I think she would love something *like* Junie B Jones or Ramona but she is so young that she won't be able to socially identify with those books. Are there any chapter books that would be relevant to her preschool life?
Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? - Rebecca Caudill
Happy Little Family - Rebecca Caudill
The Jamie and Angus Stories and Jamie and Angus Together - Anne Fine
And I wouldn't necessarily rule out Junie B. Jones or Ramona or other books about older kids. My DS liked listening to Junie B. Jones audio books as a 3 or 4 year old. He also enjoyed read-alouds like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Ronia the Robber's Daughter, even though they were about older kids and included a lot of things that were outside his daily experience. I bet a lot of 4 year olds would love the Secrets of Droon series. My kids liked them as read-alouds or audio books at that age. They're short chapter books written at about a 3rd grade level - exciting but not too scary. Every dangerous situation is resolved immediately (like on the next page) and no one dies. The Magic Tree House books would also appeal to a lot of 4 year olds.
However, my favorite early chapter books are told from the point of view of the dog. My kids have loved these books but I don't know just how much of the humor a typical four year old would get. We didn't discover them until my youngest was 5. She did love them at 5 though. They are the "Down Girl and Sit" books. The dog thinks her name is "Down Girl". The neighbor dog believes he is "Sit" and they have all sorts of adventures.
My girls also really like the books by Dick King Smith at that age (and up). A Mouse Called Wolf, and Lady Lollipop were two favorites by him.
Not strictly a chapter book as each story is discreet but the original Winnie the Pooh stories are a bit more complex and Christopher Robin is about pre-school age.
A lot of the Enid Blyton books would probably be ok but not everyone is comfortable with some of the old fashioned themes.
Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
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Also, my four yo loves Alice in Wonderland. And there is Mary Poppins as well. Although I believe the book is darker than the movie so it may be a bit old.
We have done all the Ramona Books. She loved them.
All the Henry Higgins series by Beverley Cleary also.
The Ralph Mouse Books.
We have done the Clementine Series.
Harriet the Spy has been a hit with my DD. She considers herself a "spy" now and really took to Harriet.
We did the Little House Series. That was more difficult because of all of the "savage indian" stuff. But my DD loved the books and liked to play Little House for quite some time. Also extra benefit of getting her to help out with any chore or errand by calling her Laura
We are right now devouring the Ivy and Bean series.
She does Magic Tree House with her Mum.
I don't know exactly what she got out of the books, or how much of each she absorbs. But she does very much enjoy it and so do I.
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