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Read aloud chapter books for my 5 year old niece?

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My 4 yr old son is loving the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. Lots of fantasy!


We recently read his Queen Zixi of Ix book and loved it. I think DH actually enjoyed it the most! Great book though.


Everything by Roald Dahl is just fantastic and perfect for that age.

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There are lots of options. These are just a few things we read since my kids have been 5...


My Father's Dragon series

The Jamie and Angus Stories

Roald Dahl

EB White

The Twenty One Balloons

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series

Mr. Popper's Penguins series

Kate DiCamillo

Cornelia Funke


My kids also like series books like Judy Moody, Stink, Ivy and Bean, Nate the Great... They're nice because unlike a longer read aloud they take just 2-3 nights to finish and are a nice way to take a break after a longer book that can take a week or two.

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a lovely book.


And, they're not chapter books, but Demi has many beautiful picture books that are retellings of folktales from around the world. They are delightful.


Three Tales of My Father's Dragon


Beverly Cleary books? (Henry Huggins series; The Mouse and the Motorcycle series; Ramona series; Socks; etc...)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


You might want to check The Read-Aloud Handbook (your library probably has a copy) for lots of great ideas.

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