Perfect Early Chapter Books

Going from books with one or two lines on a page to a chapter book is a huge transition for any kid. Billie B. Brown and Hey Jack are  early chapter books that will make this reading transition easy and painless. These little chapter books are a level K or 20 (DRA Level) which means they’re at the beginning of second grade level. These would be perfect for your first or second grader or even your kindergartner.

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Billie B. Brown

Meet Billie B. Brown, a vivacious and bold girl ready for adventures! Filled with relatable situations, caring family relationships, and positive problem-solving, they are sure to take your early reader by storm! Billie B. reminds me of the sassy Junie B. Jones without the “s” word thrown in the mix. (stupid) She will help your reader remain confident in their reading, while easily wanting more.

No more than 50 words per page and in larger print! Vocabulary words are bold to make sure your reader notices them.

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Hey Jack

Meet Jack, Billie B.’s best friend! Jack is a down-to-earth, funny kid, with real-life experiences. With larger print and no overwhelming blocks of text, these stories are perfect for the young independent reader in your life.

These crossover characters will make you laugh and smile and often make you learn something as well. There are 15 books in each series. And, when you fall in love with Billie B., you’ll be able to follow her in Billie B. Mysteries which is at a third grade reading level.

As a former reading teacher, I highly recommend these cute chapter books. Let me know which are your favorite and encourage your local library to invest in some as well!

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