25 Children’s Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 – 12)

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Whether you’re looking for an easy chapter book or a middle grade chapter book, here’s what’s available on Kindle Unlimited for your kids who are ages 6 to 12 to read.

A reader recently asked me to write this list for her kids who both were looking for good books on their Kindle apps with their Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Do you have this membership? I do and use it to get lots of free books!

My kids and I have our own Kindles but since our phones are so much better these days, we usually enjoy reading on our phones or ipads most of the time.

(I always forget to charge my Kindle!)

It’s nice to know that you can use the Kindle app on any device, isn’t it!?

After researching, I think a membership would pay for itself pretty quickly. There are more good book choices available than I’d thought.

How can you tell if a book is free on Kindle Unlimited?

Look at the area for formats and prices. Under Kindle, you’ll notice that it will tell you if the book is available with the Unlimited membership.

Kindle Unlimited for Kids

I hope this list helps you find more good books for your kids to read.

Children’s Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited


Katie Woo and Friends
by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Laura Zarrin
REALISTIC
ages 6 – 9
Short stories about cheerful, positive Katie, in this book we see all the things that Katie likes to do with her friends.

25 Children's Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 - 12)
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
by Hilary McKay
REALISTIC
ages 6 – 9
Lulu and her cousin help their neighbor Arthur learn to love and care for his (neglected) rabbit. She doesn’t want her neighbor to feel bad so she writes the rabbit little advice notes with helpful gifts signed from her pet rabbit.

25 Children's Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 - 12)
Dory and the Real True Friend
 by Abby Hanlon
REALISTIC
ages 6 – 9

Dory is one of my favorite book characters because her imagination is THE BEST! She has three imaginary friends: one monster friend, one fairy godmother that’s actually not a lady, and one bad lady nemesis. I love this story because she meets a real-life friend who understands all about imaginary friends and together, they’re the perfect match. 

25 Children's Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 - 12)
The Case of the Claymore Diamond Math Inspectors by Daniel Kenney and Emily Boever
MYSTERY
ages 6 – 9
Viva math! These friends love math and are proud of it — in fact, they’re sure they can use their math skills to solve crimes. This first mystery is about a jewelry store robbery. And they do solve it by finding clues that the police miss, freeing an innocent man. This is a delightful easy chapter book series.


Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynne Avril
ADVENTURE
ages 6 – 9
I’ve been enjoying these updated Amelia chapter books by the original author’s son. In this silly story, Amelia looks for ways to earn money for a new bicycle. BOX SET

25 Children's Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 - 12)
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
REALISTIC
ages 6 – 9
Told in first-person from Eleanor’s point of view, the story is about some friendship challenges when Eleanor gets jealous of a new girl she thinks her best friend Pearl might like better than her.


Jada Jones Rock Star
by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
REALISTIC / STEM
ages 6 – 9
Jada’s starts the school year hoping to find new friends, hopefully, ones that love rocks like she does. Unfortunately, one bossy girl in Jada’s group project makes fun of Jada’s interest in rocks. This is a well-written STEM story that shows the challenges of getting along with others and staying true to yourself.


The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
HUMOR
ages 8 – 12
SO funny! Learn some valuable cow trivia in this hilarious adventure of two pranksters who (eventually) work together to pull off the biggest prank of all time — a prank that will ensure they get April Fool’s Day off from school. The entire series is great and available on Kindle Unlimited.


Trapped in a Video Game
by Dustin Brady, illustrated by Brady Jessee
SCI-FI
ages 8 – 12
Gamers and non-gamers alike who love exciting and dangerous stories won’t want to miss this excellent series. Jesse’s friend gets an early release of a video game — and when they play it, the game sucks them inside. They’re literally trapped. Inside the game, they meet a classmate who has been missing for weeks, now a grown-up man in the game. Will there be any way out?

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Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior by Cube Kid, illustrated by Saboten
SCI – FI
ages 7 – 12
Runt is a 12-year old with real problems. He doesn’t want to be a typical villager with the typical boring life. He wants to be a warrior like Steve. So he’s excited when his school finally agrees that the villagers might need warriors to fight back against the nightly attacks. When Steve loses everything and moves in with Runt’s family, Runt hopes that Steve will help with warrior training. Runt’s a relatable, mostly serious, character who just wants a different life — like most kids his age and is competing for a dream opportunity.

25 Children's Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 - 12)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
 by Louis Sachar
HUMOR
ages 8 – 12
Old school humor at its best! These Kindle Unlimited book series describe a wacky school with crazy teachers and even crazier students and events. BOX SET


The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
FANTASY
ages 8 – 12
Powerful! I don’t normally like books with animal characters but this was epic and I didn’t really notice or care that the characters were rabbits. It felt epic and mythological — I highly recommend it!

Big Nate Welcome to My World 25 Children's Chapter Books on Kindle Unlimited (Ages 6 - 12)
Big Nate Welcome to My World
by Lincoln Peirce
HUMOR / GRAPHIC NOVEL
ages 8 – 12
I think the Big Nate comics are even better than the novels — they are just so stinking funny! The episodes will keep both you and your kids laughing through the entire book.


