So, when a new reader has mastered Dick and Jane , ...what's next? Harry Potter? umm, probably not.
Here are some thinner chapter books that are good for those kids moving on from beginning readers--they have lots of white space, larger text, and lots of pictures just like easy readers, just more pages.
Princess Posey books by Stephanie Greene: Posey and her two best friends and their adventures in first grade.
Zapato Power  by Jacqueline Jules: Freddy Ramos uses his special sneakers that give him super speed.
Captain Awesome  by Stan Kirby: Eugene has a superhero alter ego: Captain Awesome.
DC Super-pets : you got your super heroes, your super villains, and now super pets!
Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo: the humorous misadventures of the Watson's pet pig, Mercy.
Stink  by Megan McDonald: The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink.