Great chapter books for nap time?

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  1. ash_sk8s

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    My preschoolers love when I read chapter books during nap time. So far we've read Charlotte's Web, all of the Ramona books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and reading Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator right now), the Fudge books, Stuart Little, etc. I'm running out of ideas and need a couple more to get me through the end of the "school year!" Any recommendations?
     
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    Little House on the Prairie?
     
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    They sound like mature preschoolers! What about the Julian series? Stories Julian Tells, etc.
     
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    I've never heard of those but I'll look into them!
     
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    If they liked Ramona, try Junie B. Jones. Also, anything else by Roald Dahl, especially The BFG!

    Some of my family favorites: Clementine series, A to Z Mysteries (maybe not before nap, however!), Judy Moody/Stink books, Pippi Longstocking, not a series but awesome book called Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
     
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    1.) Where the wild things are
    2.) Charlotte's web
    3.) The secret garden
    4.) Goodnight Moon
    5.) The very Hungry Caterpillar
     
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    I've thought about the BFG because we have it on our chapter book lending library, but not sure how my 3 year olds would feel about giants that eat people!!!
     
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    I always thought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was scary for little ones because of Violet turning into a blueberry and the oompa loompas, among other things, so I figured if they liked that one, they might be ok with the BFG. Some kids are more sensitive than others.
     
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    The Magic Treehouse books by Mary Pope Osborne are great. I read them to my Pre-K classes every year.
     
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    If you read to them during nap time, my guess is that they won't hear the story because they are sleeping.

    At least that was the case when I taught middle school.
     
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    wow I can't imagine preschoolers listening to any of those books. :eek: that's great. But all the older teachers aren't gonna like you much since those kids have already "read" those stories & will tell her that. :whistle:

    what about ralph mouse
     
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    so maybe the dictionary would be the best to read :lol::whistle:
     
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    The majority of them don't fall asleep until after I'm reading...and it's remarkable how much of the story they remember and tell me later.
     
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    They do sound extraordinary for their age group. Poetry could be a good choice, too.
     
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    We love Ready Freddy, A to Z mysteries, Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, and the Sam books (by Lois Lowery).
     

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