The Center for Children's Books

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Transitional Reading: After Easy Readers - March 2003

Ancona, George. Charro: The Mexican Cowboy; with photographs by George Ancona. Harcourt, 1999.
Auch, Mary Jane. I Was a Third Grade Spy; illus. by Herm Auch. Holiday House, 2001.
Avi. Abigail. Takes the Wheel; illus. by Don Bolognese. HarperCollins, 1999. (I Can Read Chapter Books)
Bang-Campbell, Monika. Little Rat Sets Sail; illus. by Molly Bang. Harcourt, 2002.
Banks, Kate. Howie Bowles, Secret Agent; illus by Isaac Millman. Foster/Farrar, 1999.
Barlow, Maisie (Yarrcali). Jirrbal: Rainforest Dreamtime Stories; illus. by Michael (Boiyool) Anning. Magabala, 2002.
Bartlett, Susan. Seal Island School; illus. by Tricia Tusa. Viking, 1999. (Sequel: The Seal Island Seven; Viking, 2002.)
Bauer, Marion Dane. Bear's Hiccups; illus. by Diane Dawson Hearn. Holiday House, 1998.
Bechtold, Lisze. Buster: The Very Shy Dog; illus. by author. Houghton, 1999.
Berenstain, Stan & Jan. Down a Sunny Dirt Road: An Autobiography. Random House, 2002.
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. In the Shade of the Nispero Tree. Orchard, 1999.
Bial, Raymond. Ghost Towns of the American West; illus. with photographs. Houghton, 2001.
Borden, Louise. Good Luck, Mrs. K.! illus. by Adam Gstavson. McElderry, 1999.
Bowdish, Lynea. Brooklyn, Bugsy, and Me illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Farrar, 2000.
Brisson, Pat. Bertie's Picture Day; illus. by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. Holt, 2000. (See also: Little Sister, Big Sister and Hot Fudge Hero)
Brisson, Pat. Sky Memories; illus. by Wendell Minor. Delacorte, 1999.
Brokaw, Nancy Steele. Leaving Emma. Clarion, 1999.
Brown, Don. One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong; illus. by author. Houghton, 1998.
Bunting, Eve. Wanna Buy an Alien? Illus. by Timothy Bush. Clarion, 2000.
Burg, Brad. Outside the Lines: Poetry at Play; illus. by Rebecca Gibbon. Putnam, 2002.
Byars, Betsy. Little Horse; illus. by David McPhail. Holt, 2002.
Cameron, Ann. Gloria's Way; illus. by Lis Toft. Foster/Farrar, 2000.
Cannon, A. E. On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe; illus. by Elwood H. Smith. Viking, 2002. (Viking Easy-to-Read).
Cazet, Denys. Minnie and Moo Go to Paris; illus by author. Jackson/DK Ink, 1999.
Charlip, Remy. Peanut Butter Party: Including the History, Uses, and Future of Peanut Butter; illus. by author. Tricycle, 1999.
Christelow, Eileen. What Do Illustrators Do? Illus. by author. Clarion, 1999.
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona's World; illus. by Alan Tiegreen. Morrow, 1999.
Coleman, Evelyn. The Riches of Oseola McCarty; illus. by Daniel Minter. Whitman, 1998.
Conford, Ellen. Annabel the Actress: Starring in Gorilla My Dreams; illus. by Renee W. Andriani. Simon, 1999.
Conford, Ellen. Diary of a Monster's Son; illus. by Tom Newsom. Little, 1999.
Cooper, Ilene. Absolutely Lucy; illus. by Amanda Harvey. Golden Books, 2000. (Road to Reading Chapter Books).
Cowley, Joy. Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses; illus. by Jennifer Plecas. Philomel, 1999.
Cowley, Joy. Red-Eyed Tree Frog; illus. with photographs by Nic Bishop. Scholastic, 1999.
Cox, Judy. Mean, Mean Maureen Green illus. by Cynthia Fisher. Holiday House, 1999. (Also Butterfly Buddies and Third Grade Pet.)
Crisp, Marty. My Dog, Cat; illus. by True Kelley. Holiday House, 2000.
