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Beginning Chapter Book Series to Love

These captivating series feature beloved and unforgettable characters, and are perfect for readers who are transitioning from easy readers to chapter books.

Cam Jansen: the mystery of the U.F.O. by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ; with illustrations by Marla Frazee

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus by Barbara Park ; illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Bad Kitty gets a bath by Nick Bruel

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown ; pictures by Tomi Ungerer

The magic school bus on the ocean floor by Joanna Cole ; illustrated by Bruce Degen

Poppy by Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Binky the space cat by Ashley Spires

Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things by [text by] Lenore Look ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry: illustrated by Middy Thomas

Ivy and Bean by written by Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Encyclopedia Brown, super sleuth by Donald J. Sobol ; illustrated by James Bernardin

Pinky and Rex get married by James Howe ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

High time for heroes by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

The adventures of Captain Underpants by the first epic novel by Dav Pilkey ; with color by Jose Garibaldi