What are the best first grader chapter books?

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    #1Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.

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    Howard Ross
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A classic book for young readers to enjoy. The illustrations are great and Pippi is an amazing character to follow. It's a lot of fun for both children and adults. "
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    #2Frog and Toad Are Friends

    Frog and Toad Are Friends

    Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel is a Level 2 children's picture book which has won many awards such as a Newbery Honor. This book is about the friendship and adventures of Frog and Toad.


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    Rebecca Xu
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Love, love, love this book. The tale of Frog and Toad is so heartwarming and I suggest it to everyone!"
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    #3Amelia Bedelia

    Amelia Bedelia

    Amelia Bedelia is a maid who does everything that Mr. and Mrs. Rogers ask to do but she takes instructions literally even if some are idioms such as dressing the chicken in tiny clothes. She is about to get fired. When the Rogers take a bite of her lemon pie, things have changed.


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    Eduardo Velázquez
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "this is a very funny story of Amelia Bedelia is a maid who does everything that Mr. and Mrs. Rogers ask to do but she takes instructions literally even if some are idioms such as dressing the chicken in tiny clothes."
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    #4Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)

    Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)

    Dinosaurs Before Dark tells the story of Jack and Annie after discovering a magic tree house. They need to get home before it gets dark or they may become the dinosaur's dinner. This book is ideal for middle-grade children.


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    Ashley Gonzales
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The illustrations alone make this an awesome buy. It is a great story line and is very easy to keep up with. It really engages the reader. It is very age appropriate and allows a young reader to read with ease. "
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    #5Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Based on real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls, the Little House on the Prairie is the third book of the award-winning Little House series, that captivated generations of American and worldwide readers. 


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    Judy Watkins
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book, while it may be a classic, is probably not a good one for a first grader unless they are pretty advanced in vocabulary and good a reading. If you are planning on reading it to your first grader it may be an okay choice but I would say it's geared more toward female readers/listeners. Overall I would say to hold on to the book and give it to your child when they get a bit older and better at reading."
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    #6The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children, ideal for grade 2-6 readers, is about the four orphans who start to make a home in a boxcar just to stay together. In their adventure, they meet their grandfather.


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    Frank Banks
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "My son is in first grade and I got him this book to write a book report on. He keeps telling me all about it and I'm pretty sure he's almost done with it. That's great, because he only got it yesterday."
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    #7Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel is a classic novel about two siblings who are left by their mother in the woods. While finding their way out,they saw a house of an old woman.They did not know that, that will start their nightmares. 


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    Beverly Hopkins
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "My daughter just started reading Hansel and Gretel in school (she's in first grade) and brought it home so we could read it together. Some of it's a little hard for her to understand but she's really enjoying it. I think parts of it are a little dark for a first grader, but it's definitely improving her reading skills and she's engaged in the story line. She really likes it so it's good enough for me."
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    #8The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Boredom, curiosity, and a phantom tollbooth led Milo to the Lands Beyond, where the boy found out that life is more exciting than it seems. In Phantom Tollbooth, Milo goes on an adventure that he did not think was possible.

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    Virginia Bates
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "When I was in first grade many years ago we read this book. I really enjoyed it then and enjoyed reading it again now with my son who is in first grade. I highly recommend it for your little reader!"
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    #9Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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    Juan Cruz
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Oh, I can still remember the first time I read Charlotte's Web. I found it in my first grade library and I was fascinated by the beautiful art. As I began to read the story, it resonated deeply with my young self, and I enjoyed it immensely. It is a classic, and the themes of friendship, love, life, and death still stick with me to this day."
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    #10Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.


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    Jacob Stewart
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is a great book for kids. Ella is a spunky young character who draws you in and you'll be rooting for her all along. I like that it has a bit more realism and a good message compared to other children's' fairy tale books. My daughter enjoyed the book a lot."


Best What are the best first grader chapter books
1Pippi LongstockingBooks 20 Paid
2Frog and Toad Are FriendsBooks 17 Paid
3Amelia BedeliaBooks 15 Paid
4Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)Books 12 Paid
5Little House on the Prairie (Little House)Books 11 Paid
6The Boxcar ChildrenBooks 8 Paid
7Hansel and GretelBooks 6 Paid
8The Phantom TollboothBooks 5 Paid
9Charlotte's WebBooks 3 Paid
10Ella EnchantedBooks 1 Paid

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