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What do you do when your children are ready to graduate out of Readers, but they are not yet ready for full-fledged Chapter Books? That's the time for the Easy Chapter Books. I admit, some of these are easier than others. Do you have any Easy Chapter Books (not picture books) to add to this list? Please e-mail me if you do. Thank you!


Abe Lincoln's Hat, by Brenner
Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel, and others by Burgess, Thornton
Amelia Bedelia, by Parish (Lower)
Amber Brown, by Danziger
Arthur chapter books, by Brown, Marc
B is for Betsy, and others by Haywood; Carolyn
Bear Called Paddington, and others by Bond (Middle)
Bears on Hemlock Mountain, by Dalgliesh (Lower)
Ben and Me, and others by Lawson, Robert (Upper)

Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin, by Henry, Marguerite
Benjie's Hat, by Hunt
Billy and Blaze series, by Anderson
Blind Colt, by Rounds
Book of Indians, by Holling
Boxcar Children mysteries, by Warner (Lower)
Bravest Dog Ever: Balto, by Standiford (Lower)
Bullseye Classics, series

Bunnicula (parental discretion), and others by Howe, James (Upper)
Cam Jansen, by Adler
Catwings series, by LeGuin, Ursula (Lower)
Charlotte's Web, and others by White, EB (Upper)
Childhood of Famous Americans, series (Lower)
Church Mice series, by Oakley. Picture books with long text
Cobble Street Cousins series, by Rylant, Cynthia
Courage of Sarah Noble, by Dalgliesh (Lower)

Cricket in Times Square, and others by Selden, George (Upper)
Dolphin Adventure series, by Grover, Wayne
Encyclopedia Brown series, by Sobol
Enormous Crocodile, The, by Dahl
Fairy School Books (parental discretion), by Herman. Twaddle but high girl interest
Fantastic Mr. Fox, and some others by Dahl
Five Children and It, by Nesbit (Upper)
Flat Stanley, by Brown (Lower)

Flatfoot Fox mysteries, by Clifford
Four Dolls, by Godden
George Washington's Socks, by Woodruff
Girl with Seven Names, by Hunt, Mable Leigh
Grandma's Attic series, by Richardson, Arleta
Great Illustrated Classics, series (Lower)
Hank the Cowdog (parental discretion), by Erickson
Hannah of Fairfield series, by Van Leeuwen

Hannah, and others by Whelan, Gloria
Happy Hollister mysteries series, by West, Jerry
Helen Keller, by Davidson
Henner's Lydia, and others by deAngeli
Henry Huggins, and others by Cleary; Beverly (Upper)
Homer Price, by McCloskey (Upper)
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, by Roop
Lazy Tinka, by Seredy

Lion to Guard Us, and others by Bulla
Listening to Crickets, and others by Ransom, Candice
Little Horse, and others by Byars, Betsy
Little House chapter books, by Wilder
Little Pear, and others by Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
Littles series, by Peterson (Lower)
Look Who's Playing First Base, and others by Christopher, Matt
Louis Braille, by Davidson

Magic School Bus chapter books, various authors
Magic Tree House series, by Osborne (Lower)
Marvin Redpost series, by Sachar
McBroom, and others by Fleishman, Sid (Lower)
Meet ... (Columbus etc.), "Step Up" series (Lower)
Meg Mackintosh mysteries, by Landon, Jane
Misty of Chincoteague, and others by Henry, Marguerite (Upper)
Mouse and the Motorcycle series, by Cleary (Upper)
Mouse House, by Godden

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series, by MacDonald (Upper)
My Father's Dragon series, by Gannett (Lower)
Not-Just-Anybody Family series, by Byars, Betsy
Owls in the Family, by Mowat
Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes, and others by Birch, Beverly
Pathway Readers, series
Railway Children, by Nesbit (Upper)
Sarah Plain and Tall, by MacLachlan (Lower)

School Mouse, and others by King-Smith; Dick (Upper)
Step Into Reading Level 3 books, series (Lower)
Stories Julian Tells, The, by Cameron
Story of ... (Columbus etc.), series (Lower)
Sugar Creek Gang, by Hutchens, Paul
Tales from the Odyssey, by Osborne
The Knights of the Kitchen Table, and others Scieska (Time Warp Trio series)
Three Cousins Detective Club series, by Murphy, Elspeth Campbell

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, and some others by Fritz, Jean
Wind in the Willows, by Grahame (Upper)
Winnie the Pooh, by Milne (Upper)
Wizard of Oz series, by Baum (Upper)
World Explorer series (Lower)
Zucchini, by Dana

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