ALL books by Kate DiCamillo... GREAT for reading a-loud. We LOVED The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and TheTale of Desperaux. http://www.katedicamillo.com/
Dr. Doolittle series
Series of Unfortunate Events GREAT read-alouds. Very well written and not scary. Kids did not want me to stop reading. We read the first book in one night!
The Cricket on Times Square
Detectives in Togas and Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfield ( I don't remember which books is first) They are fun and teach Roman life through a GREAT mystery for kids.
The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos (This is the BEST Child's Bible in existence...you need to own this)
The Lost Princess: A Double Story by George MacDonald ...especially good to read to girls
At The Back of The North Wind by George MacDonald
Wind in the Willows
All books by Beatrix Potter
The House At Pooh Corner
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden (my favorite picture book)
Stranger in the Woods by Carl J. Samms III and Jean Stoick ( fabulous photographs set to a darling story)
James Herriot's Treasury For Children ( short stories about his adventure with animals as a veterinarian)
The Runaway by Patricia St. John ( Moody) Out of print... buy it if you can find it. You will want to read this to the kids at some point....especially around Easter. FABULOUSLY makes the story of Jesus healing the demon possesed girl come to life.
Vinegar Boy ( another Easter story)
Roald Dahl books are so fun to read aloud. His style lends itself to being read out loud. He has lots of short stories and many of his longer ones are made into terrible movies that I hated. His style of writing is so fun to read to the kids. I loved The Twits.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
From The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler
Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw