One of the easiest tricks to getting your kid to read and keep reading is finding them a series. Once they find one you’re talking about hundreds, maybe even thousands of unexplored pages. So here’s a list of four series that will keep your kid hooked.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The story of an unpopular kid’s daily life. Rather than chapters, you’ve got daily entries. It mixes traditional narration, pictures, and comics in a way that catches their attention. Boys seem to like it and it’s a great bridge between simple stories and chapter books.
- The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) (Bk. 1) – Two sisters have to solve mysteries in a modern world where your favorite fairy tale characters live amongst us. Cinderella teaches at school, and the Big Bad Wolf is a Butler. The two girls have a puzzle to solve and the book has action and adventure. A great series, with a lot of surprises.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3) – Think Harry Potter meets Greek mythology. Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, is sent on quests that will save the world. He’s joined by two great friends-Annabeth, and Grover. A great extended cast, and the books build on one another beautifully.
- Franny K. Stein’s Crate of Danger (Boxed Set): Lunch Walks Among Us; Attack of the 50-Ft. Cupid; The Invisible Fran; The Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist) – A great entry into chapter books, this is the story of a young, mad scientist and her diabolic plans. A mix of comics, pictures, and text will keep them laughing out loud.