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 .

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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14 Inspiring Chapter Books Written in Verse

Chapter books written in verse. Free poetry is a great style for kids to read.

I cannot adequately express how much I enjoyed reading books for this list. There is a marvelous trend in children’s literature these days for chapter books written in verse. I don’t remember reading a single book written entirely poetry when I was a kid but I can name loads of recent titles. Free verse is a…
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9 Fairy Tale Chapter Books (No Princesses Edition)

Fairy tale chapter books for kids ages 8 and up. These are non-princess stories.

I have a confession. I love modern fairy tale retellings and I have no shame in admitting I’d rather read one of these middle grade fairy tale chapter books than a “grown-up” book any day. So why have I not made a book list before now? Well, the mysteries of the universe are vast, but at least…
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Early Chapter Books for 5 to 8 Year Olds

Early chapter books for 5 year olds on up.

Last week’s adventure early chapter books list could not encompass all the early chapter books I have been wanting to recommend lately, so here is one more list. I simply could not come up with a specfic theme for chapter books for 5 year olds to 8 year olds, and so you will have to accept the eclectic-ness of…
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