First Chapter Books (short chapters, lots of illustrations) - 5+

By Book Talk

By Book Talk

These are all brilliant illustrated chapter books.  A great first step from reading scheme books - engaging stories in short manageable chapters with illustrations. Many are the start of a series which can be an easy next step.  From 5+ (but for independent reading most will be a bit older)

Claude in the City

Alex T. Smith

£5.99 £5.57

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat!

Pip Jones and Ella Okstad

£6.99 £6.50

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

Allan Ahlberg and Katharine McEwen

£5.99 £5.57

Part of trio of Gaskit Family books - all quirky and great fun. If this is a hit, try The Cat who got Carried Away and the Children who Smelt a Rat.

Early Reader: The Three Little Witches Storybook

Georgie Adams and Emily Bolam

£5.99 £5.57

Linked books available of Three Little Pirates, Three Little Astronauts and Three Little Princesses.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!: Two-colour fiction for 5+ readers

Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton

£6.99 £6.50

First in a series of longer books with the characters from the picture books, click on the author's name to find others.

Dixie O'Day: In The Fast Lane

Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy

£5.99 £5.57

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Superdad's Day Off

Phil Earle and Steve May

£6.99 £6.50

Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig (Book One)

Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy

£6.99 £6.50

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Isadora Moon Goes to School

Harriet Muncaster

£5.99 £5.57

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Mary's Hair

Eoin Colfer and Richard Watson

£6.99 £6.50

Dog Man

Dav Pilkey

£8.99 £8.36

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Sophie Takes to the Sky

Katherine Woodfine and Briony May Smith

£6.99 £6.50

Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo

Laura James and Emily Fox

£6.99 £6.50

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Captain Pug

Laura James and Eglantine Ceulemans

£5.99 £5.57

First in a series, click on the author's name to find others.

Hubble Bubble: The Glorious Granny Bake Off

Tracey Corderoy and Joe Berger

£6.99 £6.50

First in a series of longer books with the characters from the picture books, click on the author's name to find others.

The Snake Who Came to Stay

Julia Donaldson and Hannah Shaw

£6.99 £6.50

Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door

Julia Donaldson and Hannah Shaw

£6.99 £6.50

Grandpa Was an Astronaut

Jonathan Meres and Hannah Coulson

£6.99 £6.50

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits: Book 1

Julian Gough and Jim Field

£5.99 £5.57