Top 10 Tuesday: Best Read Aloud Early Chapter Books

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!

This week’s prompt is Genre Freebie (pick a genre and build a list around it!) I am excited about this one because it lends itself perfectly for one of my book lists–which I haven’t shared in several months.

I decided to focus on chapter books that are great to read aloud. We’ve really gotten into chapter book read alouds at our house the last few weeks. And I want to share some of our favorites (and a few on our TBR for the next few weeks). My focus is on younger audiences so while I do want to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chronicles of Narnia with my kids one day, these are lighter, quicker reads.

So for this list, I’m focusing on…

  • short chapters (easy to read one before bed or when you have a few minutes)
  • fun pictures (my kids still love pictures even if there is only 1-2 a chapter)
  • easy to follow stories (you want to focus on reading not explaining the story)

These are all great first time read alouds with young kids. My kids have loved them! Enjoy!

We’ve read: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Bear Called Paddington, several chapters in Hello, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (very long chapters but my kids love the stories!)

We’re reading: Charlotte’s Web

We want to read: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Matilda, The Secret of Platform 13, Half Magic, Stuart Little, and The Phantom Tollbooth.

I have read all of these books either as a kid or an adult (and sometimes both!) so I can vouch for their great stories and fun characters. Hope you feel inspired to read with your kids no matter their ages.

Happy reading!

What are some of your favorite chapter books to read with your kids?

19 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Best Read Aloud Early Chapter Books

  1. I really like both Roald Dahl and E.B. White, and I also remember really enjoying Dick King-Smith, Beverly Cleary, Paula Danziger’s ‘Amber Brown’ series, and everything Magic Tree House. Some of my best childhood memories consist of my mom reading to me. 🙂

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  3. !!! I LOVE THIS LIST.

    Basically all my favorite choices are on here. including Half Magic! none of my friends grew up with those books, and no one I know has even heard of them. I’m so glad to hear that you know these books. Half Magic is the best, followed by Knights Castle. At least in my eyes. My mother disagrees. 😉

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