Introducing Read-Aloud Roundup (a weekly link-up)

As a way of helping myself keep track of the books I’m reading aloud to my children, and to encourage others to share what they’re reading, I decided to create a weekly link-up here.

It’s called Read-Aloud Roundup. The premise is simple. Just make a list of the books you read to your kids in the previous week. Write a quick review if you wish, or share whether your kids (and you) enjoyed the book. I will be posting this every Sunday. And I hope you’ll join me!

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I love getting great new read-aloud titles from other parents, and I’m sure you do too, so I hope lots of people participate. Thanks for helping me spread the word. :-)

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Last week I read aloud:

The Courage of Sarah Noble - based on a true story but with lots of creative license, this was a charming book about an 8 year-old girl who is left behind with a Native American family while her father travels to get the rest of her family. One of my favorite things about the book was how Sarah’s attitude towards the Indians changed – she’s initially a bit arrogant. It opened up a great conversation about how elitist it is to think of others as inferior just because they speak a different language or have unfamiliar ways.

Pierre – this is one of my favorite Maurice Sendak books. If you’ve ever had a child struck with a bad case of the Blahs, pick this one up.

Tikki Tikki Tembo –  as a child I listened to an audio book of this story over and over. If you or your brother ever fall into a well, be thankful if you have a short name.

Those weren’t all the books I read, just some of the highlights.

Now it’s your turn!

(Have you read my 31 Days of Read-Aloud series?)

About Carrie

Happy wife, homeschooling mom of many, autodidact, best-selling Amazon author, blogger, head chef and barefoot walker. Residing just outside Atlanta, usually found reading a book while sipping a hot beverage.


  1. I love tiki, tiki, tembo. We did a play on it in school when I was younger and I can still recite his name from my memory to this day. Lol!