OVERSZ JJ ALLEY ZOE Theres a
Alley, Zoe. There's a Wolf at the Door.
Blending five fairy tales into one, a hungry wolf sets out to find a tasty meal and ends up encountering one dilemma after the next as the little girl in a red hood, a loud shepherd, and three clever pigs use their quick wits to keep him from becoming their conniving visitor's dinner.
JJ FOREST , HEATHER Stone so
Forest , Heather. Stone Soup.
This is the story of hungry travelers who are turned away by the townspeople because they feel like they don't have enough food for themselves. When the travelers decide to make stone soup, the townspeople are curious—and surprised by the feast they can turn out when everyone contributes just a little.
JJ MACLACL PATRICIA Once I
MacLaclan, Patricia. Once I Ate A Pie.
Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages explain what it is like to be a canine, how they see things around them, why they do what they do, and how they feel about the world in which they live in.
JJ MOSEL ARLENE Tikki
Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo.
Illustrated Chinese folk tale describes how the Chinese came to give all their children short names.
JJ SEUSS DR. Lorax
Seuss, Dr. The Lorax.
A greedy individual thoughtlessly pollutes the air, land, and water of the Bar-ba-loots' paradise in order to build his giant industry.
JJ WILSON GINA Ignis
Wilson, Gina. Ignis.
Though he is admired by others, a young dragon does not feel complete because he cannot breathe fire.
Various Authors. Holiday House Readers.
Look for titles such as In the Doghouse, The Biggest Pest on Eight Avenue, Pumpkin Mystery.
READER B-ICR3 CAZET DENYS Minnie
Cazet, Denys. Minnie and Moo series.
This series follows the adventures of cow friends Minnie and Moo.
READER B-ICR2 PARISH PEGGY Amelia
Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia series.
Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper who takes her instructions quite literally.
Various Authors. Read-It! Chapter Books.
Look for titles such as Contest Crazy, High Five Hank, and Disgusting Denzil.
READER B-RTR3 HOWE JAMES Pinky
Howe, James. Pinky and Rex series.
A series of short chapter books about an inseparable pair of friends.
READER C DANZIGER PAULA
Danziger, Paula. A is for Amber series.
A bit worried about what will come with the start of a new grade and a new teacher, Amber Brown heads to school with her friend, Justin, to face whatever comes her way.
READER C-GANTOS JACK Three
Gantos, Jack. Rotten Ralph series.
This series is about a mischievous red cat who enjoys playing mean, practical jokes on his family.
READER C-RYLANT CYNTHIA Mr.
Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter & Tabby series.
Mr. Putty and his cat, Tabby, have many adventures with their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke.
Suggested Chapter Book Series
JF ABBOTT TONY
Abbott, Tony. Secrets of Droon series.
Eric and his two friends, Neal and Julie, discover a secret doorway in Eric's basement that leads to the rainbow stairs. The stairs reach down into the wondrous world of Droon - a land where all kinds of amazing things occur. A cast of magical characters appears to guide the kids on their journeys. And one thing is for sure-magical, fantastic adventure is in store!
JF BARNES DERRICK Brand
Barnes, Derrick. Ruby and the Booker Boys series.
Eight year old Ruby Marigold Booker uses her style, charisma, talent, and all out girl power to make it in a household full of boys.
JF BARROWS, ANNIE.
Barrows, Annie. Ivy + Bean.
Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other.
JF ENGLISH KAREN Nikki
English, Karen. Nikki & Deja series.
This series follows best friends Nikki and Deja through third and fourth grade as they learn important lessons about friendship, fitting in, and responsibility.
Stilton, Geronimo. Geronimo Stilton series.
Join Geronimo Stilton on some of his most fabumouse adventures! Come along as he searches for the Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye, trek through the wild jungle, hunt for a legendary gem in the Temple of the Ruby of Fire, and set out across the ocean looking for sunken treasure!
JF GREENBUR J
Greenburg, JC. Andrew Lost series.
Whether they are escaping from giant flees after shrinking to microscopic size, or piloting their submersible vehicle around the Great Barrier Reef, Andrew and his friends will have you explore science in a whole new way.
JF GRIMES NIKKI
Grimes, Nikki. Dyamonde Daniel series.
Dyamonde Daniel may be new in town, but that doesn't stop her from making a place for herself in a jiffy. With her can-do attitude and awesome brain power she takes the whole neighborhood by storm.
JF GUTMAN, DAN.
Gutman, Dan. My Weird School Daze series.
Read about the weird teachers Ella Mentary Elementary School .
JF KEENE CAROLYN
Keene, Carolyn. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew.
Whenever there's a mystery to be solved, who's smack in the middle of the action? Nancy Drew, of course!
JF KERRIN JESSICA Martin
Kerrin, Jessica. Martin Bridge series.
Each Martin Bridge chapter book is filled with all the joy, creativity, amusement, thrills, spills and occasional disappointments of life as an eight-year-old boy. From toy rocket competitions to Junior Badger camping trips to adventures in the mall at night, Martin's escapades are always true to life.
