Friday, June 6, 2014

7 Books to Read Aloud In June {7 Quick Takes}

We love to spend time reading aloud in our home. As the weather warms up, I like to pick books with beautiful illustrations of gardens and the beach. Of course, it is nice when there is a science or geography lesson weaved into an enjoyable story. Here are seven books that we are reading aloud currently. 

Since I am linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes, I am going to keep the review of the books short and sweet. I tried to keep them to seven words, but I am not that talented! All links are Amazon Associate links, and if you click on them and make a purchase I receive a few pennies that I will use to buy, well, more books! Thank you!  

1. Angelo 

written and illustrated by David Macaulay
A heartwarming tale of an extraordinary companionship (you may shed a tear near the end). 

2. The Seashore Book 

written by Charlotte Zolotow and paintings by Wendell Minor
A young boy discovers the seashore through his mother's descriptive tale.

3. Night in the Country 

written by Cynthia Rylant and pictures by Mary Szilagyi
Expressive words and soft flowing pictures take you on a journey through a country night.

4. Paddle-to-the-Sea 

written and illustrated by Holling Clancy Holling
An adventure story and a lesson in geography that children won't soon forget!

5. Crab Moon  

written by Ruth Horowitz and illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Follow Daniel as he discovers the beauty and wonder of horseshoe crabs. 

6. Albert 

written by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Jim LaMarche
A young man learns the world outside of his apartment is worth exploring thanks to a family of cardinals. 

7. Hello Ocean 

written by Pam Munoz Ryan and illustrated by Mark Astrella
Enjoy a day at the beach with a young girl and her five senses.

What are you reading aloud? Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? 


  1. These books look good! I need to start reading aloud to my kids more. I used to do it all the time with my son but he seems more into puzzles lately so I've laxed on the books. Time to dig out some books!

    1. The beauty of reading aloud is that he can put together his puzzle while you read to him. The Read Aloud Rival podcast is fantastic for reading aloud sources and encouragement. You can find it at Sarah's blog, Amongst Lovely Things, and iTunes.

  2. We have read some Magic Treehouse books, The Prince's Breakfast, and lots of Berenstain Bears this week. Your selections have such beautiful art...need to add these to my library list! I totally second the recommendation for the RAR podcast. I love it!!

    1. We enjoy reading The Magic Treehouse books and the Berenstain Bears!


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