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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.


There 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 close to 5000 books under this call number, so you should be able to find some.

2. The following lists of chapter books are from  Click on the Hyperlinked titles to see the library catalog record which will tell you the call number and whether or not the book is checked out.  Note that these lists are an extremely small sampling of our chapter books.

Top 25 Chapter Books  

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (HarperCollins). Grades 3–6
2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (HarperCollins). Grades 4–7
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic). Grades 2 and up
4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins). Grades 3–6
5. Holes by Louis Sachar (FSG). Grades 4–8
6. The Giver by Lois Lowry (Random House). Grades 4–8
7. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick). Grades 3–6
8. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (Penguin). Grades 3–7
9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (FSG). Grades 3–7
10. Frindle by Andrew Clements (Simon & Schuster). Grades 4–6
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Random House). Grades 3–6
12. Junie B., First Grader (At Last!) by Barbara Park (Random House). Grades 1–3  [Don’t have]
13. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Random House). Grades 3–7
14. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (FSG). Grades 4–8
15. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (Random House). Grades 2–6
16. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (HarperCollins). Grades 2–5
17. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (HarperCollins). Grades 2–6
18. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Simon & Schuster). Grades 3–6
19. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (Little, Brown). Grades 2–6
20. The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett. Grades 2–6
21. Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins). Grades 2–6
22. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (Penguin). Grades 4–8 [don't have]
23. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.Grades 2–6
24. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (Scholastic). Grades 6–9
25. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (HarperCollins). Grades 3–7

Timeless Chapter Books 

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

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