When Agent E progressed to chapter books, she would often get discouraged before she even started, although she was clearly capable of reading at that level. She would mumble there are not enough pictures, it's too many words, I can't do this. I finally figured out that all her life she had been reading books she could easily finish in one sitting. I had to tell her that now many of the books she would read she would finish more slowly, even over the course of a few days, reading a few chapters at a time. I explained to her that's just how "grown up" books usually work. She was much more relaxed and less overwhelmed after that.
This was such a light bulb moment for her. And for me.
So, what are some of those chapter books she's reading?
Tink, North of Never Land by Kiki Thorpe (A list of Disney Fairy books can be found here.)
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler (More in this series can be found here. There's also a Young Cam Jansen series for younger readers.)
Arthur and the Recess Rookie by Marc Brown (More Arthur chapter books can be found here.)
|My E reader|
Have you checked out Scholastic's Book Wizard Tool? I know, I know . . . reading levels can be quite arbitrary and it doesn't (shouldn't?) matter, but . . . sometimes it's just nice to know these things! And it's helpful for getting ideas of similar books the Agents might be interested in.
(FWIW, the three examples above range from 50-100 pages and fall somewhere between the middle of second grade and the end of third grade.)
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.