What was the first chapter book you remember reading?For July 13: What was the first chapter book you remember reading? Barbara #questionnaire
Flowers in the Attic.
‘Earthstar Magic’ but I’m not sure.. does non-fiction count? I used to sit and read from the reference section from 8/9years old about WW2….
Abridged version of Heidi ??
Noddy in toy land…
Goosebumps or babysitters club
The Bobbsey Twins
I cannot remember the title but i believe it was by Sarah Dessen and it was about a girl who was ether transgender or gay. I can’t remember. But I know I got it from the school library.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret
Clue in the Jewel Box by Carolyn Keene (A Nancy Drew Mystery)
Babysitters club, and Ramona Quimby books
Nancy Drew. I couldn’t tell you the title, because I read dozens of them
I read in order
@Nancy I read whatever my school library had. and it was like 24 years ago?
Baby sitters club
Hank the Cowdog! I loved those books! And Junie B Jones.
Probably one of The Boxcar Kids books
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
I was 7 or so and picked up one of my father’s science fiction paperbacks called Little Fuzzy.
Carbonel I think it was called. It stayed with me in my head for years like a piece of magic.
Cam Jansen mysteries
Ramona or Bunnicula.
The Magic Far Away Tree, no idea which chapter but I remember being just in awe of the land made of lollies ?
Edit. It was the land of goodies!
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Alice in Wonderland.
Nancy Drew, The Secret in the Old Attic
The Baby-Sitters Club
Probably “Henry and the Paper Route” by Beverly Cleary.
Secret Seven and David Copperfield
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
The Chocolate Touch
The Boxcar Children
It was probably the Bobbsey Twins or the Happy Hollisters!❤️
Mrs piggle wiggle
Either Betsy-Tacy, All-of a Kind-Family, or Boxcar Children .
Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.
Miracle on Maple Hill
The Bobbsey Twins
Judy Blume’s “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” ?
Black Beauty in 2nd grade/age 7
One of the Animal Ark books by Lucy Daniels. Can’t remember exactly which one
Little Women around age 8
Are You There God It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume
I remember reading all the Helen Keller books in my elementary school library in 2nd in 3rd grade and then moving on to all the Judy Blume books.
I read all the Helen Keller books as well. One of my favourites was the one about her teacher
Ramona The Pest by Beverly Cleary
Probably Rabbit Hill.
all of Beverly Clearys books.
Junie B Jones.
Something by Beverley Cleary. Probably “Ramona and Beezus.”
One of the Shillouette biographies. Not positive which one, but it may have been Dolly Madison as I remember my sister talking about it and I always followed after her reading choices when I first started reading.
Wizard of Oz
I’m sure there were easy chapter books read for school but I devoured the Nancy Drew books.
No recollection, but the first books I bought with my own money were the Laura Ingalls Wilder set. I was 6 or 7.
I love that you, a little girl, used your own money. And that that’s what you wanted to spend it on! ??
Book hoarder from the get go! I still have the first book my mom bought with her own money (a beautiful Heidi), so I came by the instinct naturally!
The Bobbsey Twins. I was in the third grade.
The Black Stallion
Laura ingalls Wilder books.
The wheel on the School
I believe it was Hardy Boys book, but I really can’t remember back that far. I do remember the first Nancy Drew book I ever read.
First book that comes to mind is one of the Beany Malone series, by Lenore Mattingly Weber. Or a Trixie Belden.
Judy Blume books!
My Father’s Dragon
I love that book and it’s sequels. I read it myself as a child and read it to my kids.
Carolyn Haywood books. B is for Betsy.
Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary.
Nancy Drew and Laura Ingalls Wilder series
Same for me, somewhere between 8 and 9 yo.
I don’t remember the title but it was a biography of Abe Lincoln. I wasn’t a big reader as a kid but when my great grandfather died we cleaned out the house and he had a ton of books, this one in particular seemed easy to read (not very long, large print, pictures) and I must have just learned something about Lincoln to get me interested, but I read it all the way through.
Ramona the Pest! And Babysitters Club books lol
Sarah plain and tall
Something by Beverly Cleary I think it was probably Henry and Ribsy
Heidi, Secret Garden
I think it must be ‘Jacquline Rides for a Fall
Oh gosh, probably an enid blyton
Sea of Adventure by Enid Blyton.
Nancy Drew ❤️
Junie B Jones
They were a series of biographies of historical figures. Among them were the life stories of Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, and George Washington Carver. I think George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as well. It was surprising I found the first three because this was in the third grade just prior to desegregation of Alabama schools. I always remembered those three books and glad for having read them.
Tuck Everlasting… 6th grade. I still LOVE it!!!
I think one of The Boxcar Children books, maybe.
Horns and Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson
The Ghost of Dibble Hollow by May Nickerson Wallace
Something Bobbsey Twin-ish I’m sure .
Leadership Down. I don’t have memories
Witch of Blackbird Pond
Sweet Valley Twins
The Secret Garden.
Where the Red Fern Grows
Raggedy Ann and Andy Marcella’s Birthday Party, 2nd grade. Stayed up all night!
Island of the Blue Dolphins ?
The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton
It wasn’t the first, but the first I remember and the one that got me started on my love of reading for pleasure, not because someone made me. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
the View from the Cherry Tree
Flowers in the attic by V.C. Andrews
Something by Enid Blyton
Merry Mr Meddle by Enid Blyton
James and the Giant Peach
Sue Barton, Student Nurse
5 Little Peppers
Miss Piggle Wiggle chapter books or Nancy Drew mysteries…
Freddy the Pig
The Bobbsey Twins
The Happy Hollisters
James and the Giant Peach?
Island of the Blue Dolphins
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie I was 10.
Little House on the Prairie
Nancy Drew. Trixie Belden.
Alice in Wonderland
The magic faraway tree.by enid blyton…
Little House in the Big Woods.
Ramona and Beezus
The Case Of The Crooked Candle by Erle Stanley Gardiner.
Caddie Woodlawn and Little House on the Prairie
The Westing Game
Box car children
The Secret Garden