Chapter books mark a milestone for young readers. Books without pictures and small text can be hurdle for many children. For many students, their first chapter books have vivid characters and fantastical worlds that draw on their very active imaginations.
The books from our youth can seem outdated to our newest generation. However, there are classic books that have stood the test of time as well as some intriguing new comers that have captured the imagination of our newest crop of readers.
Artemis Fowl – by Eion Colfier
Dear Mr. Henshaw – by Beverly Cleary
Fantastic Mr. Fox – by Roald Dahl
Fudge, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – by Judy Blume
Harriet the Spy – by Louise Fitzhugh
Love That Dog – by Sharon Creech
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – by Richard and Florence Atwater
Redwall – by Brian Jacques
The Phantom Toolbooth – by Norton Juster
The Whipping Boy – by Sid Fleischman
The Wreck of the Zephyr – by Chris Van Allsburg
The Year of the Panda – by Miriam Schlein
Wait Till Helen Comes – by Mary Hahn
Reading chapter books with your class or child? Leave a comment with their favorites – and yours!