Recommended books for:
Early/Fluent readers
Grade Level: 2, 3
Letter Levels: L, M
Number Levels: 24, 28
Lexile range: 420L-820L

Click on any  series below to see the individual books in the series.

Level L 
Stink series, by Megan McDonald
Judy Moody series, by Megan McDonald
Judy Moody & Stink series, by Megan McDonald
Ready Freddy series, by Abby Klein
Cam Jansen series, by David A. Adler
Amelia Bedelia series, by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia series, by Herman Parish
Kids of the Polk Street School series, by Patricia Reilly Giff
Roscoe Riley, by Katherine Applegate
Oliver and Amanda Pig series, by Jean Van Leeuwen
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series, Dav Pilkey
George & Martha series, by James Marshall
Pinky and Rex series, by James Howe
The Buddy Files series, by Dori Hillestad Butler

Level M 
The Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne
Ivy & Bean series, by Annie Barrows
Jigsaw Jones series, by James Preller
The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey

Level L 
Stink series, by Megan McDonald^

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Stink: and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
Stink: and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
Stink: and the Great Guinea Pig Express
Stink: Solar System Superhero
Stink: and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown
Stink: and the Midnight Zombie Walk
Stink: and the Freaky Frog Freakout
Stink: and the Shark Sleepover
Stink Moody in Master of Disaster

Judy Moody series, by Megan McDonald^

Judy Moody
Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Judy Moody Saves the World!
Judy Moody Predicts the Future
Judy Moody, M.D. The Doctor Is In
Judy Moody Declares Independence
Judy Moody: Around the World in 8½ Days
Judy Moody Goes to College
Judy Moody’s Double Rare Way Not Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do
Judy Moody’s Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of MORE Fun Stuff to Do
Judy Moody: Girl Detective
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
Judy Moody: Mood Martian
Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Judy Moody & Stink series, by Megan McDonald^

Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt (Candlewick Press, 2009)
Judy Moody & Stink: The Big Bad Blackout (Candlewick Press, 2014)
Judy Moody & Stink: The Wishbone Wish (Candlewick Press, 2015)

Ready Freddy series, by Abby Klein^

Tooth Trouble
The King of Show-And-Tell
Homework Hassles
Don’t Sit On My Lunch!
Talent Show Scaredy-Pants
Help! a Vampire’s Coming!
Yikes! Bikes!
Halloween Fraidy-Cat
Shark Tooth Tale
Super-Secret Valentine
The Pumpkin Elf Mystery
Stop that Hamster!
The One Hundredth Day of School!
Camping Catastrophe!
Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble
Ready, Set, Snow!
Firehouse Fun!
The Perfect Present
The Penguin Problem
Apple Orchard Race
Going Batty
Science Fair Flop
A Very Crazy Christmas
Shark Attack!
Save the Earth!
The Reading Race
The Giant Swing
Welcome to Second Grade
Snow Day Dare
Secret Santa Surprise!
Best Prank Ever
The Haunted Hayride
Gingerbread Jitters
A Little Bit Lucky

Cam Jansen series, by David A. Adler^

The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds
The Mystery of the U.F.O.
The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones
The Mystery of the Television Dog
The Mystery of the Gold Coins
The Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball
The Mystery of the Circus Clown
The Mystery of the Monster Movie
The Mystery of the Carnival Prize
The Mystery of the Monkey House
The Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper
The Mystery of Flight 54
The Chocolate Fudge Mystery
The Triceratops Pops Mystery
The Ghostly Mystery
The Scary Snake Mystery
The Catnapping Mystery
The Barking Treasure Mystery
The School Play Mystery
The First Day of School Mystery
The Tennis Trophy Mystery
The Valentine Baby Mystery
The Secret Service Mystery
The Mystery Writer Mystery
The Green School Mystery
The Basketball Mystery
The Wedding Cake Mystery
The Graduation Day Mystery
The Millionaire Mystery
The Spaghetti Max Mystery
The Joke House Mystery
Companion Book: The Cam Jansen Fun Book
Companion Book: The Summer Camp Mysteries
Companion Book: The Sports Day Mysteries

Amelia Bedelia series, by Peggy Parish^

Amelia Bedelia
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia’s Family Album

Amelia Bedelia series, by Herman Parish^

Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia
Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!
Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia and the Christmas List
Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm
Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School
Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?
Amelia Bedelia Under Construction
Amelia Bedelia’s Masterpiece
Amelia Bedelia and the Cat
Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey
Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School
Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine
Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie
Go West, Amelia Bedelia!
Amelia Bedelia’s First Field Trip
Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend
Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote
Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter
Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over
Amelia Bedelia Unleashed
Amelia Bedelia Means Business
Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail
Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card
Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!
Amelia Bedelia Tries her Luck
Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club
Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild
Amelia Bedelia Shapes Up
Amelia Bedelia Chalks One Up
Amelia Bedelia Cleans Up
Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds
Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail

