Read Aloud 15 Minutes 21 Day Challenge

Along with spring flowers and the hint of warmer weather on its way, March is also National Reading Awareness Month. The American Academy of Pediatrics is celebrating by creating a 21 Day Challenge: Read Aloud 15 Minutes – 21 Day Challenge

Children of all ages enjoy listening to books, and even struggling readers can get in the game by reading books on their independent level to younger siblings or even the family pet!  (Read more about how reading to animals can boost a child’s literacy skills here!)

Here are some fan favorites from classics to new releases for all age groups to get you started. ENJOY!

Pre-K – K:

Fly Guy Series

Pete the Cat series

Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type

The Day the Crayons Quit

David Goes to School

1st – 2nd :

Magic Treehouse Series

The Paper Bag Princess

All the Colors of the Earth

The Day You Began


Magic School Bus

3rd – 4th:

Harry Potter Series

Esperanza Rising

The Blacker the Berry

Charlotte’s Web

The One and Only Ivan

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

5th and 6th:


Gregor the Overlander


The Liberation of Gabriel King


Middle School/High School:

The Hunger Games


Ready Player One

Peter and the Starcatchers

Keeper of the Night