March 24, 2017

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In conjunction with our Curriculum Connections article titled “From Easy Readers to First Chapter Books | Titles To Ease the Transition” we thought readers might be interested in some of our favorite established series for this same audience. Feel free to add your suggestions of stand-alone and/or series titles for children making their first forays into chapter books.

“Anna Hibiscus” by Atinuke (Kane Miller, also Walker)

“Alvin Ho” (Schwartz & Wade) and “Ruby Lu” (Atheneum) by Lenore Look

“Captain Awesome” by Stan Kirby (S & S)

“Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker (Disney/Hyperion)

“Dyamonde Daniel” by Nikki Grimes (Putnam)

“EllRay Jakes” by Sally Warner (Viking)

“Ivy & Bean” by Annie Barrows (Chronicle)

“Judy Moody” and “Stink” by Megan McDonald (Candlewick)

“Keena Ford” by Melissa Thomson (Puffin)

“Ling and Ting” by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)

“Lulu” by Hilary McKay (Albert Whitman)

“Mallory” by Laurie B. Friedman (Darby Creek)

“Mercy Watson” and “Bink and Gollie” by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick)

“Nikki and Deja” by Karen English (Clarion)

“Ruby and the Booker Boys” by Derrick Barnes (Scholastic)

“Zapato Power” starring Freddy Ramos by Jacqueline Jules (Albert Whitman)

For  new stand-alone and series titles for this audience, see Joy Fleishhaker’s “From Easy Readers to First Chapter Books” in the October 2014 issue of Curriculum Connections.

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