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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

From Beginning Reader to Chapter Books (Transitional Books)

Read through all of Magic Tree House? Finished with Junie B?  Are you ready for a little more challenge in reading?

Then try some of the titles and series listed here! Once you get started reading, it’s hard to stop!!

Listed below are some terrific series (or books with more than one sequel) for graduates of Beginning Reader books


Abbott, Tony     Secrets of Droon

Adler, David       Cam Jansen

Barkley, Callie    Critter club

Bentley, Sue      Magic Kitten series; Magic Puppy series

Brezenoff, Steve     Field Trip mysteries

Clements, Andrew    Jake Drake

Clifford, Eth     Flatfoot Fox

Dadey, Debbie  Mermaid Tales

David, Lawrence   Horace Splattly

DiCamillo, Kate  Mercy Watson; Bink and Gollie

Greenburg, J. C.     Andrew lost

Gutman, Dan      My weird school

Hiranandani, V  Phoebe G. Green

Howe, James     Tales from the house of Bunnicula

Haas, Jessie         Beware the Mare

Keene, Carolyn   Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew

Kelly, David         Ballpark Mysteries

Kit, Katy               Mermaid mysteries

Kline, Suzy          Horrible Harry; Song Lee

LeGuin, Ursula    Catwings

Lowry, Lois          Gooney Bird Greene

Maddox, Jake     various sports stories

Miles, Ellen         Puppy Place series ; Kitty Corner series

Nolan, Lucy         Down Girl and Sit

Odgers, Darrell     Jack Russell series; Pet Vet series

O’Ryan, Ray        Galaxy Zack

Preller, James    Jigsaw Jones

Rylant Cynthia      High Rise private eyes

Roy, Ron              A to Z mysteries; Capital mysteries; Calendar mysteries

Shields, Gillian   Mermaid S.O.S series

Spinner, Steph     Aliens for breakfast


Try these individual titles:

Byers, Betsy       Little Horse

Blume, Judy        Freckle Juice; The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo

Branford, Anna   Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot

Cleary, Beverly    Muggie Maggie

Colfer, Eoin         Legend of Spud Murphy

Haas, Jessie        Runaway Radish                                                            

Hanlon, Abby       Dory Fantasmagory

Himmelman, J       Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny

Hurwitz, Joanna     Two and only Kelly Twins

McKay, Hilary         Lulu and the dog from the sea

Rippen, Sally          Hey, Jack!            

Smith, Alex            Claude in the city; Claude at the beach

Speck, Katie            Maybelle and the haunted cupcake

Thompson, Kate      Highway Robbery;  Most wanted

And don’t forget some non-fiction:

Adler, David       A picture book of Abraham Lincoln   (and other biographies by this author)

Baylor, Byrd        Everybody Needs a Rock;  I’m in Charge of Celebrations

Blake, Robert     Akiak; First Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Jenkins, Steve   Actual Size

St George, Judith      So you want to be a….(various topics)

Keller, Laurie      Scrambled states of America

True Books series