Downloadable Literature Guides

Kids' Wings
Collections for
Grades K-3


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Easy Chapter Books and Very Easy Chapter Books
with Classroom Units

Most of these easy chapter books are in your library! (If can't find them, you can order them by clicking the title below.) They represent every genre! Check out two or three copies of each for your class. Let students choose their favorites and form literature groups. Give them copies of the unit to guide them to find the special treasure inside each book, to develop valuable skills, to problem solve, and to help them work together as a group! They provide an exciting bridge between picture books and higher level chapter books! Click on each title for a summary and internet links to terrific extensions!

Easy Chapter Books

Alvin Ho by Lenore Look

The Blue Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler

Christopher Mouse, The Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise

Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker

The SOS File by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, and Laurie Myers

Down Girl and Sit on the Road by Lucy Nolan

EllRay Jakes is NOT a Chicken! by Sally Warner

Emily's Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor

Ida B by by Katherine Hannigan

I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Ault

Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper

Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy (picture book to pair with easy chapter book, Maybelle in the Soup)

Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck (Easy chapter book about a cockroach…hysterical)

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Piper Reed: Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt

Play, Louis, Play by Muriel Harris Weinstein

Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Runaway Radish by Jesse Haas, Kids Wings Unit in Mountains and Valleys

The SOS File (short story collection) by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, and Laurie Myers

Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker (a powerful historical fiction picture book)

Surprises According to Humphrey told by Humphrey the Hamster by Betty G. Birney (A Kids Wings Favorite Easy Novel)

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins (A Kids Wings Favorite Easy Novel)

The Uglified Ducky by Willie Claflin (storytelling picture book with CD)

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman

Wildfire by Elizabeth Starr Hill, Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships

Wild Times at the Bed and Biscuit by by Joan Carris

Wingwalker by Rosemary Wells (Historical fiction, Great Depression)

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (A 2014 Newbery Honor Book)

Very Easy Chapter Books

Aggie and Ben by Lori Ries, Kids Wings Unit in Reading Seeds

Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Kids Wings Unit in Springboards

Cork and Fuzz by Dori Chaconas, Kids Wings Unit in Reading Seeds

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman, Kids Wings Unit in Springboards
(A Kids Wings Favorite)

Mr. Putter and Tabby Look at the Stars by Cynthia Rylant, Kids Wings Unit in Stepstone Stories

On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker, Kids Wings Unit in Reading Seeds (A Kids Wings Favorite)

Squirrel's World by Lisa Moser, Kids Wings Unit in Tempests and Teamwork

Zelda and Ivy by Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky, Kids Wings Unit in Reading Seeds









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