Return to Fern Valley, by Aileen Stewart, Tate Publishing, 2014.
Much like Mary Poppins, each chapter of this book is a complete story. And, much like Mary Poppins, this book is a perfect bridge between picture books and chapter books. And the line drawings that introduce each chapter are darling. I did have to edit a bit when I was reading this book to my six-year-old son. He really likes the stories and the characters, but I lost him sometimes in the descriptions and the thought processes. He is so close to reading this book on his own, and I imagine when he does, he will read every word.