By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate
As we all know, winter is just around the corner. While some may be dreading winter, it happens to be one of my favorite seasons! The time is coming for hot chocolate, mittens, ice skating, and yes, that’s right, Christmas! But I am getting ahead of myself. The chilly air and sprinkling snow presents several opportunities to snuggle up with a good book. And what is better than a good book you might ask? A great SERIES of course! Here are some fantastic series that will make you happy that you have the chance to sip on some hot chocolate and cocoon yourself in blankets.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
This is an older series, but still a really magnificent read. The completed series follows The Baudelaire orphans—Violet, Klaus, and Sunny—and the terrible Count Olaf, who is after their family fortune.
It is full of adventure, humor, angst, and even vocabulary lessons. This is a great series to snuggle up with this winter (if you haven’t already) and will keep you guessing until the very end. Grades 3 and up.
Number of books: 13.
You’ve probably heard of this graphic novel series. It is extremely popular, and for a good reason. The story follows siblings Emily and Navin, who move with their mother into their great grandfather’s house. The story unravels from there when they discover an old secret and an evil monster that will change their lives forever.
If you enjoy action and fantasy, then this series is for you. Grades 4 and up.
Number of books: 7 (with two more to go!)
This series centers on Elizabeth, a young girl who has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository. This place serves as a library of objects, including something called the Grimm Collection. When objects start disappearing from the Grimm Collection, Elizabeth and her co-workers find themselves wrapped-up in a daring adventure.
While each book follows a different person, readers will learn more about the overall world in which the characters live. Grades 6-8.
Number of books: 3
Three Times Lucky
This action-packed series centers on Moses LoBeau and takes place in Tupelo Landing, NC. Moses lives with a Colonel and Miss Lana, who own and work at a café. Moses’ world turns upside down when a lawman comes to the café talking about a murder. With the help of her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, Moses embarks on a perilous journey to save her family.
Buckle up as this story keeps you on your toes and has you laughing from page to page. Grades 4 and up.
Number of books: 3.
If you are looking for something lighter, and perhaps funnier, then this is the series for you. This ongoing graphic novel series takes place in a school where the hero is the lunch lady. Join her as she serves up justice for the school and its students. Grades 3 and up.
Number of books: 10.