(6 books in the series), Mermaid Tales, by Debbie Dadeyguided reading level: N, Third-grader Shelly and her mermaid friends go to school at Trident Academy. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I think the series' strengths outweigh these issues, but I feel it's important to point them out. I've never gotten into this series, but they've been very popular since the 90's. I admit that a series all about mermaids is a bit hard for me to stomach, but the books are harmless and not too bad, actually. She works through making friends, fighting back against bullying, and coming to terms with her mom starting to date. (38 books in the series), Horrid Henry series, by Francesca Simonguided reading level: N. The positive Amazon reviews astound me, because I cannot think of a single positive thing to say about this series. A series by a celebrity. We have three separate groups for Pre-K through grade 3. The Measured Mom Plus is the perfect online membership for Pre-K to third grade educators. Have you every tried to navigate the early chapter book section of the library? Bonus! This is an amazing list! These types of series are so saccharine they make me feel ill. The books are entertaining, the illustrations are great, and the stories integrate science facts in a natural way. - but this is (almost) always handled with a lesson and a positive solution. Bad Kitty series, by Nick Bruelguided reading level: P. This is a completely bizarre (and frankly, hilarious) set of chapter books that feel more like graphic novels. Encyclopedia Brown is a very smart fifth grader who helps his father, the Chief of Police, solve cases in the small town of Idaville. The easy-reader format makes them a great choice for young advanced readers. Each book features a new misadventure (a boat ride, horseback riding, jungle safari, etc.). Mango & Bambang series, by Polly Faberguided reading level: N, This is a beautifully written, engaging story about a girl (Mango) who discovers a tapir lost in the city (Bambang) and becomes her friend. For that reason I think it's a better choice for older, struggling readers. There are 9 books in the series. She deals with typical kid things - jealousy, name calling, etc. Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa books, by Erica Silvermanguided reading level: K, This is a lovely, easy-to-read series about a girl and her horse. No thanks. Song Lee may be the quietest person in room 3B, but she's also full of surprises! A bonus is that the stories are clean (no potty talk) and feature a positive brother/sister relationship. In the Magic Kitten series, Flame is a magic lion who uses his spells wherever they're needed most. Highly recommended! Nikki and Deja are both relatable and likable. This is the sort of series that is just way too cute for me. 'Cause nobody can even tell the difference.") Books include Busybody Nora, Superduper Teddy, Russel Sprouts, E is for Elisa, and more (14 books in the series). When I look back at my childhood, Ramona Quimby plays a prominent role. (At least 14 books in the series), Judy Moody and Friends, by Megan McDonaldguided reading level: L. This is an easy reader series for young Judy Moody and Stink fans. Thankfully, this isn't the sole focus of the books; each one explores a different interest. ð It took about six months to make this list, and that one would take longer because the books take longer to read. Guided reading is one of the best ways to help students sharpen their reading and comprehension skills. (Currently 6 books in the series), The Polk Street Mysteries, by Patricia Reilly Giff. He tends to be messy and impulsive - leading to some unfavorable consequences. The vocabulary and story structure feels too complex for young advanced readers. ), Magic School Bus chapter books, by various authorsguided reading level: P, This is a spinoff series based on the popular picture books by Joanna Cole (with illustrations by Bruce Degen). This is an especially great choice for young advanced readers, but may feel boring to older readers. Thank you! be at the following levels on the following months. Another new favourite in my class are the Wallace and Grace books about owl detectives ð I started reading one of these aloud to my 5-year-old (at her request) and couldn't make it past the first few pages. Get even more book lists ... and a collection of 75 response sheets to help learners make sense of what they read! Hi! This series will appeal equally to boys and girls. Guided reading helps students develop greater control over the reading process through the development of reading strategies which assist decoding and construct meaning. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. I think the good outweighs the bad, but these books can also be completely off-the-wall, and I don't recommend them for our youngest readers. I love the likable characters and entertaining adventures.