Cutler, Jane. 'Gator Aid; illus. by Tracey Campbell Pearson. Farrar, 1999.
Dadey, Debbie. King of the Kooties; illus. by Kevin O'Malley. Walker, 1999.
Darling, Kathy. The Elephant Hospital; illus. with photographs. Millbrook, 2002.
deGroat, Diane. Annie Pitts, Burger Kid; illus. by author. SeaStar, 2000.
Denslow, Sharon Phillips. Georgie Lee; illus. by Lynne Rae Perkins. Greenwillow, 2002.
dePaola, Tomie. 26 Fairmount Avenue; illus. by author. Putnam, 1999.
Dewey, Jennifer Owings. Paisano, the Roadrunner; illus. by author and with photographs. Millbrook, 2002.
Duey, Kathleen. The Unicorn's Secret: Moonsilver; illus. by Omar Rayyan. Aladdin, 2001. (Ready-for-Chapters Books).
Duffey, Betsy. Alien for Rent. Delacorte, 1999. Eccles, Mary. By Lizzie. Dial, 2001.
Edwards, Michelle. Zero Grandparents. Harcourt, 2001.
Ewald, Wendy, ed. The Best Part of Me: Children Talk about Their Bodies in Pictures and Words; illus. with photographs. Little, 2001.
Feiffer, Jules. By the Side of the Road; written and illus. by Jules Feiffer. di Capua/Hyperion, 200
Fleischman, Sid. A Carnival of Animals; illus. by Marylin Hafner. Greenwillow, 2000.
Fleming, Candace. A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar; illus. by S. D. Schindler. DK Ink, 1999.
Fletcher, Ralph. Uncle Daddy. Holt, 2001.
Florian, Douglas. Winter Eyes; illus. by author. Greenwillow, 1999. (Also Summersaults.)
Fowler, Susi Gregg. Albertina the Practically Perfect; illus. by Jim Fowler. Greenwillow, 1999.
Freeman, Martha. The Trouble with Cats; illus. by Cat Bowman Smith. Holiday House, 2000.
George, Jean Craighead. How to Talk to Your Cat. HarperCollins, 2000. (Also How to Talk to Your Dog.)
George, Kristine O'Connell. Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems; illus. by Kate Kiesler. Clarion, 2001.
Gerstein, Mordicai. The Wild Boy; illus. by author. Foster/Farrar, 1998. (Also Fox Eyes and What Charlie Heard.)
Glass, Andrew. Bad Guys: True Stories of Legendary Gunslingers, Sidewinders, Fourflushers, Drygulchers, Bushwhackers, Freebooters, and Downright Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West. Doubleday, 1998. (Also Mountain Men.)
Gollub, Matthew. Cool Melons Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa; illus. by Kazuko G. Stone. Lee & Low, 1998.
Graeber, Charlotte. Nobody's Dog; illus. by Barry Root. Hyperion, 1998.
Green, Jen. You Wouldn't Want to Be a Polar Explorer!: illus. by David Antram. Watts, 2001.
Greene, Stephanie. Owen Foote, Money Man; illus. by Martha Weston. Clarion, 2000.
Greenfield, Eloise. Easter Parade; illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Hyperion, 1998.
Griffin, Adele. Witch Twins at Camp Bliss; illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. Hyperion, 2002.
Griffith, Helen. V. Cougar. Greenwillow, 1999.
Grimes, Nikki. Danitra Brown Leaves Town; illus. by Floyd Cooper. HarperCollins, 2002.
Guarnieri, Paolo. A Boy Named Giotto tr. by Jonathan Galassi; illus. by Bimba Landmann. Farrar, 1999.
Guest, Elissa Haden. Iris and Walter; illus. by Christine Davenier. Harcourt, 2000. (Also Iris and Walter: True Friends.)
Guiberson, Brenda Z. Mummy Mysteries: Tales from North America. Holt, 1998.
Haas, Jesse. Runaway Radish; illus. by Margot Apple. Greenwillow, 2001. (Also Beware and Stogie.)
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Girl with 500 Middle Names; illus. by Janet Hamlin. Simon, 2001.
Hague, Michael, ad. Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story; ad. and illus. by Michael Hague. SeaStar, 2001.
