Friday, November 13, 2015

Spotlight Friday - Transitional Chapter Books

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

That reading period between picture books and early chapter books to middle grade fiction can be a very large leap.  Luckily, authors and publishers have started to notice this and are helping us fill this reading gap.  
Here are a few that have caught my eye this year.  They are smart books, well-written and will be loved among students.

Eva's Treetop Festival (Owl Diaries #1)
Owl Diaries: Eva's Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott

Lulu's Mysterious Mission
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter

Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split
Anna, Banana and the Friendship Split by Anica Mrose Rissi

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon (Tales from Deckawoo Drive #2)
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party (The Princess in Black, #2)
Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon and Dale Hale

Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time, #1)
Ranger in Time:  Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

Puppy Pirates #1: Stowaway!
Puppy Pirates:   Stowaway! by Erin Soderberg

Dory and the Real True Friend
Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon

The Story of Diva and Flea
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
Lola Levine is Not Mean by Monica Brown

The best part about these books is they are all part of a series.  I think transitional chapter books that are part of a series can really help hook a reader and keep them reading.  Let's hope these authors keep writing so we can hook our students.  Try one of these new books with your class today!

1 comment:

  1. I just had a mom and daughter come into the store looking for Owl Diaries. I think the one above (Eva's Treetop Festival) is #1 and there is a #2 and 3? We didn't have it in stock and she decided she wanted to look at other books rather than wait for us to order it. I printed her out a list of other recommended books.

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