Chapter Books, Part 2 (Mostly Words)

Series Chapter Books are a great way to transition from Easy Readers to Juvenile Fiction. Books on this list are about 50-100 pages long, with some illustrations. Lexiles range from around 500-770. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
AdlerCam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
A fifth-grader with a photographic memory helps solve the mystery of the stolen diamonds. Cam Jansen Adventure (58 pp.)
J Adler
ApplegateNever Glue Your Friends to Chairs
When there's trouble with the open house play, Roscoe tries to help by using Don't-You-Dare glue. Roscoe Riley Rules. (79 pp.)
J Applegate
BarrowsIvy + Bean
Seven-year-old Bean finds that her new neighbor, Ivy, is less boring than she first suspected. Ivy + Bean (113 pp.)
J Barrows
The pet hamster from Longfellow school has adventures helps out and has adventures. According to Humphrey (124 pp.)
J Birney
BrownFlat Stanley
A bulletin board falls on Stanley while he is sleeping, and he finds that being flat has its advantages. The Adventures of Flat Stanley (65 pp.)
J Brown
GiffNumber One Kid
When Mitchell's family moves, he and his sister must adjust to a new school. Zigzag Kids (67 pp.)
J Giff
GilbertThe Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13
When Ms. LaCrosse wins the lottery and shares her winnings with her class, the students learn that winning the lottery is not all that lucky. Unlucky Lottery Winners (119 pp.)
J Gilbert
GrimesMake Way for Dyamonde Daniel
A spunky third-grader misses her old neighborhood until she befriends another new student. Dyamonde Daniel (74 pp.)
J Grimes
GutmanMiss Daisy Is Crazy!
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students. My Weird School (83 pp.)
J Gutman
HamiltonLouie Lets Loose
Louie the Unicorn prepares to find fame in New York City. It's time for this unicorn to shine! Unicorn in New York (121 pp.)
J Hamilton
KleinTooth Trouble
First grader Freddy is unhappy to be the only one in his class who still has not lost a tooth. Ready, Freddy! (95 pp.)
J Klein
KrulikAnyone But Me
Katie Carew wishes she could be anyone but herself, and turns into a hamster. Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo (76 pp.)
J Paperback KR
MaddoxOn the Line
One in a series of realistic stories about sports and the kids who play them.Jake Maddox Sports Series (65 pp.)
J Maddox
McDonaldJudy Moody
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets to create the Me collage. Judy Moody (152 pp.)
J McDonald
McDonaldStink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
The shortest kid in second grade learns all about the shortest president just in time for Presidents' Day. Stink Moody (102 pp.)
J McDonald
MeadowsRuby, the Red Fairy
The Rainbow Fairies must prevent Fairyland from losing its colors and turning gray forever. Rainbow Magic (65 pp.)
J Paperback ME
OsborneDinosaurs Before Dark
Jack and Annie find a magic tree house, which whisks them back to the time of the dinosaurs. Magic Tree House (68 pp.)
J Osborne
ParkJunie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Junie B. starts kindergarten, but what will happen when she decides not to ride the bus home? Junie B. Jones (69 pp.)
J Park
PattonThe Lizard War
Bug Island is under attack! The only hope is a strange creature called a human being by the name of Max. Battle Bugs (123 pp.)
J Patton
PilkeyThe Adventures of Captain Underpants
Number one in a series about a superhero with an identity so secret, even he doesn't know who he is! Captain Underpants (111 pp.)
J Pilkey
RoyThe Absent Author
Dink Duncan and his friends investigate the kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace. A to Z Mysteries (86 pp.)
J Roy
RylantIn Aunt Lucy's Kitchen
Three nine-year-old cousins keep busy having fun while staying with their aunt for a year. Cobble Street Cousins (53 pp.)
J Rylant
SacharSideways Stories from Wayside School
Wacky adventures at Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story. Wayside School (124 pp.)
J Sachar
StiltonGeronimo Stilton & the Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
Talking mouse Geronimo Stilton and his sister Thea are ready for action and adventure. (116 pp.)
J Stilton

Last Updated: 3/19


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