Read Alouds for Years 1-8

School Librarians are often asked for suggestions for read alouds as we read the books to recommend to our students. I read a wide range of children’s fiction, from books for Year 1 right through to Year 8 so I often read books that would make great read alouds.

Here is my list of books that I’ve read that would make great read alouds, from Year 1-8. If I have reviewed the book here on the blog you can click through to this.

Year 1/2

Marshmallow Pie the Cat Superstar by Clara Vulliamy

Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway

Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue by Paula Harrison

Unipiggle the Unicorn Pig – Unicorn Muddle by Hannah Shaw

Jasper and Scruff – The Cool Cat Club by Nicola Colton

Evie and Pog: Take Off! (and others in the series) by Tania McCartney

Year 3/4

Midge and Mo by Lara Williamson

Year 5/6

Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Lizard’s Tale by Weng Wai Chan

The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman

Prince of Ponies by Stacy Gregg

The January Stars by Kate Constable

Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

The Boy Who Fooled the World by Lisa Thompson

The Girl With Space in Her Heart by Lara Williamson

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

The International Yeti Collective by Paul Mason

Year 7/8

Red Edge by Des Hunt

Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting

Storm by Nicola Skinner

Troofriend by Kirsty Applebaum

The January Stars by Kate Constable

The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling

Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm

Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt

Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

The Dog Who Saved the World by Ross Welford

The Kid Who Came from Space by Ross Welford

The Star Outside My Window Onjali Q. Rauf

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart