Just Kids

Grades 1 to 3

Early chapter books for Guided Reading

No grown-ups allowed! Adults take a back seat in these kid-focused problem-solving, humorous, and real-life stories featuring kids as the main characters. Just Kids are chapter books, written for young readers in grades 1–3, that include just the right amount of support and challenge to develop confident, independent readers.

Six sets of 12 books each provide a structured progression of vocabulary, word count, and story complexity. Every bookin the series includes an illustrated charactersketch that introduces the main characters inthe book before the story begins.

Just Kids feature:

  • 24 books with 32 pages each; 48 books with 40 pages each
  • 4–6 chapters per book
  • Guided Reading Levels I–K
  • Fun-filled illustrations on every page that support young readers
  • An array of genres—mystery, adventure, and humor—that appeal to boys and girls
  • Progressive reading challenges in story length, vocabulary, and story complexity
  • Cast of main characters that are "just kids …"
Just Kids Teacher Guides
All 6 sets have individual 112 page Teacher Guides, with Language Arts Standards support for each book in the series, plus:
  • A comprehensive skills chart to assist in planning and assessment
  • Step-by-step lesson plans—including Guided Reading book introductions
  • Four reproducible worksheets for every lesson
  • Ongoing tips for observational and performance assessment
In addition, we've included a Reading Guide Bookmark to help kids transition to chapter books.

E-Books Available!
Perfect for whole class and small group settings.
Download an E-Book Sample.
(3 MB)

Researched & Approved:
View the Just Kids Research Report.

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level Page Count Word Count
Just Kids–Set 1 1 - 3 I 32 400 - 500
Just Kids–Set 2 1 - 3 I 32 650 - 850
Just Kids–Set 3 1 - 3 J 40 1100 - 1250
Just Kids–Set 4 1 - 3 J 40 1450 - 1700
Just Kids–Set 5 1 - 3 K 40 2100 - 2400
Just Kids–Set 6 1 - 3 K 40 2500 - 3100


Just Kids
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-24205 Single Copy Set: 72 books, 1 each of 72 titles $540.00
WA-35166 Complete Classroom Collection: 432 Books (6 each of 72 titles); 72 E-Books (PDFs); 72 Smart Word Vocabulary Cards; 6 Teacher Guides $3,499.00
WA-24207 Teacher Guides (6 Guides) $150.00

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