“What shall we do together today?” I ask my girls.
“Can you read to us, please Mum?”
So we settle on the sofa side-by-side. Gemma-Rose hands me our current read-aloud book,and I begin.
Over the years we have shared many great books. I always know which ones the girls are really enjoying: When I get to the end of a chapter, they plead: “Can you read us just one more chapter, please Mum?” And I usually do because I’m enjoying the story too.
Today I thought I’d share five of our favourite read-aloud series. We love series. When we get to the end of the first book, there’s still more to enjoy!
So here’s our list:
- The Matilda Saga by Jackie French
This tale begins in 1894. ” Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl’s journey towards independence.”
It is now 1919. “The Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history and an enduring love and rich understanding of our land. It continues the grand saga that began with A Waltz for Matilda.”
The Road to Gundagai is set in 1932, at the time of the Depression.
- The Texas Panhandle series by Loula Grace Erdman
- The Drover’s Road Collection by Joyce West:
- Eleanor Spence’s Australian Bush Books
- The Letzenstein Chronicles by Meriol Trevor
I know I haven’t given you a full description of each book, but it’s easy to find out more by following the book links.
Do you have any favourite read-aloud book series? If you do, I’d love to hear about them!
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