Transitional Chapter Books

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Transitional Book - "A type of chapter book, usually between 60-100 pages long, that appeals to readers transitioning between easy readers and middle grade novels" - The Children's Literature Glossary

* indicates a winner of the Gryphon Award

  • Monika Bang-Campbell
Little Rat series:
Little Rat Rides (J) *2005 Gryphon Award / See also Little Rat Sets Sail
  • David A. Alder
Cam Jansen series
  • Tony Abbot
Secrets of Droon series
  • Jim Benton
Franny K. Stein series -- NEW!
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Lunch Walks Among Us *2004 Gryphon Honor Book
  • Stan Berenstain
Berenstain Bears series
  • Marc Brown
Arthur series
  • Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers
The SOS File
  • Ann Cameron
The Stories Julian Tells
Gloria's Way.
  • Ellen Conford
The Jenny Archer series
  • Sarah Ellis
The Several Lives of Oprhan Jack * winner of the Governor General's Literary Award (The Canada Council).
  • Gloria Etra
Aliens for Breakfast series
Snowed In with Grandmother Silk *Best Bets for the Classroom 2004 - Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) - Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
  • Patricia Reilly Giff
The Polk Street School series
The Adventures of Minnie and Max
  • Dan Greenburg
Zack Files series
  • Dan Gutman
My Weird School series - NEW!
The Get Rich Quick Club
  • Jessie Haas
Runaway Radish
  • William H. Hooks
Pioneer Cat
  • H. B. Homzie
Alien Clones from Outer Space series
  • Deborah Hopkinson
Prairie Skies series
  • James Howe
Pinky and Rex series
  • Joanna Hurwitz
Park Pals Adventure
The Russell titles
  • Angela Johnson
Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street
When Mules Flew on Magnolia Street
  • Dick King-Smith
Lollipop titles
The Water Horse
  • Suzy Kline
Song Lee series
Horrible Harry series (J)
  • Nancy Krulik
Katie Kazoo Switcheroo series
  • Laurie Lawlor
The School at Crooked Creek
  • Claudia Mills
7 X 9 = Trouble! * 2005 Virginia Young Readers Nominee
  • Patricia C. McKissack
Tippey Lemmey
  • Kate McMullen
Dragon Slayers Academy
  • Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic Tree House series
  • Wendy Orr
Ark in the Park
  • Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia
  • Ron Roy
A to Z Mysteries series
  • Louis Sachar
Marvin Redpost series
  • Shelley Moore Thomas
Good Night, Good Knight
  • Tomie dePaola
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