Parents review the best chapter books for 1st graders that helped their kids transition to reading longer books.

These favorite first chapter books are easy enough for 1st graders to read on their own, thanks to simple text, unique formats, playful illustrations and engaging storylines that make reading fun. Depending on your child's reading level, you can find more great picks on our beginning reader and second grade book lists.

Add your family's favorite 1st grade chapter books below to help fellow parents find the perfect picks for their kids!


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