My sons are now in their 30s but absolutely loved all the old classics. Wind in the Willows, Lord of the rings, Blinky Bill, Magic Pudding, Narnia and heaps more. You don't mention age but that would need to be considered too.
I meant to add Swallows and Amazons series and I'm sure there are many more I could add too.
Iused to read The Hobbit to my class every year when I was teaching. Also in the line up was...The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.The first book from the the Cairo Jim series by Geoffrey McSkimming. This series is a lot of fun and so I gave the kids a starter on that series. Blueback by Tim Winton as a nod to Australian authors.I'm sure there were some others...
Suggestions for younger kids: Roald Dahl books, the 'What Katie did' series and the 'Anne of Green Gables' series and related books for girls.
We love Roald Dahl too. The famous five is now capturing their attention!
Keep them coming!Here are some from my friend's Facebook thread:Tom's Midnight GardenMilly-molly-MandyLemony SnicketThe Princess and the GoblinThe Little White Horse - GoudgeTreasure Island - StevensonThe Silver Sword – SerraiilierIsland of the Blue Dolphins – O'DellMy Side of the Mountain – GeorgeLittle Pilgrim's Progress
Little house in the prairie books always go down well! Even with the boys...
I've just done a whole series on this! http://musingsinadelaide.blogspot.com.au/search/label/books%20to%20read%20aloudNot complete at all, but a starting point!
Thanks Wendy. :) Love your series. I'm going to try and post a top 10...
All of the above! Also: Goodnight Mr Tom, Kensuke's Kingdom (my class was absolutely gripped!) , War Horse (or any of Michael Morpurgo's books). These for starters, but there are so many.
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