Series-ously Worth Checking Out

You would pretty much have to be living under a rock these days not to have heard of Twilight, The Lord of the Rings, or The Hunger Games.  These series have sold millions of copies and have been (or are in the process of being) turned into extremely popular movies.

If you look around the stacks of books at the Junior School, you’ll find that we have a whole whack of great series, many of which you might not be familiar with.  A lot of YA fiction series are part of the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre, but there are some interesting and well-written series in other genres as well.

Click on “continue reading” below to find a list of some great series you might like to check out (literally and figuratively!) . . .

FANTASY

 The Great Tree of Avalon Trilogy, by T.A. Barron
The Heir Chronicles, by Cinda Williams Chima
The Fire Thief Trilogy, by Terry Deary
The Last Apprentice, by Joseph Delaney
The Spiderwick Chronicles, by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Young Wizards, by Diane Duane
Ranger’s Apprentice, by John Flanagan
Inkworld Trilogy, by Cornelia Funke
Stravaganza Series, by Mary Hoffman
The Runestone Saga, by Chris Humphreys
Redwall Series, by Brian Jaques
Chrestomanci, by Diana Wynne Jones
Children of the Lamp, by P.B. Kerr
Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi
Erec Rex, by Kaza Kingsley
Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull
The Wind on Fire Trilogy, by William Nicholas
Children of the Red King Series, by Jenny Nimmo
The Seventh Tower Series, by Garth Nix
Inheritance Cycle [Eragon], by Christopher Paolini
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, by Michelle Paver
The Book of Time, by Guillaume Prévost
His Dark Materials Trilogy, by Phillip Pullman
Percy Jackson & The Olympians, by Rick Riordan
The Edge Chronicles, by Paul Stewart
The Bartimaeus Series, by Jonathan Stroud
Leviathan Series, by Scott Westerfeld

ACTION/ADVENTURE

The Secret Series, by Pseudonymous Bosch
Young Samurai, by Chris Bradford
Hamish X, by Seán Cullen
Warriors/Seekers, by Erin Hunter
Guardians of Ga’Hoole, by Kathryn Lasky
Ulysses Moore, by Michael Merryweather
Silverwing, by Kenneth Oppel
Time Warp Trio, by Jon Scieszka
A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
STORM Series, by E.L. Young

SPY/CRIME

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
Young Bond, by Charlie Higson
Alex Rider, by Anthony Horowitz
Montmorency Series, by Elanore Updale

COMEDY

Molly Moon, by Georgia Bung
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Alvin Ho, by Lenore Look
Big Nate, byLincoln Peirce

MYSTERY

The Hardy Boys, by Franklin W. Dixon
Sam & Friends Mystery, by Mary Labatt & Jo Rioux
The Roman Mysteries, by Caroline Lawrence
The Screech Owls Series, by Roy MacGregor
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, by Shane Peacock
Encyclopedia Brown, by Donald J. Sobol
The Mysterious Benedict Society, byTrenton Lee Stewart
Tom & Liz Austen Mysteries, by Eric Wilson

SCIENCE-FICTION

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Animorphs, by K.A. Applegate
Foundation Series, by Isaac Asimov
The Gideon Trilogy [aka The Time Travelers], by Linda Buckley-Archer
Rendez-vous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
Ender’s Game Series, by Orson Scott Card
The Pendragon Adventure, by D.J. Machale

SPORTS

The #1 Sports Series for Kids, by Matt Christopher
Take it to the Xtreme, by Pam Withers

About these ads

1 Comment

Filed under Library Studies, Lists, Titles

One response to “Series-ously Worth Checking Out

  1. Pingback: Top Ten Books of the Year | Curious [St.] George

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s