Below is a list of chapter books my children and I especially loved and recommend! If you have older children and need additional chapter book recommendations, please visit my Resources page.
The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne
*Audiobook recommendation: Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, narrated by Peter Dennis and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne, narrated by Peter Dennis
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley, also More Milly-Molly-Mandy
Happy Little Family by Rebecca Caudill, also Schoolhouse in the Woods, Up and Down the River, and Schoolroom in the Parlor (Fairchild Family Series)
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and others in series
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
*Audiobook recommendation: The Magician’s Nephew (#1) by C.S. Lewis, narrated by Kenneth Branagh
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
*Memoria Press carries an edition with Jessie Willcox Smith’s illustrations.
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
*Be aware that in this edition (illustrated by Roberto Innocenti) one image is not suitable for young children.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; illustrated by P.J. Lynch
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodges