Transitional Readers

Transitional readers fill the gap for young readers who have mastered the highest level of Juvenile Easy Readers (JER), but find the majority of children's fiction too difficult to read.

Julian`s Glorious Summer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cameron, Ann; Leder, Dora (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cameron
Description:

When Gloria gets a new bike, Julian spends the summer avoiding her because of his fear of bikes.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roop, Peter; Roop, Connie; Hanson, Peter E. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J387.155 R7785
Description:

A terrible winter storm keeps Abbie's father away, and Abbie herself must tend the lighthouse lamps in this true story.

Little Sister, Big Sister
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brisson, Pat; Bluthenthal, Diana Cain (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Brisson
Description:

Edna is the little sister. Hester is the big sister. Put them together and you have one crazy sister act.

Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Angela; Ward, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Johnson
Description:

Charlie has just moved to Magnolia Street. She befriends Billy, with whom she hunts maniac monkeys and digs for treasure.

Marvin Redpost: Class President
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sachar, Louis; Wummer, Amy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Sachar
Description:

Wearing old clothes, Marvin and his class manage to impress their surprise visitor — the United States President.

Mary Moon is Missing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Giff, Patricia Reilly; Cravath, Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Giff
Description:

Minnie tries to find Mary Moon, a valuable racing pigeon that has disappeared just before a big race.

Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Artist/Author/Cast:
DiCamillo, Kate; Van Dusen, Chris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DiCamillo
Description:

After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

Pinky and Rex
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howe, James; Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Howe
Description:

Best friends Pinky, who adores the color pink, and Rex, who loves dinosaurs, visit the museum.

Pinky and Rex Go To Camp
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howe, James; Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Howe
Description:

Pinky is scared about going to an overnight summer camp, but with Rex's help he overcomes his fears.

Pioneer Summer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hopkinson, Deborah; Faricy, Patrick (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Hopkinson
Description:

The whole family seems excited about being pioneers--but not Charlie. Why couldn't they stay back home in Massachusetts?

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