Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chapter Books for Young Children

Let me tell you all, I was THRILLED with your responses to my questions about Books to read to Henry!  Some of you had great suggestions, and I can't wait for our next trip to the library so we can pick up a few of these books.  Some of the titles you mentioned I had thought of, but worried they were too old for him.  Knowing that your children around his age enjoyed them will make me a little braver with picking slightly more challenging books.

Some of you also mentioned you were excited to see the comments and suggestions for your own children, so I figured I would compile a list of early chapter books for four / five/ six/ seven year olds.  At any point you all can leave a comment here* or email me at biogirl79 at gmail dot com and I will add them to the list!**

  • Mercy Watson+
  • Three Tales of my Father's Dragon
  • Mrs Piggle Wiggle
  • the Magic Treehouse books
  • the Little House on the Prairie books
  • The Boxcar Children
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Junie B Jones Books
  • the Hardy Boys
  • Geronimo Stilton mysteries
  • James and the Giant Peach,
  •  Charlotte's Web, 
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 
  • Stuart Little
  • Mr Popper's Penguins
  • The Wizard of Oz, 
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Homer Price
  • Melvin Beederman, Superhero+
  • "All About Sam" by Lois Lowry
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • the Narnia books (maybe a little old, but soon)
  • Captain Underpants+
  • George Brown, Class Clown+
  • Henry and Mudge+ (3 chapter, easier readers)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Some of these series may be more suited for kids who are a little older than four, but this is a great list of Chapter books to read with your kids!  People also suggested checking out the website whatdowedoallday.com
 and scholastic for other ideas.

*Commenting... I hear it's annoying for some of you.  I am truly not sure what to do about it beyond switching the blog to Wordpress.  It's something I might consider, but not now... as much as I love your comments I am just a little too overwhelmed with life right now to make some major terrifying blogging change.

**  I mean... I might.  I have had big exceptions before (ex: Kindle Library Book List) which I promptly forgot about... but this time I REALLY am going to try!

***I will eventually (maybe) add links to all these books on Amazon.  For now, you must google. because my lunch break is over.

+We have read to Henry and recommend 



  1. I better comment just to see if it's really all that difficult.

    1. Not difficult at all. The word verification will always be annoying, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

      Funny that people recommend changing over to Wordpress. I left Wordpress and came to Blogger. The only thing I liked better about Wordpress is that it requires commenters to leave an e-mail address.