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Chapter Books

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Books are listed alphabetically by author within their categories. Click here for selection criteria:

 

The first date in an entry is the publication date. The second date indicates the historical period the story is set in for your  convenience in curriculum planning.

Fantasy:

  • Anderson, Ben: The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 1: Into a Strange Land. Self Published, 2013.

  •                                    The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 2: Taming the Goblin. 2013

  •                                    The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 3: The Witch and the Waking Tree. 2013.

  •                                    The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 4: Hidden Worlds. 2017.

  • .Lewis, Clive Staples: The Chronicles of Narnia:

  •                                      The Magician's Nephew

  •                                      The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  •                                      The Horse and His Boy.

  •                                      Prince Caspian

  •                                      The Voyage of the Dawntreader.

  •                                      The Silver Chair

  •                                      The Last Battle.

Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends:

                                                                D'Aulaire's Book of Norse Myths, 1967, large comprehensive, illustrated classic, (.1 x 12.6).

                                                            D'Aulaires's Book of Norwegian Folktales, 192 pages, 8.5 x 11 inch.

                                                                  D'Aulaire's Book of Trolls, 1972, 76 pages

Mysteries:

                                                                                                                The Father Brown Reader II: More Stories From Chesterton, 2014. 4 more stories from Chesterton, ages 6-10.

 

 

 

Nature/ Animals:

  • Burgess, Thornton W. : The Burgess Seashore Book for Children, 1929.

  • Gallico, Paul: The Abandoned, 1950. A boy is turned into a stray cat and experiences their lives.

  • George, Jean Craighead: My Side of the Mountain,1960.

                                               On the Far Side of the Mountain, 1990.

                                                   Frightful's Mountain,1991.

  • Simeons, A.T.W.,Ramlal,1965. Hunting with trained cheetahs, India.

Native Americans:

Saints:

 

                                                                                The Cross Among the Tomahawks, 2001. Saint Jean de Brebeuf.,

                                                                                17th  century, New France.   

  • McKenzie, Kevin: Saint José: Boy Cristero Martyr (Vision Books), 2019.Mexico, 1920s.      

  • Mohan, Claire Jordan, illustrated by Jane Robbins: The Young Life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Young Sparrow Press, 1997.

  • Stone, Elaine Murray and Patrick Kelly: Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz, 1997.

Everyday Adventure:

                                Emil and the Detectives, 1928, Berlin 1920s.

                                Lisa and Lotti, 1949, Berlin, 1940s.

  • Van Stockum, Hilda: Andries,  Bethlehem Books, 1998.

High Adventure:

  • De Kay, Ormonde, illustrated by John Powers Serverin: Adventures of Lewis and Clark,1968. 1803-6.

  • Morey, Walt: Gentle Ben. 1965

  • Smith, Roland: The Captain's Dog, 2008. Lewis and Clark Story.

  • Wallace, Sister Imelda M.: Outlaws of Ravenhurst,  2013. The most exciting Catholic adventure ever! Scotland.

Graphic Novels/ Comics:

  • Amadeus: TheTruth is Out There. Brendan and Eric in Exile. Vol.1

  •                     The Big Picture: Brendan and Eric In Exile. Vol.2, 2013.

  • Brunor:  Saint Joan Of Arc: Quest For Peace, 2010.

  •                 Saint Bernadette: TheMiracle Of Lourdes, 2010

Hale, Brandon: The Prince Martin Epic Series

                           Book 1: Prince Martin Wins His Sword: A Classic Tale About a Boy Who Discovers  the True Meaning of Courage, Grit and Friendship.  Book 1, 2017. 

                           Book 2: A Brave Boy, a Valiant Knight, and a Timeless Tale of Courage and Compassion.

                           Book 3: Prince Martin and the Dragons: A Classic Adventure Book About a Boy, a Knight and the True Meaning Of Loyalty.

  • Matas, Tony: Saint Francis of Assisi: Messenger of Peace, 2013.

  • Temesou, Max: The  Shadow Of His Wings: A Graphic Biography, 2016. About Father Gereon Goldmann.

  • Wilde Oscar, illustrated by Sean Michael Wilson: The Canterville Ghost.1887. Graphic Novel with original text.

Halloween:

  • Anderson, Ben: The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 1: Into a Strange Land. Self Published, 2013.

  •                                    The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 2: Taming the Goblin. 2013

  •                                    The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 3: The Witch and the Waking Tree. 2013.

  •                                    The McGunnegal Chronicles Volume 4: Hidden Worlds. 2017.

Shakespeare:

                                 Macbeth: A Retelling.2004. Grades 4-8.

  • Nesbit, Edith: Shakespeare Stories for Young Readers. 2006. Contains: Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, King Lear, Twelfth NIght, The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles and a Winter's Tale.

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