Kids of the Polk Street School series, by Patricia Reilly Giff^

The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room
Fish Face
The Candy Corn Contest
December Secrets
In the Dinosaur’s Paw
The Valentine Star
Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs
Snaggle Doodles
Purple Climbing Days
Say “Cheese”
Sunnyside Up
Pickle Puss
Beast and the Halloween Horror
Emily Arrow Promises to Do Better This Year
Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck!
Wake Up, Emily, It’s Mother’s Day

Roscoe Riley, by Katherine Applegate^

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
Never Swipe a Bully’s Bear
Don’t Swap Your Sweater for a Dog
Never Swim in Applesauce
Don’t Tap-Dance on Your Teacher
Never Walk in Shoes That Talk
Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin

Oliver and Amanda Pig series, by Jean Van Leeuwen^

Tales of Oliver Pig
More Tales of Oliver Pig
Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver
Tales of Amanda Pig
More Tales of Amanda Pig
Oliver, Amanda, and Grandmother Pig
Oliver and Amanda’s Christmas
Oliver Pig at School
Amanda Pig on Her Own
Oliver and Amanda’s Halloween
Oliver and Amanda and the Big Snow
Amanda Pig, School Girl
Amanda Pig and Her Best Friend Lollipop
Oliver and Albert, Friends Forever
Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary Monster
Oliver the Mighty Pig
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day
Oliver Pig and the Best Fort Ever
Amanda Pig, First Grader
Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series, Dav Pilkey^

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbug from Saturn
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Naughty Nightcrawlers From Neptune
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs.The Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto

George & Martha series, by James Marshall^

George and Martha
George and Martha Encore
George and Martha Rise and Shine
George and Martha One Fine Day
George and Martha Tons of Fun
George and Martha Back in Town
George and Martha Round and Round
George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

Pinky and Rex series, by James Howe^

Pinky and Rex
Pinky and Rex Get Married
Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee
Pinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch
Pinky and Rex Go to Camp
Pinky and Rex and the New Baby
Pinky and Rex and the Double-Dad Weekend
Pinky and Rex and the Bully
Pinky and Rex and the New Neighbors
Pinky and Rex and the School Play
Pinky and Rex and the Perfect Pumpkin
Pinky and Rex and the Just-Right Pet

The Buddy Files series, by Dori Hillestad Butler^

The Case of the Lost Boy
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Mixed-Up Mutts
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Missing Family
The Case of the Fire Alarm
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Library Monster
The Buddy Files: The Case of the School Ghost

Level M 
The Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne^

Dinosaurs Before Dark
The Knight at Dawn
Mummies in the Morning
Pirates Past Noon
Night of the Ninjas
Afternoon on the Amazon
Sunset of the Sabertooth
Midnight on the Moon
Dolphins at Daybreak
Ghost Town at Sundown
Lions at Lunchtime
Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Vacation Under the Volcano
Day of the Dragon King
Viking Ships at Sunrise
Hour of the Olympics
Tonight on the Titanic
Buffalo Before Breakfast
Tigers at Twilight
Dingoes at Dinnertime
Civil War on Sunday
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Twister on Tuesday
Earthquake In the Early Morning
Stage Fright on a Summer Night
Good Morning, Gorillas
Thanksgiving on Thursday
High Tide in Hawaii
A Big Day For Baseball
Christmas in Camelot
Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve
Summer of the Sea Serpent
Winter of the Ice Wizard
Carnival at Candlelight
Season of the Sandstorms
Night of the New Magicians
Blizzard of the Blue Moon
Dragon of the Red Dawn
Monday with a Mad Genius
Dark Day in the Deep Sea
Eve of the Emperor Penguin
Moonlight on the Magic Flute
A Good Night for Ghosts
Leprechaun in Late Winter
A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time
A Crazy Day with Cobras
Dogs in the Dead of Night
Abe Lincoln at Last!
A Perfect Time for Pandas
Stallion by Starlight
Hurry Up, Houdini!
High Time for Heroes
Soccer on Sunday
Shadow of the Shark
Balto of the Blue Dawn
Night of the Ninth Dragon

Ivy & Bean series, by Annie Barrows^

Ivy and Bean
Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go
Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record
Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter
Ivy and Bean: Bound to Be Bad
Ivy and Bean: Doomed to Dance
Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea?
Ivy and Bean: No News Is Good News
Ivy and Bean: Make the Rules
Ivy and Bean: Take the Case

