Tag Archives: read-alouds

12 Girl-Led Read-alouds for K/1s

There’s been a lot of discussion about how people think that boys will only read or enjoy books about other boys.  I beg to differ.  It’s taken several months – but here at last is a list of girl-led read-alouds … Continue reading

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11 Girl-Led Read-alouds for 2/3 Grade

This is a list of diverse girl-led read-alouds to appeal to the whole class, to spread love and understanding. Continue reading

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11 Girl-Led Read-alouds for 4/5 Grade

Not so long ago, I got into a conversation with my son’s teacher about boys and books and how often our culture sends them the message that it’s not OK for them to read books about girls.  She was definitely … Continue reading

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The Hero and the Crown

Thoughts on my third time reading this book aloud. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. Greenwillow Books, 1985. Aeryn is the sol, or princess, but not heir to the throne because her mother was a foreigner distrusted by … Continue reading

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The Read-Aloud Handbook (7th edition)

This is the latest edition of the classic book, first published in 1982, and regularly updated since then. I thought I’d try the new edition because Jen at Jen Robinson’s Book Pages was so enthusiastic about it, which led to … Continue reading

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First Fantasy Chapter Books

Recently, my friend C- was asking for fantasy book recommendations for her five-year-old son, who’s just getting old enough to listen to chapter books. Here are books that my son and I enjoyed (or plan to enjoy soon), beginning when … Continue reading

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The Borrowers

I think on principle that I ought to make my son read the book before we watch the movie… but the dvd at the library was just so tempting. We had family movie day with “The Secret World of Arrietty”, … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

My eight-year-old son has listened to and loved all the Percy Jackson books, plus lots of other fantasy and myths that we’ve read to him. So when I found this new, brightly illustrated edition on the back shelves of the … Continue reading

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