Hahn, Mary Downing. Anna All Year Round; illus. by Diane de Groat. Clarion, 1999.
Hall, Katy. Creepy Riddles; illus. by S. D. Schindler. Dial, 1998. (Also Dino Riddles and Ribbit Riddles.)
Hänel, Wolfram. Rescue at Sea! Illus. by Ulrike Heyne. North-South, 1999.
Hearne, Betsy. Who's in the Hall?: A Mystery in Four Chapters; illus. by Christy Hale. Greenwillow, 2000.
Herman, Gail. Just Like Mike; illus. by Meryl Treatner. Delacorte, 2000.
Hoberman, Mary Ann. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together; illus. by Michael Emberley. Little, 2001.
Holub, Joan. Why Do Cats Meow? Illus. by Anna DiVito and with photographs. Dial, 2001. (Also Why Do Dogs Bark?)
Honeycutt, Natalie. Granville Jones: Commando. Farrar, 1998.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, comp. Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection; illus. by Brian Floca. HarperCollins, 1999. (I Can Read Books)
Hopping, Lorraine Jean. Wild Weather: Blizzards! illus. by Jody Wheeler. Cartwheel/Scholastic, 1998. (Hello Reader! Science)
Hornik, Laurie Miller. The Secret of Ms. Snickle's Class; illus. by Debbie Tilley. Clarion, 2001.
Horowitz, Ruth. Breakout at the Bug Lab; illus. by Joan Holub. Dial, 2001. (Dial Easy-to-Read Books)
Hort, Lenny. Tie Your Socks and Clap Your Feet; illus. by Stephen Kroninger. Atheneum, 2000.
Howe, James. Tales from the House of Bunnicula: Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!; illus. by Brett Helquist. Atheneum, 2002. (Also: Tales from the House of Bunnicula: It Came from Beneath the Bed!)
Hurwitz, Johanna. Llama in the Library; illus. by Mark Graham. Morrow, 1999. (Also One Small Dog.)
Jacobson, Jennifer. Winnie Dancing on Her Own; illus. by Alissa Imre Geis. Houghton, 2001.
James, Simon, comp. Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems; illus. by Simon James. Candlewick, 2000.
Janeczko, Paul B., comp. Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices; illus. by Melissa Sweet. HarperCollins, 2001.
Jendresen, Erik, ad. Hanuman: Based on Valmiki's Ramayana; ad. by Erik Jendresen and Joshua M. Greene; illus. by Li Ming. Tricycle, 1998.
Jenkins, Steve. The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest; illus by author. Houghton, 1999.
Jennings, Patrick. Putnam & Pennyroyal; illus. by Jon J Muth. Scholastic, 1999.
Jeppson, Ann-Sofie. Here Comes Pontus! illus. by Catarina Kruusval. R & S Books, 2000.
Johnston, Tony. Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What; illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi. Simon, 2001.
Joosse, Barbara M. Ghost Trap: A Wild Willie Mystery; illus. by Sue Truesdell. Clarion, 1998.
Kasza, Keiko. Dorothy & Mikey; illus. by author. Putnam, 2000.
Kehret, Peg. Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays; illus. with photographs by Greg Farrar. Whitman, 1999.
Kimmel, Eric A., ad. Sword of the Samurai: Adventure Stories from Japan. Browndeer/Harcourt, 1999.
Kuklin, Susan. Hoops with Swoopes; illus. with photographs by Susan Kuklin. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2001.
Kvasnosky, Laura McGee. Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door; illus. by author. Candlewick, 1999. (Also Zelda and Ivy.)
Landau, Elaine. Smokejumpers; illus. with photographs by Ben Klaffke. Millbrook, 2002.
Laurence, Daniel. Captain and Matey Set Sail; illus. by Claudio Muñoz. HarperCollins, 2001. (I Can Read Books)
Le Guin, Ursula K. Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale; illus. by S. D. Schindler. Orchard, 1999. (Also Catwings.)
Leedy, Loreen. Follow the Money; written and illus. by Loreen Leedy.. Holiday House, 2002.
Levy, Constance. Splash!: Poems of Our Watery World; illus. by David Soman. Orchard, 2002.
