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Jodi Shaw - Chapter Books for Young Advanced Readers

For children reading far beyond their reading level, it may be hard to find books that are appropriate in terms of both reading level AND content. This list consists of books and series that feature strong, positive protagonists (most of them female), yet does not involve situations that are too mature for the young reader to comprehend or understand. Best for advanced readers as young as 6 years old. "Just Grace," "Emily Windsnap," "Clementine" and "Ivy and Bean" are series books.

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Adventures with waffles

Maria Parr ; translated from Norwegian by Guy Puzey ; illustrated by Kate Forrester. |

The fourteenth goldfish

Jennifer L. Holm. |


Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick. |

Ivy + Bean.

Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall. |


Sara Pennypacker ; pictures by Marla Frazee. |

Tuck everlasting

Natalie Babbitt. |

Emily Windsnap and the land of the midnight sun

Liz Kessler ; illustrations by Natacha Ledwidge. |

Dear Toni

Cyndi Sand-Eveland. |

Stuart Little

E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams ; watercolors of Garth Williams artwork by Rosemary Wells. |

Charlotte's web

E. B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams. |

Harriet the spy

written & illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh. |

Little house on the prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; illustrated by Garth Williams. |

Just Grace

written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper. |

Julie of the wolves

Jean Craighead George. |