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 June 15, 2021.

Scaredy Squirrel in a Nutshell Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593307557
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593116029
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Published: Philomel Books - June 1st, 2021

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


Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits Cover Image
By Julian Gough, Jim Field (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781645177104
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Published: Silver Dolphin Books - June 8th, 2021

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


The Book No One Wants to Read Cover Image
By Beth Bacon, Beth Bacon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062962546
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Published: HarperCollins - June 15th, 2021

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.


Mac Saves the World (Mac B., Kid Spy #6) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator), Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338742459
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Published: Orchard Books - June 1st, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Mac B., Kid Spy series.


Twins vs. Triplets #1: Back-to-School Blitz (HarperChapters) Cover Image
By Jennifer Torres, Vanessa Flores (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780063059443
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

Pizazz Cover Image
By Sophy Henn, Sophy Henn (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534492424
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Published: Aladdin - June 1st, 2021

See also the second book in the series Pizazz vs. the New Kid.


Crack in the Code! (Minecraft Stonesword Saga #1) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593372982
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Cupcake Fix: A Branches Book (Layla and the Bots #3) Cover Image
By Vicky Fang, Christine Nishiyama (Illustrator), Christine Nishiyama (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338582970
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 1st, 2021

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Trouble with Tattle-Tails (The Fabled Stables Book #2) Cover Image
By Jonathan Auxier, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419742729
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Published: Amulet Books - May 18th, 2021

See book #1 in the Fabled Stables series here.


From Nerd to Ninja! (Ninja Kid #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338305791
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 18th, 2021

See also the second book in the series Flying Ninja.


Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970428
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 4th, 2021

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015388
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

Hand-Me-Down Magic #3: Perfect Patchwork Purse Cover Image
By Corey Ann Haydu, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062978271
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 4th, 2021

See the rest of the Hand-Me-Down Magic 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.


Iggy Is the Hero of Everything Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984813367
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

See the rest of the Iggy series.


Unicorn Academy Nature Magic #2: Phoebe and Shimmer Cover Image
By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593426722
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

See the first book in the Unicorn Academy Nature Magic series.


Naomi the Rainbow Glitter Dragon (Dragon Girls #3) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338680652
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 4th, 2021

See the first two books in the Dragon Girls series.


The Frozen Rainbow (Snow Sisters #3) Cover Image
By Astrid Foss, Monique Dong (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534443549
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Published: Aladdin - April 27th, 2021

See the rest of the books in the Snow Sisters series.


Art with Heart (The Invincible Girls Club #2) Cover Image
By Rachele Alpine, Addy Rivera Sonda (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534475328
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Published: Aladdin - May 4th, 2021

See the first book in The Invincible Girls Club series.


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.


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.


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.