Book Recommendations – Read-Alouds


For Elementary-Aged Listeners

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Odyssey by Homer

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Mouse on the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary



For Tween Listeners

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton


For Teen Listeners

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry