Early Chapter Books for New Readers

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These books are just right for the newly independent reader ready for their first chapter books. 


Amy and the Missing Puppy (The Critter Club series, #1) by Callie Barkley
During Spring Break, mystery lover Amy looks for clues to the disappearance of wealthy Ms. Sullivan's Saint Bernard puppy.

Archie Takes Flight (Space Taxi series, #1) by Wendy Mass
On "Take Your Kid to Work Day" eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.

Captain Awesome to the Rescue! (Captain Awesome series, #1) by Stan Kirby
When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

Hello Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack series, #1) by Ray O'Ryan
Moving from Earth to the futuristic planet Nebulon in 2120, eight-year-old Zack is nervous about starting school and meeting people.

Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day (Humphrey's Tiny Tales series, #1) by Betty Birney
When Mandy, one of the students from classroom 26, brings a special hamster-sized racecar to class, it means one thing - Humphrey is going to be in a hamster race.

Ivy & Bean (Ivy & Bean series, #1) by Annie Barrows
When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (Judy Moody and Friends series, #1) by Megan McDonald
Jessica is looking forward to her birthday party and hopes that her present will be a potbellied pig, but when she can't find any signs of a pig present at home, and then fights with Judy, she worries her birthday will be a disaster.