Readers and Early Chapter Books

Readers

Level 1
I Like Bugs                                      Margaret Wise Brown












The Lion and the Mouse                 Gail Herman

Pete the Cat's Big Lunch               James Dean
(there are many Pete the Cat readers)

Big Shark, Little Shark                  Anna Membrino

A Pig, a Fox, and a Box                Jonathan Fenske      
                               









Level 2
(some of these may be labeled Level 1, but they read like a higher level, so I've placed them here)
Penny and Her Marble                   Kevin Henkes

Little Bear                                       Else Holmeland Minkark

Henry and Mudge                            Cynthia Rylant

Frog and Toad                                  Arnold Lobel

Owl at Home                                   Arnold Lobel










Level 3
Bravest Dog Ever: Story of Balto      Natalie Standiford

Wagon Wheels                                    Barbara Brenner










Clara and the Bookwagon                   Nancy Smiler Levinson

Greg's Microscope                             Millicent   Selsam

Dolphin                                          Robert Morris










Daniels' Duck                                      Clyde Robert Bulla


Level 4
The Titanic: Lost and Found               Judy Donelly

Prairie School                                      Avi










Pompeii: Buried Alive!                        Edith Kunhardt

Tut's Mummy                                       Judy Donelly


  


Series


MercyWatson                         Kate DiCamillo


Bink and Golly                         Kate DiCamillo


Princess in Black                      Shannon Hale













Ivy and Bean                          
Annie Barrows


Nate the Great                        Marjorie Weinman Sharmat


Boxcar Children                       Gertrude Stein Warner


TimeWarp Trio                       Jon Sciezka


Hank the Cowdog                    John R. Erickson

Mac B. Kid Spy                       Mac Barnett






Billy and Blaze                         C.W Anderson


GooneyBird Greene                Lois Lowry


BetsyTacy                               Maud Hart Lovelace


Chicken Squad                          Doreen Cronin


Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet          Jaqueline Kelly

Mango and Bambang             Polly Faber















Time Jumpers                           Wendy Mass

Lottie Lipton Adventures          Dan Metcalf      






Animal Adventures



Dolphin Adventure                  Wayne Grover












Charlotte's Web                          E.B. White



Pet Vet Series                         Darrel Odgers and Sally Odgers

Owls in the Family                  Farley Mowat

Cappyboppy                            Bill Peet

Balto and the Great Race        Elizabeth Cody Kimmel




Books with Boy Characters (yes, I know! These aren't just for boys. But I often get requests for "books for boys" or "books for girls", and this is the least offensive way I can title this category.)



The Chalk Box Kid                    Robert Bulla

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain   Alice Dalgliesh


The Amazing World of Stuart         Sarah Pennypacker














Never Glue YourFriends to Chairs    Katherine Applegate

Mac Undercover                                Mac Barnett



Books with Girl Characters (see the disclaimer above)

Princess in Black                       Shannon Hale

Calpurnia Tate,Girl Vet            Jaqueline Kelly

Mango and Bambang              Polly Faber

Cowgirl Kate andCocoa          Erica Silverman


Clementine                                  Sara Pennypacker


Gooney BirdGreene                  Ellen Potter

Lottie Lipton Adventures           Dan Metcalf






Fairy Tales



East O' the Sun and West O’ the moon
        Naomi Lewis and P.J. Lynch




Cinderella                                             K.Y. Kraft

Beauty and the Beast                               Mahlon Craft

The Twelve Dancing Princesses             Marianna Mayer

Rapunzel                                                    Paul O. Zelinsky

Rumpelstiltskin                                          Paul O Zelinsky

The Egyptian Cinderella                           Shirley Climo


A First Book of Fairy Tales                         DK Books       

The Rainbow Fairy Book                       Andrew Lang

Jack and the Beanstalk                        E. Nesbit















Hansel and Gretel                               Brothers Grimm and Sybille Schenker

Little Red Riding Hood                        Brothers Grimm and Sybille Schenker


Find more great fairy tales and folk tales on the Picture Book list, and even more on the CHESS library fairy tale shelf, or in the 398.2 section of your local library.



Fantasy

My Father's Dragon       Ruth Stiles Gannett

MagicTreehouse (series)  Mary Osborne

TimeJumpers (series)    Wendy Mass



Historical Fiction

 If you need help finding books on a specific time period, interests, or age level, ask Mrs. Meester or your local librarian!)



MagicTree House series        Mary Pope Osborne

TimeWarp trio                       Jon Sciezka

The Minstrel in the Tower       Gloria Skurzinsky

The King's Equal                    Katherine Paterson



Leonardo’s Horse                     Jean Fritz

The Courage of Sarah Noble    Alice Dalgliesh

The Cabin Faced West            Jean Fritz


A Lion to Guard Us                 Clyde Robert Bulla
         
The Long Way to a New Land    Joan Sandin

Gold Rush Winter                   Claire Rudolph Murphy

Mary on Horseback                 Rosemary Wells













Non-Fiction and Biography

“YouWouldn’t Want to…” series    Jacqueline Morley


Christian Heroes for Young Readers      YWAM publishing







Books by Gail Gibbons


(or any from the Wells of Knowledge series)






Rookie Read About Science series

WhoWould Win?      (series)             Jerry Pallotta


Biography series by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire



















Poetry

AChild’s Garden of Verses            Robert Louis Stevenson












FavoritePoems of Childhood        Philip Smith

















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