Chapter Books for Kids – What’s the best definition for the chapter book genre? Books in the chapter book genre are books for children that are broken down into chapters because of the length and content of the book. The books in this genre are introduced to children in the last half of their 2nd grade year to early part of their 3rd grade year (ages 7-9). They are books that are slightly more complex that are broken down for sectional reading and ease of comprehension for children that are mastering their reading skills and need more of a challenge. Chapter books introduce children to the slightly more complex grammar and words they’ll be mastering for the “norms” of their age group and school grade level.
Books in the chapter book genre are often 4-15,000 words in length.
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Chapter Books for Kids – Examples
Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the chapter book genre.
1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
3. Holes by Louis Sachar
4. Matilda by Roald Dahl
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
8. The BFG by Roald Dahl
9. The Giver by Lois Lowry
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
11. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
12. Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
13. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
14. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
17. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
19. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
20. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
21. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
22. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
23. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
24. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
25. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
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