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 May 17, 2022.

Bloom of the Flower Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #21) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338776874
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 17th, 2022

See the rest of the Dragon Masters series.


She Persisted: Patsy Mink Cover Image
By Tae Keller, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593402900
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Published: Philomel Books - May 3rd, 2022

See other books in the nonfiction She Persisted series, including Sonia Sotomayor, Temple Grandin, Maria Tallchief and Wangari Maathai.


The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Mermaid Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534486874
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Published: Aladdin - April 26th, 2022

See other books in the Pug Who Wanted to Be series.


Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062970435
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 3rd, 2022

Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogs: (The Questioneers Book #5) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419743528
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 17th, 2022

The Sunken Ship: An Acorn Book (Mermaid Days #1) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kat Uno (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338794595
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 3rd, 2022

Scaredy Squirrel Gets a Surprise (Scaredy's Nutty Adventures #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593307588
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Fenway and the Frisbee Trick (Make Way for Fenway! #2) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593406953
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Read book #1 in the Make Way for Fenway series!


Jo Jo Makoons: Fancy Pants Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015418
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Published: Heartdrum - May 10th, 2022

Catch up with Jo Jo Makoons #1.


The Inflatables in Bad Air Day (The Inflatables #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338748970
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 3rd, 2022

I Will Not Lose in Super Shoes! Cover Image
By Jonathan Fenske, Jonathan Fenske (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593384534
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 10th, 2022

The Daily Bark: The Dinosaur Discovery Cover Image
By Laura James, Charlie Alder (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781547609543
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 17th, 2022

Catch up with Daily Bark #1: The Puppy Problem.


Nature Lover #6 (Jada Jones) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nneka Myers (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593226490
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 12th, 2022

See the rest of the Jada Jones series.


Zara's Rules for Record-Breaking Fun Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Wastana Haikal (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534497580
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 19th, 2022

Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand (Simon B. Rhymin’ #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316539012
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Catch up with Simon B. Rhymin' #1


Ballet Bunnies #5: The Big Audition Cover Image
By Swapna Reddy, Binny Talib (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593305751
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2022

See the rest of the Ballet Bunnies series.


Catalina Incognito Cover Image
By Jennifer Torres, Gladys Jose (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534482784
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Published: Aladdin - March 22nd, 2022

Also check out book #2 in the series: The New Friend Fix.


Once Upon a Tim Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534499256
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

Stella Díaz to the Rescue (Stella Diaz #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250763105
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 29th, 2022

See the rest of the Stella Díaz series!