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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2017     Views: 339

Unlike some other types of children's books, we have no filter in our search devices that will limit to just the chapter books.  Wikipedia defines Chapter Books:

A chapter book is a story book intended for intermediate readers, generally age 7-10. Unlike picture books for younger readers, a chapter book tells the story primarily through prose, rather than pictures. Unlike books for older readers, chapter books contain plentiful illustrations. The name refers to the fact that the stories are usually divided into short chapters, which provide children with opportunities to stop and resume reading if their attention spans are not long enough to finish the book in one sitting. Chapter books are usually works of fiction of moderate length and complexity.


Here are two things you can do to find chapter books:

1.  Go to the Juvenile collection on the third floor and look at the books with the call number PZ7 and examine them to see if any of them meet the definition above.  We have over 5,000 books under this call number, so you should be able to find some.

2. The chapter books listed below are recommendations. Click on a title to see book information and library location. Note that these are an extremely small sampling of our chapter books.

Timeless Chapter Books 

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  2. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  3. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  4. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  5. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  6. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  7. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  8. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  9. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  10. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  11. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  12. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  13. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  15. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  16. The Littles by John Peterson
  17. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers [don’t have ]
  18. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  19. Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene [don’t have ]
  20. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  21. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  22. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  23. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry  by Mildred D. Taylor
  24. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  25. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle


Chapter Books with Suggested Reading Levels

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