Great Read Alouds for Kids 7 and up

These books are all at a 4th grade RL or higher and have more complex plots and vocabulary as well as climactic situations that are suspenseful and possibly violent. As with any book, I recommend that you read it first or read as much of it as you need to to determine whether or not it is appropriate for your child, especially if you have a sensitive or anxious child. I know that this is obvious and most of you know it anyway, but it's another opportunity for me to encourage you all to read what your kids read - at least some of it!

City of Ember (Books of Ember Series #1)
Edge Chronicles
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiller
Harry Potter Series (great read out loud books, if you're into that genre, even better when listened to on audio - Jim Dale, the actor who reads is incredible!!)


Mellis said...

I am so glad to see the Silverwing series on your list. I love those books. One of my favorite read alouds is the True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. I think kids might have a hard time reading it on their own, but with an adult's inflections and fluency it becomes quite a fun read. It's one of my very favorites.

Tanya said...

Thanks! I love "Charlotte Doyle" also and have been meaning to re-read it and review it. I recommend it often to customers when I am at work.