Lewis, J. Patrick. Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes; illus. by Frank Remkiewicz. Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2002.
Lewis, Maggie. Morgy Makes His Move illus. by Michael Chesworth. Houghton, 1999.
Lichtenheld, Tom. Everything I Know about Monster: A Collection of Made-up Facts, educated Guesses, and Silly Pictures about Creatures of Creepiness; written and illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. Simon, Liu, Leslie. Bird Boy. Farrar, 1999.
Little, Jean Emma's Magic Winter illus. by Jennifer Plecas. HarperCollins, 1998. (Also Emma's Yucky Brother.)
Livingstone, Star. Harley; illus. by Molly Bang. SeaStar, 2001.
Lowery, Linda. Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer; illus. by Janice Lee Porter. Carolrhoda, 1999.
Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird Greene; illus. by Middy Thomas. Lorraine/Houghton, 2002. (Also Zooman Sam.)
Lunge-Larsen, Lise. The Race of the Birkebeiners; illus. by Mary Azarian. Houghton, 2001.
Maguire, Gregory. The Good Liar. Clarion, 1999. Mak, Kam. My Chinatown: One Year in Poems; illus. by author. HarperCollins, 2001.
Malam, John. Beatrix Potter. Carolrhoda, 1998.
Marshall, James. Swine Lake; illus. by Maurice Sendak. HarperCollins, 1999.
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Snowflake Bentley illus. by Mary Azarian. Houghton, 1998.
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish; illus. by Beth Krommes. Houghton, 2001. (Also Snowflake Bentley.)
Masoff, Joy. Emergency! Scholastic, 1999.
Mason, Simon. The Quigleys; illus. by Helen Stephens. Fickling, 2002.
McCall, Francis. A Huge Hog Is a Big Pig: A Rhyming Word Game; illus. with photographs. Greenwillow, 2002.
McCully, Emily Arnold. Grandmas Trick-or-Treat; illus. by author. HarperCollins, 2001. (I Can Read Books)
McKenna, Colleen O'Shaughnessy. Third Grade Stinks!; illus. by Stephanie Roth. Holiday House, 2001.
McPhail, David. Piggy's Pancake Parlor; written and illus. by David McPhail. Dutton, 2002.
Meddaugh, Susan. Lulu's Hat; written and illus. by Susan Meddaugh. Lorraine/Houghton, 2002.
Mills, Claudia. 7 x 9 = Trouble!; illus. by G. Brian Karas. Farrar, 2002.
Moore, Cathy. The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft; illus. by Mary O'Keefe Young. Carolrhoda, 2002. (On My Own History).
Myers, Laurie. Surviving Brick Johnson; illus. by Dan Yaccarino. Clarion, 2000.
Nagda, Ann Whitehead. Dear Whiskers; illus. by Stephanie Roth. Holiday House, 2000.
Norris, Leslie. Albert and the Angels; illus. by Mordicai Gerstein. Farrar, 2000.
Orr, Wendy. Ark in the Park; illus. by Kerry Millard. Holt, 2000.
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. Homesteading: Settling America's Heartland; illus. with photographs by William Muñoz. Walker, 1998.
Patrick, Jean L.S. The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth; illus. by Jeni Reeves. Carolrhoda, 2000. (On My Own History).
Peet, Bill. Bill Peet: An Autobiography. Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
Petersen, P.J. I Hate Weddings illus. by Lynne Cravath. Dutton, 2000. (Also My Worst Friend.)
Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Camp Commandos; illus. by Andy Rash. Scholastic, 2000. (Also Fat Camp Commandos Go West.)
Platt, Richard. Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter; illus. by Chris Riddell. Candlewick, 2001.
Porte, Barbara Ann. If You Ever Get Lost: The Adventures of Julia and Evan; illus. by Nancy Carpenter. Greenwillow, 2000.
Powling, Chris. Roald Dahl. Carolrhoda, 1998.
Proimos, James. The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton; illus. by author. Harcourt, 2001.
Robbins, Ken. Thunder on the Plains: The Story of the American Buffalo; illus. with photographs by Ken Robbins. Atheneum, 2001.
