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Great Chapter Books For Young Readers

Here are some of our favorite great chapter books. We have enjoyed these right after my kids moved past picture books, but weren’t ready yet for bigger books, such as Harry Potter, and many others. These are funny, light, and are a great next step from picture books.

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Great Chapter Books

50 Great Picture Books For Young Kids

1. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

2. The Secrets Of Droon By Tony Abbott. There are about 40 books in the series, and we got through more then half of them.

3. My Father’s Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett

4. The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne.

5. Geronimo Stilton Adventures by G. Stilton. There are also the Thea Stilton Adventures, which my big kid liked very much when he was younger.

6. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. Some good old fashioned toilet humor.

7. Tumtum and Nutmeg, Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn. This was my sons favorite book for a really long while. There are several books about Tumtum and Nutmeg, and each one is kind and gentle, and full of magic.

8. The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle and many others by Hugh Lofting.

9. The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

10. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (there are a few books, and all are good for both boys and girls

11. Karlson, Who Lives On The Roof by Astrid Lindgren. There are three books in this series, each one is very funny

12. The Magician’s Boy by Susan Cooper

13. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

14. The Wizard Of OZ books by L. Frank Baum

15. The Borrowers by Mary Norton

16. Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web and more, by E.B. White

17. The Indian in the Cupboard, The Mystery of the Cubboard, The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks

18. The Magic Finger, Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Glass Elevator and many many other books by Roald Dahl

19. Spiderwick Chronicles Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

20. Magic Tales by Edward Eager: Half Magic, The Magic Lake, Seven Day Magic, Knight’s Castle, The Well Wishers, and The Time Garden.

21. The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

22. Secret of Platform 13, Island of the Aunts, Which Witch, The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson. Eva Ibbotson’s books are filled with wonderful magic that kids of all ages will enjoy. My boys loved these!

23. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

24. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

25. Little House in The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I have boys, and they enjoyed this book thoroughly.