwall books by Brian Jacques (20 out of the 21; the next one is on our list).
All the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage (six and counting).
Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. With eight kids in our own family, this is especially appealing. We also liked Ten P’s in a Pod by Arnold Pent III.
The Ranger’s Apprentice books by John Flanagan (we’ve read 7 of the 9).
Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. We haven’t read The Sword of Mercy; the older girls read it and said it was a little too scary for the littles.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater (Brenda read this one).
Savvy by Ingrid Law.
The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander.
The Brill and the Dragators series by Peggy Downing (Brenda read this series, too).
I’ll add more as I think of them.