Rocklin, Joanne. This Book Is Haunted; illus. by JoAnn Adinolfi. HarperCollins, 2002. (Also Jake and the Copycats.)
Rodda, Emily. Rowan of Rin. Greenwillow, 2001.
Rodowsky, Colby. Jason Rat-a-Tat; illus. by Beth Peck. Farrar, 2002. (Also Not My Dog.)
Roop, Peter. Good-bye for Today: The Diary of a Young Girl at Sea; illus. by Thomas B. Allen. Atheneum, 2000.
Russell, Joan Plummer. Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners; illus. with photographs by Kris Turner Sinnenberg. Boyds Mills, 2001.
Sachs, Marilyn. The Four Ugly Cats in Apartment 3D; illus. by Rosanne Litzinger. Atheneum, 2002.
Sathre, Vivian. Slender Ella and Her Fairy Hogfather; illus. by Sally Anne Lambert. Yearling, 1999.
Scott, C. Anne. Lizard Meets Ivana the Terrible; illus. by Stephanie Roth. Holt, 1999.
Settel, Joanne. Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts about How Animals Adapt. Atheneum, 1999.
Seuling, Barbara. Oh No, It's Robert; illus. by Paul Brewer. Front Street/Cricket, 1999.
Shannon, George, ad. More True Lies: 18 Tales for You to Judge; illus. by John O'Brien. Greenwillow, 2001.
Sierra, Judy. Monster Goose; illus. by Jack E. Davis. Gulliver/Harcourt, 2001. (Also There's a Zoo in Room 22.)
Silverstein, Alvin. A Pet or Not? Illus. with photographs. Twenty-First Century Books, 1999.
Singer, Marilyn. On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather; illus. by Frané Lessac. HarperCollins, 2000.
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Indian Shoes; illus. by Jim Madsen. HarperCollins, 2002.
Smith, David J. If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People; illus. by Shelagh Armstrong. Kids Can, 2002.
Sonenklar, Carol. Mighty Boy. Orchard, 1999.
Spinner, Stephanie. Be First in the Universe. Delacorte, 2000.
Spires, Elizabeth. Riddle Road: Puzzles in Poems and Pictures illus. by Erik Blegvad. McElderry, 1999. (Also With One White Wing.)
St. George, Judith. So You Want to Be an Inventor?; illus. by David Small. Philomel, 2002.
Stanley, George E. The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope; illus. by Sal Murdocca. Aladdin, 2000.
Stern, Maggie. Singing Diggety; illus. by Maggie Stern. Orchard, 2001.
Stevenson, James. Candy Corn written and illus. by James Stevenson. Greenwillow, 1999.
Stevenson, James. Corn-Fed; illus. by author. Greenwillow, 2002.
Swann, Brian. The House with No Door: African Riddle-Poems; illus. by Ashley Bryan. Harcourt, 1998. (Also Touching the Distance: Native American Riddle-Poems.)
Thomas, Shelley Moore. Good Night, Good Knight; illus. by Jennifer Plecas. Dutton, 2000. (Also Get Well, Good Knight.)
Walter, Mildred Pitts. Suitcase; illus. by Teresa Flavin. Lothrop, 1999.
Warner, Sally. Private Lily; illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. Knopf, 1998.
Wells, Rosemary. Wingwalker; illus. by Brian Selznick. Hyperion, 2002.
Weston, Martha. The Dinosaurs Meet Dr. Clock; illus. by author. Holiday House, 2002.
Williams, Vera B. Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart; illus. by author. Greenwillow, 2001.
Willner-Pardo, Gina. Spider Storch's Desperate Deal; illus. by Nick Sharratt. Whitman, 1999. (Also Jumping into Nothing.)
Winter, Jonah. ¡Béisbol!: Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends; written and illus. by Jonah Winter. Lee & Low, 2001.
Wojciechowski, Susan. Beany and the Dreaded Wedding; illus. by Susanna Natti. Candlewick, 2000. (Also Beany Goes to Camp.)
Wright, Betty. Ren. The Wish Master. Holiday House, 2000.
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. From Tadpole to Frog; illus. with photographs. Scholastic, 2002.