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Thursday, May 7, 2015

More Transitional Chapter Books

I got a note from Jill Patchin from Eau Claire today, saying if she'd known I would accept books in series for last month's reading goals, she would have had lots to recommend.  Jill runs My First Book Club, for kids just starting to read chapter books, and has had great luck with almost all of these titles (except Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater), especially these series:  Lulu (by Hilary McKay), Moongobble (by Bruce Coville) and Milo and Jazz Mysteries (by Lewis B. Montgomery).

Jill calls these books Bridge Books.


·         A to Z Mysteries: Absent author                                                                    by Rob Roy
·         Down Girl and Sit:   Home on the range                                                       by Lucy Nolan
·         Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The Mt. Rushmore Calamity            by Sara Pennypacker
·         Franny K Stein Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us                               by Jim Benton
·         Doyle and Fossey Science Detectives: The Case of the Gasping Garbage   by Michele Torrey
·         Lulu and the Duck in the Park                                                                       by Hilary McKay
·         Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth?                                                           by Louis Sachar
·         Mercy Watson to the Rescue                                                                          by Kate DiCamillo
·         Milo and Jazz Mysteries: The Case of the Stinky Socks                                 by Lewis B. Montgomery
·         Moongobble and Me: The Dragon of Doom                                                   by Bruce Coville
·         My Weird School Daze: Mrs Dole Is Out of Control                                      by Dan Gutman
·         Mrs Noodlekugel                                                                                              by Daniel Pinkwater
·         Roscoe Riley Rules: Never Glue your Friends to Chairs                                by Katherine Applegate
·         The Littles                                                                                                         by John Peterson

·         Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery                                                    by Doreen Cronin

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