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Chapter Books for Kids

Does your child require a greater reading challenge? Enable them to take their imagination to the next level by introducing them to chapter books. Scroll down to explore our full range.

  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SONB
    Collection 3 years +
    (75)
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
    • £18.99
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  • Jill Tomlinson Collection - 6 Books

    Jill Tomlinson

    Product Code: JITM
    Collection 5 years +
    (1)
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    Full of heart, Jill Tomlinson's charming animal stories cover important and familiar themes and have many morals for young readers to learn from.

    The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark focuses on a beautiful baby barn owl named Plop. He's perfect in every way - except he's scared of the dark! There are also stories about an inquisitive penguin chick; a homesick cat; and a brave and determined hen.

    Pongo the little gorilla is as playful as can be, but has decided it's time to grow up; and Pat the sea otter is very curious. Children will love meeting all of these amazing animals in this incredible collection.

    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • Dragons: Reading Champion Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: TTYD
    Collection 5 years +
    (1)
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    Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books.

    This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.

    Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!

    Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.

    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • Harry Potter Books 1-3: Audio Collection - 25 CDs

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: HPCD
    Audio 9 years +
    (12)
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    This set contains unabridged audio versions of the first three Harry Potter books - the perfect gift for young witches and wizards. They might not be on the Hogwarts Express but they can still enjoy the magic of these timeless tales.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry, these Harry Potter audio books follow the young wizard Harry as he heads off to Hogwarts and battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. Everyone will be on tenterhooks as they listen to these gripping and timeless stories by J.K. Rowling.

    Running time: approx 35 hours
    Format: CD
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Disc 1-7, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Disc 1-8, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Disc 1-10.
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    • £24.99
    • RRP £95.00
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  • Time to Read Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: TTOR
    Collection 4 years +
    (4)
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    Featuring the likes of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell, this collection contains 20 original picture books adapted into early reader format with easy-to-read type.

    The familiar stories and characters and funny tales in this collection will inspire children who are just starting to read independently and will quickly become bookshelf favourites.

    Other brilliant tales in this collection include Football Fever, The Giant of Jum and What the Ladybird Heard.

    Format: paperback
    • £18.00
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  • Complete Anne of Green Gables Collection - 8 Books

    L.M. Montgomery,LM Montgomery

    Product Code: CAGG
    Collection 10 years +
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    L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is a classic series of children's books that has recently been adapted into a popular Netflix series.

    In Anne of Green Gables, the scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island and takes Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by surprise. They were expecting a quiet boy to help them with their farm work, but instead they welcomed a chatty girl full of hope and wonder.

    Anne of Avonlea takes place five years later and finds Anne starting a job as a teacher at her old school. She's not much older than the pupils and has so much to prove. Can she inspire a love of learning?

    In Anne of the Island, Anne leaves Green Gables for university. She's always dreamt of this moment but her feelings are bittersweet - she's excited to see the world and broaden her horizons but also anxious about leaving her home, family and friends behind... This is the complete series of charming books for your little reader to enjoy and cherish.

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £55.92
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  • Jeremy Strong Collection - 7 Books

    Jeremy Strong

    Product Code: JRMS
    Collection 7 years +
    (1)
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    Jeremy Strong is one of the funniest authors writing in children's fiction and this is his series about Streaker, a dog that can run as fast as a whirlwind.

    Unfortunately, Streaker hasn't been trained well and her high jinks are driving people mad... Young readers will be racing through the pages to find out what she does next!
    • £8.99
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  • Judy Blume's Fudge Collection - 5 Books

    Judy Blume

    Product Code: BLUM
    Collection 7 years +
    (4)
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    In worldwide-bestselling author Judy Blume's laugh-out-loud series for younger readers, Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - a naughty little brother called Fudge...

    Freshly illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, the Fudge books are very funny and perfect for bridging the gap between picture books and longer chapter stories.

    Throughout the books, Fudge's long-suffering brother has to put up with Fudge trying to sell their baby sister, Fudge's excitement about going on holiday and his attempts to steal Andrew's new turtle, Dribble!

    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • Engage Literacy Wonder Words Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: ENGW
    Collection 3 years +
    (5)
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    Young children who are just starting to read can become familiar with 100 high-frequency words with this collection of 20 early readers. It even comes with a poster so they can track their success.

    The books in this collection follow a systematic scheme that introduces children to their first 100 high-frequency words in an enjoyable and friendly way. The stories progress from short and simple text to more repetitive and rhythmic language and support guided reading. They are banded and have appealing font sizes.

    The stories are a mixture of animal-based stories and experiences that children will experience as they grow up e.g. cooking, going to the dentist. There's even one about going to the moon!

    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £83.76
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  • Astrid Lindgren's Noisy Village Collection - 3 Books

    Astrid Lindgren

    Product Code: ALNV
    Collection 7 years +
    (1)
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    Welcome to Noisy Village - a place where Lisa lives with her brothers and all her friends.

