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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

April Reading Goals: Transitional Chapter Books

This was a month with less participation, which may have been because I stipulated that the chapter books should be stand-alones.  Turns out there just aren't many transitional chapter books that aren't part of a series of books about the same characters, which makes a lot of sense.  Most of these titles are part of a series, too.  Remember May's reading goal:  Fantasy.  Here's the form.

Transitional/Easier Chapter Books, Reading Goals April 2015

Atinuke.  Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus. 
Kayla from Plum City might recommend this title--it has a few challenging words in it.

DiCamillo, Kate.  Bink and Gollie.
Cassie from Augusta enthusiastically recommends this for primary grades

DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black.  Spiderwick Chronicles.
Kayla from Plum City would recommend this title to middle grades—especially kids who aren’t prone to nightmares and who like adventures.

Krosoczka, Jarret.  Lunch Lady. 
Kayla from Plum City recommends this one for kids who like graphic novels, or kids who are intimidated by a solid page of text.  Some harder words, but kids will be able to figure out from context.

Lin, Grace.  Ling & Ting Twice as Silly.
Valerie from Ladysmith would recommend this.  She says that Ling and Ting are Chinese American twins.  There are other books about them, but they can be read in any order.  The book contains 6 short stories, and is a good way to add some diversity to this area of the collection.

Osborn, Mary Pope.  Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Treehouse).
Kayla from Plum City enthusiastically recommends this one—the most challenging words were the dinosaur names.

Pennypacker, Sara.  Clementine.
Kayla from Plum City did NOT like this one.  Leah from IFLS DID like it.  Kayla thought there were too many distractions and story lines.  Leah liked the characters and humor.

Quinn, Jordan.  The Kingdom of Wrenly series.
Valerie from Ladysmith enthusiastically recommends this one, even though it is a series.  Lots of interest from parents and kids.  Large font, easy to read, lots of pictures.  Main character is a prince with a pet dragon whose best friend is a girl.

Stilton, Geronimo.  Cavemice Watch Your Tail.  (Geronimo Stilton)
Krissa from Roberts recommends this title, and the entire series.  Each can be read as stand-alones.  She appreciates the comic type words that are highlighted, and even though some words may be a little more difficult, the fun writing style and unique fonts keep a person interested.

Viorst, Judith.  Lulu and the Brotosaurus. 

Kayla from Plum City enthusiastically recommends this one, it has easy sentences and word choices.

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