Five Fall Favorites: Read-Aloud

I remember my Mom reading many books aloud to my siblings and I when I was little so I’m glad to be able to share some favorite books to read aloud!

Join me at the bonfire with a bushel of books! We’ll find some more fireside worthy books to enjoy by the bonfire but we’ll need to be careful not to get marshmallows in the pages!

Summer of Suspense

Summer of Suspense (Baker Family Adventures #1)
When Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker hear that their cousin Millie will visit their farm for the summer, little do they imagine what a dreary time they will have with the snobbish girl. But when Millie disappears, life quickly becomes anything but dreary. What starts out as a summer of chores and horse-riding on the farm turns into a cross-country adventure, as the Bakers find themselves matching wits with a notorious jewelry thief who pulls them into her web. Aided by a seasoned detective, the Bakers confront numerous dangers in their search for Millie, all while attempting to foil the plot of a major crime ring — making it a summer they will never forget. Filled with mystery and intrigue, ”Summer of Suspense” contains important lessons of Christian courage, humility, submission to authority, and repentance before God and man.
(My thoughts on this book: I can not say enough good things about The Baker Family Adventures since they are one of the best family reads ever. I recommend this series to EVERYONE!!! If you couldn’t tell from that I give the whole series 5 stars and anyone should (not could!) read it, though you should have someone to laugh or cry with otherwise you might need professional help. Review to come! This book gets 5 stars and I recommend it for anybody!)

Grandma’s Attic
In Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic, #1)
Remember when you were a child—when all the world was new, and the smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembers: the funny wearable wire contraption hidden in the dusty attic, the century-old schoolchild’s slate that belonged to Grandma, an ancient trunk filled with quilt pieces—each with its own special story—and the button basket, a miracle of mysteries. And best of all was the remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could.
Here are those marvelous tales—faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old alike, a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps richer; when the treasures of family life and love were passed from generation to generation by a child’s questions…and the legends that followed enlarged our faith.
Gifted storyteller Arleta Richardson grew up an only child in Chicago, living in a hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan. Under the care of her maternal grandmother, she listened for hours as her grandmother told stories from her own childhood. With unusual recall, Arleta began to write these stories for an audience that now numbers over 2 million. “My grandmother would be amazed to know her stories have gone around the world,” Arleta says.

(My thoughts on this book: Anyone and everyone would love this book, I hope to review it for younger kids and family reads. 5 stars and recommended for all ages!)

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)

Boxcar Children

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

(My thoughts on this book: I read this book myself and for the Christmas after one of my sisters got it for Chrismas, and I’ve read another in the series to my little sister later on. Recommended for all with 5 stars.)

The Wheel on the SchoolWheel on the School
Why do the storks no longer come to the little Dutch fishing village of Shora to nest? It was Lina, one of the six schoolchildren who first asked the question, and she set the others to wondering. And sometimes when you begin to wonder, you begin to make things happen. So the children set out to bring the storks back to Shora. The force of their vision put the whole village to work until at last the dream began to come true.

(My thoughts on this book: Aww, I love this book when my Mom read it aloud years ago when I was little, and I’m going to reread and review it soon. 5 stars and great for any age!)

All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family, #1)

All Of A Kind Family 

It’s the turn of the century in New York’s Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters – Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama’s front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa’s peddler’s shop on rainy days. The five girls enjoy doing everything toget
her, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!
(My thoughts on this book: One of my sisters got this for Christmas a few years ago, and my Mom read it aloud, I have since read two of the other books in the series and each and everyone has been enjoyable! 4 stars with a recommendation of any and every person who wants to read it.)

Have you read any of these books? Do they sound interesting?
If you saw these books in a store would you buy them? Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY under the picture linked to Rebekah’s post!

17 thoughts on “Five Fall Favorites: Read-Aloud

  1. Do the “Baker Family Adventures” need to be read in order? I have one of the later ones and haven't read it yet because I've not read any of the others.Oh, “Grandma's Attic!” I just love those books! All 10 of them are good. :)”Wheel on the School” sounds interesting. I'll have to check that one out.And yay! “All-of-a-Kind Family”! Those books are such fun! We have the first one on audio and just re-listened to it a few months ago. Now I want to reread the rest of the series.*settles down by the fire for some s'mores* We can talk books while we eat.


  2. I loved The Wheel on the School! (Actually, my memories might be fonder than when I read the book :P) I've also read the Boxcar Children and Grandma's Attic. I don't think my mom read any of them to me, though.CutePolarBear


  3. It depends on which of the books you have. For the most part you should read them in order but I am reading the second and third now.”Grandma's Attic” is good! My Mom read the first one but none of the others yet.Wheel on the School great!Which of the “All-of-a-Kind Family” book is your favorite? Mine is the second! *hands out some s'mores* Yes, books and s'mores two of the best things ever!


  4. I am nearly completely positive I read In Grandma's Attic once upon a time. . . And the Boxcar children! YES YES YES YES YES! I grew up on those books!


  5. I have book 5. It was free one time so I got it. :)Oh, I don't know which one is my favorite! I think I need to read them all again.*accepts s'more* Agreed! Books and s'mores beside a fire. Life is good. 😉


  6. Book 5 is the one that you NEED to read because if you don't read it before the sixth, yikes, you'll wish you had!Right! Each of one in the series has it's own reasons for being liked!*nods* Yes! 🙂


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