Read Aloud Revival Booklist

We first heard about Sarah MacKenzie's blog in the summer of 2015, when our summer reading challenge was mentioned on her podcast (The Readaloud Revival). Since I'm a cheapskate and already drowning in literature resources, I decided not to pursue a membership on her site, but I signed up for her emails and have stalked her site and listened to occasional podcasts ever since. 

Sarah, a Catholic home schooling mom of six, is a special gal. Author of Teaching from Rest, and a warm and vivacious host on her podcast, she has a mission to help families build their family culture around books. And her enthusiasm is contagious! The vibrancy of community on her site, the explosive growth of her email list and the incredible engagement level on her Facebook page all serve as evidence. Her site and podcast was also frequently mentioned as a favorite home school resource on our 2016 customer survey.

Early in 2015, Sarah and her team released their first-ever Read Aloud Revival booklist. Focused on including only books that are awesome read-alouds, the booklist is fairly short, but full of old favorites and a few new books and series we'd never heard of before. We received permission to duplicate what we carried on her list, but she presents her booklist so charmingly, you'll probably still want to sign up for the list from her site as well.

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Bears on Hemlock Mountain
by Alice Dalgliesh
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Realistic Fiction for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1953 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.09 $3.50 (1 in stock)
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
from Puffin Books
Realistic Stories for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1949 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Boxcar Children #01
Boxcar Children #1
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
from Albert Whitman & Company
Orphan Stories for 2nd-4th grade
in Boxcar Children (Location: LFIC)
$5.94 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Boxes for Katje
by Candace Fleming
1st edition from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$18.99 $13.29 (1 in stock)
By the Great Horn Spoon!
by Sid Fleischman
from Little, Brown & Company
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.64 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Caps for Sale
by Esphyr Slobodkina
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-6th grade
1953 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$7.64 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Corduroy
by Don Freeman
from Puffin Books
Personification Stories for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.94 $4.50 (2 in stock)
Family Under the Bridge
by Natalie Savage Carlson
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
1959 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.94 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Farmer Boy
Little House Series #3
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Favorite Poems Old and New
by Helen Ferris
from Delacorte Press
Poetry for All ages
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$22.94 $17.50 (2 in stock)
Five Children and It
Puffin Classics
by E. Nesbit
from Puffin Books
Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94 $4.00 (1 in stock)
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by E. L. Konigsburg
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Mystery/Suspense for 4th-7th grade
1968 Newbery Medal winner
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.64 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
from Houghton Mifflin
Fantasy for 5th-9th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.74 $8.00 (1 in stock)
In Grandma's Attic
by Arleta Richardson
from David C. Cook
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.94 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
by Nancy White Carlstrom, illustrated by Bruce Degen
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Lion to Guard Us
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.94 $4.00 (3 in stock)
Little Britches
Little Britches Series #1
by Ralph Moody
from University of Nebraska
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.71 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Little Men
by Louisa May Alcott
World's Popular Classics Edition from Books, Inc.
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VINTAGE)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Little Prince
by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
from Harvest House
Fantasy for 3rd-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Magic Tree House #01
by Mary Pope Osborne
from Random House
for 2nd-5th grade
in Magic Tree House (Location: LFIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
from Puffin Books
Realistic Animal Stories for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1942 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Matchlock Gun
by Walter Edmonds
from PaperStar Books
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
1942 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79 $4.50 (4 in stock)
Mathematicians Are People, Too
by Luetta & Wilbet Reimer
1st edition from Dale Seymour Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in History of Science & Mathematics (Location: G6D-HIS)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm
by Sid Fleischman
from Greenwillow Books
Fantasy for 2nd-5th Grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
by Joyce Lankester Brisley
from Kingfisher
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
My Father's Dragon
My Father's Dragon Trilogy #1
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
from Random House
Fantasy for 1st-3rd grade
1949 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.76 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Nate the Great
Nate the Great #1
by Marjorie Sharmat
from Yearling
Mystery for 1st-3rd grade
in Nate the Great (Location: LFIC)
$5.09 $2.50 (3 in stock)
Poppy
Poppy Stories #2
by Avi
First Edition from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Princess and the Goblin
Everyman Library
by George MacDonald
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fantasy for 5th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$15.30 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Sherwood Ring
by Elizabeth Marie Pope
from Sandpiper Books
for 10th-12th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Thirteen Clocks
by James Thurber
from New York Review of Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Trumpet of the Swan
by E. B. White
from HarperCollins
Animal Fantasy for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
from Square Fish Publishing
Fantasy for 5th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Watership Down
by Richard Adams
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Animal Fiction for 7th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$16.14 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Watership Down
by Richard Adams
from Harper Perennial
Animal Fiction for 7th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
Puffin Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Collins
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Wind in the Willows
Puffin Classics
by Kenneth Grahame
from Gallery Books
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz Book 1
by L. Frank Baum
Unknown from Dover Publications
for 3rd-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$12.74 $7.50 (2 in stock)
Wrinkle in Time
Wrinkle in Time Series #1
by Madeleine L'Engle
from Square Fish Publishing
Fantasy for 4th-9th grade
1963 Newbery Medal winner
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94 $4.50 (2 in stock)