14 Easy Chapter Books in a Series
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We’re half-way through summer vacation here in the States, and kids are experiencing reading slumps. Today, I want to recommend some beginning chapter books for early readers who need some good books. Since you want to keep the reading momentum, all of my suggestions are books in a series. Get hooked on one, and you’ll be set for awhile.
Easy Chapter Books in a Series
Beginning Chapter Books Series for Ages 6 – 8
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
Bad Kitty is bad and hilarious. Told in narrative and comic form.
Geronimo Stilton books by Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton, mouse and author, is the editor and publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette, New Mouse City’s most widely read daily newspaper. Written in comic and narrative form.
The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
Class pet, Humphrey, is a hamster who travels to a students’ home on the weekends and has lots of adventures.
Calvin Coconut by Graham Salisbury
A series of books about fourth-grader, Calvin, who lives in Hawaii.
Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
Aliens, disguised as middle school students, have invaded Earth with a mission of convincing 3,400,001 kids to BE SPHDZ, starting with fifth grader, Michael K.
Big Nate and Friends by Lincoln Peirce
“Nate is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man.” (Goodreads) Funny, filled with comics.
The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest by Allan Frewin Jones
A fantasy adventure of talking animals. I liked this first book a lot but have to admit that the next books weren’t as good.
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
Frankie loves imagining, which is when he becomes a superhero and the story is told in comic form. I love these books!
Second grader, Alvin Ho, is afraid of everything, especially school. A school he’s quiet but at home, he’s Firecracker Man, superhero.
One of our favorite graphic novels, Zita the Spacegirl, is a true friend who not only saves her best friend but the galaxy!
Kylie Jean Carter wants to be beauty queen but also a rodeo queen, blueberry queen, hoop queen, singing queen . . . Kylie Jean is adorable!
These colorful princess stories are printed on colorful pages. Fun stories of different girls in relatable adventures.
Daisy is an endearing, curious heroine with adventures (and troubles) sure to delight young readers. We loved all the books in this series!
Fancy Nancy is now Nancy Clancy and ready for chapter books. She and Bree want to solve crimes, and have their first case in their very own classroom. Love this new, grown-up Nancy.
Which book will you try first?
- Early Readers & Easy Chapter Books – Spring 2012
- Books for kids who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Books for kids who like Junie B. Jones
- Best chapter books series that kids will love
- Books for kids who love Harry Potter
Books for 8-year olds
Books for 9-year olds
Books for 10-year olds
Books for 11-year olds
Books for 12-year olds
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Is it important to read these books in order? Or are some of the series ok not to? For example, we read Junnie B Jones, I don’t really think they need to be in order to enjoy, but other books we have read don’t always make sense if you read them out of order. Since I’m not familiar with a lot if these series, any insight would be great. I’ve seen the bad kitty books, but didn’t know if I needed to hunt down book one first. Thanks for the great list!
you can read all of these in any order except The Six Crowns and Zita the Space Girl.
Some very early chapter books: Bink & Gollie, Fly Guy, Annie & Snowball, Mercy Watson, Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa, Zelda & Ivy, & Mouse & Mole (Yee)
Thanks for the additional suggestions! Flat Stanley is another hit with students.
Ready, Freddy! series by Abby Klein. Sort of the male counterpart of Junie B Jones.
thanks for the tip!
We recently read the Fancy Nancy book and was shocked at its length. Seemed a bit long for the early chapter book readers. A good book, just long..