Books to read to others

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Is there any sight more delightful to a homeschooler than backpacks on sale. I know to this day, I'm thrilled when school is back in session. It isn't that I don't like children, but I do love that my favorite haunts are less busy. Besides, backpacks are great for stuffing books into...right? Especially if you are going to carry them somewhere to read aloud. Here are some books that I have, or think would be great to read aloud.

1. Little Woman
Some of my favorite memories are of my sisters and me carrying water bottles and craft projects up to a special place on our land and reading Little Woman aloud under a big tree. It took us a few months to get through the book, but those are memories I treasure.

2. In Grandma's Attic
I don't know how many times we read this book and the others in the series aloud to each other. I know my Mom did a unit study with my siblings based on this book and she read it aloud. Since each chapter is a story, it was perfect for such things.

3. Home on Stony Creek
This was my absolute favorite series in from ages 11 to 15. I read it aloud twice to my siblings and about four or five times to myself. Set in Colonial America, it fueled my love for history, good stories, and even my own writing.

4. A Year with the Potters by Rebekah Jones
I never read this book aloud, but when I read it, I know that it would be perfect for that. I have a copy on my shelf to read to my future children.

5. Aunt Crete's Emancipation by Grace Livingston Hill
I remember my Dad reading this aloud to our family a couple of times. It always makes me think of family. It is a sweet Cinderella story of sorts. A story of love between an aunt and her nephew.

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  1. I used to read Grandma's Attic all the time!! :) :)

  2. Little Women! <3 Also, Home on Stony Creek looks familiar... Thanks for the recs!

  3. What a special memory of "Little Women." My mom read it aloud to me and my siblings when we were young, and then we listened to it on audio.
    Yes, another fan of "Grandma's Attic!" Love those books! :D
    I remember reading "Home on Stony Creek" years and years ago. I don't remember anything about it except that I enjoyed it. Maybe I should find it again.
    Now I want to read "Aunt Crete's Emancipation." It sounds lovely.
    Thanks for sharing all these books.

    *shoulders backpack and groans under the weight of it* I knew I should have brought the little red wagon. ;)

  4. I'm glad you recommend Aunt Crete's Emancipation! The title has always sounded interesting.


  5. I'm in the middle of Little Women right now. Such an endearing tale!

  6. In Grandma's Attic sounds suspiciously familiar. . . brings back memories of books I read when I was younger....

  7. “Little Women”!!! My sister and I have read that so much, that when one of us reads aloud a humorous scene or phrase the other can almost always say exactly what's going on/where it is in the book. :)

    ~Katja L.