Popular Children's Chapter Books for
Early and Intermediate Readers

Find tons of great children's chapter books for beginning and intermediate readers. If you're in need of some fun, age appropriate reading material for your kids, we've put together a great list of chapter book recommendations for you to browse.

This list includes many of the books we read and loved as children, books that have been recommended to us by other parents like you and a few dust covered treasures we unveiled while doing a bit of online research.

By no means does that make this a fully comprehensive list.

We would love to be able to claim that we have read every single book ever written for kids, but there are simply too many.

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Chapter books for early readers- Age 6

  • The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, book 1)
  • Magic Tree House
  • A to Z Mysteries
  • The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
  • Freckle Juice
  • The Hundred Dresses
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • The Giving Tree
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)

Early Chapters for boys

  • The Seven Treasure Hunts (Trophy Chapters)
  • Roscoe Riley Rules
  • Lego Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia
  • Kids' Paper Airplane Book
  • The Hardy Boys Books
  • Flat Stanley

Early Chapters for girls

  • Ivy and Bean
  • Judy Moody
  • Katie Kazoo Books
  • Ramona Quimby books
  • Amelia Bedelia Means Business
  • The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew)
  • Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Children's Chapter Books- Age 7

  • The Boxcar Children
  • The BFG
  • Matilda
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
  • The Twits
  • Danny the Champion of the World
  • Superfudge
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The 13 Clocks (Children's Collection)
  • Dragon Rider
  • The Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm)
  • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
  • Captain Underpants books
  • The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

Children's Chapter Books- Age 8

  • Wonder
  • The Little House Books
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Harry Potter Book Series
  • The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Fablehaven series
  • D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • Wonderstruck
  • When You Reach Me
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Holes
  • Theodore Boone: The Accused
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Harriet the Spy
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Shiloh
  • Frindle
  • The Name of this Book Is Secret
  • The Giver
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Howl's Moving Castle

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