Life has been getting in the way of blogging this month but when I saw this article, The Power of a Series by Kathie Muhtaris, I had to reblog it. What caught my attention was the Nancy Drew cover attached to the article. I just passed on four old Nancy Drew books from my childhood to my four elementary school granddaughters. These books started a life long love of mysteries for me. They had been in my mother's attic for half a century and were given to me by my paternal grandmother. Kathie Muhtaris' article is about the power of series to turn kids into voracious readers. The Nancy Drew books weren't the first series I obsessively read, the Betsy-Tacy and Cherry Ames books came first, but series books kept me reading and still do.
Series books are great for reluctant readers. If the first book is a "just right" book then it is fair to assume that others in the series will be too.
From Erica at The What Do We Do All Day website are 18 Mystery Books and Series for Kids, First Chapter Books: Series About Boys and Series About Girls to get you started. Enjoy!