Chapter Books to Read Aloud

Want to add chapter books to family read alouds? They usually contain more complex stories than picture books and can be introduced before children are able to read independently.  They’re also the books that keep the family read aloud tradition alive with older children.

For advice on reading chapter books aloud, read Tips for Reading Aloud Chapter Books (+ What Ella and I Are Reading This Year) from Everyday Reading.

Find ideas for chapter books that are good candidates for family read alouds in:

Chapter books are a welcome addition to the family read aloud experience. But that doesn’t mean that there should be a rush to abandon picture books. As Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists reminds us, picture books have plenty to offer.

Related Blog Posts

LGBTQ Books for Children and Teens

In honour of Pride Month, here are some recommendations for books with LGBTQ content, written for children and teens. 17 Books About Gender Non-conforming and Transgender Kids – NoTime for …

Wee Read and Pee Wee Read

Are you interested in enriching the reading life of a child? Learn how best to support a child’s reading at home with wee read and pee wee read. Calgary Learns …

Ideas for Family Literacy Programs at a Distance

Remote Instruction for Family Literacy Programs: Dealing with COVID-19 Challenges in the Virtual Classroom provides suggestions for dealing with the challenges of providing distance learning in family literacy programs. This …