JF MCDONALD MEGAN Judy
McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody.
Readers will learn about Judy and her moods, but also how she deals with her moods in this comical series.
JF MCMAHON PJ Freaky
McMahon, P. J. Freaky Joe Club series.
The Freaky Joe Club consists of Conor, Timmy, and Jack, and their mission is to solve crimes and fight evil in Ship's Cove, Texas -- if they can only convince anyone that there is evil in Ship's Cove.
JF MONTES MARISA
Montes, Marisa. Get Ready for Gabi! series.
This series follows Gabi a third-grade, Puerto Rican American girl and the daily challenges she faces at school and growing up in the U.S.
JF PILKEY DAV Captain
Pilkey, Dav. Captain Underpants series.
Meet George and Harold, a couple of wise guys. The only thing they enjoy more than playing practical jokes is creating their own comic books. And together they have created the greatest comic-book superhero in the history of their elementary school - CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS!
JF TRINE GREG Invasion
Trine, Greg. Melvin Beederman, Superhero series.
Superhero Melvin Beederman battles L.A. 's worst criminals, including the McNasty Crime Syndicate, and the notorious Freds.
JF VAN DRAA WENDELIN Shredderman.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. Shredderman series.
Creating a secret identity for himself when he writes an expos of a bully for the school newspaper, Nolan Byrd launches Shredderman.com, a place where truth and justice prevail--and bullies get what's coming to them.
JF WALLACE RICH
Wallace, Rich. The Kickers series.
In his Kickers series, award-winning author Rich Wallace offers action-filled novels about the Bobcats, a fourth-grade coed soccer team, and their bid for the league play-offs.
JF WARNER GERTRUDE Boxcar
Warner, Gertrude. Boxcar Children series.
The boxcar children encounter many adventures and mysteries in their neighborhood or at the locations they visit with their grandfather.
JF ATWATER RICHARD Mr
Atwarter, Richard. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions .
JF DAHL, ROALD Magic fi
Dahl, Roald. Magic Finger.
An eight-year-old girl with a magic finger accidentally turns her friends, the Gregg's, into birds. While they are making a nest for themselves, the ducks they were trying to hunt the day before move into their house. When the ducks start acting like humans, will it spell the end for the Gregg family?
JF DEGROSS MONALISA Donavans
DeGross, Monalisa. Donavan's Word Jar.
Whenever Donavan Allen discovers a word he likes, he writes it on a slip of paper and puts in his word jar, but when he discovers his jar is full, he learns to share his love of words with his grandma.
JF FINE ANNE Diary of
Fine, Anne. Diary of a Killer Cat.
Tuffy the pet cat tries to defend himself against accusations of terrifying other animals and murdering the neighbor's rabbit.
JF JONELL LYNNE Hamster
Jonell, Lynne. Hamster Magic.
When the Willows move into a new house, Celia, the youngest of four children, traps an enchanted hamster , who reluctantly agrees to grant the children one wish in exchange for his freedom.
JF JULES JACQUELI Zapato
Jules, Jacqueline. Zapato Power.
When a very important inventor needs rescuing, Freddie Ramos activates his special sneakers and becomes a superhero.
JF LOOK LENORE Ruby lu
Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu Brave and True.
"Almost-eight-year-old" Ruby Lu spends time with her baby brother, goes to Chinese school, performs magic tricks and learns to drive, and has adventures with both old and new friends.
JF PENNYPAC SARA Stuart's
Pennypacker, Sara. Stuart's Cape.
Bored because there is his families new house and worried about starting third grade in a new school, Stuart makes a magical cape out of his uncle's ties and has a series of adventures.
JF PINKWATE DANIEL Hoboken
Pinkwater, Daniel. The Hoboken Chicken Emergency.
When the butcher at Murphy's Meat Market loses the order for the Bobowicz family's Thanksgiving turkey, young Arthur brings home a chicken weighing two hundred sixty-six pounds, which causes a bizarre crisis in Hoboken, New Jersey.
JF PROIMOS JAMES When
Proimos, James. When Guinea Pigs Fly!
Brooks, Allen, and Leone, three guinea pigs lost in a big city, try to make their way back home to the pet store, with help from some very unlikely characters.
JF ROCKWELL THOMAS How to
Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms.
Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he is challenged by his friend Alan to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days for fifty dollars.
J 398.2 MCDERMOT
McDermott, Gerald. Jabutí the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale From the Amazon.
All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.
J 398.2 OSBORNE
Osborne, Mary Pope. Kate and the Beanstalk.
In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.
J 398.2 YOUNG
Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: a Red-Riding Hood story from China
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.
JJ VAN ALLS CHRIS Probudit
Van Allsburg, Chris. Probuditi.
On his birthday, Calvin and his friend Rodney see a magician perform, then copy him by hypnotizing Calvin's little sister, but the joke is on them when they are unable to snap her out of it.
Ask your librarian for more good books to read!
Compiled by Youth Services Department, Springfield City Library, 2011