These Will Be the 31 Chapter Books That Turn Your Little Reader Into a Bona Fide Bookworm

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If your child has started to become more attentive at story time — or maybe he’s starting to prefer reading on his own — it may be time to slide a few chapter books onto the bookshelf. Picture books and short stories are wonderful, but chapter books build the foundation for young readers as they help to further develop language and literacy.

Read through for 31 chapter books that are going to turn your little reader into a bona fide bookworm in no time.

  1. James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl ($8)

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling ($11)

3. The Little Prince

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ($11)

4. Sideways Stories From Wayside School

Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar ($7)

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney ($14)

6. The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster ($20)

7. Beezus and Ramona

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary ($6)

8. The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry ($9)

9. Stargirl

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli ($10)

10. A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle ($10)

11. Matilda

Matilda by Roald Dahl ($7)

12. Frindle

Frindle by Andrew Clements ($8)

13. Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ($7)

14. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket ($13)

15. Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli ($8)

16. Judy Moody Was in a Mood

Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald ($6)

17. Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo ($7)

18. Hatchet

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen ($8)

19. The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman ($8)

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

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg ($18)

21. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl ($16)

22. Holes

Holes by Louis Sachar ($8)

23. Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh ($7)

24. Shiloh

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($8)

25. The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ($25)

26. The Indian in the Cupboard

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ($7)

27. The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo ($8)

28. The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ($7)

29. The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan ($8)

30. The Borrowers

The Borrowers by Mary Norton ($17)

31. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ($5)

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