When a newly independent reader is taking the leap to chapter books, things like easy-to-read text, fast-paced plots, illustrations, and engaging content can be key in building confidence and stamina.

These popular chapter books offer all these things and more. From series classics like Fox and Friends and Frog and Toad to favorites like Eerie Elementary and Cam Jansen, there's something for every early chapter book reader in this diverse collection. This book list is just right for enhanching your classroom library's early chapter book selection and watching your students' reading confidence grow.

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