Chapter Books for Beginning Readers

This is one of several posts to help your early readers be successful and develop a love of books. For all of the strategies, as well as recommendations for picture books, easy readers, and chapter books, download the whole presentationResources for Beginning Readers, or pick up a printed copy in the Kids’ Area at the Library.

Beginning Readers: Chapter Books

Beginning chapter books are great to share — read these books aloud to your Kindergartener and when they are ready to move beyond beginning readers these are also good first books to try!

Mercy Watson

  • Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo
  • Magic Tree House (Series) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Princess in Black (Series) by Shannon Hale
  • Frog and Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel
  • My Father’s Dragon (Series) by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Dory Fantasamagory (Series) by Abby Hanlon
  • Flat Stanley (Series) by Jeff Brown
  • Rainbow Fairies (Series) by Daisy Meadows
  • A to Z Mysteries (Series) by Rob Roy
  • Chicken Squad (Series) by Doreen Cronin
  • Kung Pow ChickenKung Pow Chicken (Series) by Cyndi Marko
  • Pigsticks and Harold by Alex Milway
  • Junie b. Jones (Series) by Barbara Park
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Toys Go Out (Series) by Emily Jenkins