Free Easy-to-Use Monthly Read Aloud Planner With Bonus Read Aloud Suggestions

If you've been around the blog for any length of time, you'll know that reading aloud is one of my passions. Reading to my own kids has been such an awesome thing with so many benefits to our family, that I want to encourage other families to create a habit of reading aloud. I've blogged quite a few times about the benefits of reading aloud- even reading aloud to your older kids.

If establishing a regular read aloud time with your kids is one of your goals this school year, this post is for you. Here I'm sharing read aloud suggestions for every month- 12 months for those of you who homeschool year round!- for different age groups. You can get a printable copy of these suggestions, as well as a printable Monthly Read Aloud Planner for free here. Choose one book or multiple books- depending on the age of your kids-, plan out the books you're going to read using the free Monthly Read Aloud Planner, and check off the books you've read each month. Some of the suggested books are holiday/seasonally themed. Others are just great books!

Free read aloud planner

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The best way to create a habit of reading aloud with your kids is to choose a consistent time to read each day. Read in the morning before you begin schoolwork. Read during lunch while the kids eat. Read for a quiet rest time in the afternoon. Read as a family after dinner in the evening. Read before bed to help kids wind down. Whatever time is best, choose a consistent time and read, read, read.

August Book Suggestions

Preschool-Primary Grades

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

Enemy Pie

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Bear Has a Story to Tell

The Umbrella

Upper Elementary and Middle School

January Book Suggestions

Preschool-Primary Grades

My First Biography: Martin Luther King Jr.

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution

Sneezy the Snowman

The Mitten

The Snowy Day

Upper Elementary and Middle School

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?

Martin Luther King Jr.: Young Man With a Dream

Sugar and Ice

Snow Treasure


High School

David Copperfield

Jane Eyre

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

February Book Suggestions

Preschool-Primary Grades

Grumpy Groundhog

Presidents' Day

The Biggest Valentine Ever

The Day it Rained Hearts

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents

Upper Elementary and Middle School

Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents

A Wrinkle in Time

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Caddie Woodlawn

Strawberry Girl

High School

The Screwtape Letters

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Warriors Don't Cry

March Book Suggestions

Preschool-Primary Grades

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk

Weather Words and What They Mean

Feel the Wind

O Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?

Upper Elementary and Middle School

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition

A Long Walk to Water

Where the Red Fern Grows

The Sign of the Beaver

High School

Robinson Crusoe

Gulliver's Travels

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

April Book Suggestions

Preschool-Primary Grade

Preschool-Primary Grades


Need even more suggestions? Check out my free living books catalog here.Enjoy these suggestions as you plan your read alouds for the coming year. And don't forget to pick up a free printable version of these suggestions and the included planner printable in the Monthly Read Aloud Planner.

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