I have such fond memories of making the transition from picture books to chapter books with my young kids. There’s something really special about the first few times you make it through a real chapter book together. And I must confess, there are certain books my kids are entirely capable of reading on their own that I try to save for us to enjoy together as a family. If you’re looking for one of those captivating stories to share with your young family, here’s a list of favorites that were a hit in our house when my kids were around 4 to 8 years old:

(Not quite ready to tackle a full chapter book? Here are some books that helped us make the transition from picture books to chapter books.)

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Aimee grew up in rural Michigan, where she was captivated by Jesus as a teenager and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to New England where they homeschool their two children together. Aimee has a Master's degree in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exploring new places, reading great stories, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.