Memorable Book Series

If you have a child in fourth, fifth or sixth grade, books from The Dork Diaries, I Funny or I Survived series have probably already visited your home. There are some wonderfully popular series afloat in these grades and if your child has not already delved into one of them, I would encourage him or her to do so. With that said, however, let’s not forget some of the older, but equally wonderful book series for children in this age group. This is a great time to begin a read aloud and pique your child’s interest in a series that just might take him through the summer. Here are a few suggestions:

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Talk about an “oldie but goodie”. This series still has tremendous appeal for fourth, fifth and sixth grade girls. They can join Laura Ingalls Wilder on her journey West, meet her wonderful family, engage in adventure, learn about pioneer life and vicariously grow up right alongside Laura. This is a delightful series to read along with your child for it captures the interest of young and old alike.

Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Filled with humor, adventure and misadventure, this series chronicles the unlucky Baudelaire children as they deal with Count Olaf and his attempts to steal their parents’ fortune. Lots of books and lots of fun in this series.

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Although a bit dated, these easy-to-read mysteries engross readers as they accompany Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny who used to live in a boxcar. Fourth and fifth graders enjoy solving mysteries along with these delightful characters and the slew of books in this series provides an endless supply of enjoyable reads.

Check back soon when I continue to highlight series that will engage and engross intermediate readers. If there’s a series that has been a hit with your child, please share your treasure.

About Rita K.

Educator and Certified Reading specialist
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5 Responses to Memorable Book Series

  1. rosebirkhead says:

    Some popular series in my classroom are Among the Hidden by Magaret Peterson Haddix, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and The Legend Series by Marie Lu. I am a 7th and 8th grade teacher. Also, I just started reading Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Peason…he is coming to my school on the 23 of September!


    • Rita K. says:

      There’s nothing like teaching certain grades and knowing exactly what piques students’ interest. Thanks for sharing your professional experience, Rose.


  2. Tonya says:

    Where’s the “love” button?! I adored Wilder’s books as a child. As much as I still enjoy the television series, this is a great reminder to pick up the books again. My daughter enjoyed The Boxcar Children a lot. Thanks for this post, Rita!


  3. cflathers says:

    Love those older series of kids books.


    • Rita K. says:

      Aren’t they the best? Last year I started rereading Little House in the Big Woods with one of my grandaughters and fell in love all over again.


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