When parents read with their children, not only does it foster a love of reading, it also brings parent and child closer together. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of following along to a book while one of my parents read it out loud. So here are 7 books for parents and children to read together that I loved reading with my parents as a child. What are some of yours?
The small books in this long series feature Jack and Annie, siblings who travel through time using a magic tree house. The magic and adventure will pull in younger children, while teaching them a little bit of history in the process.
Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a colorless world that is supposedly a utopia, but when he is given the assignment of the Receiver of Memory, he, along with the readers, discover the dark secrets of his community.
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire’s parents died in a tragic fire, and life goes downhill from there. But their cleverness in the face of hardship and the humor in the book makes the series captivating for young readers.
A little pig and a wise spider become friends in this story of friendship, love, life, and death.
Stanley Yelnats goes to a boys’ detention center called Camp Green Lake, he and the other boys are forced to dig holes. He comes to realize, though, that there’s more to these holes than punishment and character improvement.
The magic land of Narnia is enslaved by the evil White Witch. All wait for the return of the Great Lion Aslan. Four young adventurers stumble into this fantasy world.
In this fast-paced fantasy series, Charlie Bone discovers he can hear people in photographs talking. His aunts send him to Bloor Academy, a school for descendants of the Red King, where he meets other gifted children, and together they try to solve the case of a missing girl.
What books did you love to read with your parents as a child? And what books do you like to read with your children? Let us know in the comments!