Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Reading - Book Series

Summertime is a time for fun, games, playing outside, swimming, and relaxing.  For our family, it is also a time for reading.  We always participate in our local library's summer reading program and visit the library often to return and check out more books.  During these frequent visits, our children are given a bit more freedom in reading choices.  They have no assigned reading during summer, and often select books from series they enjoy to fill their reading logs.  Series my children enjoy include:

Book Series For Boys*:
Sugar Creek Gang, by Paul Hutchens
Concord Cunningham, the Scripture Sleuth, by Mat Halverson
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ten Boys series, by Irene Howat
The Hardy Boys, created by Franklin W. Dixon

Book Series For Girls*:
Little House series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nancy Drew, by Carolyn Keene
Ten Girls series, by Irene Howat
American Girls, historical series with various authors and time periods
Rachel Yoder, by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Book Series For Both:
Christian Heroes: Then and Now, YWAM Publishing
The Chronicles of Narnia series, by C.S. Lewis
Childhood of Famous Americans
Magic Tree House books, by Mary Pope Osborne
Box Car Children, created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Book Series For Younger Readers:
Animal Friends, Janette Oke
The Lighthouse Family series, by Cynthia Rylant
The Three Cousin Detective Club series, Elspeth Campbell Murphy
Jigsaw Jones mystery series, by James Preller
Magic School Bus chapter books

* For the most part, these titles can be enjoyed by either boys or girls, but the two categories are for readers looking for a gender specific suggestion.

Please Note: Each title is linked to the series or a book in the series for reference and your convenience. 

What is your child(ren)'s favorite series?

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