To celebrate #WorldReadAloudDay, I am sharing a list of our favorite books to read with your kids and family. My kids love it when I read aloud to them, and now that they all know how to read, we often take turns reading. It is a great way to bond and to read fantastic books together and talk about them.
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter’s bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.”No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation. Entering Mr. Clutter’s shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with strong warriors, mysterious elves, and hardworking dwarves. Alex’s adventure takes him to distant lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.
The series includes:
- Adventurers Wanted, Book One: Slathbog’s Gold
- Adventurer’s Wanted, Book 2: The Horn of Moran
- Adventurers Wanted, Book 3: Albrek’s Tomb
- Adventurers Wanted, Book 4: Sands of Nezza
- Adventurers Wanted, Book 5: The Axe of Sundering
All of my kids (and even my husband) love this series! It is like Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings! I honestly think you will LOVE this series! These books are also available on Audible! I have them all and LOVE the narrators! This is also great for traveling. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks.
The New York Times bestselling series by Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, is about a boy named Gregor. He falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building and hurtles into the dark Underland. This strange world is on the brink of war, and Gregor’s arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland’s uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it — until he realizes it’s the only way to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.
The Gregor the Overlander Series includes:
- Book 1: Gregor the Overlander
- Book 2: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
- Book 3: Gregor And The Curse Of The Warmbloods
- Book 4: Gregor And The Marks Of Secret
- Book 5: Gregor and the Code of Claw
This is another great series that we zoomed through. Each book is great and you get pulled into this magical underland world. These books are also available on Audible! This is another series that we own and listen to, espeically while traveling. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks.
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.
Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.
Books in this series include:
- Fablehaven Book 1: Fablehaven
- Fablehaven Book 2: Rise of the Evening Star
- Fablehaven Book 3: Grip of the Shadow Plague
- Fablehaven Book: 4: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
- Fablehaven Book: 5: Keys to the Demon Prison
This series is on Audible and narrated by E.B. Stevens! He does such a great job! Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart!
The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear on the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They’ll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents–and find out if they’re still alive.
This series includes:
- Treasure Hunters
- Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile
- Treasure Hunters: Secret of the Forbidden City
- Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World
- Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold
These are a lot of fun to read and are great mystery books! You can also get these books on Audible – I don’t have these ones yet – just the print copies, but they are on our list to get soon beause we love the stories. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
The books in the series include:
- Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Book 2: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
- Book 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Book 4: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
- Book 5: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
- Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Book 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Not only do my kids love to read these books, but they love to watch the movies and even listen to the audiobooks. If you haven’t gotten into these yet – give them a try beginning to end. These books are available on Audible and we have listened to all of them! Great for traveling in lou of videos or electronics. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
The books in this series include:
- The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
- The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
- The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
- The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
- The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
These books are also available on Audible! These will make great gifts for Valentine’s Day – or Easter – or Birthdays…instead of toys and treats. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks.
These are just some of our favorite books – but enough to get your family started reading! What are your favorite books to read together?