Moving Up to Chapter Books – Beyond Junie B. Jones!

Short books with quick chapters, large type words and lots of fun illustrations are perfect for kids who have moved beyond readers.  These also make great read-alouds for early-graders who are still sounding out sight words, but can listen to longer stories! 

Junie B. Jones is the funniest Kindergartener to ever star in her own series of books.  Younger kids can relate to her friendship and school problems, and older kids love they way she confuses and teases the grown-ups!  If you’ve never heard of her, pick-up one of her first book Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbera Park

But if you have already read them all….and are looking for something new, check out one of these  series below!

Roscoe Riley doesn’t mean to get into trouble, but it’s just so hard to keep track of all the rules in 1st Gr.   Each book follows his attempts to help that somehow go wrong, starting with  Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate.


Keena Ford is a 2nd Gr. who doesn’t mean to lie, but when a misunderstanding about birthdays leads to an early party – with cake!, Keena’s finds that doing the right thing is harder than she thought.

Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-up by Melissa Thomson.

EllRay Jakes is NOT a Chicken by Sally Warner.

EllRay has a problem with some bullies picking on him, but he can take care of it.  But when a trip to Disneyland rests on his good behavior, he has to find a way to do it without getting in trouble !


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