I found an amazing site today! Check out the children’s book guide website to see lists of the 100 best chapter books and 100 best picture books. There are so many great books listed for all ages. Looking over the list, I smiled at seeing my childhood favorites like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, A Wrinke in Time, and The Boxcar Children, and it brought back fun memories of discovering the magic of books. I also loved seeing more recent favorites on the list like Stargirl, Artemis Fowl, and of course, Harry Potter. There are a handful of chapter books I’ve never heard of-The View From Saturday, Where the Mountains Meet the Moon, and Wonderstruck. I can’t wait to check these out of the library to read to my children!
This is a pretty comprehensive list. I don’t know that I would add anything else. Would you?