And they’re off! There comes a time when your kiddo is past the early readers’ stage and ready for their next reading step. Here is a list of some entertaining early chapter books for their expanding skills.
A fifth-grader helps solve mysteries with her amazing photographic memory.
Dink loves to read, Josh loves to explore and Ruth Rose always wants to know what happened, why it happened, who it happened to, and when and where it took place! These best of friends with their sense of adventure and curiosity always seem to find themselves involved in solving a mystery!
Heidi Heckelbeck by Wanda Coven
Heidi Heckelbeck seems like any other eight-year-old, but she has a secret: She’s a witch in disguise. Careful to keep her powers hidden (but excited to use them all the same), Heidi’s learning to live like any other kid–who just happens to be a witch.
On the first day of class, A.J. tells Miss Daisy he loves football and video games but hates school. Then Miss Daisy tells him she hates school, too, and the students think their teacher just might be an impostor. “Reluctant students will have no trouble relating to A.J., and breezy Miss Daisy illustrates how respecting kids and balancing learning with fun can produce positive results.
Third grader Judy Moody is in her first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
You can also check out her brother, Stink.
Save the planet . . . Pluto! Stink Moody, wise-cracking champion of everything small, is on a new mission: to reinstate his favorite celestial orb. (Ages 5-8) Look! Up in the sky! Is it a falling leaf? A speck of dust? A speeding mosquito? No, it’s Stink Moody, Solar System Superhero! When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he feels like he might just explode with a Big Bang. Stink has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere.
It’s Junie B.’s first day and she doesn’t know anything. She’s so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it’s time to go home, she doesn’t.
In the first book in this fully-illustrated series, 8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland’s soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons–and they must also uncover their dragons’ special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon’s special power?
The Adventures of Allie and Amy by Stephanie Calmenson
Best, best, best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. And this summer they have made a list of activities that they will do each and every day. But then Allie learns she’s being sent to a sleep-away camp and all their plans are ruined! How will these BFFs ever make it through the summer?
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!
The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
About The Author: Adrienne
Adrienne is a clerk in the Youth Services Department. She is married and has two kids that she homeschools. She also takes care of three fur babies, which of course includes Frumpkin, the star of one of her blogs. After working in a salon for over a decade, she found her happy place among the children’s bookstacks and can’t think of a better place to work. She loves gardening, sewing, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and of course reading.
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