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Early chapterbooks?

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KernowKids Sat 09-Aug-14 20:29:23

DD1 is getting to the stage where she can listen to a slightly longer story and doesn't necessarily need the pictures too so i have started reading Milly Molly Mandy to her. I have broken some chapters in half as they are very long for bedtime but she's really enjoying being read to. I would love to start lining up some other starter chapter books for me to read to her. She doesn't start school til September and is not advanced in letter recognition etc so will be a long while before she is reading I would think.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 09-Aug-14 21:23:18

Have a look in the library for the arly Readers books as they have chapters and some pictures.

Julia Donalson also does a few simple chapter books smile

NoSquirrels Sat 09-Aug-14 21:26:24

Mine really enjoyed My Naughty Little Sister, The Faraway Tree, Paddington Bear. I stayed away from anything too simple as it would bore me, and I figured time for those is when they can read.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 09-Aug-14 21:31:47

Olga da Polga by Michael Bond
Winnie the Pooh
Paddington Bear
The Moomins
Teddy Robinson
Mrs Pepperpot

KernowKids Sat 09-Aug-14 21:33:43

Some lovely ideas, thank you. Some old favourites from when I was little too!

BlueChampagne Sun 10-Aug-14 22:22:01

Not quite chapter books, but suspect she'd like Katie Morag, Janet Reachfar, and Winnie the Witch for older children. Also, how about Claude books (Alex T Smith), and there was another one. I was thinking about, but having a wine-induced senior moment. Will be back if I remember ...

KernowKids Sun 10-Aug-14 22:25:54

She loves Katie Morag (as do I) but haven't heard of the orders, I will google - thank you.

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 11-Aug-14 16:18:11

my girls are now 5 and 6 and either both have enjoyed or the elder one has enjoyed reading to herself ....
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Naughtiest Girl in the School, Super Sister (just finished it - by Gwyneth Rees), Paddington, Mr Benn, Milly Molly Mandy, Winnie the Witch, Laura's Star (2 different length types of story available, some are long picture books and some are early chapter books), Enchanted Wood, Faraway Tree, Folk of the Faraway Tree, Wishing Chair, The Worst Witch (there are now 7 of them) erm Magic Molly, My Naughty Little Puppy, The Rescue Princesses, Zoe's Rescue Zoo.

Shorter books

Katie Morag
The Lighthouse Keeper
Claude (Daddy thought it was ridiculous mind and complained about it)
Usborne Young Reading Series 1 has some good ones in, my 2 liked Stories of Mermaids, Stories of Fairies, Stories of Dolls, The Incredible Present and their favourite The Princess and the Pea. Mairi's Mermaid, The Quick Brown Fox Cub, The Wrong Kind of Bark, The Witches Dog books by Frank Rodgers, some Dick King Smith.

weegiemum Mon 11-Aug-14 16:20:58

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 11-Aug-14 16:21:17

Michael Morpurgo also does books for younger readers

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 12-Aug-14 19:48:07

I'd forgotten about Claude, he's very popular with my DD. Try Dixie O'Day too smile

emmaMBC Wed 13-Aug-14 13:47:02

Oooo definitely Dixie O'Day, they have a new one coming out very soon too.

Also try [[ Fortunately, the Milk] which is great fun from Neil Gaiman.

The Violet Mackerel series is a beautifully written one, with lovely pencil illustrations making the jump to chapter books quite fun.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 13-Aug-14 16:17:47

Think the new Dixie O'Day book came out last month Emma smile

CatOnMyLap Wed 03-Sep-14 13:09:36

Try Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - each chapter is a self-contained story in which the wolf tries and fails to eat Polly. My DC enjoyed this as a bedtime story from about age 4/5, ditto My Naughty Little Sister which follows a similar bite-sized formula (and DC still enjoys listening to both of these at age nearly 8)

wearymum200 Sat 06-Sep-14 19:02:22

Clementine Rose stories; mrs pepperpot; Ponder and William; Astrid Lindgren's Lotta books, Chris Riddell's Ottoline books; Madame Pamplemousse ; anna Hibiscus.
We love Claude as well (and my naughty little sister, Katie morag, Clever Polly.......)

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