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Moving from Picture Books to Chapter Books Suitable from 5-8
Sarah Curran "Booksinbrownpaper"
Six Storey House
"Lovely language and a great introduction to this writer"
My Naughty Little Sister (My Naughty Little Sister Series)
"Not as bad as Horrid Henry but my son loves these stories charming illustrations from Shirley Hughes"
Mrs Pepperpot Stories (Red Fox Summer Reading Collections)
"Another classic loved by both my sons"
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"
"Any Horrid Henry book is great for the 5-8's each story is the perfect length for bedtime reading"
The Magic Finger (Young Puffin Developing Reader)
"This was the first Dahl book I ever read and provides the perfect intro for developing readers"
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat (Young Puffin Books)
"Another adorable first chapter book with exciting stories for new readers"
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse (Kingfisher Classics)
"Whimsical fairy tale quality to this book makes it a firm favourite"
"Perfect as a read alone for developing readers the best of the Stanley books"
"American classic, gentle and enthralling"
War Boy: A Wartime Childhood
"We have the whole series great intro to History with plenty to look at on every page, detail is lovely"
After the War Was Over
"Answers what it was like when Grandparents were children lovely detail once again"
The Lion and the Unicorn
"More substance and words than the average picture book, quite harsh in places but very realistic a favourite in our house"
The Hodgeheg (A young Puffin story book)
"Great easy reading starter chapter books especially for animal loving children"
"Another classic Dick King Smith they can read alone helping confidence"
"Gentle and innocent bbut more a girl's choice"
The Adventures of Captain Underpants
"Subversive but fun my boys loved reading these great for reluctant boy readers lots of toilet talk"
Boggart Sandwich and Other Stories / Tales from the Edge of the World
"Tales From The Edge Of The World, Jackanory 1980's hunt one down they are now out of print"
The Dolls' House
"Perfect for girls around 7 or 8 new back in print"
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
"Magical first chapter book which deals with lonliness and Japanese Culture"
The Family from One End Street: And Some of Their Adventures (Puffin Modern Classics)
"Life in a large family that I was surprised to find my sons loved as much as I did when I was a child"
Oscar Wilde Stories For Children (Classic Stories)
"Containing all the classics bit difficult for reading alone but great for reading aloud"
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf (Young Puffin Books)
"That Polly really is clever, another great read alone or aloud for boys and girls"
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson's Favourite Animal Tales)
"The kids loved the whole series and again great for building confidence reading"
Arabel's Raven (Arabel and Mortimer)
"Another jackanory classic brilliantly illustrated by the wonderful Quentin Blake"
The Fairy Tales
"Wonderful fairy tales for reading aloud but the illustrations are what really makes this book so magical"
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