Lower Grade Chapter Books

Fun Books with Girl Characters (of COURSE boys can read these, too!) When Mischief came to Town Katrina Nannestad

Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillo Bob Wendy Maas and Rebecca Stead
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Kelly Jones
The Winterborne Home for Vengeaance and Valor Ally Carter
Fun Books with Boy Characters (and YES, girls can read these, too!)
The Terrible Two Mac Barnett and Jory John
Spy School (series) Stuart Gibbs
N.E.R.D.S (series) Michael Buckley
Pax Sara Pennypacker The Doughnut Fix Jessie Janowitz

The Lion of Mars Jennifer L. Holm

Series (in some cases, the name of the series is listed, in others, just the title of

the first book in the series)

Princess Academy     Shannon Hale Time Warp Trio    Jon Sciezka
Chasing Vermeer     Blue Balliet
The Mysterious Benedict Society   Trenton Stewart
The Underland Chronicles      Suzanne Collins
The Wide-Awake Princess     E.D. Baker
Tuesdays at the Castle     Jessica Day George
The Penderwicks         Jeanne Birdsall
Chronicles of Prydain        Lloyd Alexander
The Missing (series)    Margaret Peterson Haddix

Half Upon A Time   James Riley

Leepike Ridge N. D.Wilson

Extreme Adventures (series) Justin D'Ath
Pax Sara Pennypacker

Biography Biography series by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire Leif the Lucky Columbus Pocahontas Benjamin Franklin George Washington Abraham Lincoln Buffalo Bill Ink on His Fingers Louise Vernon Son of Charlemagne Barbara Willard Good Queen Bess Diane Stanley (she has written many other interesting biographies as well!)
Ten Kings and the Worlds They Ruled Milton Meltzer Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of Power Milton Meltzer

Classics Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carrol Half Magic Edward Eager

Five Children and It E. Nesbit

The Secret Garden Francis Burnett The Little Princess Francis Burnett Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fairy Tales

East O’ The Sun and West O’ the Moon  Naomi Lewis and P.J. Lynch

The Rough-Face Girl Rafe Martin

Beauty and the Beast   Mahlon Craft
The Twelve Dancing Princesses     Marianna Mayer
Rapunzel    Paul O. Zelinsky
Usborne Illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Jack and the Beanstalk E. Nesbit
Puss in Boots Charles Perrault and Fred Marcellino

Hansel and Gretel Brothers Grimm and Sybille Schenker

Little Red Riding Hood Brothers Grimm and Sybille Schenker

Faerie Gold   edited by Kathryn Lindskoog

Note: You’re not too old for fairy tales, but if you need more of a challenge, try these:
The Princess and the Goblin     George MacDonald

The Blue Fairy Book (or any of the colors)    Andrew Lang

Fairy Tale Adaptations
Half Upon a Time (series) James Riley
Rapunzel's Revenge Shannon and Dean Hale
Peter and the Starcatchers Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk Liesl Shurtliff
The Sisters Grimm (series) Michael Buckley

The Magic Thief    Sarah Prineas

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness   Andrew Peterson
The Wild Robot Peter Brown
Tuesdays at the Castle Jessica Day George
The Frog Princess E.D. Baker
Chronicles of Prydain Lloyd Alexander
Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins
Half Magic Edward Eager
Savvy Ingrid Law
The Story Thieves James Riley

Historical Fiction (These cover a wide range of reading ability, even in this general level of grades. As always, use your best judgement for your own child!)
The Cat of Bubastes G. A. Henty Tales of Ancient Egypt                Roger Lancelyn Green Mara, Daughter of the Nile Eloise Jarvis McGraw D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths Ingri and Endgar Parin D'Aulaire
Black Ships Before Troy Rosemary Sutcliffe Twice Freed Patricia St. John Detectives in Togas Henry Winterfield Archimedes Takes A Bath Joan Lexau Tales of Ancient Egypt Roger Lancelyn Green Chanticleer and the Fox Geoffrey Chaucer Saint George and the Dragon Margaret Hodge King Arthur and His Knights Roger Lancelyn Green The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Roger Lancelyn Green The Minstrel in the Tower Gloria Skurzynki Adam of the Road Eliabeth Janet Gray Master Cornhill Eloise Jarvis McGraw Red Sails to Capri Ann Weir White Stallion of Lipizza Margeruite Henry Bud, not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
The War That Saved My Life Kimberley Brubaker Bradley


Nancy Drew (series)

Hardy Boys (series)

Chasing Vermeer                   Blue Balliet

Under the Egg                       Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library    Chris Grabenstein

The Strangers Margaret Peterson Haddix


“You Wouldn’t Want to…” series    Jacqueline Morley
Answers in Genesis publications

Realistic Fiction

Adventures with Waffles Maria Parr

The Doughnut Fix
Jesse Janowitz

Wilder Medal Books

Books by: Laura Ingalls WIlder, Clara Ingram Judson, E.B. White, Ruth Sawyer,
Beverley Cleary, Jean Fritz, Elizabeth George Speare, Virginia Hamilton, Russell Freedman, Milton
Meltzer, Laurence Yep, Katherine Paterson

Anne Meester
Library Coordinator  CHESS Christian
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