A New Chapter

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and I’m so excited that it’s here!

I recently started reading chapter books with the boys (mostly Miles, 4.5). I love reading and while we’ve always read books with the boys, I’ve been waiting patiently to experience reading longer books with more complicated stories with them.

Our first book that we read together was Charlotte’s Web. It was my husband’s childhood copy of the book, which makes it even more special. After we finished the book, we watched the 1972 cartoon adaptation of the book and it was so much fun to watch him as he recognized the characters (“There’s Templeton the rat!!!” and “Oh! Oh! There’s Charlotte!!!”).

We are now halfway through The Boxcar Children, one of my favorite series’. I got some great suggestions when I asked on , but I’d love to know what other books you would suggest reading with a 4-6 year old.

Do you read chapter books with your kids? At what age did you start? What’s your favorite chapter book for kids?

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 4. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.


  1. I can’t wait until we’re at that point! Right now we’re working through Dr. Seuss still.

  2. This post inspired me to start reading a chapter book with Nikhil. I talked to the children’s librarian at our library today, and she recommended the “Magic Treehouse” series and also the Flat Stanley series. We are starting today with a “Magic Treehouse” book :-)

  3. That’s awesome, Trista! I’m not familiar with those books, though I’ve heard about them. I’ve got a long list of books to read with him!

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