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Probably comes as no real surprise here for those who follow my blog, but I love to read.
Because I love to read, I have instilled this love of reading with my own kids.
See from the time they were younger, I read to them. First it was very early baby books with small simple words and concepts.
Slowly, they began to read these books to me. Then, they began to read story type books with me. Later on, to me.
And most recently, both my girls are now actually into and ready chapter books to me and by themselves, as well.
Each step of the way, I made sure to do my homework and find books that were not only age appropriate, but fun to read with them.
Therefore, now that we are at the chapter book stage, I have done the same.
My girls have their own reading style. My older daughter tends to go for chapter books that have a bit more of a serious nature, but still can be fun to read. While my younger girl, loves reading anything that is funny and makes her laugh out loud.
So, I thought since we have recently gotten more and more into chapter books here, I would share some of those that they have read, as well as those that they are hoping to read, too.
Here are the 15 fun chapter books kid approved…
This series follows Nikki Maxwell. In the first installment, she’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary is packed with hilarious stories and art in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Each chapter book in this series find kitty meeting up with a new challenge. It is how she handles each one that makes these books so special and humorous, too.
♥ Dog Man
There’s a new breed of justice in town, and he’s ready to sniff out criminals — as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! It’s Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!
While Dork Diaries is about a middle school girl. This one is about a boy at a similar age with Greg Heffley who finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary in each and every installment in this series.
Junie B. Jones is about a sassy little girl in elementary school that finds herself in all sorts of trouble, but somehow manages to endear us and entertain us all in this series at the same time.
Third grade Judy Moody begins this series by being in a mad-face mood after returning from summer vacation and continues to entertain all in this edition and subsequent, as well.
This series is part of Scholastic’s very early chapter book line called Branches, which is actually aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina, while helping young readers to grow following the tales of the cute and lovable owls in the forest.
This series revolves around two fourth-grade boys, who write comic books and who love to pull pranks find themselves in big trouble.
In a blink of an eye, this chapter series finds four best friends all get their biggest wish when they’re whisked off to Never Land, which is home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends.
This series starts off with a bang with Princess Magnolia who is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when… Brring! Brring!. The monster alarm! Stopping monsters is no job for prim and perfect Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret: She’s also the Princess in Black! Follow the Princess in Black’s adventures.
Ah, sisters! Beverly Cleary delivers a humorous tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. See having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn’t always easy for Beezus Quimby. With a wild imagination, disregard for order, and an appetite for chaos, Ramona makes it hard for Beezus to be the responsible older sister she knows she ought to be!
This one has become graphic novels since the days when I read it as a kid. But the premise is still the same with Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn’t always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.
What can I say about Judy Blume that hasn’t been said before? But just had to include her here as her chapter books have been entertaining for decades of young readers, especially Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. this one is part of her Fudge series. See in this installment, two is a crowd when Peter and his little brother, Fudge, are in the same room. Grown-ups think Fudge is absolutely adorable, but Peter and his pet turtle, Dribble, know the truth. From throwing temper tantrums to smearing mashed potatoes on the wall, Fudge causes mischief wherever he goes!
Roald Dahl is just the classic young kids’ chapter author and their are just too many too to review here in this one space. But suffice it to say any of the aforementioned titles are worthy contenders to read for all young kids.
From the famous Doll Store makers, there are countless chapter books written about all of their doll characters, such as the current and former dolls of the year, the period dolls and more. For all American Girl Doll lovers, these are for you.
There you have it 15 young reader chapter books that have been truly approved by my own two young readers.
Do your kids love to read?
What chapter books have they read?
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