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 list is 50+ chapter books for preschoolers

(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 →

10 Funny Books to Read Aloud

10 funny chapter books to read aloud to kids

This list of funny books to read aloud is primarily (with a few exceptions) composed of books that can be found elsewhere on my book lists, but a few days ago a fellow parent and I were chatting about how much fun it is when our kids laugh out loud when we are reading. I… Keep Reading →

12+ Books for Kids Not Ready for Harry Potter

Books for kids not ready to ready the entire Harry Potter series, either because of reading level or age appropriateness.

Every child should read Harry Potter, but not every child is ready to read the entire series in one go. I mentioned in my post about how to choose chapter books for kids that the age of the protagonist is a good general guideline for the age of the reader. Harry Potter is 11 in… Keep Reading →