The Best Stories to Read to All of Your Kids at Once

If you’re trying to appeal to a range of ages during story time, these titles will make your life easier.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Jul 23, 2020

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The Best Stories to Read to All of Your Kids at Once

Jul 23, 2020

If you always run out of time to read to your kids separately, stories that appeal to everyone at once will help. Certain stories are particularly engaging for a wide range of ages, so you can capture everyone’s attention and build their reading skills at the same time.

“When looking for a read-aloud that appeals to all ages, I like to find humorous titles, modern folktales, and books that break the ‘fourth wall,’” says Scholastic senior librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey. “These engaging characteristics can make a ‘baby book’ fun for older siblings, or break up the narration for younger readers.”

For instance, there’s Echoa beautiful story that follows three different kids in the mid-20th century who are connected by a harmonica. Webber-Bey also recommends The Arrival, a masterful wordless depiction of the immigrant experience. Flip through the book as a family, discussing the images and creating your own narrative as you go. 

From picture books to chapter books, shop top book recommendations for kids of all ages below! 

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