Reading aloud is an important part of our homeschool and something we do to start our homeschool day. We often end the day by reading aloud as well. These homeschool read-aloud books are chapter books we have read over the past couple years in our homeschool. Many of the books went with the history course that we were using at the time.
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Homeschool Read-Aloud Books
- Minn of the Mississippi – Follow a turtle’s adventures from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Bark of the Bog Owl, Secret of the Swamp King, The Way of the Wilderking – The Wilderking Trilogy is a story that might remind you of a story from the Bible. We listened to this one on a road trip, and both the kids and adults alike enjoyed it.
- Where the Red Fern Grows – This is a timeless classic that I’m sure everyone knows about. Young and old enjoy this story!
- A Place to Hang the Moon – This book takes place during the second world war. Three siblings are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, looking to find a permanent home.
- The Last Holiday Concert – This is a story about a boy who does not enjoy choir but is forced to teach it and plan the holiday concert.
- Caddie Woodlawn – A year in the life of an 11-year-old girl growing up on the American frontier.
- Rabbit Hill – Join the animals of Rabbit Hill as new folks move into the Big House, and they wonder how things will change.
- The Cabin Faced West – A historical children’s novel about a girl living on the Western Frontier (Pennsylvania) in 1784. Although she misses her old life back in Gettysburg, she comes to realize that life on the frontier is exciting and beautiful.
- Soft Rain – Forced from their home, a young Cherokee girl and her mother have to walk the Trail of Tears as they move to their new home in the west.
- The Story of George Washington Carver– This one is just as the title sounds. It is a biography that follows George Washington Carver’s life from childhood to his time as a teacher and discoverer.
- The Trumpet of the Swan – This is another wonderful classic that I’m sure everyone knows about. Follow the life of a swan named Louis who cannot trumpet like the other swans.
- Philip of Texas – This story is about 12-year-old Philip who moves from Mississippi with his parents to the Republic of Texas and the adventures and dangers they encounter.
- The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver – Paddy the Beaver has come south to make himself a new home in this charming story. Together with his newfound friend, he tires to outsmart the coyote who is out to get him.
- Frindle – In this book, Nick learns how words are created. He creates his own word, and it takes off like he never imagined.
- My Father’s Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, Dragons of Blueland – This is a fun three-book series about the rescue of a dragon, who is being held captive, and the events that unfold afterward. The books are quick reads. We finished the series in six days, reading half a book each day.
You can find more books we have read aloud in this post.