    Written by Astrid Lindgren, the author of Pippi Longstocking, and with artwork by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross, these books are brilliant for helping newly independent readers discover the joys of reading 'big' books.

    The children in the books have riotous adventures as they explore the great outdoors and get up to plenty of mischief - they're sure to inspire young readers to have their own fun and read further stories by this most esteemed of children's authors.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.99
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  • A Pony Called Secret Collection - 3 Books

    Olivia Tuffin

    Product Code: APCS
    Collection 9 years +
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    From the author of The Palomino Pony series, this exciting collection features three perfect pony stories and is filled with adventure and a genuine love of horses!

    Using funny antics from her own ponies, Olivia Tuffin writes with real heart and knowledge of the equestrian world. And in this heartwarming series, readers see Alice follow her dream of achieving success with her young strawberry roan pony, Secret.

    After struggling with Secret's training, a chance encounter with the mysterious Finn changes everything. And when Alice finally joins pony club, she is thrilled to be invited to super-popular Hannah's party. But as snow begins to fall and a pony escapes, Alice and Finn rush to the rescue...Can their friendship survive the storm?

    Alice finally reaches the Olympia Horse Show with Secret, but she soon runs into trouble with the competition - a suspicious girl named Leah. On the night before the big day, Secret is stolen and Alice's dream turns into a nightmare. It must be impossible for Alice and Finn to track him down!

    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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  • My Usborne Reading Library Beginners Collection - 50 Books

    Product Code: URLI
    Collection 5 years +
    (1)
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    Inspire a lifelong love of reading in children with this great value library full of books!

    Filled with fantastic illustrations, there are books to suit all levels of reading ability. All 50 titles feature in the Usborne Reading Programme; a range that has been especially developed to help encourage young readers at home.

    Includes:
    14 x First Reading Level Three titles
    16 x First Reading Level Four Titles
    20 x Young Reading Series One titles

    Format: paperback
    • £39.99
    • RRP £199.50
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  • The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds

    Wendy Cooling

    Product Code: SF62
    Paperback 6 years +
    (1)
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    The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-Year-Olds is a fabulous collection with stories from favourite children's authors including Geraldine McCaughrean, Philippa Pearce, Penelope Lively and Catherine Storr.

    With an assortment that includes folk tales and ranges from Pandora's Box to How Trouble Made the Monkey Eat Pepper, there's something for everyone in this book.
    • £2.99
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  • Gracie La Roo Collection - 6 Books

    Marsha Qualey

    Product Code: GRLR
    Collection 5 years +
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    This lively collection features six fun stories that follow Gracie La Roo, a synchronized swimming pig extraordinaire!

    She is the star of her team, the Water Sprites, but she is also the youngest of the bunch. Follow Gracie as she manages fame, works on her confidence and navigates tricky situations while nurturing her talent.

    With their humorous characters and relatable plots, these stories are perfect for helping children build confidence, form friendships and learn to speak up.

    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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  • Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

    Kes Gray

    Product Code: ZOS2
    Paperback 7 years +
    (2)
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    Kes Gray struck a chord with his toddler picture book Eat Your Peas, and he now introduces Daisy to an older readership In Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos. Illustrated by Nick Sharratt and Garry Parsons, Daisy's adventures with penguins will have newly independent readers laughing uproariously. This brilliant book was a winner of a Red House Children's Book Award and will delight readers from 7+.
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  • Follow the Swallow - Reading Ladder series

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: FLZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, Follow the Swallow is a charming story all about friendship and exploration. It's been written especially for children starting to read by themselves.

    When Apollo the swallow flies to Africa, Chack the blackbird wants to send him a message. But Africa is far away. Can a jumpy dolphin, a grumpy camel, a greedy crocodile and a playful monkey help to deliver the message?

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.
    • £2.99
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  • The Incredible Dadventure Collection - 3 Books

    Dave Lowe

    Product Code: TIDV
    Collection 8 years +
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    Prepare for an incredible adventure with Holly and her taskmaster dad! These pacy, illustrated chapter books are full of excitement and their joyful tone will appeal to children who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    The Incredible Dadventure kicks off this series of funny stories about trying your best and bonding with your family. Holly is bored of being stuck at home with her mum while her dad has amazing adventures all over the world. Luckily for her, he's now planned a special treasure hunt where she has to complete ten tasks in ten days... Some are silly, some are tricky and some are dangerous!

    In The Mumbelievable Challenge, Holly is faced with a task that would challenge any modern child: five days in the woods without any technology. The Spectacular Holly-Day follows Holly all the way to Malaysia. She wants to explore the sights, sounds and smells of Asia but Dad would rather spend time in the free spa...

