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The Ultimate Guide To Chapter Books For Kids

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If you’re on the prowl for the best chapter books for kids, this is the list you’ve been looking for! Here’s your ultimate guide to chapter books for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade readers.

Reading is an amazing thing: you can visit different worlds, immerse yourself in another culture, gain compassion, experience adventure, and learn all from your favorite corner of the couch. Of course you want your child to experience this magic and wonder!

But it can be challenging to find the right books for them. So here’s your ultimate guide to chapter books for kids. These selections make excellent read aloud selections, as well!

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The Top Picks For 3rd & 4th Graders

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Boxcar Children

BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

The Squirrel Squire

The Ramona Books

Secret Zoo



Secret Lake

The One & Only Ivan

Inside Out & Back Again

Charlotte’s Web

Tornado Trophy


The Jedi Academy Series


Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

The Phantom Tollbooth

Fabulous Chapter Books For 5th Graders

The Chronicles Of Narnia

The Inkheart Trilogy

Jackson Olympians

The Call Of The Wild

Number The Stars

Paper Wishes

A Wrinkle In Time

A Long Walk To Water

The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Island Of The Blue Dolphins

Beyond The Bright Sea

The Indian In The Cupboard

The Penderwicks: Summer Sisters

What Chapter Books For Kids Would You Add To This List?

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