Chapter Books We Are Exploring Summer 2015

We have hit a new season and it is time for more Chapter Books are reading! We have had tons of fun looking and finding new books.

Humor seems to be a big hit at our house. We love reading those style of books. This set has animals, humor, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and detective stories.

Chapter Books We Are Exploring Summer 2015: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut, Mercy Watson, Dino-Mike, Nate the Great, Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe, Greetings From Somewhere - 3Dinosaurs.com

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut

Instead of eating the doughnut Mr. Bing adopts him as his pet dog. This is one that is your kids like humor in their reading will love it. This book has a comic book style fun to it. It is fun to read even the second time. See just what happens in this silly story. Plus there are more coming out.

Reading Level Information: DRA: 40, Guided Reading: Q-R; Grade level Equivalent: 3.9

Mercy Watson

I love these books as some fun beginning chapter books. Lots of fun colors on the pages and big text. I also like that the chapters are short. These books are fun to read and entertaining to read about the families pig named Mercy Wilson. Each of the book is really well done and the images match perfectly to what you are reading. Humor is also apart of these books.

Reading Level Information: DRA: 18, Guided Reading: K; Grade level Equivalent: 2.3

Dino-Mike

This is a fun series to read. The son of a paleontologist goes digging for dinosaurs with his dad. One day he is on the trail of what he thinks is a live T-Rex. Follow the fun of the series. There are pictures on every few pages and large text. It is a fun series to read.

Reading Level Information: Age level: 6-8, Grade level: 1-3 (Found on publisher web site)

Nate the Great

This is an older series but is still great for chapter books and those just starting into reading. You have simple and easy sentences on each page with pictures. This is great for those just starting out with chapters. Plus you get to be a detective as well!
Reading Level Information: DRA: 18, Guided Reading: K; Grade level Equivalent: 2.2

Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe

If you want a twist on fairy tales these are for you! They have lots of humor and can get kids laughing. After we read the books we talked about the difference between the book and the fairy tales they know that are similar. I like how interactive they can be. The fun colors and comic book style of reading made it loads of fun as well!

Reading Level Information: DRA: 30-34, Guided Reading: N-O; Grade level Equivalent: 2.

Greetings From Somewhere

Books about change and travel for kids. These are fun books about mysteries they solve along their travels with their parents. I like how simple and easy the books are. These are great books for those just starting out again. I like how they deal with the changes in their lives and how they grow through the books.
Reading Level Information: Ages 5-9 (suggestion on the back of the book)

If you are looking for ways to help kids keep track of their chapter book reading check out these fun Summer Themed Reading Printables:

Have you read any fun new chapter books? If so let me know! We love to try out new series!

Check out these other Chapter books we have explored:

Chapter Books We Are Exploring Summer 2015: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut, Mercy Watson, Dino-Mike, Nate the Great, Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe, Greetings From Somewhere

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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5 Responses to Chapter Books We Are Exploring Summer 2015

  1. We’re thrilled to learn that Arnie has a chapter book series now – thanks for letting us know! Just reserved some at the library.

  2. Thanks for the book suggestions! We have a hard time finding books that interest us around here. The Princess Pink books look like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to try them out!

  3. oh that Dino-Mike series looks right up our alley! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot!

  4. Emma says:

    I keep forgetting to try out chapter books with my daughter – I’m so used to picture books! lol!

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