15 Books You'll Actually Love Reading Out Loud

These popular picks make story time more fun for both you and your kids.

May 31, 2022



15 Books You'll Actually Love Reading Out Loud

May 31, 2022

Reading together is a great way to unwind and bond with your child, and finding the right read-alouds for storytime makes all the difference in instilling a lifelong love of reading from an early age.

These parent and editors' picks for beginning readers have characteristics that make reading out loud more fun for both you and your kids. That's important because if your child sees you enjoying story time as their reading role model, they’ll be more likely to enjoy it as well. 

On this list, there are silly books that won't get dull after repeated readings, like The Wonky Donkey — just ask this Scottish grandmother — and Pig the Winner, both of which will encourage plenty of laughs (here's why humor in kids' books is important). You'll also find empowering and sentimental titles that other parents adore, like I Love You Because You’re You and You Are Enough

Encourage a love of reading with help from our guide, which includes book recommendations by interest and age (like these books for 5-year-olds), tips for getting your child to see reading is fun, and much more.

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