Series Stories for Tween (and Almost Tween) Readers
Series abound for younger readers, but once students are ready to dive into something more meaty, kids sometimes abandon the series books. I love a series for my classroom and my sons because I know they will be hooked in for a while, which keeps them going! My students love series sets for younger readers and grew up with favorite authors and characters they followed throughout childhood.
What happens when we bridge the gap to older readers? Sometimes stories get tricky: my best readers have the ability to read books like The Hunger Games, but those aren’t quite appropriate yet. These better reader series are perfect for students who have moved beyond picture books and early chapter books, but aren’t quite into Young Adult literature. Here are five series sets and what to read next.