Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Great Series of Chapter Books

Freddy the Pig, by Walter R Brooks,
starting with
Freddy Goes to Florida
Freddy Goes to the North Pole
Freddy the Detective
The Story of Freginald
Clockwork Twin
Freddy the Politician
and twenty more.

Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace,
followed by
Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
[and for older kids, the rest of the series]

All-of-a-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor,
followed by
All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown
More All-of-a-Kind Family
All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown

The Moffats, by Eleanor Estes,
followed by
The Middle Moffat
Rufus M
Ginger Pye
Pinky Pye

Assorted horse stories by Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague
Stormy, Misty's Foal
Sea Star
Justin Morgan Had a Horse
King of the Wind
Born to Trot
Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Little House, by Laura Ingalls Wilder:
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House on the Prairie
Farmer Boy
On the Banks of Plum Creek
By the Shores of Silver Lake
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
These Happy Golden Years

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C S Lewis,
and yes, the order matters:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Horse and His Boy
The Silver Chair
The Magician's Nephew
The Last Battle

The Great Brain, by John Fitzgerald,
followed by
More Adventures of the Great Brain
Me and My Little Brain
The Great Brain At The Academy
The Great Brain Reforms
The Return of the Great Brain
The Great Brain Does It Again
The Great Brain Is Back

Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome,
followed by
Peter Duck
Winter Holiday
Coot Club
Pigeon Post
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
Secret Water
Big Six
Missee Lee
Picts and the Martyrs
Great Northern?

Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink,
followed by Magical Melons

Little Britches, by Ralph Moody,
followed by
The Man of the Family
Home Ranch
Mary Emma and Company
Fields of Home
Shaking the Nickel Bush
The Dry Divide
Horse of a Different Color

Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery,
followed by
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne's House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rainbow Valley
Rilla of Ingleside

Redwall, by Brian Jacques,
followed by
Mariel of Redwall
Martin the Warrior
and others

Harry Potter, by J K Rowling:
Philosopher's Stone
Chamber of Secrets
Prisoner of Azkaban
Goblet of Fire
Order of the Phoenix
Half-Blood Prince
Deathly Hallows

Lord of the Rings, by J R R Tolkien:
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King

And I've been told that these should be on my list too, but I haven't read them myself yet.
The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley.
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.
Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney.


  1. I'm just commenting to say that The Moffats has one more book, called The Moffat Museum (where they make a museum in their garage and Rufus dresses up as a wax statue). It goes between Rufus M and Ginger Pie.

    such nostalia remembering... :D

  2. I re-read Little Women a few years ago and probably loved it more as an adult than I did as a child. Ooooh, and Anne of Green Gables. I can't WAIT until Madeleine wants to read that series.

  3. Your list is a great resource. Thanks for suggesting these. We also enjoyed (especially boys) the Sugar Creek Gang and Adventures of Willie Plummet.

  4. Thanks for the great list!