If your students are anything like mine, they find a series and cling to it. Something about the repetition structure is like a comforting friend for younger readers, while older readers enjoy growing with the characters throughout their adventures. When a reader connects with a series, each book they open is like finding an old friend waiting.
As a teacher and a mom, it’s always a challenge for me to find the series that will fit the kid where they are as an individual and reader at that point in time. I know that if I hook them on the first book, I have set them up for a steady stream of reading. I also can buy a whole series and have many books kids flock to in my class library all at once.