2016 Favorite Family Read Alouds


Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen – beautiful, haunting book about a family working through the father’s PTSD. The family is drawn toward a remote, inherited cabin, the natural, seasonal rhythms, maple sugaring process, and neighbors surrounding them in beauty, love, and light. Highly recommend.


Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White – this is a delightful story of a boy and a swan without a voice. Hilarious, sweet, and subtle nature lessons woven throughout. We love this title!


Family Grandstand by Carol Ryrie Brink – we finished this book earlier this year and can’t recommend it enough. Lovely story of a family living near the father’s job at a college, a writer for mother ;), and an interesting neighbor hood of friends and adventures.

Honorable mention is the Ralph Moody Series, which we’ve been slowly working through!

What are your favorite family read-aloud titles this year?

{book covers from Goodreads}


4 thoughts on “2016 Favorite Family Read Alouds

      1. Well that ones not ideal for kids–you have to skip sections–but my daughter watched the movie and is doing a cooking blog on Julia child’s book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’…she thinks it will take three years.

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      2. How AWESOME! 😀 I too was inspired by the movie and worked through some of one of the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook a few years ago. Not the same difficulty level as the AoFC, lol, but still very fun and inspiring. Thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂 ❤

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