Our Favorite Books




Sometime between age three and four, we began reading chapter books aloud to our daughter. Keep in mind that I chose to do a little editing with a few of these but it was very minor. I’ll be updating this list as we go along, so check this post again soon for new additions.first read aloud chapter books

Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner | A.A. Milne
The Littles | John Peterson
Stuart Little | E.B. White
B” is for Betsy | Carolyn Haywood
A Mouse Called Wolf | Dick King-Smith
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | Lewis Carrol
Tumtum & Nutmeg series | Emily Bearn
A Nest for Celeste | Henry Cole
The Incredible Journey | Shelia Burnford
James and the Giant Peach | Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr. Fox | Roald Dahl
The Story of Doctor Dolittle | Hugh Lofting
Coyote Autumn | Bill Wallace
Mary Poppins | P.L. Travers
Little House in the Big Woods | Laura Ingalls Wilder
Raggedy Ann Stories | Johnny Gruelle
African Adventures | Dick Anderson
My Father’s Dragon series | Ruth Stiles Gannett
Mr. Popper’s Penguins | Richard Atwater
The Indian in the Cupboard | Lynn Reid Banks
The Hundred Dresses | Eleanor Estes



A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lisa Ter Keurst
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman
Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage by Allison Vesterfelt
Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges


The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Little Visits with God by Allan Hart Jahsmann
A Child’s Book of Character Building by Ron & Rebecca Coriell


Prayers of an Excellent Wife: Intercession for Him by Andrew Case
Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie OMartian
Valley of Vision by Arthur G. Bennett


Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, M.D.
Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Children for the Real World by Christine Field
Fit to Burst: Abundance Mayhem and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jancovik
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jancovik
Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood by Jamie Martin
A Mother’s Heart by Jean Fleming


20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge
Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian by John Piper


Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect With Your Kids by Rebecca Cohen
Pets in a Jar: Collecting and Caring for Small Wild Animals by Seymour Simon
The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage by Jennifer Hallissey


Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach


There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis


Organize Now: A Week by Week Guide to Simplifying Your Life and Your Space by Jennifer Ford Berry
Shopping for Time by Carolyn Mahaney
The House that Cleans Itself by Mindy Starns Clark


The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
When We Were Strangers: A Novel by Pamela Schoenewaldt

What are your family’s favorites? We’d love to enjoy them too!


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