My Favorite Children’s Chapter Books Spring 2011

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I love children’s books and really love helping kids find their perfect book. Here are a list of my favorite chapter books in 2011 so far, perfect for your summer reading lists.

Early Chapter Books

Mouse and Mole a Winter Wonderland by Wong Herbert Yee

Wishes and Wings Faeries’ Promise by Kathleen Duey

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg

Have Fun Anna Hibiscus! written by Atinuke

Middle Readers

The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest by Allan Jones

The Best Kept Secret, The Popularity Papers Book Two by Amy Ignatow

The Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play by Ridley Pearson

The Unicorn’s Tale (Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist, Book 4) by R.L. LaFevers

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Freedom Stone by Jeffrey Kluger

Young Adult

Young Samurai by Chris Brandford

The Scorch Trials by James Dasher

Red Glove by Holly Black

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

The Visconti House by Elsbeth Edgar

Don’t forget that I blog for Colorado Parent Magazine at Bookmarkable and often write book recommendations for

Last week I guest posted for Makes and Takes on “Addictive Summer Reads.”

(If you don’t see a favorite book here, it’s probably because it’s on those lists. Or I didn’t like it.)

Picture book favorites will be posted next week.

I’d love to hear what your children’s favorite books are this spring and summer! Has anyone read any of these books yet?

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5 Responses

  1. Great list! I’ll be sure to share it with my girls!

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  2. What a great list! Tales for Very Picky Eaters is something I need for my youngest 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great post. Thanks so much! I’ll have my kids read this, especially my 5th grader, as we are trolling for new ideas for books for her. She’s been powering through books these days and I’m stressed trying to get books in her hands that she will like.

  4. Great post! Do you have a list of resources for younger readers as well?

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