Boost Your Child's Early Reading Skills With Branches Books

Here’s everything you need to know about this popular line for newly independent readers.
Nov 20, 2020



Boost Your Child's Early Reading Skills With Branches Books

Nov 20, 2020

If your child has ever flown through an Owl Diaries or Boris book, they’ve read a Branches early chapter book. You may have noticed the tree logo on the corner of your child’s favorite reads, or recognized the Branches characters that have become household names.

The Branches line of early chapter books is designed for kids who are ready to read independently! It helps them transition from leveled readers and picture books to chapter books with an array of series that feature riveting stories, fun characters, and engaging art.

You’ll find several series in the Branches line of early chapter books, ranging from Haggis and Tank Unleashed (about two dogs with big imaginations) to Kung Pow Chicken (about a superhero who battles bad guys all over town). Branches books are generally for readers in kindergarten through third grade, although the exact reading level varies by book.

If your child is ready to move beyond picture books – but isn’t quite ready for a text-heavy novel – these early chapter books will be the perfect fit for them. Branches books have more illustrations than chapter books, but are more complex than other early readers. You can also easily read these books aloud if your child isn't ready to explore them independently yet. 

Branches books feature fast-paced plots, cliffhangers, and accessible text that encourages kids to keep reading. Once your child reads the first book in a series, they’ll be eager to dive into the rest.

Shop popular Branches book sets below! You can find all Branches books, including individual titles, at The Scholastic Store.

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