Jigsaw Jones series, by James Preller^

#1 The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster
#2 The Case of the Christmas Snowman
#3 The Case of the Secret Valentine
#4 The Case of the Spooky Sleepover
#5 The Case of the Stolen Baseball Cards
#6 The Case of the Mummy Mystery
#7 The Case of the Runaway Dog
#8 The Case of the Great Sled Race
#9 The Case of the Stinky Science Project
#10 The Case of the Ghostwriter
#11 The Case of the Marshmallow Monster
#12 The Case of the Class Clown
#13 The Case of the Detective in Disguise
#14 The Case of the Bicycle Bandit
#15 The Case of the Haunted Scarecrow
#16 The Case of the Sneaker Sneak
#17 The Case of the Disappearing Dinosaur
#18 The Case of the Bear Scare
#19 The Case of the Golden Key
#20 The Case of the Race Against Time
#21 The Case of the Rainy-Day Mystery
#22 The Case of the Best Pet Ever
#23 The Case of the Perfect Prank
#24 The Case of the Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost
#25 The Case of the Vanishing Painting
#26 The Case of the Double-Trouble Detective
#27 The Case of the Frog-Jumping Contest
#28 The Case of the Food Fight
#29 The Case of the Snowboarding Superstar
#30 The Case of the Kidnapped Candy
#31 The Case of the Spoiled Rotten Spy
#32 The Case of the Groaning Ghost
#33 The Case from Outer Space

Super Specials and Others:

Jigsaw Jones Super Special #1: The Case of the Buried Treasure
Jigsaw Jones Super Special #2: The Case of the Million Dollar Mystery
Jigsaw Jones Super Special #3: The Case of the Missing Falcon
Jigsaw Jones Super Special #4: The Case of the Santa Claus Mystery
Jigsaw Jones Super Special #5: The Case of the Four-Leaf Clover
Jigsaw Jones Super Special #6: The Case of the Wild Turkey Chase
Jigsaw Jones Detective Tips

The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey^

Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots
Werewolves Don’t Go to Summer Camp
Santa Claus Doesn’t Mop Floors
Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball
Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips
Frankenstein Doesn’t Plant Petunias
Aliens Don’t Wear Braces
Genies Don’t Ride Bicycles
Pirates Don’t Wear Pink Sunglasses
Witches Don’t Do Backflips
Skeletons Don’t Play Tubas
Cupid Doesn’t Flip Hamburgers
Gremlins Don’t Chew Bubble Gum
Monsters Don’t Scuba Dive
Zombies Don’t Play Soccer
Dracula Doesn’t Drink Lemonade
Elves Don’t Wear Hard Hats
Martians Don’t Take Temperatures
Gargoyles Don’t Drive School Buses
Wizards Don’t Need Computers
Mummies Don’t Coach Softball
Cyclops Doesn’t Roller-Skate
Angels Don’t Know Karate
Dragons Don’t Cook Pizza
Bigfoot Doesn’t Square Dance
Mermaids Don’t Run Track
Bogeyman Don’t Play Football
Unicorns Don’t Give Sleigh Rides
Knights Don’t Teach Piano
Hercules Doesn’t Pull Teeth
Ghouls Don’t Scoop Ice Cream
Phantoms Don’t Drive Sports Cars
Giants Don’t Go Snowboarding
Frankenstein Doesn’t Slam Hockey Pucks
Trolls Don’t Ride Roller Coasters
Wolfmen Don’t Hula Dance
Goblins Don’t Play Video Games
Ninjas Don’t Bake Pumpkin Pie
Dracula Doesn’t Rock and Roll
Sea Monsters Don’t Ride Motorcycles
The Bride of Frankenstein Doesn’t Bake Cookies
Robots Don’t Catch Chicken Pox
Vikings Don’t Wear Wrestling Belts
Ghosts Don’t Ride Wild Horses
Wizards Don’t Wear Graduation Gowns
Sea Serpents Don’t Juggle Water Balloons
Frankenstein Doesn’t Start Food Fights
Dracula Doesn’t Play Kickball
Werewolves Don’t Run For President
The Abominable Snowman Doesn’t Roast Marshmallows
Dragons Don’t Throw Snowballs

Bailey School Kids ‘Jr’ Chapter Books, by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey

Ghosts DO Splash In Puddles
Reindeer DO Wear Striped Underwear
Cupid DOES Eat Chocolate-Covered Snails
Pirates DO Ride Scooters
Dragons DO Eat Homework
Wizards DO Roast Turkeys
Vampires DO Hunt Marshmallows
Cavemen DO Drive School Buses
Snow Monsters DO Drink Hot Chocolate
Specials and Super-Specials, by Marcia T. Jones and Debbie Dadey

The Bailey School Kids – Joke Book

Super Specials:

SS Mrs. Jeepers Is Missing
SS Mrs. Jeepers’ Batty Vacation
SS Mrs. Jeepers’ Secret Cave
SS Mrs. Jeepers In Outer Space
SS Mrs. Jeepers’ Monster Class Trip
SS Mrs. Jeepers On Vampire Island
SS Mrs. Jeepers’ Scariest Halloween… EVER!!!!
SS Mrs. Jeepers’ Creepy Christmas

Holiday Specials:

SE Swamp Monsters Don’t Chase Wild Turkeys
SE Aliens Don’t Carve Jack-O-Lanterns
SE Mrs. Claus Doesn’t Climb Telephone Poles
SE Leprechauns Don’t Play Fetch
SE Ogres Don’t Hunt Easter Eggs