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Monday, September 24, 2012
Great Book Series for Middle School Kids/ by Kelsey Clark
I would like to introduce you my guest Kelsey Clark.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. She spent a few years bouncing around working for small newspapers in the are before settling in for a career as a blogger and/or more appropriately a freelance journalist working online (although she would be happy to write for an offline newspaper like the NY Times as well). Kelsey is into kickboxing in a big way. She started at an early age and just could never get enough. She competes in fights when she can and has been a black belt for several years (though still feels like there is a ton more to learn). She also assists at a her gym with teaching classes (children of course).
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Great Book Series for Middle School Kids
When I was a middle
school kid I devoured book series like candy. I always loved starting a new
series because that meant I had a few books to get to know the characters and
really get in depth with their stories without getting bored. There are some
series that are long and disconnected, like the twisted tales of Goosebumps,
and others that have one big story line, like Harry Potter, but all series have
one thing in common. Once they have you hooked it is hard to let go without
reading them all!
Series by Deborah and James Howe– What kids does not
like to read a book written by a dog? The funny and charming pets that narrate
this series make Bunnicula loads of fun for even very young readers. The hints
of suspense and horror that come with the vampire aspects are enough to keep
older readers interested without frightening the younger ones. A great series
for any child.
2.Into the Land of the Unicorns Series by Bruce
Coville– This book series is
especially great for children who live fantasy creatures like unicorns. When a
young girl is magically transported to the land of the unicorns and makes
friends with them, she must eventually choose which side she will take. Her
father, the hunter’s, or her friends the unicorns? A bit violent and scary in
parts, this series is better for older readers.
Series by R.L. Stine– This huge and varied series has no
overarching story line but is rather a collection of creepy tales that will
keep kids wide eyed and reading. Thankfully they never get too scary and almost
always have a sense of humor to the ending. For kids that like to be creeped
out but not terrified, this is a great series to start out with. .
Series by K. A. Applegate – Another long series,
this one does have an overarching plot line. When a group of kids encounter
aliens and obtain the ability to turn into any animal they touch for a short
period of time, they also get the responsibility of protecting the Earth from
secret parasite invaders. Join the group as they battle on Earth and in space
against their friends, family, and teacher who have been overrun by this secret
foe. Who will win?
du Freak Series by Darren Shan – A vampire series is
nothing to be proud of, I know, but this one does have some aspects that
especially boys will like. With gruesome adventures, plenty of dark humor and
creepy critters everywhere, older readers will get a kick out of Darren’s
in the Cupboard Series by Lynne Reid Banks– What would
you do if you could make plastic figures come to life? Well, when a young boy
brings his plastic Native American to life he soon learns what it means to take
care of others, be strong, and grow up to be a real man. Full of adventure and
excitement, this book series is great for all ages.
Plant That Ate the Dirty Socks Series by Nancy McArthur
– When two brothers have to share a room and one is messy while the other is
neat, you know you will have problems. After they plant a couple of mysterious
seeds their problems intensify. Where are all their socks going? Why are the
plants getting so big? What makes that slurping sound in the middle of the
night? And did that plant just move? Kids will get a kick out of the
discoveries the brothers make about what, exactly, their plants are and what
their diet consists of. .
Potter Series by J. K. Rowling–This most famous
British series is well known to most of us, but it is a great series for middle
school kids. Full of adventure and excitement and great vocabulary, this series
has nothing but praise from me. Even adults love it, so what is not to like?
Anything to get kids to enjoy reading!
Games Series by Suzanne Collins–This series is a bit
violent for me, so I recommend it for older readers. With kids battling each
other to the death and a love triangle that permeates the plot, younger readers
may get confused or upset by the contents. However, it is a very popular series
at this time and many children and adults seem to love it.
The Hunger Games
Street Series by R. L. Stine– Like Goosebumps,
this series is a mismatched bunch of horror novels for kids. These are a bit
scarier than Goosebumps, however, and should only be for older children or
those who like being scared.
Teacher is an Alien Series by Bruce Coville –What would you
do if you found out your teacher was an alien intent on destroying the plant?
Well, anything you could to stop him, right? When a geek, a bully, and a pretty
girl team up to stop the alien teacher invasion, anything is possible. Along
the way they learn what it means to be human, to be smart, and a little more
about what makes every person unique. A great series with a lot of learning
potential for any age.
Ate My Homework Series by Bruce Coville –When miniature aliens
start eating Rod’s homework, he is left with only one question: what will he
turn into his math teacher now? But his world is about to get more complex as
he learns that not only is he half alien, on his father’s side, but the class
bully is actually an alien undercover trying to get the secret information
locked in his brain. Information that could allow the criminal mastermind to
rule the galaxy. Kids of all ages will love to read about how Rod teams up with
the tiny aliens and saves the universe, and his long lost father. .
from Space Series by Pamela Service –When an alien crash
lands on Earth and is dying, he has only one choice. Transfer into the nearest
living creature. Unfortunately, that creature happens to be a skunk. Thus, Stinker
is born. Complete with telepathic abilities and a technological mind far beyond
any human, Stinker must cooperate with two school children to find a way back
into space to deliver vital information that will save our corner of the
universe. If that means hijacking a NASA space shuttle, then so be it. Kids
will love the humor and suspense in this great two book series.
are just a few of the great book series out there for kids. There are so many
more. From classics like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to new favorites there
is always something that will get kids interested in reading. Find out what
sort of books your child like and try them out on one of these series.
Hopefully they will get as hooked on reading as I did and enjoy the many adventures
that books can take you on.
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