Keep your new reader interested in books with these fun mermaid chapter books for girls! Thank you to Staples for encouraging making memories of “firsts” this back to school season and for sponsoring this post.
We are now just about done with our first month of school and there have been a lot of firsts for us so far. It’s my son’s first year of school. It’s our schools first year in existence. It’s our first year wearing uniforms. And it’s the first time in 8 years that I consistently have time alone (yay!). But one of my favorite firsts this back to school season has been having my very first full fledged reader at home.
My daughter is now in the 2nd grade and she is officially reading real, actual books. No more “readers” and BOB books. We have moved on to chapter books. Thanks to her amazing teacher, my daughter is now asking for books to read and actually spending her free time reading them. It’s so exciting to see your kid finally be able to enjoy reading a book. Staples is celebrating “firsts” this back to school season and they sent us an Amazon Kindle Fire for our “first” reader. My daughter was totally delight to discover that not only can she play her favorite games on the Kindle Fire, but she can also read her favorite books.
Finding appropriate chapter books for my daughter has been challenging. It’s tough to find quality books that are at her reading level and still meet my standard for “good literature.” My daughter loves mermaids so a lot of these books involve mermaids! She is a slightly above average 2nd grade reader so keep that in mind when reading my recommendations. Most of these books are available as eBooks for the Kindle as well as in paperback.
We started with the Mermaid S.O.S. series so I could gauge her reading level. She really like this book but she read it in about an hour so I’d say it’s best for 1st graders or slower 2nd grade readers. The books are short, though, so they’d work even for a reluctant reader who loves mermaids.
Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon is one of a set of Disney Fairies series of books. My daughter requested it, but hasn’t read it yet. I think it may be a bit above her reading level.
The Tail of Emily Windsnap is the first in the Emily Windsnap series. This one is probably a little bit above my daughter’s reading level, but I like that it’s challenging her. She also seems to be enjoying it so hopefully this series is a good fit for her.
The Mermaid Tale series seems to land just between the Mermaid S.O.S. and Emily Windsnap series. My daughter hasn’t started reading this one yet, but I’m guessing it’s probably the one she’ll stick with if the Emily Windsnap series gets too hard.
While are available for Kindle, I purchased the first ones in paperback so she could take the to school to read during her down time. I’m not sure I’m willing to send a Kindle to school yet. I love seeing her backpack from Staples full of first chapter books she’s excited to read.