Here is an ongoing list of the authors and book series that I would HIGHLY recommend for children of the chapter book reading age (either reading to themselves or being read aloud to.)
These are some of my favorites, and I will add more to this list as I remember or discover more…So bookmark this page and check back!
- Anything by Angie Sage, especially The Septimus Heap series and its companion The Todhunter Moon series. Also for younger children, we LOVED The Araminta Spookie series!
- The Chrestomanci series, by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Emily Windsnap series and also the Philippa Fisher Series, by Liz Kessler
- The Mysterious Benedict Society Series, by Trenton Lee Stewart
- The Penderwicks Series, by Jeanne Birdsall
- Anything by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (haven’t read them all yet, but read a lot of them and every one of them is AMAZING so far!)
- The Rescuers Series (Miss Bianca), by Margery Sharp
- Anything by Heather Dyer
- Anything by Emily Rodda (Especially the Fairy Realm series!)
- Anything by E.D. Baker (Especially The Frog Princess Series & The Dragon Princess Series)
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, by Ransom Riggs (for older children & teens/young adults)