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Top 25 Chapter Book Series for 1st-3rd Grade

Here are more than 25 great Chapter Book Series Book Recommendations your 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade student will love to read themselves or have read aloud to them.
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Once your children discover the love of reading they will need to read lots of books to not only satisfy their newfound interest, but to keep it growing to create a lifetime love of reading.

Sometimes it can be hard, really hard, to continually find great books for your kids to read. That is where chapter book series come in. Series will keep your child’s interest book after book as they are already familiar with the characters while enjoying new story lines. It also makes it very easy to just pick up the next book in a series to keep your kids reading all year and summer long!

The following list contains both childhood classic books as well as new well-loved series. They work great to read aloud with your K-3rd grade child or for confident readers in 1st through 3rd grade to read by themselves. (Note: For a convenient list to to take with you to the library, don’t forget to download the free printable bookmark below!)

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Top 25 Chapter Book Series for 1st-3rd Grade

Here are some of the BEST books for 1st-3rd grade students to read themselves. You can conveniently order them from Amazon using the links provided so your child to read over and over to achieve fluency OR print the convenient library book marks below for an easy way to get the books free from your local library. Books are listed from easiest to hardest with the Book Level used by most libraries in parenthesis for your convenience.

Books are listed in no particular order, but starred ones are favorites with my kids:
  Henry Huggins by Beaverly Cleary
  Humphrey Series by Betty G. Birney
  Boxcar Children by G. Warner
  Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
  Ready Freddy by Abby Klein
  Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne*
  Magic School Bus Chapter Book Series by Anne Capec*
  Capital Mysteries by Ron Roy*
  A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy*
  Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol*
  Who Was Biographies (lots of people by various authors)*
  An Interactive History Adventure (choose your own history adventure)*
  Ballpark Mystery Series by David A. Kelly
  Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth Series by Jane O’Connor
  Amelia Bedilia by Herman Parish
  Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel*
  Christian Heroes Books by Janet Benge*
  AIO Imagination Station Books Series* [faith based]
  A Jigsaw Jones Mystery by James Preller
  Geronimo Stilton Series
  Hank the Cowdog Series by John R. Erickson
  Soccer Cats Series by Matt Christopher
  The Baby Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
  Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
  The Hardy Boys Secret Files Series by Franklin W. Dixon
  Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene
  The Puppy Place Series by Ellen Miles*
  My Weird School by Dan Gutman
  The Mystery on the Freedom Trail (and other in the series) by Carole Marsh*

Download Favorite Chapter Book Series for 1st-3rd Graders

To make it easies to pick out books at the library I made a printable from this list. Just pick the style you like and print that page. Fold in half and laminate for a convenient bookmark. Use a dry erase markers to cross off series you are finished with or your child didn’t particularly enjoy. You can also have your child note what book they are on in the series to make picking books up at the library a breeze!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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