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 .

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… Keep Reading →

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… Keep Reading →

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… Keep Reading →

Adventure Early Chapter Books For Kids

Adventure early chapter books for kids ages 5 to 8.

I’ve been wanting to add to my series of book lists featuring early chapter books for kids for quite some time now, but couldn’t figure out a theme — until I hit on the idea of adventure books. My youngest son loves lots of action with heroic (and funny) protagonists so an adventure early chapter… Keep Reading →

11 Chapter Books for Black History Month

Black history month books for kids.

Although February is Black History Month, I hope that you will not confine your reading about the African-American experience to only 1/12 of the year. I’ve created a list of superb chapter books for Black History Month.  Most of the books are for kids ages 10 and up, but  I also included an acclaimed anthology… Keep Reading →

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 →