Chapter Books

Chapter Books, Middle Grade (9-13)

Christmas Chapter Books for Kids

Christmas Chapter Books for Kids

I could talk all day about my favorite Christmas picture books, but every year I hear from a lot of parents and teachers who have a hard time finding the perfect Christmas chapter books for their older readers. Today I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my favorite Christmas chapter […]

November 18, 2017 ×

Chapter Books, Middle Grade (9-13)

The Friendship Code (Girls Who Code)

The Friendship Code (Girls Who Code)

The Friendship Code by Stacia Deutsch is the first book in the Girls Who Code series. This series, which is expected to have 13 books in all, is created in partnership with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization focused on educating girls in computer sciences. Sixth-grader Lucy is excited to […]

September 28, 2017 ×

Chapter Books

Sofia Martinez by Jacqueline Jules

Sofia Martinez by Jacqueline Jules

The Sofia Martinez series, written by Jacqueline Jules and illustrated by Kim Smith, are junior chapter books for ages 5-8. Each story follows the everyday adventures of a spirited 7-year-old named Sofia. Sofia lives with her parents and two sisters and regularly visits her extended family, including her cousins and […]

January 23, 2017 ×

Chapter Books

My Father’s Dragon

My Father’s Dragon

My Father’s Dragon (©1948) by Ruth Stiles Gannett is a classic chapter book that has stood the test of time. A young boy named Elmer Elevator befriends a talking alley cat who tells him stories of a place called Wild Island. The residents of the island have enslaved a baby […]

September 9, 2015 ×

Chapter Books

Chapter Books about School

Chapter Books about School

It’s back-to-school season! There are a lot of wonderful back-to-school picture books out there, but kindergartners aren’t the only ones who enjoy reading about school. I’ve selected eight of my favorite chapter books set in schools, perfect for ages 7-10. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar Wayside School […]

August 31, 2015 ×

Chapter Books

Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles

Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles

Summer is fun (and funny!) with Fish Finelli!I am thrilled to be a part of the official blog tour for the new children’s chapter book Fish Finelli: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles by E.S. Farber. “When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can’t find Captain Kidd’s legendary long-lost treasure, […]

June 28, 2013 ×

Chapter Books

Read-Aloud Classics

Read-Aloud Classics

Looking for your next great bedtime story? Many beloved classic novels can actually make perfect read-alouds for children as young as 5. Typically children’s comprehension is years ahead of reading skill. Reading more advanced literature aloud to children teaches vocabulary and helps them to become more confident readers. Why pass […]

April 30, 2013 ×

Chapter Books

More Kylie Jean!

More Kylie Jean!

The Kylie Jean books, written by Marci Peschke and illustrated by Tuesday Mourning, are a series of beginning chapter books for ages 7-10. Kylie Jean Carter is a vivacious southern belle whose lifelong dream is to be a beauty queen. Kylie Jean’s mother is always there to remind her that […]

February 11, 2013 ×

Chapter Books

Kylie Jean: Cupcake Queen

Kylie Jean: Cupcake Queen

Today I get to review a new book that I know I would have loved when I was a little girl. Cupcake Queen (©2013), written by Marci Peschke and illustrated by Tuesday Mourning, is the latest book in the Kylie Jean series. In the summer, Kylie Jean loves going to […]

January 31, 2013 ×

Chapter Books, Picture Books

My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books

Growing up, I found myself with my nose in a book on a daily basis. I devoured every type of story, from fantasy to history, both classic and modern. I read stories about all kinds of people from different times and places. Reading can transport a child to anywhere in […]

January 4, 2013 ×