Some time ago, some of my readers had recommended that I check out The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, so of course, I went to the library and did just that! It was a really great book (I managed to get through the whole thing!), and I would recommend it to any parents, not just homeschooling parents (since it is not specifically for homeschoolers, but for parents who believe in the importance of literacy and who want their children to grow up with a love for reading). At the end of the book, the author provides a list of great books to read aloud to your children, and then arranges them by grade level (listening level, not reading level for the child).
Little Bean and I started our very first real chapter book based on Trelease's recommendations, called More Stories Huey Tells, by Ann Cameron, which was listed as a good fit for K through 2. So far, (we are about halfway through), Little Bean has done really well with it, and he ENJOYS it, which is so important to me.
I can't thank my readers enough for the recommendation of The Read Aloud Handbook. So, if you are at all interested in this topic, please do check the book out!