Congratulations! Your young reader has graduated from the leveled easy reader books and is now ready to try chapter books. These are some suggested Early Chapter book series for you to try.
The Early Chapter books on this list have larger text, fewer words on the page, and more pictures compared to other chapter books aimed towards older or more advanced readers.
The Ready list has the easier titles, the Set list has slightly harder titles, and the Read list is the hardest of the Early Chapter books.
Diverse: These books are pulled from the other lists but feature characters that are children of color.
Graphic novels: These easy graphic novels are remarkably similar to early chapter books with lots of pictures and larger fonts.
The books featured on the lists are the first book in a series. The series don't need to be read in order.
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Not sure if a book is right for your reader? Try the Five Finger Test.
Remember: Don't feel like you have to walk away from a book because it's "too hard". If a child is very interested in a subject, their motivation can help them persevere through a more "difficult" book.
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