Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books
Best chapter books to read aloud to the kids
1 Charlotte's Web
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 665,221 ratings
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2 Matilda
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 303,044 ratings
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3 The Lion, the Witch, and th...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 959,760 ratings
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4 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 2,826,524 ratings
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5 Charlie and the Chocolate F...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 355,054 ratings
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6 Little House on the Prairie...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 141,229 ratings
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7 The Tale of Despereaux
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 82,168 ratings
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8 James and the Giant Peach
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 199,001 ratings
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9 The BFG
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 158,482 ratings
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10 Holes (Holes, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 497,703 ratings
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11 The Phantom Tollbooth
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 135,551 ratings
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12 Winnie-the-Pooh
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 158,412 ratings
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13 Sideways Stories from Waysi...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 58,303 ratings
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14 Anne of Green Gables (Anne ...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 394,716 ratings
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15 The Hobbit
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,586,664 ratings
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16 A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkl...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 421,608 ratings
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17 The Miraculous Journey of E...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 36,541 ratings
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18 The Boxcar Children (The Bo...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 61,161 ratings
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19 The Lightning Thief (Percy ...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 810,698 ratings
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20 My Father's Dragon (My Fath...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 16,484 ratings
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21 Where the Red Fern Grows
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 207,900 ratings
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22 The Mouse and the Motorcycl...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 44,658 ratings
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23 The Mystic Princesses and t...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 57 ratings
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24 Pippi Longstocking
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 90,969 ratings
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25 Mr. Popper's Penguins
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 34,533 ratings
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26 From the Mixed-Up Files of ...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 103,883 ratings
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27 Little House in the Big Woo...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 117,101 ratings
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28 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Th...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 826,182 ratings
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29 Tales of a Fourth Grade Not...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 77,471 ratings
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30 Because of Winn-Dixie
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 121,264 ratings
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31 The Jupiter Chronicles: The...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 60 ratings
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32 Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Box Set
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 763 ratings
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33 Alice's Adventures in Wonde...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 302,069 ratings
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34 Ella Enchanted
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 251,726 ratings
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35 The Secret Garden
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 470,382 ratings
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36 The Chronicles of Narnia (C...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 287,336 ratings
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37 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 181,213 ratings
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38 Bunnicula (Bunnicula, #1)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 37,401 ratings
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39 A Light in the Attic
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 211,808 ratings
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40 A Bear Called Paddington (P...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 46,693 ratings
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41 Stuart Little
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 63,773 ratings
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42 Horton Hears a Who!
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 58,606 ratings
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43 Ramona the Pest (Ramona, #2)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 39,867 ratings
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44 Island of the Blue Dolphins...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 186,104 ratings
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45 Fantastic Mr. Fox
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 45,917 ratings
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46 The King Tingaling Painting...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 43 ratings
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47 The Velveteen Rabbit: Or Ho...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 138,988 ratings
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48 The Horse and His Boy (Chro...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 140,178 ratings
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49 The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 99,316 ratings
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50 Frindle
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 64,960 ratings
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51 Harriet the Spy (Harriet th...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 54,757 ratings
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52 Tuck Everlasting
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 132,205 ratings
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53 Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sara...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 44,915 ratings
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54 The Witches
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 154,949 ratings
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55 The Stinky Cheese Man: And ...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 56,377 ratings
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56 Coraline
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 215,031 ratings
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57 The Mysterious Corridor (Du...
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4.9 of 5 stars 4.90 avg rating — 58 ratings
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58 The House at Pooh Corner
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 55,783 ratings
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59 The Cricket in Times Square
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 37,844 ratings
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60 The Trumpet of the Swan
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 38,524 ratings
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61 The Watsons Go to Birmingha...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 31,030 ratings
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62 The Last of the Really Grea...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 6,134 ratings
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63 The Penderwicks: A Summer T...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 20,926 ratings
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64 Treasure Island
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 210,466 ratings
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65 Peter Nimble and His Fantas...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 3,310 ratings
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66 Harry Potter and the Goblet...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 1,255,001 ratings
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67 Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 74,972 ratings
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68 Little Women (Little Women,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 970,650 ratings
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69 Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl,...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 273,051 ratings
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70 Peter Pan
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 130,355 ratings
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71 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 825,439 ratings
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72 Maniac Magee
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 86,636 ratings
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73 Half Magic (Tales of Magic,...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 19,698 ratings
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74 Ballet Shoes (Shoes, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 21,133 ratings
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74 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 387,602 ratings
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76 Mrs.Frisby and the Rats of ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 130 ratings
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77 The Little Prince
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 457,708 ratings
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78 Princess Academy (Princess ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 66,591 ratings
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79 The City of Ember (Book of ...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 141,441 ratings
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80 Gregor the Overlander (Unde...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 47,505 ratings
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81 The Goose Girl (The Books o...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 74,468 ratings
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82 On the Banks of Plum Creek ...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 62,079 ratings
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83 The Magician's Nephew (Chro...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 209,021 ratings
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84 Snow Treasure
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,943 ratings
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85 The New Kid at School (Drag...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,009 ratings
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86 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 108,799 ratings
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87 The Fairy-Tale Detectives (...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 25,561 ratings
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88 The Name of This Book Is Se...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 28,118 ratings
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89 The Voyages of Doctor Dolit...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 8,671 ratings
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90 The Dragons of Blueland (My...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,631 ratings
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91 Howliday Inn (Bunnicula, #2)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 7,919 ratings
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92 The Magic of Finkleton (Fin...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 289 ratings
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93 The Last Unicorn (The Last ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 60,819 ratings
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94 Sadako and the Thousand Pap...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 10,005 ratings
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95 Caddie Woodlawn
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 28,276 ratings
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96 Tikki Tikki Tembo
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 37,875 ratings
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97 The Enchanted Forest Chroni...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 6,430 ratings
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98 Harry Potter and the Chambe...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,248,806 ratings
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99 The Incredible Journey
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 34,181 ratings
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100 Elmer and the Dragon (My Fa...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,862 ratings
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Comments (showing 1-9 of 9) (9 new)

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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam WHat a great list! I have read many of these in Elementary school and loved all of them!!!


message 2: by Andy (new)

Andy I was trying to think of books I could buy my niece for her upcoming fifth birthday - this list was a great place to start.


message 3: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Great list to remember for Sarah and Mark.


message 5: by Brianna (new)

Brianna I was looking for a new chapter book for my class as a read-aloud (we just finished #7), and I found this list - it's great! I'm having them vote on their favourite from the top 10 tomorrow!


message 6: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle Bernard Read aloud? I've always prefered reading on my own, without a narrator or audio.


message 7: by Angel (new)

Angel a realy good book is dear mr. henshaw by beverly cleary it's about a boy named leigh botts and he has a s.a on a good book so he doe's mr. henshaw.


message 8: by Raween (new)

Raween oh poo i came to this place to find dork diaries do they have it


message 9: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca What a great list! Thanks!


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