Elementary - Read Aloud and Group Reading

Elementary students at all reading levels enjoy these favorites read aloud in a classroom, family, or just one-on-one. Compelling classics hold the listener's attention and motivate each student to read further by themselves. Here's one set of suggestions. Use the Search Feature for many other ideas. Click on the title for more details about each book.


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The life and times of Everyone's favorite thief Filled with action, villains, and surprises, the legend lives on. Days of old bursting...

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of...

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up hip-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, and sad....

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
With a new introduction by J. Hillis Miller Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four young sons are...

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls is heading west! The Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and sets off for the big skies of the Kansas Territory,...

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Although the Little House stories are traditionally seen as "girl" books, boys might be happily surprised if they take another peek at...

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Growing up on his family's farm in New York, Almanzo Wilder wishes for just one thing—his very own horse. But Father doesn't yet...

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing,...

Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Four children travel to Narnia where they are more than mere children and everything is far more than it seems. Allegorical, infused with timeless issues of good and evil, faith and hope.