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Fabulous Chapter Books for 5-Year-Olds

Chapter books for 5-year-olds serve as a gentle introduction to the world of independent reading. With engaging stories and vibrant illustrations, these books are crafted to nurture early literacy skills and capture the imaginations of young readers, providing a bridge between picture books and more advanced literature. This curated collection aims to make the journey into chapter books both exciting and accessible, fostering a love for storytelling and building a solid foundation for a lifelong love of reading.

Princess Minna : The Wicked Wood

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
5-7
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour illustrated chapter book, join her on her hilarious quest to escape the Wicked Wood! Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen, Raymond the Wizard and her best dragon friend, Lorenzo. There…
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Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy vs Super Rabbit Boss!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. Oh no! On his way to…
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Doggy School

Written by Paige Braddock
5-7
Peanut, Butter and Crackers are back and off to doggy school in the third hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets. Crackers and floppy-eared puppy Peanut are off to doggy school! But when the two dogs are separated, Peanut is left to fend…
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Sports Day Chicken

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7
Laugh-out-loud hilarity with two-colour illustrations from the incomparable Pamela Butchart - three stories of mayhem and chaos where pupils' imaginations run riot... Year 2 at Wigglesbottom Primary is never boring. They don't expect to run a race against a chicken at Sports Day, or eat green toxic slime at lunch…
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Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Rascally Raccoon

Written by Amelia Cobb Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
At Zoe's Rescue Zoo only the cutest, cuddliest animals need apply! Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Rocco the raccoon has just arrived at the zoo and…
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Press Start! Super Rabbit Racers!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. King Viking is competing in the…
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Cosmic Creatures: The Snuggly Snowpop

Written by Tom Huddleston Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
On a faraway planet, cute alien animals need help! Luckily, Charlie and her robot friend, Random, are ready for any rescue adventure... Charlie and her dad are on a mission with Captain Robertson to climb the highest mountain on planet Vela. When some very cute, very cheeky snowpops turn up…
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Puppy Problems

Written by Paige Braddock
5-7
A goofy new puppy turns the lives of two rescue pets upside down in this hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets. Butter and Crackers are rescue pets living their best (and quiet) lives. Butter, a laid-back cat, has access to all the…
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Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Adventurous Arctic Fox

Written by Amelia Cobb Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
At Zoe's Rescue Zoo only the cutest, cuddliest animals need apply! Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! There's a new arctic fox at the zoo and she…
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Princess Minna: The Big Bad Snowy Day

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
5-7
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour, illustrated chapter book, join her on a funny, exciting adventure to help Granny and her friends, and still have time for a snowball fight! Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen,…
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Cosmic Creatures: The Helpful Hootpuff

Written by Tom Huddleston Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
On a faraway planet, cute alien animals need help! Luckily, Charlie and her robot friend, Random, are ready for any rescue adventure... Charlie and Random discover an amazing underground cave filled with incredible animals. But the captain wants to start drilling for a new energy source. Charlie will have to…
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Princess Minna: The Enchanted Forest

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
5-7
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour, illustrated chapter book, join her on a funny, exciting adventure to wake a sleeping prince and much more - all in time for tea. Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen,…
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Talking Lamb

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7
Another hilarious take on school life from the brilliant Pamela Butchart - three stories of mayhem and chaos where pupils' imaginations run riot... The strangest things happen at Wigglesbottom Primary! A school trip to a farm introduces Year 2 to a lamb like no other. IT CAN TALK! And it's…
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Princess Minna: The Unicorn Mix-Up

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
5-7
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour, illustrated chapter book, join her on another adventure to tame a unicorn and much more - all in time for tea. Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen, Raymond the Wizard…
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Cosmic Creatures: The Runaway Rumblebear

Written by Tom Huddleston Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
On a faraway planet, cute alien animals need help! Luckily, Charlie and her robot friend, Random, are ready for any rescue adventure... Something has been stealing the humans' food on planet Vela! Charlie discovers the thief - it's a cheeky, fluffy, hungry rumblebear! The rumblebear has lost its family, and…
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Cosmic Creatures: The Friendly Firecat

Written by Tom Huddleston Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
On a faraway planet, cute alien animals need help! Luckily, Charlie and her robot friend, Random, are ready for any rescue adventure... Charlie is on a special trip to see the migration of the firecats, the fastest animals on planet Vela! But when rustlers start kidnapping the cats, the herd…
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Magnificent Mabel and the Very Bad Birthday Party

Written by Ruth Quayle Illustrated by Julia Christians
5-7
The sixth book in the hilarious Magnificent Mabel series, highly illustrated throughout and with three short stories - perfect for newly-confident readers. Meet Mabel - she's MAGNIFICENT. Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she has to invite EVERYONE in her class to her birthday party or…
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Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. King Viking is planning to build…
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Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Runaway Reindeer

Written by Amelia Cobb Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
At Zoe's Rescue Zoo only the cutest, cuddliest animals need apply! Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! When Raina the reindeer and her family arrive, it looks…
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A Forever Home for Tiger

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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Press Start! Game On, Super Rabbit Boy!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy and he loves to pit his skills against King Viking who hates fun and happiness and wants to steal Singing Dog and bring sadness to Animal…
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Magnificent Mabel and the Very Important Witch

Written by Ruth Quayle Illustrated by Julia Christians
5-7
The fifth book in the hilarious Magnificent Mabel series, highly illustrated throughout and with three short stories - perfect for newly-confident readers. Meet Mabel - she's MAGNIFICENT. Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she isn't allowed to go Trick or Treating on HALLOWEEN because she has…
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A Forever Home for Bella

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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Magnificent Mabel and the Magic Caterpillar

Written by Ruth Quayle Illustrated by Julia Christians
5-7
Meet Mabel - she's MAGNIFICENT. Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance it is NEVER her turn to look after the class caterpillar. And she's not allowed a pair of glasses, even though she is SURE that she needs them. And her big sister Meg KEEPS ignoring…
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A Forever Home for Fluffy

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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