When most kids first develop a love of reading, they also develop a love for chapter book series. In the early sixties, I fell in love with the “Nurse Cherry Ames Adventures,” which have just been released again. My own children loved "Box Car Children" by Gertrude Warner and “Goosebumps” by R. L. Stine, which is another series that has seen a revival in popularity. Then of course, there were the “Babysitter Club” books by Ann Martin, “Hank the Cow
dog” by John Erikson, “Hardy Boys” by Franklin Dixon and “Nancy Drew” by Carolynn Keene. Whatever decade we grew up in, we have all had our first experience with a just-can't-get-enough-series.
Are you looking for a great series for your children to love? Your kids have probably read their way through the “Magic Tree House” books by Mary Pope Osborne, and you might not be able to stand one more “Junie B. Jones” by Barbara Park. Maybe, your children just aren't quite ready to attack the length of “Harry Potter” by Rowling. It’s probably time to come by Stillwater Public Library to get help finding a new series to start your child reading.
Some popular new series include “Allie Finkles Rules for Girls” by Meg Cabot and “Sisters Grimm” by Michael Buckley.
You might try a series by a well-known current author, such as Dan Gutman’s “My Weird School Daze” and “Baseball Card Adventures,” or Debbie Dadey's “Mermaid Tales” or “Keyholder" series.
For some light-hearted fun, try “Dear Dumb Diary” by Jim Benton or “Melvin Beederman: Superhero” by Greg Trine.
A good scary choice is “Chronicles of Ancient Darkness” by Michelle Paver.
No matter their tastes, interest or reading level, we have a series that will capture each young reader’s heart and imagination.