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Old 02-26-2020, 10:02 PM
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So my daughter is 6 and in 1st grade. She's an advanced reader and is working her way through the Princess in Black books with my minimal assistance. She just finished book 4 out of 7 and it only takes a couple days per book, so I know we'll be done soon!

According to Scholastic Book Wizard, these are L or M level (DRA 20 or 24) depending on the book. We homeschool and we live in a Non-English speaking country, so no real library choices except one very small one. I can order books online on Amazon and we have a subscription to Epic!

Looking for books that might be similar to Princess in Black. We like that the chapters are pretty short and that there are plenty of pictures. She loves science, dinosaurs, magic, princesses (particularly those who are not meek and mild like the Princess in Black), other cultures, and traveling. She likes listening to the Magic Tree House books, but isn't quite ready to read those yet.

Good series in the K-M or 18-24 range with picture support and interesting story lines? I taught 4th grade, so the lower grade series I'm not as knowledgeable about.


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Old 02-27-2020, 03:36 AM
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I would say Junie B. Jones, The Littles or Judy Moody. Enjoy! Or Little Bear series!

Here is a good list.

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/level-m
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Old 02-27-2020, 04:16 AM
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Possibly Owl Diaries or Lulu/Coco (those are titles, not sure of the series name). Iíll look in my classroom library to see what other books the girls are loving right now.
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:44 AM
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The Secret Garden and The Little Princess were two of my daughter's favorites when she was that age
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:10 AM
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My first graders liked the Owl Diaries, Judy Moody books, Bailey School Kids, and Cam Jansen Mysteries.


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Old 02-27-2020, 07:14 AM
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Mercy Watson series would be about that level, I think. I just bought the first one to read aloud to my pig obsessed preschooler.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:21 AM
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I was also thinking of the Owl Diaries.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:08 AM
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Bink and Gollie books by Kate DiCamillo

Calendar Mystery series by Ron Roy

The Fairy Bell Sisters by Margaret McNamara

Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel

Greetings From Somewhere series by Harper Paris

Katie Kazoo Switcheroo by Nancy Krulik

The Kingdom of Wrenly series by Jordan Quinn

Princess Pulverizer series by Nancy Krulik

Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:21 AM
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Junie B. Jones (although some parents avoid her because she's very bratty, and not necessarily a good role model.)

Katie Woo

Cowgirl Kate

I disagree with Princess in Black being an M. I know it is, but I don't get how they got to that rating. A level M is end of 2nd grade/beginning of 3rd grade. PiB has very large print and not very complex sentence structure. I use it with my female struggling readers (older than OPís daughter). Iíd say it's more like a H-J level book in my experience which is mid-1st grade/beginning 2nd grade.
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:44 AM
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a Nate the Great mystery? There are lots of pictures and they are easier than the books I suggested before. It is fun to try and solve the mystery before the reading does.


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Old 02-27-2020, 11:54 AM
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Pinky and Rex series
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:04 PM
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I’ve never been a fan of Junie B. Jones. I just don’t care for the way she behaves or speaks in the books.

Scholastic has many series in their Branches collection that are short chapter books, and bridge kids from picture books to real chapter books. Owl Diaries was one that was already mentioned. My third graders who are not exactly on grade level (and some who are) love some of these series!

Here are the different series:
http://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/branches/
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:25 AM
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My son is six years old and in kindergarten. He is an advanced reader as well. Here are some of his current favorites:

-Henry and Mudge series
-Annie and Snowball series
-Poppleton series
-Katie Woo series
-Pedro series (He is Katie Woo's friend)
-Young Cam Jansen series
-Mercy Watson series
-Mr. Putter and Tabby series
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:17 AM
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Thank you guys! What great ideas! Will look them up
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