Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. Great books about best friends Gerald and Piggie - appealing to ages 4 through 104. By Mo, the master.

Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. Great books about best friends Gerald and Piggie - appealing to ages 4 through By Mo, the master.

The Lighthouse Family series by Cynthia Rylant. Quieter books than I often bring to read to the first graders, but also well loved.

A list of the best early chapter books for kids ages 5 to 9 with an animal theme. Excellent transitional chapter book series for kids who love animals.

Hi! Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold - first in a continuing series about Buzz and his pet Fly Guy. The 4K kids can't get enough.

Lexile Range: to (Fly Guy series) Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. First in a series about the amazing fly and his adventures. Recommended by Jessica Klinker.

Annie and Snowball series by Cynthia Rylant. Annie is Henry's cousin, and she lives next door, so our friends Henry and Mudge often appear in these stories. Bonus!

Four Great Books for Giving Thanks

Annie and Snowball and the thankful friends : the tenth book of their adventures / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Suçie Stevenson.

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. Another all-too-brief series (these books are hilarious!) - perfect for first graders.

Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson Series) by Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant. Every kindergartener in Green Lake knows and loves these books, and I happily take the blame.

Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love with a big dog named Mudge.

Cowgirl Kate And Cocoa by Erica Silverman. Cocoa is always hungry, likes to play, and basically acts like most kindergarteners - which is why we (and Cowgirl Kate) love him.

Cowgirl Kate And Cocoa by Erica Silverman, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Beginning to Read Books list). Find this and other books about Cowgirl Kate under EE SIL.

Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant. Only six books, but loads of fun.

In this beginning chapter book, Poppleton does some spring cleaning, tries to buy a bike, and stays up all night in a tent in his backyard.

Minnie and Moo series by Denys Cazet. A couple of fun-loving (if slightly hare-brained) cows in a series that our first graders love.

Minnie and Moo series by Denys Cazet. A couple of fun-loving (if slightly hare-brained) cows in a series that our first graders love.

Mr. and Mrs. Green, by Keith Baker. Only four books in this series, all gems.

Green, by Keith Baker. (Harcourt, A loving alligator couple enjoy going camping, eating pancakes, and visiting the county fair.

Another winning series by Cynthia Rylant. Another kindergarten hit.

Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea (Paperback) by Cynthia Rylant (Author), Arthur Howard (Illustrator) Product Details Reading level: Ages

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