Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Elementary Book List ~ Simple Chapter Books

Simple Chapter Books

*The Boxcar Children (series) (Gertrude Chandler Warner)

The Happy Hollisters (series) (Jerry West)

The Bobbsey Twins (series) (Laura Lee Hope)

The Hardy Boys (series) (Franklin W. Dixon)

Trixie Belden (series) (Julie Campbell)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (series) (Betty MacDonald)

Encyclopedia Brown (series) (Donald Sobol)
Secret Agents Four

Twenty and Ten (Claire Huchet Bishop)

*Homer Price (Robert McCloskey)
Centerburg Tales

Knee-Knock Rise (Natalie Babbitt)

(Astrid Lindgren)
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Goes on Board
Pippi in the South Seas
The Children of Noisy Village

The Family Under the Bidge (Natalie Savage Carlson)

The Door in the Wall (Marguerite de Angeli)

(Beverly Cleary)
*Emily’s Runaway Imagination
The Mouse and the Motorcycle (series)
Henry Huggins (series)

*(William Steig) (short and illustrated, but advanced vocabulary!)
Abel’s Island
The Real Thief

Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Richard and Florence Atwater)

The Toothpaste Millionaire (Jean Merrill)

Little Pear (Eleanor Frances Lattimore)

Hank the Cowdog (series) (John R. Erickson)

Ben and Me (Robert Lawson)

(Clyde Robert Bulla) (range from very easy to more difficult…)
The Sword in the Tree
The Chalk Box Kid
The Paint Brush Kid
The Secret Valley
A Lion to Guard Us
Viking Adventure
Riding the Pony Express
Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims


Anonymous said...

Wow! I just popped in after not visiting for a few days and you've got lots of wonderful things posted. Love the Global/geography post below. Short on time, but will be back tonight to catch up.
Stacy :-)

Renee said...

Great list! There are a few on here we haven't read and I was just looking for a good book for next week for my son. Thanks!! My friend keeps mentioning Twenty and Ten...I think we'll get that one!