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 April 9, 2021.

Ivy and Bean Get to Work! (Book 12) (Ivy & Bean #12) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797205106
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 6th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Ivy + Bean series.


Nina Soni, Sister Fixer Cover Image
By Kashmira Sheth, Jenn Kocsmiersky (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781682632093
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2021

Catch up with Nina Soni Book 1: Nina Soni, Former Best Friend.


Knight of the Cape (Definitely Dominguita #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534465022
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Published: Aladdin - March 2nd, 2021

See also the second book in the series Captain Dom's Treasure.


J.D. and the Great Barber Battle Cover Image
By J. Dillard, Akeem S. Roberts (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593111543
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Published: Kokila - February 23rd, 2021

My Father's Dragon: A Deluxe Illustrated Edition of the Beloved Newbery-Honor Classic Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781952239267
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Published: Bushel & Peck Books - April 6th, 2021

 A new, illustrated edition of this classic.


Heat of the Lava Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #18) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338635454
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Dragon Masters series.


Kitty and the Great Lantern Race Cover Image
By Paula Harrison, Jenny Lovlie (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062935786
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 2nd, 2021

See the rest of the books in the adorable Kitty series.


DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (DJ Funkyfoot #1) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419747281
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 30th, 2021

Game Time! (Hotdog #4) Cover Image
By Anh Do, Dan McGuiness (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338587241
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

See the rest of the books in the hilarious Hotdog series.


Meet the Crew at the Zoo (Mysteries on Zoo Lane #1) Cover Image
By Patricia Reilly Giff, Abby Carter (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823448500
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Published: Holiday House - March 16th, 2021

See also books #2 and #3 in the Mysteries on Zoo Lane series.


She Persisted: Sally Ride Cover Image
By Atia Abawi, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593115930
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Published: Philomel Books - March 2nd, 2021

See other books in the nonfiction She Persisted series including Claudette Colvin, Harriet Tubman, and Virginia Apgar.


Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781419746932
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 30th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Didi Dodo, Future Spy series.


To the Future, Ben Franklin! (Magic Tree House (R) #32) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780525648352
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Magic Tree House series.


Dave the Unicorn: Field Trip Cover Image
By Pip Bird, David O'Connell (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250774460
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Published: Imprint - February 16th, 2021

See other books in the hilarious Dave the Unicorn series.


The Doll in the Hall and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers #3) Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Letizia Rubegni (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338615449
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 5th, 2021

Scholastic's Acorn series appeals to readers in grades K-2. See more books in the Mister Shivers series.


Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358106319
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

Ballet Bunnies #1: The New Class Cover Image
By Swapna Reddy, Binny Talib (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593304921
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

See also Book #2 in the Ballet Bunnies series.


The Case of the Missing Cheetah (Secret Spy Society #1) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593204351
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

Stella Díaz Never Gives Up (Stella Diaz #2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250762719
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Published: Square Fish - January 12th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Stella Díaz series.


Training Day (El Toro and Friends) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358380382
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Published: Versify - May 4th, 2021

See also the second book in the series El Toro & Friends: Tag Team.


Doggo and Pupper Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250620972
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 23rd, 2021

Mia Mayhem and the Super Switcheroo Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534484399
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Published: Little Simon - January 12th, 2021

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


Carnival Chaos (Cutiecorns #4) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338540482
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 5th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Cutiecorns series.


Bad Kitty Joins the Team Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250762702
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Published: Square Fish - December 29th, 2020

See more books in the Bad Kitty series.


Herd You Loud and Clear (Good Dog #3) Cover Image
By Cam Higgins, Ariel Landy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534479074
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Published: Little Simon - December 15th, 2020

See the rest of the books in the Good Dog series.


Starla Jean Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, A. N. Kang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250305763
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 19th, 2021

The Goblin Princess: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries #4) Cover Image
By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338323450
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 1st, 2020

Scholastic's Branches series appeals to readers in grades 1-3. See more books in the Unicorn Diaries series.


Bips and Roses (Zoey and Sassafras #8) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781943147816
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Published: Innovation Press - October 20th, 2020

See the rest of the books in the Zoey and Sassafras series.


The Bad Guys in The One?! (The Bad Guys #12) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338329506
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 10th, 2020

See the rest of the books in the Bad Guys series.


Icing on the Snowflake (Diary of an Ice Princess #6) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338607505
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 15th, 2020

See the rest of the books in the Diary of an Ice Princess series.