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

Transitional Chapter Books


These books are recommended for readers who are ready for chapter books with short chapters and pictures. Look for the blue dot.


Series: Cam Jansen by David Adler

Series: American Girl Collection by Susan Adler and other authors

I Was a Third Grade Bodyguard by Mary Jane Auch

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch

I Was a Third Grade Spy by Mary Jane Auch

Series: The Berenstain Bears by The Berenstains

Series: Pony Pals by Jeanne Betancourt

Series: A Marc Brown Chapter Book by Marc Brown

The Paint Brush Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

Julian, Secret Agent by Ann Cameron

More Stories Huey Tells by Ann Cameron

The Stories Huey Tells by Ann Cameron

Series: Disney Girls by Gabrielle Charbonnet

The Dog That Stole Home by Matt Christopher

Series: Soccer Cats by Matt Christopher

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

Jake Drake Bully Buster by Andrew Clements

Series: Sheltie by Peter Clover

Series: Little Bill Books for Beginning Readers by Bill Cosby

Mean, Mean Maureen Green by Judy Cox

Series: The Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Series: A Is for Amber by Paula Danziger

Series: Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton

Series: 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola

Robots. Rodney Goes to Town by Acton Figueroa

Series: The Adventures of McBroom by Sid Fleischman

Series: The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg

Series: Andrew Lost by J.C. Greenburg

Series: Pinky and Rex by James Howe

Busybody Nora by Johanna Hurwitz

New Neighbors for Nora by Johanna Hurwitz

Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business by Johanna Hurwitz

PeeWee’s Tale by Joanna Hurwitz

Rip-roaring Russell by Joanna Hurwitz

Russell Rides Again by Joanna Hurwitz

Russell Sprouts by Joanna Hurwitz 

Series: The Nancy Drew Notebooks by Carolyn Keene

Ace The Very Important Pig by Dick King-Smith

The Golden Goose by Dick King-Smith

Clever Lollipop by Dick King-Smith

Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith

Series: The Cul-De-Sac Kids by Beverly Lewis

Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes

Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday by Stephen Manes

Rats on the Roof and Other Stories by James Marshall

Series: The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes by Anne Mazer

Series: Dragon Slayers’ Academy by Kate McMullan

Series: Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows

Max’s Logbook by Marissa Moss

Ark in the Park by Wendy Orr

Series: Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

Series: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Series: Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Series: Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey

Series: A Jigsaw Jones Mystery by James Preller

Series: Fairy Realm by Emily Rodda

M & M and he Haunted House Game by Pat Ross

M & M and the Santa Secrets by Pat Ross

Special Gifts by Cynthia Rylant

Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control by Louis Sachar

The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits by Betsy Sachs

The City of Ink Drinkers by Eric Sanvoisin

The Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin

Little Red Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin

A Straw for Two by Eric Sanvoisin

Series: All-American Puppies by Susan Saunders

Series: The Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka

Series: Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol

The Bathwater Gang by Jerry Spinelli

The Bathwater Gang Gets Down to Business by Jerry Spinelli

Aliens for Dinner by Stephanie Spinner

Series: Adam Sharp by George Edward Stanley

Series: Third-Grade Detectives by George Stanley

Series: Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton

Series: Willimena Rules! by Valerie Wilson Wesley

Series: A Little House Chapter Book by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Spider Storch’s Desperate Deal by Gina Willner-Pardo

New Pet by Dan Yaccarino

Amazon Fever by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Fossil Fever by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld


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