There's a small amount of bathroom humor, but it's a minor issue. What happens when you try, Cathleen? Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. (Currently 12 books in the series), Ricky Ricotta series, by Dav Pilkeyguided reading level: L, This is actually a really fun series which is part chapter book/part graphic novel. The books address issues related to fears, fitting in, friendship, and more. These are well written, have engaging storylines, and promote a positive sibling relationship. This helps him solve mysteries in his third grade classroom and on school field trips. This a touching, beautiful series - and it's well worth investing in a box set if you get the opportunity. (4 books in the series), Ruby Lu  books by Lenore Lookguided reading level: N. Ruby Lu is a spunky Asian American with a big imagination - and I absolutely love, love, love this beautiful series. This is a great series for kids who like mysteries but aren't ready for longer chapter books. (At least 6 books in the series). Kids will enjoy reading about their adventures - and about Logan's attempts to keep Java's true identity a secret. Strongly recommended! These girls are into dogs, fashion, and sleepovers.,,, Book List: Chapter Books & Novels for Independent Readers 5 – 10 years old – Albers Family Adventures,, 3 tips for improving fluency - The Measured Mom, Reading response sheets & Early chapter book lists, 36 Reading Comprehension Passages about Biomes & Habitats, How to get your students to write more than one sentence, What to do about spelling during writing workshop. Not my top choice for young advanced readers, but fine for older, struggling readers. Learn how to develop this important pre-reading skill with a free 5-day email series! Each book in the series tells a different story about a new puppy that the family has taken in. Thank you for suggesting those series, Teresa! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Written by Kate Klise (and illustrated by her sister, M. Sarah Klise), these entertaining stories feature the members of Sir Sidney's Circus. If your readers enjoy fantasy books, these will likely be a hit. Thank you! Her father the king promises to send her to Knight School ... if she completes eight good deeds on a Quest of Kindness. Many kids will enjoy this series; you'll have to decide if you want to feed that by filling your shelves with them. Prince Lucas and his best friend, Clara, journey around their magical kingdom as they encounter trolls, wizards, mermaids, fairies, and dragons. And there is some questionable language ("butt," reference to bathroom talk, etc.). I do not know how many times I’ve had a “disengaged reader” that was cured by a book with a character that looked like them (one of my littles STILL thanks me every week for introducing him to the Desmond Cole series). Easy to read, and fun to help solve. Each book focuses on a different animal (Akimbo and the Lion, Akimbo and the Elephants, etc.) Melvin, a graduate of the Superhero Academy, has been assigned to fight crime in Los Angeles. But I can imagine that fans of the TV show would enjoy these companion books as well as the science facts which are included throughout. They liked to catch up with one another and eat sweet treats.". ), How to teach letters and sounds to preschoolers, How to teach phonological & phonemic awareness. This classic series (1983-1993) uses easy-reader vocabulary to tell funny and, frankly, brilliant stories about the irrepressible, entertaining Fox. are pure delight. I find the writing stilted and hard to read aloud; the lack of contractions is particularly annoying. The series features a boy of color and has a focus on sports, which produces high engagement with many readers. Change ). (12 books in the series), Amelia Bedelia chapter book series, by Herman Parishguided reading level: O. Readers will identify with everyday problems - like a teasing older brother and a mother who buys him new tennis shoes that he doesn't like. Other POC/non-American culture characters for my children to read would be great too! Ivy and Bean are two friends who get into a lot of mischief. I should note that while the books are perfectly appropriate, I'd save them for third grade and up. (28 books in the series), The Fairy Bell Sisters, by Margaret McNamaraguided reading level: N, I almost skipped this series altogether because I didn't think I could stomach another book about fairies. They are sickeningly sweet, have mediocre writing (at best), and nearly the same plot in all the books. An independent reading level is the level at which a child can read easily without the help of an adult. These are fast-moving, high interest books about kids who discover a magical word under the staircase. There are 9 books in the series. A caution, though - If your students struggle to retell a Kung Pow Chicken book, try reading one yourself and deciding if it's a good fit. Add a fair amount of gross humor and potty talk, and I can't recommend it. Now I have a resource for parents who ask me what chapter books might interest their child! (17 books in the original series), Lola Levine series, by Monica Brownguided reading level: M, This is a wonderful, engaging series about Lola Levine, a half-Jewish, half-Peruvian girl who embraces her multicultural heritage. But we quickly learn that he wants them to beat and whip the eggs as they make a second batch of pudding to replace the one they ate. Personally, I don't enjoy these books about high-energy boys who are always in the middle of something gross. The stories are funny and well-written - and even though Judy can be sassy and mean, the books are fine overall. I found the writing less than compelling, and I'd had enough of the animal puns a few pages in -- but I can imagine that reluctant readers could quickly get into this series. Jack Gets a Clue series, by Nancy Krulikguided reading level: N, Jack is a third grader with the ability to hear what animals are saying. Teachers will like them because they include strong vocabulary and plenty of opportunities for making inferences. As hall monitor, Sam's job is to fight the school and save the students. I do have a question though I see that the reading is through Lexile which is A through Z. Capital Mysteries, by Ron Royguided reading level: N, This series features KC, the president's stepdaughter, and her best friend Marshall as they solve mysteries around Washington, D.C. The covers have been updated, but the stories may feel a bit dated to today's kids. The entertaining illustrations and bold headings move the reader along. ), Geronimo Stilton series, by Geronimo Stiltonguided reading level: O. The stories feel a bit far-fetched at times (like the fact that these two children explore D.C. unsupervised), but young mystery lovers will enjoy them. It seemed like the kids were taking forever to read the new text. At least 11 books in the series. Lucy Rose navigates her parents' divorce, not getting the lead in the school play, and multiplication facts. (At least 9 books in the series), Wayside School series, by Louis Sacharguided reading level: PThis is a truly wacky series about the kids and teachers at Wayside School. Try to get the newer books (Quix Fast Fun Reads). The stories are simple but engaging, and never scary. (8 books in the series), Ranger in Time series, by Kate Messnerguided reading level: O, I highly recommend this quality series about Ranger, a golden retriever who rescues children as he travels through time. It's fun to learn about the big city adventures and to watch the kids age up as the series goes on. Thank you! Joy Cowley Club titles organized by Guided Reading Level correlations Flying Start Books Navigation Red Rocket Readers Joy Cowley StoryWorld eBooks eBooks – … Calvin is in fourth grade, but the themes feel older than that. The book I read did have a small amount of bathroom humor. I have always given the gift of books (way too many) to my grandkids. (Currently 10 books in the series), Shelter Pet Squad, by Cynthia Lordguided reading level: N, This is a friendly new series about kids who find homes for animals in need. (3 books in the series), Dino-Mike series, by Francoguided reading level: N, Mike Evans is the son of a famous paleontologist who travels the world in search of dinosaur fossils. ( Log Out /  (Currently 3 books in the series), Marvin Redpost series, by Louis Sacharguided reading level: M, Marvin Redpost is a likable and relatable third grader. Readers must build a system of strategic actions for processing texts A–Z+ that begins with early reading behaviors and becomes a network of strategic actions for reading increasingly difficult texts. The author wrote the first books when she had two young children - no wonder the stories are so relatable! Beverly Cleary (now 100 years old as I write this post!) Recommended! (P.S. I believe there about 15-20. If your readers enjoy the classic Frog and Toad  books by Arnold Lobel, they will likely enjoy this series as well. Discover the essential reading comprehension strategies for 2nd & 3rd grade and how to teach them! Absolutely Alfie series, by Sally Warnerguided reading level: O, This is a wonderful series featuring Ellray Jakes' younger sister (see the Ellray Jakes series further down in this list). The books are well-written, and Emma is a likable character - but I'm not crazy about the excessive name-calling. These were the first chapter books that my kids listened to me read aloud, and they could usually listen to a full book in one sitting. It's about Alvin, an Asian American second grader who has anxiety about many things. It's set during medieval times and features dragons, werewolves, and other monsters. This is the sort of series that is just way too cute for me. is Guided Reading Level K. This early chapter book is about a Pakistani-American girl named Yasmin. You can type in the word or phrase you are searching for (i.e. 🙂, Also, I totally agree, Poppleton is the best! (10 books total) Highly recommended! I had a hard time getting into the book I read (Substitute Trouble), but started enjoying it a few chapters in. That said ... a big draw-back for me is that Heidi is a witch, which feels weird and out of place in a realistic fiction book. Perfect for educators and parents. This is a great series for young advanced readers, and the books appeal equally to girls and boys (this was one of my favorite series as a young reader). The books are exceptionally well written (Lois Lowry is a Newbery award winner), and the quirky Gooney Bird is an interesting second grader with a knack for storytelling. A bonus is that the stories are clean (no potty talk) and feature a positive brother/sister relationship. Because of the mild language ("what the heck!") (6 books in the series), Henry and Mudge series, by Cynthia Rylantguided reading level: J, You can't go wrong with any of the Henry and Mudge books, a wonderful easy-to-read chapter book series about likable Henry and his lovable (big!) 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