Chapter Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers

Finding "real" chapter books to read aloud to preschoolers can be tricky. Here are some that have worked well for us.
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71 books · 129 voters · list created April 4th, 2010 by Meg (votes) .
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message 1: by Carol (new)

Carol The Mummy Market One of my favorites that my mother read aloud to me in the 60ies.


message 2: by Fjóla (new)

Fjóla I'm removing the book Declan Grows Up: It's Just Not Fair from this list. It's a picture book of 32 pages and can't qualify as a chapter book.


message 3: by Tyler (new)

Tyler Cameron Much as I love Shel Silverstein I don't see his poetry books as chapter books either


message 4: by Tara (new)

Tara James I am searching for pre-school chapter books that feature children of color, the Julian books might work for this list.


message 5: by Mary (new)

Mary So I tried Charlotte's Web by E.B. White . She named the pig Kiwi and we read two chapters. Now she isn't interested. I think I may move on to My Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon, #1) by Ruth Stiles Gannett


message 6: by Scott (new)

Scott Looking for chapter books for my almost 4 year old.

I have read Charlotte's Web and James and the Giant Peach to him so far. My trick is that I borrow multiple versions of the story from the library so that I can show him the different pictures in each copy. He really loved acting out and drawing the pictures in both stories. I might occasionally switch words or skip small sections to help with the flow.

The Read Aloud Handbook was a huge inspiration and encouragement.


message 7: by Ros (new)

Ros The Perfect Potty Zoo: The Funniest ABC Book

Perfect potty companion!
It is cute, funny and silly with great colorful pictures.


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