Perfect Picks from the Services for Children Staff

What can you do if your child has mastered the books in our juvenile readers collection but isn't quite ready for chapter books?  Check out our advanced readers, of course!  These books are also classified as beginning chapter books and offer almost the same format as beginning-to-read books—bigger font, smaller vocabulary, and lots of pictures—but contain just a bit more challenging and longer text.

The Services for Children staff have many advanced readers to recommend!  Many of these titles are part of a series, making it easy to find a whole bunch of books in the same area.

When you select a book cover, you will be taken to a Services for Children staff member's page, where you can read a short summary of the book or series.  A recommended age range is also included with each review.  Additionally, the book's title is linked to our online catalog, where you can see which M/RCPL locations have a copy of the item on shelf.

If you want to see our previous staff picks, click here!


Children's Advanced Readers!

Arthur series by Marc Brown

Arthur series by Marc Brown

Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey

Bailey School Kids series
by Debbie Dadey

Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

•	Black Lagoon Adventure Series by Mike Thaler

Black Lagoon Adventure Series by Mike Thaler

Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen
series
by David A. Adler

Captain Awesome series by Stan Kirby

Captain Awesome series
by Stan Kirby

Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley series
by Jeff Brown

Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline

Horrible Harry series
by Suzy Kline

Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones series
by Barbara Park

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series by Nancy Krulik

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series by Nancy Krulik

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson series
by Kate DiCamillo

Moose Crossing by Stephanie Green

Moose Crossing
by Stephanie Green

My Weird School series by Dan Gutman

My Weird School series
by Dan Gutman

Nancy Clancy series by Jane O’Connor

Nancy Clancy
series
by Jane O’Connor

Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat

Nate the Great
by Marjorie Sharmat

Olivia Sharp series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Olivia Sharp series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Princess Posey series by Stephanie Greene

Princess Posey series
by Stephanie Greene

Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows

Rainbow Magic series
by Daisy Meadows

Ready Freddy! series by Abby Klein

Ready Freddy! series
by Abby Klein

Roscoe Riley Rules by Katherine Applegate

Roscoe Riley Rules series
by Katherine Applegate

Science Solves It!: Buried in the Backyard by Gail Herman

Science Solves It!:
Buried in the Backyard

by Gail Herman

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown
by Paula Danziger

Stink series by Megan McDonald

Stink series
by Megan McDonald

Third Grade Detectives series by George E. Stanley

Third Grade Detectives series by George E. Stanley

    
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