I could tell you all about how important it is to read aloud to the children you know. I could link you to all sorts of fancy checklists meant to ascertain your literacy friendliness including asking you to count up all the picture books in your house – as if picture books are the measure of things.
I’m not going to, mostly because I think that’s dreadfully boring. Boring. As much as I love checklists and geeky rubrics, I have to admit none of it seems all that helpful, important, and worthwhile. In all honesty, while I think reading aloud to children is important – very important – we do so simply because it’s fun.
The 2015 Read Aloud Project Book List
- “How to Break a Dragon’s Heart (audiobook)” by Cressida Cowell (finished January 2015)
- “How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword (audiobook)” by Cressida Cowell (finished January 2015)
- “Everything on a Waffle (audiobook)” by Polly Horvath (finished January 2015)
- “Pinky Pye” by Eleanor Estes
- “The Pepins and their Problems (audiobook)” by Polly Horvath
- “Maestoso Petra (Horse Diaries #4)” by Jane Kendall
- “How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel (audiobook)” by Cressida Cowell