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
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.
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.
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
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
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