Moving from Picture Books to Chapter Books Suitable from 5-8

A Listmania! list by Sarah Curran "Booksinbrownpaper" (Oxfordshire, UK)
 
Six Storey House
1.  Six Storey House by Geraldine Mccaughrean
The list author says:
  "Lovely language and a great introduction to this writer"
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My Naughty Little Sister (My Naughty Little Sister Series)
2.  My Naughty Little Sister (My Naughty Little Sister Series) by Dorothy Edwards
The list author says:
  "Not as bad as Horrid Henry but my son loves these stories charming illustrations from Shirley Hughes"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Mrs Pepperpot Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections)
3.  Mrs Pepperpot Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections) by Alf Proysen
The list author says:
  "Another classic  loved by both my sons"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

A Handful of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry/Secret Club/Tooth Fairy: "Horrid Henry", "Horrid Henry's Secret Club", "Horrid Henry and the Tooth Fairy"
4.  A Handful of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry/Secret Club/Tooth Fairy: "Horrid Henry", "Horrid Henry's Secret Club", "Horrid Henry and the Tooth Fairy" by Francesca Simon
The list author says:
  "Any Horrid Henry book is great for the 5-8's each story is the perfect length for bedtime reading"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Magic Finger (Young Puffin Developing Reader)
5.  The Magic Finger (Young Puffin Developing Reader) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "This was the first Dahl book I ever read and provides the perfect intro for developing readers"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat (Young Puffin Books)
6.  Gobbolino the Witch's Cat (Young Puffin Books) by Ursula Williams
The list author says:
  "Another adorable first chapter book with exciting stories for new readers"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse (Kingfisher Classics)
7.  Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse (Kingfisher Classics) by Vivian French
The list author says:
  "Whimsical fairy tale quality to this book makes it a firm favourite"
Used & New from: £0.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Flat Stanley
8.  Flat Stanley by Scott Nash
The list author says:
  "Perfect as a read alone for developing readers the best of the Stanley books"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Stuart Little
9.  Stuart Little by E. B. White
The list author says:
  "American classic, gentle and enthralling"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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War Boy: A Wartime Childhood
10.  War Boy: A Wartime Childhood by Michael Foreman
The list author says:
  "We have the whole series great intro to History with plenty to look at on every page, detail is lovely"
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

After the War Was Over
11.  After the War Was Over by Michael Foreman
The list author says:
  "Answers what it was like when Grandparents were children lovely detail once again"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Lion and the Unicorn
12.  The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes
The list author says:
  "More substance and words than the average picture book, quite harsh in places but very realistic a favourite in our house"
£7.19   Used & New from: £3.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Hodgeheg (A young Puffin story book)
13.  The Hodgeheg (A young Puffin story book) by Dick King-Smith
The list author says:
  "Great easy reading starter chapter books especially for animal loving children"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Omnibombulator
14.  Omnibombulator by Dick King-Smith
The list author says:
  "Another classic Dick King Smith they can read alone helping confidence"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories
15.  Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley
The list author says:
  "Gentle and innocent bbut more a girl's choice"
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

The Adventures of Captain Underpants
16.  The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
The list author says:
  "Subversive but fun my boys loved reading these great for reluctant boy readers lots of toilet talk"
£5.94   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Boggart Sandwich and Other Stories / Tales from the Edge of the World
17.  Boggart Sandwich and Other Stories / Tales from the Edge of the World by Martin Riley
The list author says:
  "Tales From The Edge Of The World, Jackanory 1980's hunt one down they are now out of print"
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Dolls' House
18.  The Dolls' House by Rumer Godden
The list author says:
  "Perfect for girls around 7 or 8 new back in print"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
19.  Miss Happiness and Miss Flower by Rumer Godden
The list author says:
  "Magical first chapter book which deals with lonliness and Japanese Culture"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Family from One End Street: And Some of Their Adventures (Puffin Modern Classics)
20.  The Family from One End Street: And Some of Their Adventures (Puffin Modern Classics) by Eve Garnett
The list author says:
  "Life in a large family that I was surprised to find my sons loved as much as I did when I was a child"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Oscar Wilde Stories For Children (Classic Stories)
21.  Oscar Wilde Stories For Children (Classic Stories) by P J Lynch
The list author says:
  "Containing all the classics bit difficult for reading alone but great for reading aloud"
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf (Young Puffin Books)
22.  Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf (Young Puffin Books) by Catherine Storr
The list author says:
  "That Polly really is clever, another great read alone or aloud for boys and girls"
Used & New from: £1.79
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales)
23.  The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales) by Jill Tomlinson
The list author says:
  "The kids loved the whole series and again great for building confidence reading"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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Arabel's Raven (Arabel and Mortimer)
24.  Arabel's Raven (Arabel and Mortimer) by Joan Aiken
The list author says:
  "Another jackanory classic brilliantly illustrated by the wonderful Quentin Blake"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The Fairy Tales
25.  The Fairy Tales by Jan Pienkowski
The list author says:
  "Wonderful fairy tales for reading aloud but the illustrations are what really makes this book so magical"
Used & New from: £31.33
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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