Tales of Sasha: Chapter Book Series for Kids Ages 6-8

Book Review, Chapter Books, Middle Grade
Tales of Sasha series by Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo. A chapter book series for kids ages 6-8 with lots of illustrations about a young horse and her ability to fly.

Tales of Sasha series by Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo. A chapter book series for kids ages 6-8 with lots of illustrations about a young horse and her ability to fly.This blog post contains affiliate links.

Tales of Sasha Series by Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo

Age Range: 6 – 8 years | Grade Level: 1 – 3 | Series: Tales of Sasha | Paperback: 112 pages | Publisher: Little Bee Books (January 3, 2017)

 

About the Books

Tales of Sasha is a new chapter book series from Little Bee Books about a young horse that learns she isn’t like the other horses in her herd. She can fly!

These are books for kids ages 6-8. This is SUCH a tough age group to find good books in, which is why I’m so thrilled every time I find another good series. Other than the Magic Treehouse books, most parents don’t know of any good chapter books.

The biggest complaint I get from parents of kids this age is that the stories are all the same. And it’s true. With the exception of changing character names and locations, most books for kids in the 6-8 age group are pretty much the same.

I’m happy to report that Little Bee Books is opening up a whole new line of chapter books. For parents and teachers, this is wonderful news! Getting new players in the game is always a good thing and Little Bee Books has a commitment to quality that rivals that of the big publishers.

Now that I’m done singing praises about the publisher, let’s talk about these two books.

 

Tales of Sasha: The Big Secret (Book 1)

Tales of Sasha The Big Secret by Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo. Chapter books for kids ages 6-8 who like horses.I gave this book to my six-year-old daughter. She loves horses, so she was delighted to get her hands on the book. This is the first chapter book she was able to complete all by herself. She’s pretty proud of that!

The thing I like about this book is that it has a good story for kids who are learning to read. It’s simple enough to be short, yet high-interest enough to keep kids turning the pages.

It also has illustrations on every page, so it’s kind of like reading a really long beginning reader book.

The story is about a horse named Sasha that doesn’t fit in with her herd. She always wants to run and jump instead of walk in a straight line like the rest of the horses. Eventually, her parents let her in on a big secret they’ve been keeping and Sasha learns more about herself.

It’s a cute story and one that kids in the 6-8 age range will love. The vocabulary is spot on. It’s the perfect book to transition a kid from early readers and picture books to chapter books.

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Source: The publisher sent me a copy of this book.

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Tales of Sasha: Journey Beyond the Trees (Book 2)

Tales of Sasha Journey Beyond the Trees. Chapter books for kids ages 6-8 about horses.This is the second book in the Tales of Sasha series for young readers. These early chapter books are a wonderful segue into middle-grade literature.

In this book, Sasha shows her family her wings and ability to fly. While she’s zipping through the clouds, her school teacher sees her. He tells her that he met a flying horse once before. With his help, Sasha and Wyatt (her best friends) head off on an adventure in search of other flying horses.

I am so happy to see high-interest and well-written chapter books like this on the market. It’s great to see something new for the 6-8 age group — something different and adventurous.

I gave these two books to my six-year-old daughter to read. She loved them! They are the first chapter books she’s managed to finish and they gave her the courage to try some other chapter books as well. She’s not as voracious a reader as my nine-year-old, so I was very happy to see her latch onto these books. Now, she wants to keep reading the series.

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Source: The publisher sent me a copy of this book.

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The Next Two Books in the Series

Tales of Sasha A New Friend by Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo. Chapter books for kids ages 6-8 who like horses.  Tales of Sasha Princess Lessons by Alexa Pearl, illustrated by Paco Sordo. Chapter books for kids ages 6-8 who like horses.

A New Friend

Princess Lessons

 

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8 Comments

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    Kate Unger
    April 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Awesome! Just requested the first book from the library. My almost 7 year old is reading at a 3rd grade level, but his attention span isn’t that great. Pictures help, so we’re always on the look out for good chapter book series.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      April 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      He sounds like my seven-year-old. She can read almost anything, but she loses interest really fast. These were good, quick reads with pictures on every page. I hope your son likes them!

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    Kim M
    April 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the book spotlight. I’m definitely going to pick up this series.

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    Tressa @ Wishful Endings
    April 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Oh! These are perfect for my kindergartner! I’ve been thinking about how to get her to want to read more and she adores horses (her favorite animal) so I’ll be getting these for her birthday in a month. So glad you shared, Dena! 😀

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      April 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Wonderful! I’m so glad you saw this post! I really hope she likes them. My kids really enjoyed them.

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    Adriana Garcia
    April 9, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I feel the same way about chapter books around 6 – 8 other than Magic Treehouse. It seems like most girls this age like horses so this is pretty much perfect. Might end up giving these to someone I know.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      April 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Right? That’s the biggest complaint I hear from other moms/kids. It always makes me SO happy to see chapter books that are a little different and have interesting plots.

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