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 .

Chapter Books That Teach Empathy

Chapter books that teach kids empathy and compassion for others.

It could be said that all books teach kids to have compassion for others by helping them understand the lives of others who are different from themselves, which is why making this list of chapter books that teach empathy could include hundreds of books. However, I have grudgingly narrowed it down to eleven and I encourage…
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15 Engaging First Grade Read Alouds

First grade read aloud books. Chapter books to read to 6-8 year olds.

When you’ve curated over 100 book lists, there is bound to be some overlap. Although some of these books may appear on other lists, I have purposefully not included books on my two most popular lists, Read Aloud books for 4-6 year olds and Chapter Books for 3 year olds and Preschoolers. If you are looking for…
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16+ Books to Read if You Like Harry Potter

Books and series for kids who like Harry Potter

Harry Potter is well known as one of those books that makes reluctant readers not so reluctant after all. When kids turn the final page of Harry Potter, it’s the perfect time to harness that interest in reading with a few more choice chapter books. Unlike many “If you like Harry Potter…” book lists, I am not…
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Classic Summer Reading List for Tweens

Classic summer reading books for kids ages 8-12.

Your kids might not view summer as the idea moment for delving into a classic novel full of unfamiliar vocabulary and situations. I would argue, however, that it’s the ideal time, when they can take their time and read slowly, ask questions, and have leisurely discussions about the story if they so desire. I’ve included books…
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9 Read Aloud Books for Summer

Read aloud books for the summer that everyone will love.

This is the third year in a row I’ve made summer reading lists. I really enjoy planning out books to share with my kids. You can see my previous summer reading chapter read alouds here. Lately I’ve been trying hard to find read aloud books that will appeal to both of my kids. It is…
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5th Grade Summer Reading List

5th grade summer reading list. Middle grade fiction books.

This 5th grade summer reading list was fun to put together. Middle grade books are my favorite kind of books to read these days and these titles are appropriate for kids ages 8 -12, so they aren’t just for 5th graders, just as last year’s 4th grade summer reading list was not just for 4th…
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Superhero Chapter Books for Kids age 6-10

Superhero chapter books for beginning readers ages 6 to 10.

This year’s national summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”. Now, such a theme is not limited to traditional superheroes, but it seemed like a good time to gather all my superhero chapter book recommendations for early chapter book readers into one place. Some of these books I’ve suggested before, but some new favorites…
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Magic Early Chapter Books For Kids Ages 5-9

Magic early chapter books perfect for kids ages 5-9 who have just started reading chapter books.

I’ve been working on putting together book lists that will be useful for summer reading. Since summer is that mythical magical time, it seemed like a list of magic early chapter books would be a good addition to my ongoing series of lists for kids who are past easy readers but not yet ready for…
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