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So, you're little one has started reading and they're ready for something more than BOB Books? Take a look at this list of early chapter books for emerging readers in the 5 - 7 age range. With controlled vocabulary, short sentences, and actualy storylines full of suspense and humor, these chapter book series build confidence and independences in young readers.

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
Siblings, Jack and Annie - with the help of King Arthur's magical sister - go on time traveling adventures.
Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows
Follow the lives of two 2nd grade girls who never meant to like each other.
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Named a best pick for reluctant early readers, this series takes you on adventures that save the world.
Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott
A diary-style book about animal friends who go to school.
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
As the youngest in the family who no one really wants to play with, Dory lets her imagination take over.
The Princess in Black by Shannon & Dean Hale
Not every princess dresses in pink, but that doesn't make them any less adorably funny.
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton is a globetrotting mouse journalist full of cheesy puns.
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice by Geronimo Stilton
Meet Geronimo Stilton's prehistoric ancestor who runs the stone newspaper.
The Puppy Place by Ellen Miles
The place where every puppy finds a home.
The Never Girls by Disney
Four best friends find themselves in the fairy-world of Never Land.
The Disgusting Adventures of Milo Snotrocket by J.B. O'Neil
The series title says it all. If you can stomach potty humor, then this is for you.
Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows
Pick your favorite fairy realm - the ocean, sports, dance, weather, or pets - and go on a magic journey.
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
A perfect series for kids who still need controlled vocabulary to practice advanced phonics rules.
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books by Herman Parish
Hillariously funny stories of classic Amelia Bedelia, the girl who takes things too literally.
Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
Amber's parents are divorced and life isn't always easy living between two homes.
Jigsaw Jones by James Preller
Meet the neighborhood detective, Jigsaw Jones, the kid with a keen eye for solving "crime".
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman
Nate knows how to ask the right questions to solve a case.
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Henry lives on a street with no other kids, but that's okay because he's got his best friend, Mudge - a 180lb dog! f
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Follow the everyday childhood adventures of 2 best friends.

Looking for book series for your more advanced readers? Take a look at our middle grade fiction list.


November 17, 2019


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