91 Popular Chapter Books for Kids

Reading aloud chapter books for kids will build a strong foundation for language and literacy.  As your kids sit down to listen to you read aloud a fun chapter book, they are building their attention span, vocabulary, comprehension, and imagination.  Pull up your favorite reading chair, let the kids get comfortable, and choose one of the following kids’ chapter books to read aloud.


The Adventures of The Baily School Kids

Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots

Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips

Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball

Werewolves Don’t Go to Summer Camp

Wizards Don’t Need Computers


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Spanish edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Charlottes Web Chapter Book

This classic, award winning, chapter book is based on the movie about a spider and a pig forming an unbreakable friendship.

Charlottes Web

Charlottes Web: Wilbur Finds a Friend (I Can Read: 2)


Flat Stanley

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set: Flat Stanley,  Invisible Stanley,  Stanley in Space,  Stanley, Flat Again!

Flat Stanley Adventures Series Box Set:  Flat Stanley, Stanley Flat Again, Stanley in Space, The Japanese Ninja Surprise, The Amazing Mexican Secret, The African Safari Discovery, The Australian Boomerang Bonanza, The US Capital Commotion, The Flying Chinese Wonders, The Big Mountain Adventure, The Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley 


Frog and Toad Chapter Books for Kids

Frog and Toad are Friends

Frog and Toad Together

Frog and Toad All Year

Days with Frog and Toad


Lois Lowry Gooney Bird Greene

This series was recommended by a teacher inside the Teachers on a Budget Facebook group.  She said this was her favorite for first graders.

Gooney Bird Green

Gooney Bird is so Absurd

Gooney Bird and All Her Charms

Gooney Bird on the Map


Horrible Harry

Horrible Harry in Room 2B

Horrible Harry and the Green Slime

Horrible Harry Cracks the Code

Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon

Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure

Horrible Harry Says Goodbye

Horrible Harry Goes to Sea

Horrible Harry Megapack


Ivy and Bean

Ivy and Bean’s Treasure Box: Ivy and Bean, Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had To, Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2: Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter, Bound to Be Bad, Doomed to Dance

Ivy and Bean Box Set 3: What’s the Big Idea?, No News is Good News, Ivy and Bean Make the Rules

Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) 


Junie B Jones

There are so many awesome Junie B Jones chapter books for kids.  To help break it down by grade level, I have listed the kindergarten and first grade collection sets below.  I have also included the popular numbered Junie B Jones sets below.

Junie B Jones Complete Kindergarten Collection

Junie B Jones Complete First Grade Collection

#1-4 Books

#5-8 Books

#9-12 Books

#13-16 Books

#17-20 Books


Little Bear Series

Little Bear

Father Bear Comes Home

Little Bear’s Friend

Little Bear’s Visit

Little Bear and the Marco Polo


Magic Tree House Chapter Books for Kids

Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Box Set

#1-4 Magic Tree House Set:  Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon

#5-8 Magic Tree House Set:  Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon

#9-12 Magic Tree House Set: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime

#13-16 Magic Tree House Set: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics

#17-20 Magic Tree House Set:  The Mystery of the Enchanted Dog

#21-24 Magic Tree House Set: American History Quartet

#25-28 Magic Tree House Set:  Stage Fright on a Summer Night, Good Morning, Gorillas, Thanksgiving on Thursday, and High Tide in Hawaii


Mercy Watson

Mercy Watson to the Rescue 
Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride 
Mercy Watson Fights Crime 
Princess in Disguise 
Thinks Like a Big 
Something Wonky This Way Comes


Pedro and Katie Woo

Katie Woo and Friends

Katie Woo: The Tricky Tooth

Katie Woo Tries Something New

Pedro, First-Grade Hero

Pedro Goes to Mars

Pedro and the Shark


Ralph Mouse Kids Chapter Books

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Runaway Ralph

Ralph S. Mouse


Ready Freddy

The King of Show and Tell

Tooth Trouble

Don’t Sit on My Lunch!

Help A Vampires Coming

Homework Hassles


Zoey and Sassafras

Book 1: Dragons and Marshmallows

Book 2: Monsters and Mold

Book 3: Merhorses and Bubbles

Book 4: Caterflies and Ice

Book 5:  The Pod and The Bog



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