Chapter Books for Kids

In this archive you will find all of our chapter book lists. The chapter books cover a variety of levels, from easy readers to early chapter books as well as middle grade fiction and YA. My most popular lists are 50+ chapter books for preschoolers and Read Aloud Books for 4-6 Year Olds. You can narrow the lists down by Early Chapter Books and Middle Grade .

10 Exciting, Kid-Approved Books for 10 Year Olds

Chapter books for 10 year old boys and girls.

My 10 year old is an avid reader. He’s also a fast reader and I have a hard time keeping up with him! I’m increasing the number of chapter book lists on this blog so what better way than to make a list of books for 10 year olds. I chatted with my son to find… Keep Reading →

12 Chapter Books About Diverse (and Loving) Families

12 chapter books about diverse families for kids.

This list of books about diverse families came about for two reasons. First, part of my role as a parent is to help my kids become compassionate individuals, and one way to do that is by teaching them about diverse families and cultures. We’ve read picture books about diverse characters, and now we are adding… Keep Reading →

(Our) Best Chapter Book Lists (of the Year)

The most popular and best chapter book lists for kids.

At the end of the year, one of my favorite things to do is look back at see what book lists you — my lovely audience — found useful. What I learned last year is that you love a good chapter book list. I understand that. With picture books, parents can quickly peruse the title… Keep Reading →

(Our) Best Books of the Year (Part 3)

Best books

I love sharing our favorite new children’s books. This part three in a year long series in which I share what my kids and I consider to be the best books of the year. Be sure to peruse our 2014 favorite children’s books, part 1 and best children’s books, part 2 for more great titles,… Keep Reading →

9 Christmas Chapter Books to Read Aloud

Christmas chapter books to read aloud to the whole family.

Do you enjoy a good family read aloud book during the Christmas season? These Christmas chapter books may be just the thing to bring everybody together with a cup of hot chocolate and a plate of cookies. This book list meant as a complementary list to my winter themed chapter books. Please do take a look… Keep Reading →

Children’s Books Parents Actually Buy (and 3 They Should)

A list of popular children's book that parents buy for their kids. Good gift ideas.

I recommend a lot of books during the course of a year! Except for my month off in July, I published a new children’s book list every Monday. (See the index of all my children’s book lists here.) At the end of the year I am fascinated to see which recommended books parents actually decide… Keep Reading →

12+ Classic Books for Tweens

Classic books tweens love.

Although the word “tween” is a new-fangled one, kids ages 9-12 can certainly appreciate a classic book.  My oldest son turns 10 in a few months and will be firmly in this group. While I don’t think there is a consensus on what makes a book “classic” I’ve decided, for purposes of this book list,… Keep Reading →

8 Banned Books Your Kids Should Read

Banned books for kids. Books I loved as a kid and books my children love now.

In celebration of Banned Books Week, I encourage you to read or check out at least one title from this banned books list. I admit, that I do not readily understand the need for parents to censor their child’s reading. Even when my kids enjoy books I hate, I don’t tell them no. I have even… Keep Reading →