Great Read-Aloud Chapter Books

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This is quite a good list, 30 Books to Read to a Six-Year-Old, courtesy of Richard Davies on the AbeBooks website. For those of you unfamiliar with lovely Abe books, it is just the most fantastic place to find used copies of rare and out of print books, located in used bookstores all over North America and beyond. I just revisited their website yesterday and was surprised to find more than just a search engine there now, there are lots of bookish articles to read and this one caught my eye.

So, back to the list. It’s just my kind of list, with lots of classic old titles, some of which I’ve recommended rather highly on this blog (The Night Fairy, The Book of Dragons, My Father’s Dragon, The Iron Man). Be sure to delve into the comments below for some additional suggestions. (I don’t often tell people to read comments, but these ones are civil and helpful.)

Related Posts: Top 5: First Chapter Books to Read Aloud to Preschoolers

Ginger Pye

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1952

Ginger Pye

by Eleanor Estes

Age: 6+ (read to) ; 9+ (independent reading)

Interests: dogs, pets, family, mystery

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The Story of Mankind

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1922

The Story of Mankind

by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Age: 12+

Interests: history

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A Dictionary of Chivalry

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1968

A Dictionary of Chivalry

by Grant Uden

illustrations by Pauline Baynes

Age: 9+

Interests: history, British history, knights, medieval history, war

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