New Reader Series

Looking for books for your new reader? Here is a booklist for those kids who are transitioning from leveled readers into chapter books. Each book still has pictures. Some are more difficult than others, but they are the perfect stepping stone into making confident chapter book readers.

These books are also perfect to introduce to a toddler or a preschooler as read-alouds. You could read half or a whole chapter to your younger child. Even better: have your new reader read-aloud to his younger siblings! Make it a family affair. Here is the PDF version.

Abbott, Tony. The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet. Series: The Secrets of Droon

Adler, David. The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds. Series: Cam Jansen Mysteries

Barkley, Callie. Amy and the Missing Puppy.  Series: Critter Club

Barrows, Annie. Ivy and Bean. Series: Ivy & Bean

Branford, Anna. Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot. Series: Violet Mackerel

Broach, Elise. The Miniature World of Marvin & James. Series: The Masterpiece Adventures

Cronin, Doreen. The Chicken Squad. Series: The Chicken Squad

Dadey, Debbie. Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots Series: The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids

Dadey, Debbie. Trouble at Trident Academy. Series: Mermaid Tales

DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson to the Rescue! Series: Mercy Watson

DiCamillo, Kate. Leroy Ninker Saddles Up. Series: Tales from Deckawoo Drive

Earhart, Kristin. Welcome Home! Series: Marguerite Henry’s Misty Inn

Egan Kate and Eric Wight. The Vanishing Coin. Series: The Magic Shop

DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black. The Field Guide. Series: Spiderwick Chronicles

Gale, Emily. My Super-Spy Diary. Series: Eliza Bloom

Greene, Stephanie. Princess Posey and the Tiny Treasure. Series: Princess Posey

Gutman, Dan. Miss Daisy is Crazy. Series: My Weird School

Haas, Jessie. Horse Meets Girl. Series: Bramble and Magic

Hale, Shannon and Dale. The Princess in Black. Series: Princess in Black

Hanlon, Abby. Dory Fantasmagory. Series: Dory Fantasmagory

Himmelman, John. Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny. Series: Bunjitsu Bunny

Holt, Kimberly Willis. Navy Brat. Series: Piper Reed

Kirby, Stan. Captain Awesome to the Rescue! Series: Captain Awesome

Kelly, Jacqueline. Skunked. Series: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry in Room 2B. Series: Horrible Harry

Klise, Kate. The Show Must Go On! Series: Three-Ring Rascals

Lewis, Beverly. Backyard Bandit Mystery. Series: Cul-de-sac Kids

Look, Lenore. Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. Series: Alvin Ho

Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu, Brave and True. Series: Ruby Lu

Lord, Cynthia. Jelly Bean. Series: Shelter Pet Squad

McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody. Series: Judy Moody

McDonald, Megan. Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble. Series: Judy Moody and Friends

McKay, Hilary. Lulu and the Duck in the Park. Series: Lulu

McNamara, Margaret. Sylva and the Fairy Ball. Series: The Fairy Bell Sisters

Medina, Juana. Juana and Lucas. Series: Juana and Lucas

Messner, Kate. Rescue on the Oregon Trail. Series: Ranger in Time

O’ Connor, Jane. Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth. Series: Nancy Clancy

Odgers, Darrell and Sally. Dog Den Mystery. Series: Jack Russell Dog Detective

O’Neal, Shaquille. Little Shaq. Series: Little Shaq

Osborne, Mary Pope. Dinosaurs Before Dark. Series: Magic Tree House

Parish, Herman. Amelia Bedelia Means Business. Series: Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books

Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. Series: Junie B. Jones

Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine. Series: Clementine

Pilkey, Dav. Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot. Series: Ricky Ricotta

Roy, Ron. The Absent Author. Series: A to Z Mysteries

Roy, Ron. Who Cloned the President? Series: Capital Mysteries

Salisbury, Graham. Trouble Magnet. Series: Calvin Coconut

Scieszka, Jon. The Good, the Bad, the Goofy. Series: Time Warp Trio

Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. Nate the Great. Series: Nate the Great

Sherry, Kevin. Meet the Big Feet. Series: The Yeti Files

Smith, Alex T. Claude at the Beach. Series: Claude

Warner, Gertrude Chandler. The Boxcar Children. Series: The Boxcar Children


What are your kid’s favorite new reader books?

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