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Bartlett Public Library District, 800 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103

Beginner Chapter Books


Young Cam Jansen and the Speedy Car Mystery by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory at the school Green Fair to solve a mystery involving a missing electric car.


Cork & Fuzz:Good Sports by Dori Chaconas

Short-legged Cork is upset when tall Fuzz wins every game they play, until he learns that their friendship is more important than winning.


Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books by Doug Cushman

In the town of Ghostly, a town full of silly, creepy creatures, something strange is going on. Books are disappearing! Luckily ace reporter Dirk Bones is on the case.


Pinch and Dash Make Soup by Michael Daley

Pinch and Dash’s disagreement over the use of pepper and hot sauce in their soup ends up spoiling the meal.


Creepy-Crawly Birthday by James Howe

Bunnicula and his friends are excited to attend a birthday party. Birthdays mean parties, and parties mean presents.  What could be inside the seven suitcases?


Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends-Frog and Toad.

A Caldecott Honor Book


Katie and the lass Pet by Fran Manushkin

When Katie is chosen to take the class pet, Binky the guinea pig, home for the weekend, she runs into a problem.


Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan

Laughter is the best medicine for Pearl and Wagner. Wagner is having a bad day. Why? It’s April Fool’s Day! But Pearl is not joking when she picks another partner for the class dance contest. Wagner dreams up the perfect way to get the last laugh.


Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest by Cynthia Rylant

Annie and her bunny watch and wait as a nest is built above the porch swing and eventually they get to see the mother bird feeding her babies.


Mr. Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks by Cynthia Rylant

During a long, hot summer, fun-loving neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her mischievous dog, Zeke, take a bored Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby on an adventurous sightseeing boat cruise.


Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater to eat foods he thinks he will not like.


Detective Dinosaur Undercover by James Skofield

In three brief mysteries Detective Dinosaur learns about doing undercover work, gets chased by a strange blob, and finds rain on a sunny day.


Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day by Jean Van Leeuwen

Amanda Pig and her family and friends try to find different ways to beat the heat.


Bartlett Public Library District
800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Main: 630.837.2855
Adult: 630.837.3560
Youth & Teen: 630.837.3348
Monday-Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm