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Hello! I am in search of book titles/series that are great for the emergent reader who wants more content. I think I am looking for beginning chapter books. The reader is at a end of 1st grade level ability and ready to move to something more. . .She is asking for "chapter books" but I am at a lost as to where to start.
Most of our favorites are "too advanced" for her yet. Something with bigger print would be nice too.
These do not have to be available here on PBS, but anything to get me started in the local library would be great. If you can comment on the characters/morals of the book/series that would be very helpful!
Blessings and thanks for your help!
My son started with Henry and Mudge books. He enjoyed reading those to himself. They are about a boy and his dog and how they have fun in the snow and in puddles and with a stray cat and with visiting family. They are all pretty wholesome stories. You are probably past the Ready Readers I have posted. But Walmart sells easy to read books.
We got a book about a dog named Biscuit and one called Scruffy about a cat. I haven't posted any of those readers because it just didn't seem fair to post only one small reader and get a credit. Of course there are Madeline books for little girls that are about girls in a catholic school, they are just cute. We have read many girls books too. We especially liked reading the American Girl stories about Addie. They were books we read together.
I would be happy to share readers and give you three of them for one credit. Just let me know what kind you would like and I'll post one for you to order.
I have two of the Frog and Toad books anyone can have free with an order. Also anyone interested in children's books they are three for one credit or four for one credit except the Heroes in Training book.
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How about Jigsaw Jones, Nate the Great, The Littles, Flat Stanley books.
Gloria Whelan has some beginning chapter books that are more girlie. Cynthia Rylant has Cobblestreet Cousins and also a mystery series that's a step above the beginning reader.
More Reader Suggestions for about 2nd Grade.
"Christian Liberty Press Reader 2"
The Little Red Hen
The Three Little Pigs
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and others by Beatrix Potter
Harry the Dirty Dog
Go,Dog, Go !
The Best Nest.
Are You My Mother ?
Frog and Toad are Friends
Clifford the Big Red Dog series
Bedtime for Frances and other Frances books
The Golly Sisters - series
by Richard Scarry, "Best Read-It-Yourself Book Ever Level 1 - Twelve stories for new readers
Fun question! I have kept a reading log for my daughter (now in 8th grade) since she was in the first grade. Here are some books she enjoyed:
(Hmmm. I think I may still have some of the Chapter Charmers around the house. If someone is interested, PM me and I'll post a few of them.) I think that the Little House on the Prairie series also has new "mini" versions out for younger kids. (These came out too late for us.) Thanks for the question--I've enjoyed rediscovering what my daughter used to read. :) Hope that helps!
I also want to recommend the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. My oldest LOVES them and can say most of the words through the book and has begun doing book reports (he's nearing the end of 1st grade as well, but is reading at a mid-2nd grade level). He read the second book in her series in one day! :)
I have 2 adorable stories on my bookshelf: PeeWee's Tale and Lexi's Tale. PeeWee is a guinea pig who was once a pet but is now lost in Central Park. He meets Lexi, a streetwise squirrel who helps him survive and have fun in the big wide world! Both of my kids LOVED these stories! You may have them both for 1 credit, if you're interested.
I also have lots of Clifford books, Bible stories, and a book of fables illustrated by Arthur Lobel, all of which are great for the age of your little reader. = )
Just wanted to let you know that I did manage to find some Chapter Charmers books (mentioned in my post above) around the house. I have two left on my bookshelf if anyone is interested. (Mine are in new condition, and they still have their charms attached.)
My 7 year old daughter enjoys the "Big Apple Barn" series by Kristin Earheart. I think the first one is Happy Go Lucky.
She also like the Cul de Sac kids books by Beverly Lewis.