Thursday, January 03, 2008

January - Early/Middle Grade Fiction Series

This may look like a lot, but this month we are focusing on early/middle grade series, especially fairly new ones that are popular now, so they are all very very fast reads and it won't take you long to read your way through the list.

We'll be meeting at Amy's house on the SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH so everyone will have a chance to get back from vacation and spend some time reading. For the most part, we picked the first book in each series to give you a feel for it, but if you can't get your hands on the first book, pick any book in the series, in fact that might add to discussion.

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus - by Barbara Park

Frindle - by Andrew Clements (this is not quite a series, I'll explain later)

Judy Moody - by Megan McDonald

Knights of the Kitchen Table- Time Warp Trio Series – by Jon Scieszka

Dinosaurs Before Dark, Magic Treehouse Series - by Mary Pope Osborne

Ivy and Bean - By Annie Barrows

Elephant and Piggie - by Mo Willems (choose any, there is no specific order)

Clementine - By Sara Pennypacker

Hot Hand, Come Back Kids - by Mike Lupica

Mercy Watson To The Rescue, Mercy Watson Series- By Kate Dicamillo

Welcome to Camden Falls, Main Street Series - by Ann M. Martin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Grace is loving Elephant and Piggie books right now. One of the greatest things about them is that the story flow really relies on the punctuation marks and it has taught her about how a sentence will sound depending on if it is a comma, question mark, exclamation point and she has even started to read with inflection with words in italics. Very different idea than most "early readers".

Love this blog Steph! I get so many great ideas from it, for me to read and Grace!