What to Read Now - Early Chapter Books

Early chapter books are designed to appeal from ages 6-7 to ages 9-10. Early chapter books can vary widely in reading level but all include some level of illustrations throughout.

Last updated November 8, 2021.

Sky Watcher #5 (Jada Jones #5) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nneka Myers (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593226469
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 9th, 2021

See the rest of the Jada Jones series.


Wishypoofs and Hiccups (Zoey and Sassafras #9) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943147953
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Published: Innovation Press - November 16th, 2021

Catch up on the previous adventures of Zoey and Sassafras.


The Secret Maze: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #10) Cover Image
By Katrina Charman, Judit Tondora (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338565379
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 2nd, 2021

The latest installment in the Last Firehawk series.


Quinn the Pearl Treasure Dragon (Dragon Girls #6) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338680683
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 2nd, 2021

More dragons, more fun! See the rest of the Dragon Girls series.


Life Is Good (Good Dog #6) Cover Image
By Cam Higgins, Ariel Landy (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534495371
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Published: Little Simon - October 19th, 2021

Read the Good Dog series from the start.


Ballet Bunnies #4: The Lost Slipper Cover Image
By Swapna Reddy, Binny Talib (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593305720
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

Howl of the Wind Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #20) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338635515
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 2nd, 2021

See the rest of the Ballet Bunnies series.


The Bad Guys in They're Bee-Hind You! (The Bad Guys #14) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338329544
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 2nd, 2021

Catch up on the rest of the Bad Guys series.


The Underdogs Cover Image
By Tracey West, Kyla May (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338732726
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 5th, 2021

Book #1 in a new series from Tracey West, the author of the Dragon Masters series!


Book Buddies: Ivy Lost and Found Cover Image
By Cynthia Lord, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536213546
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

Unicorn Academy Nature Magic #3: Zara and Moonbeam Cover Image
By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593426753
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

See the rest of the Unicorn Academy Nature Magic series.


Karen's School Picture (Baby-sitters Little Sister #5) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338776492
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 5th, 2021

Catch up with the rest of the series here: Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.


Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister? Cover Image
By Chitra Soundar, Jen Khatun (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536214826
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Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2021

Rabbit & Bear: A Bad King Is a Sad Thing Cover Image
By Julian Gough, Jim Field (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781645176022
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - September 21st, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Rabbit & Bear series.


Kitty and the Twilight Trouble Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062935823
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 7th, 2021

See the rest of the Kitty series.


Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

See Skunk and Badger #1!


DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (DJ Funkyfoot #2) (The Flytrap Files) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419747304
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Published: Amulet Books - September 7th, 2021

Check out DJ Funkyfoot #1 also.


The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536217865
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Published: Candlewick - September 7th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Princess in Black series.


I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (I Survived #21) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338752533
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 7th, 2021

The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Reindeer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534486812
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Published: Aladdin - September 14th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Pug Who Wanted to Be series.


All for One (Definitely Dominguita #3) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534465114
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Published: Aladdin - August 17th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Definitely Dominguita series.


J.D. and the Family Business (J.D. the Kid Barber #2) Cover Image
By J. Dillard, Akeem S. Roberts (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593111574
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Published: Kokila - August 3rd, 2021

Catch up here with J.D. the Kid Barber #1.


She Persisted: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
By Kekla Magoon, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593115879
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Published: Philomel Books - August 24th, 2021

See other books in the nonfiction She Persisted series, including Sonia Sotomayor, Nellie Bly, Sally Ride, Harriet Tubman, and Virginia Apgar.


Mia Mayhem Rides the Waves Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534484429
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Published: Little Simon - June 1st, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Mia Mayhem series.