DD is 5 and in Y1. She reads anything in sight and is bored with the school reading books, which she finds very easy. At the end of reception the teacher told me I should be starting her on simple chapter books, but the Y1 teacher doesn't agree, and isn't happy about moving her up to higher bands. I don't want to be pushy, and I accept the teacher may have her reasons for keeping DD down though I wish she'd explain them to me!
Anyway, I thought if I got her interesting books to read at home she will hopefully keep enjoying reading even if not at school, so I'm looking for recommendations. I have quite a lot from my childhood; I'm looking for newer stuff that I might have missed. To give a general idea, DD reads (and comprehends - I do check!) the Worst Witch, Anna Hibiscus, Milly-Molly-Mandy, My Naughty Little Sister, Mr Pink-Whistle, and her latest one from the library is The Cat and the King by Nick Sharratt. What else is out there?
Take a look at the Reading Ladder books they provide a great transition to chapter books for younger readers. You can also get chapter versions of books your child may know from picture books she may like such as Winnie the Witch, The Princess and the Wizard (Julia Donaldson)
The Jolley Rogers series are popular with my Y1s so are Zak Zoo series Oliver and the Seawigs The Dragons of Crumbling Castle The witch’s vacuum cleaner Ottoline
Oh these are exactly what my DD (now 8) loved at that age!
Try the Sophie Stories - there are plenty of them, they’re wonderful and DD was definitely reading them at 4/5, along with the Mrs Pepperpot Stories, and The Penderwicks (there are 4 soon to be 5 of them). She also started her first Harry Potter at that age, though had to slow a bit at the 4th book.
My dd also enjoyed the time chronicles ORT books. Biff and chip etc but lots of history and aimed at slightly older children sort of yr 2 ish. I think they start at book band 10 and go through to 12 +.