When introduced to the love of reading, most children will pick up board books and short stories in a heartbeat. However, impressing upon them the best chapter books for kids can be difficult because there are so many stories with the same plots, scenarios, and characters in the children's literary world. How can you get kids interested in chapter books? Read them yourself first! Make sure they delve into your child's personal interests and hobbies, complete with engaging storylines, relatable characters, and feel-good endings. It's a flawless way to instill a deeper respect for reading in children who started on toddler bedtime stories but are ready for more challenging reads.
For example, my favorite children's chapter books are:
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (Jane O' Connor)
Best known for her princess roles in the Fancy Nancy series, this spunky little girl is back to join the ranks of heroine detectives. As a new super sleuth, Nancy uncovers the truth with the help of her schoolmate, Bree, and witty clues. In this book, Bree and Nancy discover that a classmate's most prized possessions have disappeared, causing an uproar of finger-pointing, sobbing, and unpleasant vibes between the kids in her school. With the help of an unexpected source, these 2 mystery-solving sweethearts track down the missing items and save the day. Plus, Nancy is just as fancy as ever!
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Dog Finds Lost Dolphins and More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (Elizabeth Carney)
Dolphins, dogs, monkeys, and mice culminate in these chapters inspired by N.G. Kids magazine, bringing children unlikely stories of unexpected animal heroes. With detailed photographs and fun facts on every page, this book features creatures who sniff out danger and save the day, much like miniature detectives of the animal kingdom. Available in a 112-page paperback or the Kindle eReader, the instant classic is must-read for animal-loving, tender-hearted kids everywhere.
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