Some books we enjoyed reading aloud at the beginning of our homeschool journey:
(I am typing in haste, so please forgive misspellings)
The “Little House” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ginger Pye by Elanor Estes
Pollyanna (I forget the author’s name, but the book is *way* better than the movie!)
The Little Princess
James Herriot’s books
The “Little Britches” series by Ralph Moody
The Wheel on the School by Meindert de Jong
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Black Beauty (my mom started reading this to me when I was 3!)
For your younger ones:
The story of Ping
Make Way for Ducklings
James Herriot’s stories made into picture books, such as “Bonnie’s Big Day”
Anything by A.A. Milne, both his “Winnie the Pooh” stories and his books of poetry.
Everybody, even the public-schooled neighbor kids who stopped by to share our blanket and listen, when we read aloud on summer days, loved books by Burgess, like his Animal Book, Bird Book, and “Old Mother West Wind” series. If you’re a Christian, you can also talk about the difference between the character “Mother Nature” and the Creator, while you’re reading.
Hope that gets you started!
(If you have some favorite books to share, please comment and I will unmoderate the comments when I get back online.)