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Okay, here’s the deal. My daughter is now in 3rd grade (Nov 2014). I am trying to recall everything she read but that’s not possible. She didn’t have problems finding books that would interest her so I did not do a major research to find appropriate books for her. However, my son is not going to read the girls’ series, and I started wondering what there is to read for an advanced reader in 1st grade.
I spent days researching books and series, and the result is my list under Other 1st Grade Books. It is a list that does not contain only titles for boys but for anybody who is ready for more challenging books than easy readers such as Level 3 or 4 books. I actually listed quite a few girls’ series there because I either didn’t know about them when my daughter was in 1st grade or she was not interested in them (she is not into fairies, princesses, etc.)
Double Trouble #2: April Fool’s Surprise My daughter loved this short book so much that she checked it out again in 2nd and 3rd grade.
Double Trouble #1: Show & Tell
Frankly, Frannie For a complete list of the titles in this series click here.
Sleepover Sleuths and other titles in the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series.
Katie Woo See a list of books in his series here.
Heidi Heckelbeck You can find a comprehensive list of the books in this series here.
Violet Mackerel Click here to see a list of the titles in this series.
Katie Kazoo Switcheroo To see a list of at least 35 titles in this series click here.
Cobble Street Cousins My kids always want to read the series in order so here is a list.
Bink and Gollie To see all 3 books in this series click here.
Junie B. Jones (series) To see all the books in order click here.
Ramona A list of all 8 books can be found here.
The Boxcar children As of now, there are 100 mysteries/books in this series.
The Littles For a complete list of titles in this series click here.
My Weird School To see a list of the books in this series click here.
A to Z Mysteries For a complete list of the mysteries click here.
Cam Jansen mysteries (series) To see a list of them click here.
Magic Tree House You can see all the books in order here.
Judy Blume’s Fudge I always get confused which books are in this series so here is a list.
The Sasquatch Escape and other books in this series (click here for a complete list).
Judy Moody For a list of all titles in this series click here.
Ivy & Bean (series) For a comprehensive list of books about these two girls click here.
Clementine (series) To see all Clementine books click here. I remember that when I first checked it out from the library my daughter was not interested. It was too difficult for her. I waited a few months and brought it home again and she loved it. So just try it and if your daughter doesn’t like it, give it a shot in a couple of months again.
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
Like Bug Juice on a Burger
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory My daughter had never seen the movie before she read the book. It was her first longer book to read, she couldn’t put it down).
Double Trouble #2: April Fool’s Surprise
My Father’s Dragon
No Copycats Allowed!
Alison’s Fierce & Ugly Halloween
Here is a series we discovered when my daughter just entered 2nd grade but I believe they are good for 1st graders too (especially toward the end of 1st grade). My daughter loved it.
The Secrets of Droon (Click here for a list of about 36 books in this series)
The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet
No Flying in the House (at the end of 1st grade)
The Courage of Sarah Noble (maybe at the end of 1st grade)
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