The post we shared a while back, Books for Advanced Readers—Early Elementary School and Books for Advanced Readers—Upper Elementary School, are two incredibly popular posts on our Raise a Reader blog.
They're so popular that parents and caregivers have requested time and time again that we write more posts with books for their young advanced readers. So here you have it: more books for advanced readers in early elementary school.
As parents, we want to make sure we're continually providing our kids with reading material that is engaging, intriguing, and age-appropriate. Each component is key, especially age-appropriate.
It's something truly worth repeating; even if a child in first grade can decode a book written for children in middle grades, the content may not be appropriate.
Here's our new list of books, many of which are parts of a series so if your child loves the book, all you need to do is head back and grab another!
Second Grade Ape by Daniel Manus Pinkwater and illustrated by Jill Pinkwater
Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard and illustrated by James Marshall
The Humphrey series by Betty G. Birney
Hey L'il D series by Bob Lanier and Heather Goodyear and illustrated by Desire Grover
The Jackson Friends series by Michelle Edwards
The Ready, Freddy series by Abby Kline and illustrated by John McKinley
The Roscoe Riley Rules series by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Brian Biggs
The Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline and illustrated by Amy Wummer
The Andy Shane series by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
The Ivy & Bean books by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall
As always, this list is just a start. Our continued advice is to always read the book before you hand it to your child. That way, you will know for sure if your own child will be able to handle the subject matter.
What other titles are good picks for our younger advanced readers? Share your thoughts with us on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on Twitter, @teachmama, and let's continue the conversation!