Chapter Books for Kids and the Young at Heart

Little House in the Big Woods Series

Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the series if you want to start with one book.

Farmer Boy – Boys may be more willing to read the book about Laura’s future husband Almanzo.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

A brother and a sister live on their own in the NY Metropolitan museum for several days.  As a kid, I loved how they explored the museum and managed on their own.  I read it again as an adult and enjoyed it as much as I remembered

The Harry Potter Series

A magical world filled with wonderful characters and settings!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Book One

The Box Car Children

Brothers and sisters take care of each other living in an abandoned box car to avoid going to live with their grandfather.

Wright 3

Three friends solve a mystery involving Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Chicago which is practically a character itself in the story.

The Calder series by Balliet Blue starts with The Calder Game

Anne of Green Gables Series

The wonderful stories about Anne Shirley, the orphan adopted by a brother and sister set in beautiful Prince Edward Island.

Anne of Green Gables is the first book in the series