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To ask what is a good chapter book to read to a four year old?

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Justmeagain78 Sat 16-Jul-16 22:59:36

We've done Charlie and the chocolate factory and the magic faraway tree - (she loved both) -what else would be good to try?

6timesthemess Sat 16-Jul-16 23:03:22

My 4 year old is enjoying listening to the bfg at the moment with her big sister. I don't think she is picking up the full story but enough of it to follow along.

Miaculpa Sat 16-Jul-16 23:04:52

Winny the witch.
The wizard of Oz
George's Marvellous Medicine

Mrmoonmrmoon Sat 16-Jul-16 23:08:00

DD loves rainbow magic- they are all a bit samey though.
She was fascinated by Milly Molly Mandy as it was about 'the olden days'

Thebookswereherfriends Sat 16-Jul-16 23:09:13

Arabel and Mortimer - joan aiken

BikeRunSki Sat 16-Jul-16 23:09:30

The Worst Witch series
My Naughty Little Sister

Dazedandconfusedtoomuchpeppa Sat 16-Jul-16 23:13:38

She's maybe still a little young, but I have lovely memories of being read the 'Narnia' books. 'Worst Witch' are good and I had forgotten all about them smile

WalkerBait Sat 16-Jul-16 23:20:32

My dd loves matilda

arethereanyleftatall Sat 16-Jul-16 23:21:31

Mine loved rainbow magic at that age. Very simple stories.

Rainbowqueeen Sat 16-Jul-16 23:25:40

The wishing chair series

AgedRelative Sat 16-Jul-16 23:26:01

Secret seven - just mix the genders up a bit so the girls aren't always looking after the boys and tidying up.

scarednoob Sun 17-Jul-16 01:38:15

The little wooden horse and gobbolino the witch's cat by Ursula moray Williams. My brother was 4 when my mum was reading the little wooden horse to him - I used to pretend to scorn it, as I was a big girl of 6, but I was always hanging around outside his room at reading time somehow... It was so vivid that I remember it clearly now, some 32 years later grin

Littlefluffyclouds81 Sun 17-Jul-16 02:08:51

My dd loved the magic Molly books.

lazybones77 Sun 17-Jul-16 02:12:08

I read the Dahl books once we had watched the films with my boys. I know that's all the wrong way round but they loved that they recognised parts of the film in the books. Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were favourites.

listsandbudgets Sun 17-Jul-16 08:35:33

Wind in the Willows

MorrisZapp Sun 17-Jul-16 08:38:44

Teddy Robinson. It's quietly subversive whilst being utterly adorable.

throwingpebbles Sun 17-Jul-16 08:38:52

These books are brilliant:

EarthboundMisfit Sun 17-Jul-16 08:39:49

Gobbolino, The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark, Mrs Pepperpot, anything by Astrid Lindgren, the other Faraway Tree books (there are 4) if you haven't done them.

EarthboundMisfit Sun 17-Jul-16 08:40:22

Oh yes, I second Claude.

AristotlesTrousers Sun 17-Jul-16 08:42:35

How about Flat Stanley (quite short) and Horrid Henry, OP? Just got those, along with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to read over the summer hols with DS1. They look good.

littleducks Sun 17-Jul-16 09:10:35

I came one here to say The Magic Faraway Tree!

I second Milly Molly Mandy, My Naughty Little Sister is

How about Dick King Smith's Sophie books, Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House in the Big Woods, Winne the Pooh, Paddington, Ramona (the first one).

minipie Sun 17-Jul-16 09:13:23

Marking place! These look great.

lessthanBeau Sun 17-Jul-16 09:24:00

scared noob omg the little wooden horse! What a blast from the past I loved that book as a child!
The borrower's are a favourite of ours, fantastic Mr fox.

SabineUndine Sun 17-Jul-16 09:24:29

Winnie the Pooh!

throwingpebbles Sun 17-Jul-16 09:43:34

Oh dear this thread has been bad for my bank balance shock

Ds has just got into the joy of chapter books (thanks to the wonderful Claude series) and can't wait to introduce him to so many more stories!

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