Anne of Green Gables (A Graphic Novel)
adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Brenna Thummler
HISTORICAL FICTION / GRAPHIC NOVEL
ages 8 – 12
Having just watched this series on Netflix (“Anne with an E”) with my daughter, we liked this adaptation of orphan Anne’s life in Canada at Green Gables. This is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the series and maybe the stories selected in this graphic novel will inspire kids to read the original books by L.M. Montgomery.


Masterminds
by Gordon Korman
SCI-FI
ages 8 – 12
This is is a fantastic series that leaves you on the edge of your seat. Eli and his friends discover that their utopian town is all a big science experiment to determine if kids with bad genes, cloned from criminal masterminds, can be “good” when raised in the so-called right environment. The cloned kids know they can’t stay in the town anymore but how can they escape when the minute they reach the border, they feel violent pain and guards quickly surround them? And if they do escape, what will they do next?


Out of My Mind
by Sharon Draper
REALISTIC
ages 8 – 12
Hands-down this is one of the best life-changing books you’ll ever read. Narrated by Melody, we learn what it’s like to be trapped in a body with cerebral palsy that doesn’t allow her to speak or take care of herself. No one except her parents thinks that she’s smart. Until one day. She gets a chance to prove it using new technology. But that doesn’t solve all her problems. Her story is heartbreaking, real, and inspiring.


Camp
by Kayla Miller
REALISTIC — FRIENDSHIP (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
ages 8 – 12
Both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this meaningful graphic novel from the author of Click (a story we also loved). It’s not just about a summer camp experience but also about the challenges of friendship, particularly when you have a friend who is clingy, wants to be your only friend and is jealous of other people. That is hard for Olive! She wants to be Willow’s friend but she also likes other people. The story feels honest and relatable as well as being a helpful road map to how you might handle your own friendships.


Ghost
by Jason Reynolds
REALISTIC
ages 8 – 12
Ghost accidentally gets on a track team and it’s life-changing. His coach becomes a mentor and father figure who pushes Ghost to take responsibility for his mistakes (stealing sneakers) and to start dealing with the ghosts of his past. Well-written with a hopeful message about growing up and growing into yourself.


The Endling: The Last
by Katherine Applegate
FANTASY
ages 8 – 12
The conquering human ruler, Murdano, hunts and kills all the large, dog-like Dairne. All except Byx. In hopes to find a safe place and maybe the Dairne’s mythical homeland, Byx sets off on what becomes a dangerous, exciting adventure filled with new friends like Tobble who is a wobbyk. I love this uniquely imagined fantasy world about friendship, differences, betrayal, and family.

Harry Potter 
by J.K. Rowling
FANTASY
ages 8 – 12
The best selling children’s book of all time, this is a MUST READ for so many reasons: the brilliant storytelling, a complex and entertaining plot, relatable characters, rich language, essential life lessons about friendship, magic, and bravery, and more. (See all my reasons for reading Harry Potter.) Harry Potter gets kids excited about reading, I can’t say enough good things about it!!


Artemis Fowl The Graphic Novel
 by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin (series)
FANTASY / GRAPHIC NOVEL
ages 8 – 12
Also available as a full-text novel, this series is about an anti-hero villain, an evil genius kid named Artemis. He plots to steal the fairies gold which leads him to kidnap a fairy-cop and hold her for ransom. Very entertaining.


Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
FANTASY
ages 8 – 12
Twelve-year-old telepathic Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t connect with the older kids at school and she’s not comfortable with her family, either. Then she meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, learning she’s not alone. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and almost instantly she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known. But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous.


A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park
HISTORICAL / REALISTIC
ages 8 – 12
Sudan’s reality, past and present, collide in this beautifully written true story. In 1985, we follow the harrowing journey of a young boy who, after his village was attacked, walks miles and miles to a refugee camp. In 2008, we read about a girl who must walk two hours morning and night to get fresh water. Above all, their stories are compelling; you won’t be able to put this book down or take clean water for granted again. A must-read.


Serafina and the Black Cloak
by Robert Beatty
FANTASY / SCARY
ages 8 – 12
This book is creepy! Serafina’s pa works at the large Biltmore Estate where they also live in the basement. Serafina, used to blending into the shadows, watches the goings-on at the Estate and realizes something very sinister is happening. Children are going missing. AND, she thinks it has to do with the man in the black cloak wandering the hallways. She and new friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, team up to discover what’s going on before more children disappear.


The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
by Rick Riordan
FANTASY
ages 8 – 12
The tone of this fantasy chapter book for kids is slightly different than Riordan’s other fantasy chapter book series since we’re seeing things from Apollo’s arrogant but bewildered perspective — which somehow Riordan makes appealing to readers. (A hard task to be sure!) As the misadventures ensue (because life is hard when you have no godly powers anymore), Apollo begins to see himself as less than perfect. In this mythical fantasy book, kids will meet new demigods such as Demeter’s daughter, Meg, and encounter familiar favorites like Percy Jackson.

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