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Do your children ever reach the end of a book and say, “I wish there were MORE?” I know I’ve heard it at my house plenty of times! Beginning a series of books with your children open up a world of possibilities. An engaging series can encourage a struggling reader, or offer children more opportunities to explore the characters they love.
Take a look at these series – you’re sure to find a few that your children will enjoy.
1. The Little House Collection
Almost 100 years old, the nine Little House books are international classics. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writings live on as America’s quintessential pioneer story.(9 books in the series)
2. The Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. They eventually meet their grandfather, who is a wealthy and kind man (although the children had believed him to be cruel). The children decide to live with the grandfather, who moves the beloved boxcar to his backyard so the children can use it as a playhouse.(19 books in the original series)
The Ramona series follows Ramona Quimby from nursery school through 4th grade.You’ll meet Ramona, her big sister Beezus, her parents, and even her cat Picky-Picky. (8 books in the series)
4. Inkheart Triology
What if you had the ability to read characters from a book into life? Meggie and her father Mo, a bookbinder, share this unique talent that can be both delightful as well as dangerous. (3 books in the series)
5. Chronicles of Narnia
Much more than just The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia spans the entire history of Narnia, from its creation to its eventual destruction. (7 books in the series)
6. Hank the Cowdog
Want to hear about ranch life, from a dog’s perspective? Follow Hank as he meets coyotes, bobcats, and even a Silver Monster Bird. (67 books in the series)
7. Harry Potter
Our house is filled with Harry Potter fans, large and small. My daughter has read the entire series, while her brothers listen to the audio versions. (7 books in the series)
8. Half Magic
Imagine finding a golden talisman, that grants your wishes — with a catch. Follow Katharine, Mark, Jane and Martha as they improve their summer. (7 books in the series)
9. My Father’s Dragon
I read the first book in this series to my children in one night! They can’t wait for the rest of the tales of Elmer Elevator and his baby Dragon. (3 books in the series)
Follow the peace-loving mice of Redwall Abbey as they defend their home against Cluny the Scourge and his band. (21 books in the series)
What about your family? What series have your children enjoyed? Be sure to share your ideas in the comments.
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