Heads up! Today, I’m happy to share with you the latest easy chapter books for beginning readers. Because we all know that most kids like variety in their reading diet — and need lots of great choices from which to choose.
Easy Chapter Books for Begining Readers
Diary of an Ice Princess: Snow Place Like Home by Christina Soontornvat
This charming new series for early readers features magic, friendship, myths, and diversity in a story about a girl whose family are windtamers who live in the clouds, magical beings who control the wind and weather. Unfortunately, Princess Lina’s powers are going wonky, especially when she gets upset. Luckily, her wise (and loud) grandfather helps Lina discover her true talents. Cheerful pink chapter titles, as well as pink and gray illustrations give this book a very princessy feel. (Book 2 is Frost Friends Forever.)
Searching for Stinkodon by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Erwin Madrid
King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Nancy Meyers
King is Kayal’s beloved dog. Only he’s not just her best friend but in this story, he also helps her find her missing lost tooth.
Good Dog, McTavish by Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Grace Easton
I adore this endearing story about a family in chaos and the dog (and youngest sibling) who fixes everything. The writing is brilliant with subtle, rye humor. When a mom quits “momming”, the youngest daughter, Betty, suggests that the family get a dog. Betty chooses McTavish the dog at a shelter or does McTavish choose them? Right away, he gets to work organizing the family which… takes plans and more plans.
Added to: Children’s Books about Dogs, Wholesome Books for Boys Ages 6 – 9, Wholesome Books for Girls Ages 6 – 9
Warren and Dragon: 100 Friends by Ariel Bernstein
Clearly, this kid has a big imagination because his best friend is a dragon who talks to Warren in real life. (Other people think the dragon is stuffed but Warren knows better.) And their conversations are very funny! When Warren’s family moves, his twin sister makes friends easily which she rubs in Warren’s face. Warren struggles to make friends with anyone besides his dragon. Until he sees that he does have another friend — if only he can be open to the possibilities.
Added to: Dragon Books for Kids
Mac Undercover (Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Mike Lowery
Magic on the Map: Let’s Moooove! by Courtney Sheinmel and Bianca Turetsky, illustrated by Stevie Lewis
Parker Bell and the Science of Friendship by Cynthia Platt, illustrated by Rea Zhai
Parker loves science and hopes she and her team will win a medal in the science competition. The lovely friendship and STEM book engages readers in a relatable story about Parker’s new friendships as well as using the scientific method for invention, robots, & egg drops.
Added to: Books That Use the Scientific Method, STEM Chapter Books
Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys by Steve Sheinkin