The Best Read Aloud Book

best read aloud bookSecret reader is one of my favorite kindergarten traditions. I know most schools have something similar. In our elementary school, the secretary announces to the kids over the intercom there is a secret reader coming in, and they all excitedly scramble to the mat. I walk in and the surprise on those beautiful little faces makes me feel like Taylor Swift walking into a middle school sleepover. Sadly, they will never again be so excited to see me, or so proud I am their mom. Therefore, I take the moment very seriously. I strive to pick the perfect book, one that will make me funny, cool and smart — one without many big words.

My last secret reader turn was a couple of weeks ago and because I was away, I abdicated this very important role to my husband. He did it better than me — waaaaaaa! He found the perfect book, and had the kids in stitches. I hate the realization this family can function without me, and I can kick myself for not finding this book first.

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak (from The Office)

Here are a couple of sample pages so you will get the idea. True to title, there are NO pictures, but the text makes up for it!

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.