Moving young readers from phonics level books to chapter books can take a long time, but it’s worth the wait. She took a long time to make the change. Keep some fun books around that are at or below her reading level. When I found a series that she liked, I would order every book in the series from our library.
It’s a good idea for girls who are just beginning to read chapter books to read these 18 books (when they are ready to move on from books like Frog & Toad or Little Bear). If it gets my daughter interested in reading, I’m fine with a little twaddle as long as it helps.
There are a lot of good early chapter books that come in a set or series that are good for young people to read.
It’s easy for new readers to follow predictable storylines, which can help them learn how to read faster and better understand what they’re reading. A series is also great for kids because they can spend more time with a favorite character as they read through that stack of books!
Ruby the Red Fairy, Rainbow Magic Fairies
It’s very easy to buy Rainbow Magic Fairy books both new and used for very little money.
It’s one of our favorite Rainbow Magic Fairies books. Ruby the Red Fairy is one of our favorite books. Between the ages of 5 and 7, this book is good for them. It has about 65 pages and is good for them.
The black and white drawings that appear all over the book help to tell the story and keep young people interested. If your kids like this book, there are more than 100 other books you can buy.
Dinosaurs Before Dark, Magic Tree House
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse in this book. There is a treehouse that takes them back to an old time, where they can meet dinosaurs and go on walks with them.
With 365 pages, this is one of the longest books on this list. However, the story is very interesting, which can make it easier for young readers who are up for the challenge.
There are a lot of books in this series that you can buy if your child likes this one.
Voyage with the Vikings, The Imagination Station
Also, Voyage with the Vikings is another great book for young readers. It is part of the Imagination Station series.
This Christian historical fiction book is great for kids who want to improve their reading skills. You can keep your kids reading for a few weeks with more than 200 pages.
Good news doesn’t end there. Like many of the other books on this list, there’s a whole series of Imagination Station books that kids can buy if they like this one.
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, Cam Jansen
For young readers who are moving from picture books to chapter books, the books by Cam Jansen are a great choice. They follow an amazing girl who has a photographic memory and wants to help people. She wants to help people solve problems.
It’s Cam’s first case. She’s trying to figure out how the diamonds were stolen. This is a short book with just 58 pages. It’s great for kids between the ages of 5 and 7.
These books have been around for more than 20 years, and they have a good history of getting kids excited about reading with great stories and simple words.
The Double Dabble Surprise, Cul-de-Sac Kids
When Abby and Carly were expecting their Korean sisters to come to the U.S., they found out that the children who came were not sisters at all. They were brothers!
This book does a great job of showing how mix-ups can be great things.
There are 23 more books in this series, all of which have Christian values as their main theme. This makes it great for teaching young kids about the power of God, the difference between good and bad behavior, and more.
Betsy-Tacy, Betsy-Tacy (1st 4 books)
Since they first came out in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been a big hit with kids.
It was written by Maud Hart Lovelace, who was born in 1892 and died in 1980. She based her Betsy-Tacy stories on her childhood. Her series still has a lot of fans, many of whom belong to the Betsy-Tacy Society, which is a national group based in Mankato, Minnesota.
Between the ages of 8 and 12, the books might be a little too advanced for younger readers.
Beezus and Ramona, Ramona Collection
The winner of the Newbery Award is Beverly Cleary has a sense of humor about the ups and downs of being a sister.
Young and old siblings in the same family will enjoy this book, so it’s a good choice.
This chapter book is a great choice for homeschooling, especially for kids who can read on their own. It’s best for kids between the ages of 7 and 9.
The good news is that there are a lot of more Ramona books for your kids to read.
The Boxcar Children, Boxcar
Boxcar Children have been around for 50 years. However, kids all over the world still love these fun stories.
All the stories are about Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They, too, are orphans, and the only way they can stay together is to make their own way.
A group of kids find an old boxcar in the woods. They decide to call it “home.”
In Grandma’s Attic, Grandma’s Attic
A young girl enjoys hearing her grandmother’s stories about the past, which are sparked by old things and simple questions. Grandma tells stories of mischief, discovery, and laughter, like the time she lost the family buggy.
These delightful stories are part of a best-selling series that has been updated with new illustrations that your kids will love. As they start their first chapter book, these stories will keep them interested.
Younger kids may need help at times, even though the book only has 144 pages. The vocabulary can be more advanced in some places.
Little House in the Big Woods, Little House
First: Little House in the Big Woods. Four-year-old Laura lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. The story takes place in 1871, and it is about Laura.
This book has 238 pages of pure pleasure, and there are nine more books in the series that teach and inform young people.
Children can really picture what life was like more than 150 years ago thanks to the bright and detailed pictures.
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
It is set in modern Africa and tells the story of Anna Hibiscus, a young girl who lives there. Her mother is from Canada, her father is from Africa, and she has two little brothers, Double and Trouble. Double and Trouble are her twin babies.
Each of the four chapters tells a complete story, even though there are clear cultural differences. The book also talks about universal and child-centered themes.
Early chapter books that are good at talking about poverty, class, and economics are even more rare. The amazing story is made even better by the charming illustrations.
The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Nine-year-old Anna and her sisters often help their parents fix dolls at their parents’ doll shop. This is a great early chapter book for kids.
When the dolls are fixed and ready to go back to their owners, the girls can play with them very carefully until they are.
As a result, when World War I starts, an embargo on German-made goods threatens to put the shop out of business. Anna has to come up with a way to keep the shop afloat, though.
Each book in this series has about 100 pages and is illustrated by an award-winning author and illustrator. This makes the stories fun for young readers.
Bea Garcia by Deborah Zemke
Deborah Zemke, the author of the Doodles placemats, has written the four Bea Garcia books. You may have heard of her from those books.
A bilingual girl who is missing her best friend weighs the chance to make a new one as she chronicles her life in an adorable picture book.
This series is great for kids between the ages of 6 and 8 who want to read their first chapter book.