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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Today at 06:18 PM »
In my experience, chapter books are indeed books with chapters, but they are intended for kids who are moving on from easy/early readers and not yet ready for middle grade novels, two categories which may also have chapters.

This is also my understanding. The reading age is from 5-8, new readers. Chapter books often, almost always, come in series. My library shelves them separately and alphabetizes them by series title instead of by author (because the author can vary within the series). The Droon books I listed may actually be more middle grade, but the others are classic chapter books as far as I know.
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by onestepp on Today at 03:35 PM »
Geronimo Stilton
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by Arp Laszlo on Today at 06:18 AM »
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, 1972 Newbery winner.
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by dinalapomy101 on Today at 04:28 AM »
But if you mean classic "books with chapters," like all those mentioned above, then this is a good starting list!

NYPL put out this list, which contains picture books and longer works: https://www.nypl.org/childrens100
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by Anne Marie on Yesterday at 01:09 PM »
What Harold said.  The term "chapter book" is really misleading because lots of books that have chapters aren't considered "chapter books", as Harold points out.
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by HaroldU on Yesterday at 12:34 PM »
Also, A Family of Readers can help with learning about the different categories and includes plenty of examples. I recommend it for your reference shelf.
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by HaroldU on Yesterday at 12:31 PM »
I have to jump in to say that I think there's some confusion about what chapter books are, based on some of the examples given.

In my experience, chapter books are indeed books with chapters, but they are intended for kids who are moving on from easy/early readers and not yet ready for middle grade novels, two categories which may also have chapters. They tend to be but may not always be episodic (each chapter is its own story) and not have the complete story arc of a novel.

So, I would place Island of the Blue Dolphins and Where the Red Fern Grows firmly in the middle grade novel  category. And I would place Henry and Mudge and Frog and Toad in easy reader.  Pippi Longstocking I'm not sure about, but without re-reading it I think I'd place it as a younger MG novel, but I could see a case for chapter book too...

Other books to add to the chapter book stack: the Time Warp Trio books, and the Ivy and Bean books.
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on January 19, 2019, 08:21 PM »
They just mentioned that they will release more details in another day or two, so that's promising!

I'm always happy to see a new market. Here's hoping this is a legit and good one.
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by Starfish on January 19, 2019, 12:42 PM »
Oh that’s great! It will be interesting to see what format they will publish (print or online) and the editors involved. Thanks for sharing that info, Brian!
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by Brian Garrison on January 19, 2019, 12:38 PM »
Same for me, I saw that I had a new follower. "Tracked me down" was perhaps too strong of a description.

They just mentioned that they will release more details in another day or two, so that's promising!
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