In the lead up to LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day, I’ve been talking to some expert read-alouders, namely children’s writers, teachers, and librarians–and today’s guest is a doozy!
Here are a few more ideas for great books to read aloud. Feel free to share your favourites in the comments!
Like you, Ali, my read aloud pile is taller than the Tower of Pisa and perhaps as wobbly!
It started as your usual reading-with-your-infant favourite but has never lost its appeal. We’d add songs and outlandish sounds to each action too. Timeless.
My daughter would say that her favourite is Ships in the Field by Susanne Gervay. The play on words and silky simplicity of the narrative makes for joyful repeat reading.
My favourite read aloud memory is not one of my own or one with me and my child, rather it occurred when my daughter was still a toddler and my father was over visiting. He read her a Pamela Allen picture book, Brown Bread and Honey in a rare moment of Granddad bonding. She was enraptured, almost as much as I. He read beautifully with deep expression and pure joy. I don’t ever remember him reading to me as a child like that. That was Mum’s job.