Although Rylan is reading completely by himself (and spends a large portion of every day with his nose in a book), and by this I don’t mean beginner readers, he is reading books about animals, the ocean, and dinosaurs filled with scientific terminology. He amazes me every day. I basically got him started on phonics, and once he discovered the joy of being able to read himself, he took off, I couldn’t stop him, not that I wanted to, but I would have to say beyond the basics he has taught himself read. It has been an amazing process to watch, but I digress…back to reading aloud…he still loves Ramtin and I to read to him too. Thank goodness, because we love reading to our boys. I spend a lot of time reading to both Rylan and Damian at the same time. During that time we opt for picture books that will also appeal to Damian. Rylan often reads to Damian during this time too. But when we have time alone with Rylan we tend to read chapter books to him. When he was four we started with The Magic Treehouse series, and he loved them! We have gone through the entire series (barring a few which I skipped because I felt they were on subjects we didn’t need to cover just yet). We also read most of the accompanying study guides to gain further insight into the topics touched on in Jack and Annie’s adventures. If you would like to go through this series with your children, you can also download the Magic Treehouse passport, so they can mark off the books and complete various activities as they go on journeys with Jack and Annie. In fact, Tanya at Homeschooling x3 is even going to use the series as a history curriculum for her youngest next year. I am sure in a year or so Rylan will be ready to read the whole series again (this year he and Ramtin already re-read several of them).Right now we are reading Charlotte’s Web, and when we are finished I was considering starting the Little House on the Prairie series. I have never read these, at least not that I can remember, but I have read many rave reviews about them on various blogs and in several books. I want to expose my boys to the classics, but I was on the fence as to whether these would appeal to Rylan, but after reading this post by Angie I have decided to definitely give them a try.What read aloud chapter books have you loved reading with your children?