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These Will Be the 31 Chapter Books That Turn Your Little Reader Into a Bona Fide Bookworm

Chapter books build the foundation for young readers to further develop language and literacy.


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If your child has started to become more attentive at story time — or maybe he’s starting to prefer reading on his own — it may be time to slide a few chapter books onto the bookshelf. Picture books and short stories are wonderful, but chapter books build the foundation for young readers as they help to further develop language and literacy.

Read through for 31 chapter books that are going to turn your little reader into a bona fide bookworm in no time.

  1. James and the Giant Peach


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl ($8)

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling ($11)

3. The Little Prince


The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ($11)

4. Sideways Stories From Wayside School


Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar ($7)

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney ($14)

6. The Phantom Tollbooth


The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster ($20)

7. Beezus and Ramona


Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary ($6)

8. The Giver


The Giver by Lois Lowry ($9)

9. Stargirl


Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli ($10)

10. A Wrinkle in Time


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle ($10)

11. Matilda


Matilda by Roald Dahl ($7)

12. Frindle


Frindle by Andrew Clements ($8)

13. Bridge to Terabithia


Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ($7)

14. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning


A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket ($13)

15. Maniac Magee


Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli ($8)

16. Judy Moody Was in a Mood


Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald ($6)

17. Because of Winn-Dixie


Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo ($7)

18. Hatchet


Hatchet by Gary Paulsen ($8)

19. The Golden Compass


The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman ($8)

20. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg ($18)

21. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl ($16)

22. Holes


Holes by Louis Sachar ($8)

23. Harriet the Spy


Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh ($7)

24. Shiloh


Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($8)

25. The Hobbit


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ($25)

26. The Indian in the Cupboard


The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ($7)

27. The Tale of Despereaux


The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo ($8)

28. The Secret Garden


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ($7)

29. The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians


The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan ($8)

30. The Borrowers


The Borrowers by Mary Norton ($17)

31. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ($5)

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Originally published at medium.com

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