One of the questions we are frequently asked is if we can recommend books to read aloud in class. The benefits of reading aloud to your class are well documented, and it’s encouraging to see time being set aside in classrooms for this important practice.
But which books to choose? Nikki Gamble invited some of the Just Imagine review panel to share their thoughts and favourite books, and we recorded them for you to watch and share with teachers in your school.
Roy Moss’s blog on the principles of choosing books to read aloud will also be of interest.
And we have put together some recommended lists for each year group of books we have chosen specifically for their read-aloud appeal.
- Read Aloud choices for Year 1
- Read Aloud choices for Year 2
- Read Aloud choices for Year 3
- Read Aloud Choices for Year 4
- Read Aloud Choices for Year 5
- Read Aloud Choices for Year 6
Frank Cottrell Boyce is a keen advocate of reading aloud. In an interview for In the Reading Corner, he spoke with Nikki Gamble about why he thinks it is so important.