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post #1 of 11
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My four year old eads on a third grade level. We are doing an advent book basket this year where he gets one book everyday for advent. I wanted to include a few chapter books and wondered if anyone has any suggestions for chapter books that would be appropriate for a preschooler?
post #2 of 11
Magic treehouse is what comes to mind.
post #3 of 11

Are you looking specifically for Christmas books, or generally?

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Some of both would be great. We tried magic treehouse and he wasn't super interested but i have been thinking of trying again.
post #5 of 11

Of the things my son enjoyed hearing read aloud at 4, these are the ones that are on approximately that reading level:


Winnie-the-Pooh and its sequels by A.A. Milne

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  This is an easier read than other books in the series and has lots of pictures.

Many books by Ruth Chew, all about kids who discover some kind of magic.  Some favorites are The Wednesday Witch, Magic in the Park, and The Witch's Garden.

post #6 of 11

Not sure what reading level these are, but "Jenny and the Cat Club" and other books in this series by Esther Averill are great early chapter books. We just discovered these and thought I'd mention them because I haven't seen them mentioned before. My little girl is very sensitive to scary stuff, but these are very appropriate. I also find them infinitely more charming than the Magic Treehouse series. I know the Magic Treehouse books are very popular and educational, but something about them--I can't quite put my finger on it--bores both me and my daughter.


Also, is he into non-fiction? Mine loves non-fiction and it seems easier to find age appropriate non-fiction books for preschool aged kids, IMO.

post #7 of 11

No Flying in the House

The Night Fairy

Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley?

The Children on Troublemaker Street

the Secrets of Droon series


post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
He might like nonfiction if its pertaining to a subject he likes. Sports for example.
post #9 of 11
The Trumpet of the Swan
Charlotte's Web
Caddie Woodlawn
Farmer Boy

Minnie and Moo books - FUNNY!
- there are several early chapters & one real chapter
Down Girl & Sit books - FUNNY!
- there are three
post #10 of 11

With the Olympics coming this winter, there are some great little books




DK, Eyewitness, and National Geographic have good quality non-fiction.


My Fathers Dragon, Moongobble & Me, Bink & Gollie, Elephant & Piggie (short and easy, but funny!), Binky the Space Cat (graphic novel), Books by Bill Peet, or magazines would be great for that age! Ranger Rick, National Geographic Kids, Ask, High 5, all are good.

post #11 of 11
And The Guiness Book of World Records
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