Heartwarming Stories to Read Aloud

Reading aloud together during stressful times can be a wonderful way to connect with your kids. It can divert attention from unhelpful thoughts, reduce anxiety in your home, and be an easy way to create lasting bonds while facilitating learning. If you have a backyard or open space outdoors that you can visit you can take a book or e-reader outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine along with your encouraging story!  

Here we've compiled a list of some of our favorite heartwarming stories that can be enjoyed by the whole family. We've also chosen two books, The Courage of Sarah Noble and The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, that show children overcoming their fears, as well as Hanna's Cold Winter and Bright April that demonstrate families coming together in a time of need to help others. We hope these stories shared become a bright spot in your family's memories. 


All-of-a-Kind Family
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
Betsy-Tacy
Bright April
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Every Moment Holy
The Family Under the Bridge
Favorite Poems Old and New
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Hanna's Cold Winter
Happy Little Family
Henry and the Chalk Dragon
Homer Price
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Little White Horse
Miss Rumphius
Psalms of Praise: A Movement Primer
The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic
You Are My I Love You