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Rickshaw Girl

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins When I first read Rickshaw Girl years ago, I loved it for the message it sent: that there is something intrinsically valuable in being a girl and that it is possible for girls to achieve … Continue reading

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Princess in Black

The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale One of the latest and most adorable entries in the world of beginning chapter books comes from Shannon Hale (and her husband/sometimes writing partner). Princess Magnolia is sweet and beautiful and … Continue reading

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Binky the Space Cat

Binky the Space Cat (A Binky Adventure) by Ashley Spires Binky the Space Cat is a perfect for readers making the transition to chapter books, whatever their age! Lots of beginning readers become used to using pictures to help them … Continue reading

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Mr. Bear Gets Alarmed – After Happily Ever After

Mr. Bear Gets Alarmed (After Happily Ever After) by Tony Bradman The little one and I went to story time at a different library from the one we usually visit.  And while he was happily playing I spotted their amazing … Continue reading

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All About Ellie – Critter Club #2

All About Ellie by Callie Barkley Ellie is excited about the abandoned baby rabbits that the Critter Club is fostering, but she’s also really excited about getting the starring role in the school play.  She’d hoped some of her friends … Continue reading

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Ivy & Bean

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows Unsurprisingly, Ivy & Bean is super cute.  There’s a reason the series is so terribly popular. Bean’s mother keeps urging bean to play with her neighbor Ivy, but Bean is not interested.  Mischievous Bean … Continue reading

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Freddie Ramos Takes Off – Zapato Power #1

Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) by Jacqueline Jules I have seen this book listed as a Level M on various online sites. Moving to Starwood Park Apartments has been a good thing for Freddie and his mother. It’s just the … Continue reading

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Ruby Lu, Brave and True

Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look It’s often a challenge to find beginning chapter books that are interesting and well-written, but Ruby Lu, Brave and True manages it easily.  It’s a teacher’s dream with metaphors appearing on the very … Continue reading

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Fiona the Flute Fairy

Music Fairies #3: Fiona the Flute Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book by Daisy Meadows There is no fairy series more ubiquitous than the Rainbow Magic fairies.  They are aimed at beginning readers and feature fairly large text and frequent illustrations. The … Continue reading

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Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky by Kristin Earhart This is the first book in the Big Apple Barn series and friends, I shall be honest with you. It was not chosen on merit, it was chosen purely because it is short, I … Continue reading

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