Friday, February 21, 2014


I was sailing the internet visiting blogs, when I came upon this list.
Top 100 Chapter Book Poll Results.
Go to the above link and click on each title and read about them.

These are books suitable for a wide range of ages.

I have read many on the list, including:

Charlotte's Web
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Because of Winn-Dixie (my favorite!)
Bridge of Terabithia
Little House on the Prairie
Ramona the Pest
Sarah, Plain and Tall (another one of my favorites!)
The Boxcar Children
A Long Way From Chicago (I must confess, another favorite!)
Out of the Dust
The Indian in the Cupboard

We could make a list of our own.
What are some of your favorite chapter books for children?

Why do I like to read - and write?
It takes me on adventures to other places and times.

Posted by Janet Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. See -- to me these aren't chapter books. They're MG novels. I'd be curious where the list came from. Examples of chapter books would be Clementine and Judy Moody, IMO. The MC is usually about third grade.

  2. Hi Marcia. The list is on the School Library Journal website. Click on the link above and it will take you to the list. The list included what I would call chapter books and middle grade books, but they titled it Top 100 Chapter Books.

  3. Hey, I participated in that poll! It was a lot of fun and went on for weeks. Betsy Bird at Fuse 8 is terrific. Charlotte's Web was my number 1 pick. (And I, too, would call these MG books, not chapter books.)

    1. Hi Joanne, that would be fun to participate in.

  4. Actually, that was the second time she held that poll. The one I participated in was in 2010

    And interestingly enough, back in 2010, she called it "Top 100 Children's Novels" so I don't know why she changed that to Chapter Books in 2012.


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