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AmberLangslow Sat 02-Dec-17 21:17:43

I’ve looked recently in the library and Waterstones for relatively short chapter books for my DS who is 5 but didn’t really see anything that took my fancy. Can you guys recommend any good ones?

RatOnnaStick Sat 02-Dec-17 21:25:58

DS enjoyed

Dinosaur Cove
Magic Treehouse
Faraway Tree
Any Dick King-Smith
The Jungle Book
Smaller Dahl such as Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine etc.

We just picked loads from the library to see what he liked.

Believeitornot Sat 02-Dec-17 21:27:40

A series called Rascal by chris ? Ds loved it

Jill murphys worst witch series

mumonashoestring Sat 02-Dec-17 21:28:26

Try the Stinkbomb and KetchupFace series, DS (5) adores them and they're great fun to read grin

ojell Sun 03-Dec-17 00:24:49

The first chapter books we read successfully with my boy (aged 4 or so) were some of the Clarice Bean books (it helped that he was already familiar with the characters from the picture book).

Winnie the Pooh is also a good option...with the advantage that the ‘chapters’ are basically self-contained stories.

Ricekrispie22 Sun 03-Dec-17 08:43:31

I agree that several of the Dick KS books would be suitable. Likewise for Worst Witch.
Look out for books by Anne Fine; she has several to might appeal.
Paddington Bear
My Brother's Famous Bottom series by Jeremy Strong
The Hundred Mile and Hour Dog series by Jeremy Strong
The Adventures of Alfie Onion
Crompton Valance
Stinky Finger series by Jon Blake
Dirty Bertie series
Geronimo Stilton series
Ted Rules the World by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Skulduggery by Tony Robinson
Billy Button, Telegram Boy by Sally Nicholls

AmberLangslow Sun 03-Dec-17 17:50:50

Lots to have a look at, thank you 😊

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 03-Dec-17 17:57:25

Paddington Bear
And DS love Milly Molly Mandy

MaroonPencil Sun 03-Dec-17 18:00:51

Anne Fine's Angus and Jamie books

PeekabooPoo Sun 03-Dec-17 18:04:17

Flat Stanley

MrsMarigold Sun 03-Dec-17 18:15:36

Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
Alex T Smith's Claude books
Milly Molly Mandy books

BlueChampagne Wed 06-Dec-17 13:16:08

Me, the Queen and Christopher
The Giggler Treatment
The Dragon Sitter

rosybell Wed 06-Dec-17 22:41:44

We are reading Christmasaurus which is a lovely read for this time of year

NormaSnickers Wed 06-Dec-17 22:57:15

My 5yr old DS has been enjoying the Magic Treehouse series, loads of books to choose from and all set in different places and time periods (ie dinosaurs/ancient Romans/Egyptians) so it should be easy to find some that will appeal.
He also loved a set of books featuring Mortimer Keene, short rhyming chapters and pretty funny.

Regressionconfession Thu 07-Dec-17 02:36:40

Ohhh, this is great!! We're just finishing off Roald Dahl. I decided to miss The WItches and Danny Champion of the World but the rest have gone down well.

BrokenBattleDroid Thu 07-Dec-17 02:45:34

The owl who was afraid of the dark
Follow that bus

Liliywil Thu 07-Dec-17 19:33:13

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White are really great for kids. They are actually interesting.My nephew has them and he re-reads them because he loves the story so much.

lizsparkles Thu 07-Dec-17 22:38:53

The "Dinosaur Cove" >> Is this suitable for a 4 yo? or should I wait until my DS is 5? Sorry if my question is silly smile

elQuintoConyo Thu 07-Dec-17 22:45:46

Mine just read TheTwits by Roald Dahl and loved it! He has been given Mathilda for Christmas, he has the dvd. I think i'll work my way through all the Dahl.

He also loved the Usborne History of Flying that my dad gave him.

RueDeWakening Thu 07-Dec-17 22:51:07

Sam Silver Undercover Pirate - might be a bit old for him yet, but they're worth a look.

Also Frankie's Magic Football, Captain Underpants, Magic Treehouse, Olga da Polga...

capercaillie Thu 07-Dec-17 22:51:33

The Claude books by Alex T Smith are brilliant.

Also, Dixie O'Day series by Clara Vulliamy and Shirley Hughes.

Dick King-Smith is a genius storyteller. The Sophie books are adored here but also Water Horse and the Adventurous Snail.

Mr Gum books were appreciated by DS at similar age or just older.

GrabbyMcGrabby Thu 07-Dec-17 22:55:42

Handy thread! Thanks. fgrin

BlueChampagne Fri 08-Dec-17 23:02:14

lizsparkles if your DC is OK with with a bit of mild threat, give it a go. You can always stop.

Misty9 Fri 08-Dec-17 23:05:18

My 6yo is loving captain underpants

Oly5 Fri 08-Dec-17 23:11:21


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