Favourite Chapter Books - Part 3
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My 7 year old (he is in Grade 1) is such a bookworm, my speed of writing is slower than his speed of reading :-) In this post, I am summarizing the chapter books he has been reading in the last few months and those he has been fond of. They are still pretty much under the same category / genre. C really loves detective, spy, mystery, and adventure books, as well as humour. It is a pure coincidence that the main character of the books in this favourite chapter books (part 3) are mostly girls (Cam Jansen, Emma Jack, Lottie Lipton, Agatha, Dory Fantasmagory, and Emily Eyefinger).
I start to put the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) indication for each series to help you choosing the right level books for your kids.
#1 The Secret Seven and The Famous Five by Enid Blyton, an English author
I was a big fan of Enid Blyton (The Secret Seven, The Famous Five, The Adventures Series) as I loved reading detectives and adventures stories. C is apparently a big fan, too. He started with Secret Seven and loves it. Then he read The Famous Five - and likes it even more. His comment about the two is that the mystery / problem in The Famous Five is more serious than in The Secret Seven.
#2 Cam Jansen by David A. Adler, an American author
Cam Jansen is a fifth-grader with a photographic memory and together with her friend Eric, they solve mysteries.
David Abraham Adler's other books include Young Cam Jansen, Bones mystery series, Andy Russell series, and some biographies (like A Picture Book of Christopher Colombus). All of them are great books.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : L (Grade 1-3)
#3 EJ Girl Hero by Susannah McFarlane, an Australian author
The series is about a 10 year old girl named Emma Jack who has a secret life as an agent with a (good) spy agency called SHINE. The enemy of SHINE is called SHADOW, who works for evil.
C absolutely loves the first book of EJ Girl Hero and asked me to borrow the everything else of this series.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : O, P (Grade 2-5)
#4 A Lottie Lipton Adventure by Dan Metcalf, a British author
A very interesting historical adventures of Lottie Lipton, a 9 year old investigator who lives in the British Museum.
Definitely one of my 7 year old son's favourites ever. C read a book of Lottie Lipton Adventure just a few days before our trip to London back in December. So when we visited the British Museum, he could relate and got really excited.
I think this series is really good. I always like stories based on some facts.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : P, Q (Grade 2-5)
#5 Agatha: Girl of Mystery by Stefano Turconi and Steve Stevenson, Italian authors
The main character is a girl named Agatha, a headstrong girl detective who travels around the world, solving mysteries. She travelled to Egypt, India, Scotland, USA, France, Bermuda Triangle, Italy, Afria, and Norwegia. C always likes this type of book, where the main character travel to different country to solve some problems. In the Favourite Chapter Books Part 2, one of the series he likes is Greetings From Somewhere by Harper Paris.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : O (Grade 2-5)
#6 Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar is an American author who is best known for Holes, the book that won US National Book Award in 1998 and Newberry Medal in 1999 for the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for chidren.
The genre of this series is comedy and humour. Besides mystery, adventure, spy, and detective, C also likes a character who is funny, quirky, and witty. Marvin Redpost is a boy with such character.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : L, M (Grade 1-3)
#7 Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
The youngest in her family with one brother and one sister, Dory is a little rascal with a big imagination. Another humour books that C loves.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : O (Grade 3)
#8 Emily Eyefinger by Duncan Ball, an American-born Australian author
The main character is a special girl who was born with an eye on the end of her finger. She goes into adventures and having an extra eye can be very handy.
Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level (Guided Reading level) : M (Grade 1-3)
So many books to read, so little time!