Chapter Books

There is no Frigate like a Book
To Take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry–
This Traverse may the poorest take
With oppress of Toll–
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul.

Emily Dickinson


Here are the best chapter books my children and I have read so far! I am committed to only recommending books I have read and thoroughly considered. If your children are older and you need more chapter book recommendations, please visit my resources page.

The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne
*Audiobook recommendation: Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne, narrated by Peter Dennis

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley, also More Milly-Molly-Mandy

Happy Little Family by Rebecca Caudill, also Schoolhouse in the Woods, Up and Down the River, and Schoolroom in the Parlor (Fairchild Family Series)

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and others in series

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
Available at Memoria Press

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
*Be aware that in this edition (illustrated by Roberto Innocenti) one image is not suitable for young children.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; illustrated by P.J. Lynch

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodges

You may also like . . . Classic picture books for children, Illustrated fairy tales, Poetry

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Painting: Job Lot Cheap by William Michael Harnett (1878)