Turn your young readers into enthusiastic readers! Classical Childrens Books presents a list of timeless first chapter books that will keep them turning the pages with stories that have kept kids coming back for more.These first chapter books are great for average 3rd and 4th grade readers.
Glen RoundsThis is a true story from the Western frontier. A colt is born blind and needs to survive in the wild frontier by developing his other senses. A ten year old boy falls in love with the colt and wants to tame it. Very moving and beautiful story.
By Marjorie Weinman SharmatEarly readers can enjoy the detective hunts of Nate the Great, the neighborhood sleuth. Easy words, friendly pictures, and an adventure solving a trivial case comprise the story. A series of over 25 easy reader books that may particularly appeal to boys.
By Cynthia RylantThis 25 year old series of easy readers presents 25 books about the boy Henry and his 180 pound dog. Stories will be enjoyed by young dog lovers in the early stages of reading. Just right for the very first chapter books a child reads.
By Ruth GannettTalking Animals - Humor
By Astrid LindgrenPipi is the classic super-girl. She has poor manners, a big heart, constant adventures and unbelievable strength. Her neighbors are constantly amazed at her and her strange collection of animals.
By Robert LawsonAh, for those of you impressed with all the great inventions and ideas of the famous Mr. Franklin, you will welcome this historical account written by his pet mouse, who explains how Ben used his ideas for many of his inventions. A fairly easy chapter book, it is a good stepping stone for those students who have started reading longer books. The humor would be appreciated more by kids who actually have an idea of some of Ben's accomplishments.
By Donald SobolNot a classic per se, but a series of stories 3rd and 4th graders enjoy. Encyclopedia is the only son of the chief of police of the town of Idaville. He not only can solve any crime anywhere, he takes his readers with him as they also get to answer questions and follow clues.
By Gertrude ChandlerFour orphaned siblings are living in an abandoned train box car, fearful that their grandfather will find them and split them apart. A happy surprise awaits for them at the end of the first book, as well an entire series of adventures for the four children and their fans.
By Laura Lee HopeNo list of easy chapter books would be complete without mentioning the Bobbsey Twins. The saga of these two sets of twins has continued for over a hundred years. The great-great-grandchildren of our young readers eagerly read these stories written just for them. As can be expected, differences exist between the original and more modern books in the series.
By David AdlerCam Jansen and her buddy Eric begin their 30+ adventures with the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds. Young readers will be thrilled with these early chapter books as they join their heroine in solving mysteries that stump the police.
Cynthia RylantAnd boy named Henry and his 180 pound mastiff buddy enjoy multiple adventures together: enough to fill 29 easy chapter books. Great for your dog loving readers.
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