Transitional Readers

  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler

    A fifth-grader with a photographic memory and her friend Eric help solve the mystery of the stolen diamonds.

  • Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate

    If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her-a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong?

  • Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton

    Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet -- she's going to fit in. But when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows it's up to a mad scientist to save the day.

  • Stanley, Flat Again! by Jeff Brown

    Any Doctor will agree that people are not flat. They are born round and stay that way their whole lives. But not Stanley Lambchop!

  • Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

    Bad Kitty is forced to take a bath in this illustrated how-to for young readers. The funniest of any of Kitty's adventures, though don't tell her that.

  • The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville

    Young Edward is the assistant to Moongobble the Magician--a good man but a terrible magician. When the Society of Magicians threatens to cast Moongobble out, he and Edward must make a dangerous journey to face the Dragon of Doom.

  • The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

    J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement. So he's not terribly impressed when two chicks and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings.

  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

    Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school, is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't.

  • Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman

    Never before has school been this mixed up--or this much fun! Miss Daisy, who teaches second grade, doesn't know how to add or subtract. Not only that, she doesn't know how to read or write, either.

  • Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L. Holm

    It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The adventure? Nothing ever changes, until . . . Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party.

  • Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

    Caleb and Anna's parents sang every day. But their mother died the day after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn't sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ad in the paper, asking for a wife, and he receives a letter from one Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton, of Maine.

  • Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

    Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods--Judy Moody has them all!

  • Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald

    Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads--can it be?--three feet, seven and three quarters inches!

  • Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

    Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home.

  • Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park

    Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.

  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

    Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.

  • The Absent Author by Ron Roy

    In the first book of the A to Z Mysteries, Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit. Wallace says yes! But when the big day comes, Wallis Wallace is nowhere to be found.

  • Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar

    Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he doesn't look like anyone in his family. He's not really Marvin Redpost--he's Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon!

  • Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

    A Civil War sword... A watermelon stabbing... Missing roller skates... Theses are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him.

  • Oh Say, I Can't See by Jon Scieszka

    In 1776--in a surprise attack--General Washington led his American troops across the Delaware River to New Jersey. There, they victoriously battled the British. Everyone knows that. But what is little known is that the Time Warp Trio was on board that fateful boat ride.