Tuesday, September 22, 2009

So Many SERIES Out There!

Suggested series I have not yet read:
Billy B. Brown and Hey Jack , two series by Sally Ripp
(as seen on My Book Boost blog)

I spent a large part of the summer checking out series books, especially the dearth that are now available for beginning chapter book kiddos. Here's a sampling of some that I've either discovered or rediscovered (and I'll be adding more as I get the chance):

Cam Jansen Series
by David Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti
(new cover art by Joy Allen)
For: 6-10 year olds
(Reading Levels 2.2-2.7, 480-500 Lexile, Level L, DRA 28)

See listing of books on separate page on this website

Eleanor Series
by Julie Sternberg
Illustrated by Matthew Cordell

See listing of books on separate page on this website.

Field Trip Mysteries
by Steve Brezenoff
Illustrated by C. B. Canga

Four sixth graders, led by Gum (James) Shoo, solve mysteries they stumble upon during field trips.  Although the protagonists are older, this book is highly recommended for beginning chapter book readers as the story, characters, and sentence structure are all pretty simplistic.  Yes, even first and second graders.  There are 20 books in the series as of October, 2017.

1.  The Painting That Wasn't There

Gooney Bird Green Series
by Lois Lowry
Illustrated by Middy Thomas
1.  Gooney Bird Greene
2.  Gooney Bird and the Room Mother
3.  Gooney the Fabulous
4.  Gooney Bird is So Absurd
5.  Gooney Bird on the Map

Ivy and Bean Series
by Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
For: 6-9 year olds
(Reading Levels 2.7 - 3.2, Lexiles 510-580, Levels M & N)

See listing of books and comments on separate page of this website.

Judy Moody Series
by Megan McDonald
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Reading Levels Around 3rd for most

Lots more "stuff" on the Judy Moody page on this website.

Junie B. Jones Series
by Barbara Park
Illustrated by Denise Brunkus
Stepping Stone Books, Random House
for: ages 6-9 (Junie is in K and 1, see below)

Check out the Junie B. Jones page on my website.

Mercy Watson Series
by Kate Di Camillo
Illustrated by Chris VanDusen
(Reading Levels 1.9 - 2.3, Lexiles 380-390 Levels K+)

Go directly to the Mercy Watson page on this blog.

Mouse Scouts
by Sarah Dillard
Alfred A. Knopf
1.  Mouse Scouts (Sow and Grow a Garden)
2.  Mouse Souts Make a Difference
3.  Mouse Scouts Camp Out

My Weird School Series
by Dan Gutman
Illustrated aby Jim Paillot
Harper Trophy
Ages 7-10

Go to this website's separate pag on this great series.

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree SERIES
by Ellen Potter
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Alfred Knopf
2nd - 4th grade

Check out the book titles and more information here.

Sofia Martinez
by Jacqueline Jules
Illustrated by Kim Smith
Picture Window Books
K-2nd grade
(Guided Reading Level K/ 2.2 - 2.5)

In no particular order:
My Secret Recipe
Abuela's Birthday
Picture Perfect
Singing Superstar
The Missing Mouse
The Marigold Mess
Lights Out
The Beach Trip
My Family Adventure

Stink Series
by Megan McDonald
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
(Reading Levels 2.5 - 3.0, Lexiles 480-580, Levels L, M, N)

Stink has his very own page on this website...

"WHO WAS" Biography Series
Mosey on over to a separate page to view all the titles and further information

Zigzag Kids Series by Patricia Reilly Giff
Illustrated by Alasdair Bright
Wendy Lamb Books, Random House

This looks like Giff's trying to update the Polk Street Kids series with a group of young elementary students (K up) who go to an afternoon program at the Zelda A. Zigzag School in these more contemporary times. Barack Obama as our president is mentioned....

1 - Number One Kid
2 - Big Whopper (about Destiny) 2010
3.  Flying Feet
4.  Star Time
5.  Bears Beware
6.  Super Surprise
7.  Sky High

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out the "Dear Dumb Diary" series. Mallory loves them and quite a few of my students are reading them too.--Renee