• Melissa Thom

Episode 4: Chapter Books for 6+

Updated: Jun 4

Some of the best early chapter books for children.



UWE primary literacy expert, Jane Carter returns to discuss some of the best early chapter books for children (around 6+yrs), when children are ready to read on their own. Melissa and Jane talk about the importance of reading for pleasure and of course, share some of their favourite books.


Melissa also visit author and Guardian illustrator and cartoonist, Joe Berger, in his Bristol studio and welcomes children's literary scout, John McClay, into the studio for a chat.




The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Penac *this book is aimed at adults*


Guardian Review: Rights of the Reader by Daniel Penac


Michael Rosen


Barrington Stoke Publishers


Books for Topics


LOLLIES: The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards




BOOK LIST: Chapter Books 6+ (the following list contains affiliate links)


For Adults

The Rights Of The Reader by Daniel Penac


Monsieur Linh and His Child by Phillipe Claudel


For Children

The Owl Who’s Afraid Of The Dark by Jill Tomlinson

Claude In The City by Alex T Smith


Claude At The Palace


Claude On Holiday


Claude At The Circus


Mr Penguin And The Lost Treasure by Alex T Smith: Book 1


Mr Penguin And The Fortress Of Secrets: Book 2


Mr Penguin And The Catastrophic Cruise: Book 3


Me and Mister P by Maria Farrer & Daniel Rieley


Me and Mister P: Ruby’s Star by Maria Farrer & Daniel Rieley

The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp

Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here by Michael Rosen

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith

The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

The Queen's Nose by Dick King-Smith

The Invisible Dog by Dick King-Smith

Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith

Martin's Mice by Dick King-Smith

Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine

The Flour Babies by Anne Fine

Into the Bin by Anne Fine

The Monster Crisp-Guzzler by Malorie Blackman

Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre

Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre

Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton

Why is Snot Green by Glenn Murphy

Maps by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński

How To be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs by Dr Sheila Kanani & Sol Linero

How To Train Your Dragon: Book 1 by Cressida Cowell

Time Travelling with A Hamster by Ross Welford


Goth Girl And The Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell


Journey To The River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! Books by Ben Clanton


The Hundred Mile An Hour Dog Series by Jeremy Strong

Romans On The Rampage Series by Jeremy Strong

My Brother’s Famous Bottom! By Jeremy Strong

Cartoon Kid by Jeremy Strong

Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1) by Jeff Kinney


The BFG by Roald Dahl


Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lundgren

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Arrival by Shaun Tan


Spellbound Book List PDF: Chapter Books 6+


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