8 of the Best Early Chapter Books
for Preschoolers

by Janssen Bradshaw

Early chapter books are a great way to help your child transition from shorter books to slightly longer ones with more complicated plots.

Early chapter books usually have three to five chapters that are either related stories or part of a connected storyline. These books are generally meant for preschool and kindergarten age children and are a great midpoint between fully illustrated picture books and longer chapter books.

These are eight of my favorites to read with my little girls.

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2020.