I’m so grateful to have the talented Sarah Powers guest posting for us today and sharing some of the most-loved chapter books to share with our kids. I LOVE this list!
In our house, bedtime stories come in the form of a chapter book read aloud to the older two kids, ages 6 and 4. Last year we went on a big Magic Tree House series kick, which made choosing the next book easy since there are approximately 4837 in the series. We were nowhere near the end before needing a break and looking for something different.
Next came Roald Dahl, a huge hit. But as we neared the end of the last book in our boxed set of Dahl stories, we were at a loss for what to read next. We need stories that will keep the interest of the four-year-old (who doesn’t mind the lack of pictures or lots of dialogue but does prefer a story with lots of adventure) and satisfy the six-year-old’s sense of humor and love of all things silly. And of course, it really helps if mom or dad can enjoy the books too (a huge perk of moving beyond the board book phase, in my opinion).
I asked the Mom Hour Facebook page readers for suggestions and the thread developed into a hugely helpful list of read-aloud chapter books that both kids AND grownups love. We’re into The Indian in the Cupboard these days, and we’re also listening to the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle stories on audio book in the car – both of which I’d read as a kid but forgotten about until hearing from you all.
15 Read-Aloud Chapter Books Everyone Loves
10. The BFG (Roald Dahl)
What are you and your kids reading these days? What would you add to this list?