I recently wrote a list of chapter books suitable for grades 1-3, whether that’s to read aloud in your classroom or to have the students read independently to themselves. Now it’s time to give those middle grades some love!
I’m not going to lie, chapter books in the 4-6th grade range are some of my absolute favorites. There are so many great novels and series for this group specifically! Here are just a few of my favorites.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
The first few books in this series are great for kids in this age group, and as they get older and become better readers, the books later in the series are more fitting.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
This book is a perfect introduction for kids into World War II. The storyline is captivating while still keeping a good reading level for grades 5 & 6.
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
The Charlie Bone series is a great one for those who love Harry Potter and want a new fantasy world to read about.
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
This chapter book is great for those children who might be weary of reading chapter books. It’s easy to read and has a fun storyline.
Frindle by Andrew Clements
It is a classic for a reason! The influence this teacher had on her students! The ending of the book! It’s all incredible. An absolute must-read.