I ‘m trying something new for this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival Podcast. Instead of interviewing a guest, I’m chatting with you one-on-one.

Something I hear about a lot is the struggle it can be to make the transition from picture books to chapter books and novels during read-aloud time. It’s something I’ve struggled with in the past, as well, and I’ve got a few ideas about how to make this as seamless and simple as possible.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • some quick tips for making the transition from picture books to chapter books
  • my very favorite first novels and chapter books
  • and tell you my #1 tippy-top recommendation of them all

Nope- not gonna tell ya. You have to listen to find out. ;)

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Episode 23
Charlotte’s Web
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends)
Sarah, Plain and Tall
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
The Hobbit
Favorite Thornton Burgess Animal Stories Boxed Set (Sets)
Pippi Longstocking
Honey for a Child’s Heart
Farmer Boy (Little House)
May B.
Blue Birds
Swallows and Amazons
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia
Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families
James and the Giant Peach
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father [4 Book Box set]
The Wheel on the School
A Bear Called Paddington
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
My Father’s Dragon
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
McBroom’s Wonderful One-Acre Farm: Three Tall Tales


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