Before having kids I was an elementary school teacher. What I loved most about teaching was watching children learn how to read. It’s an amazing transformation watching a first grader become a fluent reader.
Typically as kids are learning to read, they are eager to read chapter books. It’s almost like chapter books are magical to them and they are drawn to them. The hard part is that chapter books are often too hard for a beginning reader to read.
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Do you have any additional recommendations? What could we add to this list?
Tiffany White says
My first grader loves the Rosco Riley's Rules books and he's started the easier black lagoon series.
Chris Carter says
I remember some of these books!! Good picks!!
Lisa Witherspoon says
My youngest (now 7 in second grade) loved a series called "My Weird School." There are lots of them and she thought they were funny. She read them at the same time she read Ivy & Bean, though, so they might still be a little advanced. She also loved a series called Katie Kazoo which would definitely fit in with the ones listed here.