Reading time with the kids is one of my favorite parts of the day. This isn’t the shorter stories we read for bedtime or through the day. These are chapter books we’re reading together, usually in the mid afternoon when just enough energy has been spent to make us all ready for a bit of down time.
For those of you who don’t know us yet, my girls are 4 and 5. They aren’t old enough to read big books on their own, but they love to hear the stories and let their imaginations wander. Sometimes they’ll fall asleep nestled up next to me, sometimes they get bored fast. Other times, they listen intently and ask questions.
In honor of our reading time, I wanted to write out a list of books we might be reading in the future. It’s a collection of classics and fun stuff that I enjoyed when I was younger and I know the girls will too.
The complete Oz series by L. Frank Baum
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Chronicle of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Pippi Longstockings by Astrid Lindgren
The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
Stuart Little by E. B. White
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
These are enough books to keep us going for awhile. What books would you add to our list?