    For fans of The Treehouse Series, David Baddiel, Pamela Butchart

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Dave Lowe's The Incredible Dadventure series.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
    • RRP £17.97
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  • Teacup House Collection - 3 Books

    Hayley Scott

    Product Code: TCPH
    Collection 7 years +
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    Come and visit The Twitches of Teacup House: a magical miniature doll's house where visitors are always welcome - especially if they have cake or bring a puppy!

    Written by Hayley Scott and illustrated by Pippa Curnick, these full-colour animal stories offer an enchanting and contemporary combination of Beatrix Potter and The Borrowers.

    These stories follow a young heroine called Stevie and her mum as they enjoy meeting charming characters and go on incredible adventures.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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  • Spinderella - Reading Ladder series

    Julia Donaldson

    Product Code: SNQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A fantastic football story, perfect for children learning to read. Written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football!

    She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan...

    Part of the Reading Ladder series, this book helps children enjoy learning to read. It features a well-loved author, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something exciting and engaging.

    Perfect for readers growing in confidence and those beginning to enjoy longer stories, the book features clear type and a variety of sentence structures. It is also illustrated and uses a wider range of vocabulary.
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  • Megan Rix Collection - 3 Books

    Megan Rix

    Product Code: MRIX
    Collection 7 years +
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    Fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo will love this fascinating series full of adventure and super-cute animals! All of the books feature historical figures.

    Florence and the Mischievous Kitten is the perfect introduction to Florence Nightingale for children. It tells a warm and humorous story about her missing kitten, Scamp, and the unlikely friendship that is formed after a penniless orphan named Beth finds him in the middle of the city.

    Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award 2015, Emmeline and the Plucky Pup teaches children about the mark in history when women gained the right to vote in 1918. Leader of the suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst get a helping hand from her ward's new pup, Rascal, in this brave tale.

    When 9-year-old animal rescue worker Harry is asked to take a very special birthday present to Winston Churchill's home, he can't wait for learn all about the Prime Minister's much-loved pets. But will he ever live out his dream of owning his own?
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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  • Horrid Henry

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: HHZ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
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  • Me and Mister P Collection - 3 Books

    Maria Farrer and Daniel Rieley

    Product Code: MMRP
    Collection 8 years +
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    Joe has moved to a new country with his family and things are starting to get a little bit strange!

    His suitcase has disappeared and seems to have been replaced by a polar bear. He had plans to blend in, but now he's going to have a huge bear with him at all times. At least Mister P is funny, caring and helpful(-ish)...

    These illustrated chapter books are packed with drama, heart and laughter and will encourage young readers to celebrate their individuality and learn about the importance of empathy. Mister P is there for Joe and his friends as she sits back and listens to his common worries and troubles and helps him tackle them in a positive (and subtle) way.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.99
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  • Minikid

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: MIP2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Featuring characters from two of Michael Morpurgo's previous Little Gems books - Snug and the Castle in the Field - Minikid is a book full of countryside adventure.

    At school, they call him Bullet but Chris and Lisa call him Minikid. He's only come for a visit, but wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow... From orphan calves to wasps' nests, Minikid is fascinated by all the things he finds on the farm.

    Beautifully illustrated, this has been especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
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  • Mrs. Pepperpot Stories

    Alf Proysen

    Product Code: MRX2
    Paperback 8 years +
    (5)
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    Alf Proysen's Mrs Pepperpot is a resourceful character, but then this is important if you're liable to shrink to the size of a pepperpot at any moment! In Mrs Pepperpot Stories, readers will enjoy the gentle humour and ingenuity of our pint-sized heroine as she encounters a monstrous mousetrap, a crafty fox and a mountain of ice-cream! Readers from 5+ will be charmed by Mrs Pepperpot.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
    • £3.99
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Kids' chapter books teach your child reading skills as they stay focused and entertained guessing what could happen next in the story.

Build your own storyteller

Chapter books for children transport kids to an absorbing land of make-believe whereby the exciting tales they read about help inspire their own storytelling abilities in school. Designed for ages four and above, our wide range boasts popular titles from well-known collections such as Horrid Henry and Spy Dog, as well as lesser-known but just as great standalone books.

Great for development

Longer by nature, chapter books for kids progress your child’s vocabulary as well as their ability to pause, reflect and wonder what might be about to happen midway through a story. This form of self-reading is a fundamental skill in their overall development.

Find a top chapter book

Take a look at our comprehensive selection of chapter books for children above - the perfect gift for any intermediate reader.

The Book People's best chapter books for kids

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
  • Fudge by Judy Biume
  • A Pony Called Secret by Olivia Tuffin
  • Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
  • Streaker by Jeremy Strong
  • Minikid by Michael Morpurgo
  • Teacup House by Hayley Scott
  • Gracie La Roo by Marsha Qualey