January 27, 2009

In Series

Yesterday, I took a whole day off from the computer. I didn't even turn it on. Instead, I sat by the fire and read A Little Princess to the kids. They loved it and when it was over, my six year old asked if there were any more books about Sara. She was sorry to hear that there were no more.

My children love books that come in a series. If a story is a good one, they always want to know more. And so I've been thinking about some of our favorite book series to read aloud and read over and over again are and thought I'd share them with you all.

1. The Great Brain books

2. The Little House books

3. The Anne books

4. The Ramona books

5. Henry Huggins books

6. The Melendy Quartet

7. The Betsy and Tacy books

8. The All-of-a-Kind Family books

9. Paddington

10. The Moffats

11. Henry Reed

We also like the Hardy boys, Three Investigators, Nancy Drew, Magic Treehouse, Prydain Chronicles, Narnia books and many others. What else do you recommend?


Harry Potter. (And if that raises your eyebrows, then read them first and then read Looking for God in Harry Potter by John Granger).

Posted by: Bridge at January 27, 2009 05:49 PM

I've read all the Harry Potter books and loved them, but I'm not ready for the kids to read past #3 yet, even though all my nine year old's acquaintances have read the whole series.

Posted by: Jordana at January 27, 2009 06:21 PM

Arthur Ransom's Swallows and Amazons series.

Posted by: Ellen at January 27, 2009 09:06 PM

We've started Dr. Dolittle, and it's been a hit to this point

Posted by: skinnydan at January 28, 2009 07:56 AM

My husband introduced me to the Prydain Chronicles! Another one he liked was The Hero and the Crown and the Blue Sword(which is extra impressive since the main character is...gasp! a girl!). Not a long series, but might be up your alley.

Posted by: Kathy at January 28, 2009 11:16 AM

The Freddy the Pig series and Boxcar Children series are some of our faves.

Posted by: Kim at January 28, 2009 12:43 PM

Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High. Awesome.

Posted by: Frazier at January 29, 2009 07:59 PM

Harriet the Spy & The Long Secret. (Louise Fitzhugh)

The Oz books by L Frank Baum

Misty of Chincoteague series. (Marguerite henry)

The Borrowers series

Caddie Woodlawn and Magical Melons (Carol Ryrie Brink)

Wrinkle in Time series

Little Women series

Posted by: kelly at February 15, 2009 07:22 PM