Reading Lists and One Game
Some Stories To Read Aloud To Your Children...
Here are some random children's books I enjoyed reading aloud
to my children. It's certainly not a complete list and, with
the exception of the Phantom Tollbooth, which is my personal
favorite, they're in no order.
For older children:
- The Phantom Tollbooth, Juster
- The Princess Bride, Goldman
- Just So Stories, Kipling
- The "Narnia" Series, especially A Horse and His Boy,
- The "Oz" Series, especially The Lost Princess of
Oz, Baum (No relation. Alas!)
- The "RedWall" Series, Jacques.
- Little House In The Big Woods, Wilder
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dahl
- Five Children and It, Nesbit
- The Moon's Revenge, Aiken and Lee
- A Wrinkle in Time, L'Engle
- The Black Stallion, Farley
- Black and Blue Magic, Snyder
- Holes, Louis Sachar
- I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade, Wilson
For children of all ages:
- Stellaluna, Cannon
- The Giving Tree and The Missing Piece,
- The Salamander Room, Mazer and Johnson
- Knots on a Counting Rope, Archambault (Note:
Have your eldest read the child's parts.)
- The Sea Fairies (chapter book) and The
Magical Monarch of Mo (short stories) by L. Frank
- Varjak Paw, Said
For younger children:
- The "Little Bear" Series, especially Can't You Sleep,
Little Bear?, Waddel and Firth
- The Going To Bed Book, Boynton
- King Bidgood's in The Bathtub, Wood
- "Winnie The Pooh" stories and poems, especially Now
We Are Six and When We Were Young, Milne.
...Some Stories For Your Children To Read
My children enjoyed reading the following stories to themselves.
If your kid(s) enjoyed any of these stories, they might enjoy
- The "Oz" Series, especially Ozma of Oz
- The "Harry Potter" Series, Rowlings
- The "Narnia" Series
- Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web, White
- The "American Girl" Books [editor's note: certainly
not great, but surprisingly good], especially the "Molly"
ones, for the obvious reason
- The Star Wars "Jedi Apprentice" books, Wolverton
- The Gammage Cup, Kendall
- The Door In The Wall, de Angeli
- Hidden Talents, Lubar
I Really Like...
This site has a lot of thoughtful writing games for children,
a few that I wish I had created.
...And One Game.
Here's a game that's both fun and promotes imaginative story-telling.
- Once Upon A Time, The Story Telling Card Game,
from Atlas Games.