Not to Miss Read Alouds for Children Ages 10-12

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.” -Elizabeth Hardwick

Allow us to share with you some titles we've experienced being delightful read alouds with the 10 to 12 crowd. This age range is often filled with tough nuts to crack, but we're confident the books on this list will capture the hearts and imaginations of even the most reluctant of listeners. 

Anne of Green Gables
The Ark
Bright April
Caddie Woodlawn
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
The Chestry Oak
The Children of the New Forest
Eight Cousins or The Aunt-Hill
Historic Poems and Ballads
Journey to Topaz
The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Richard Halliburton's Book of Marvels: The Occident
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Silver Chair
The Swiss Family Robinson
Treasure Island
Where the Red Fern Grows