Styling Librarian: Series #Titletalk
I adore #Titletalk on Twitter every month. The focus recently was on Series Fiction and I thought I’d organize and post my favorite treasures and include the twitter posts and people I adore ideas from: I’ve posted before on book resource lists, but this is a focus on series fiction.
Book Recommendation Resources:
Part 1: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/03/19/styling-librarian-book-recommendation-resources-my-favorites/
SERIES FICTION ORGANIZERS ONLINE:
I was really surprised to not see: http://www.kidsreads.com/series mentioned, it was my “go to” series resource for years. I’m not quite comfortable with the restructuring, but still like the way it organizes everything!
Other fabulous online Series Fiction Resources:
@kelleemoye and @coxtl mentioned Fict Fact for tracking books in a series- I’m looking forward to keeping track of ALL the series I read in the future… when I register: Fict Fact: Track your series: http://www.fictfact.com/
**I think this webpage will be my big “take-away”… I HATE finding out there is a new book in a series that I missed, although sometimes I just cannot keep up with them all!
@frankisibberson and @librarygrl2 both mentioned this Binder that helps you find a series order: Children’s/Teen Series Binder: http://seriesbinder.lishost.org/index.php/Main_Page
Great Kid’s Books Series Favorites: http://greatkidbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/popular-fiction-series-with-kids-ages-7.html
Fantastic Fiction UK: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/
Top 10 Most Read Books in the World: http://visual.ly/top-10-most-read-books-world
New Sci Fi Fiction Update: http://www.mariaselke.com/2012/06/scifi-summer-update.html
Series List Source: http://www.mymcpl.org/books-movies-music/juvenile-series
@mcrainwater mentioned that she liked KDL, What’s Next? For series order: KDL What’s Next? http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp
Mr. Schu’s most popular series titles: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vgO5-08xMnq6JXLBDaI8UTAh_gXtIV1kRhLNdbJn19I/edit?pli=1
Quotes I loved with the answer to during the discussion of: Why series?
@libraryfanatic said: Series books are like good friends for readers: something they can depend on when they need a good friend.
@brianwyzlic mentioned why series: It’s a GREAT hook for dormant readers. It puts them on a track for future reading. No “now what?”
@teacherman82 said: Series allow students to experience character development not possible in a single book.
@MelanieSwider said: “Series are great for reluctant readers because once they get hooked on the first book, they keep wanting to read the next!”
@akquiram said: Why series books? To engage in sustained character study. If author writes it well enough.
@kelleemoye said: Series are important because they are the gateway to more reading- more reading of that series and more reading of others similar.
@brianwyzlic said: We don’t talk about this much, but series are a part of pop culture now, too. Movies, books… we should keep kids in touch with this.
@frankisibberson said: Series books help readers see a character in lots of situations over time. This supports deeper reading.
Organizing Series Books:
*I personally have a middle/YA series area organized by series with special tape labeling most in number order. – Styling Librarian
@FoodieBooklvr mentioned this: I’ve also now put the number of the book on each spine, so that it is easier for those kids who read in order.
@brianwyzlic mentioned: “Someone just said she labels on the spine in her library. I hate going to the library and having no clue which is which.
Here’s Series mentioned in various orders:
Don’t forget the young ones: (early readers/early chapter books)
@katsok mentioned: Elephant and Piggie, Pigeon books, Biscuit series, Frog and Toad, Lunch Lady, Babymouse
@ mentortexts mentioned: Mercy Watson, Roscoe Riley, Zapato Power, and Frankie Pickle.
@jillfisch has a lovely pinterest page with book series for first grade: http://pinterest.com/jillrfisch/book-series-for-1st-grade/
@laurajspangler mentioned: Ivy + B
ean, Clementine, Piper Reed for lower elementary girls.
@yabookbridges mentioned 2nd and 3rd grade books: Chloe books, Ramona, Fudge series
@MrsB_reads said that she has a lot of girls who love the Rainbow Magic series books.
@Pamhrtn said that her 1st and 2nd graders love Cynthia Rylant’s High Rise Private Eyes
Now some more visually:
Series new to me: (must order from library and read soon!)
Max Quick, Stuff Series, Roscoe Riley
Other titles catching my attention:
Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Evans, The Year of the Book by Cheng
Personal Series Thoughts:
My other series I treasured– shaped me as a reader from 2nd grade thru high school:
Chincoteague books – all books by Margriet Henry
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series by Betty McDonald
Shoes books – all of them by Noel Streatfield
Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
Wrinkle in Time/Austin series by Madeline L’Engle
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright (this is a series too!)
The Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sidney + other titles
Chronicles of Narnia – every single one by C.S. Lewis
Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - sure some have racial stereotyping but honestly, I believe that leads to some deep quality conversations
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary (I read every single book I could by Beverly Cleary, don’t think I missed one from picture book to fiction to young adult novels…
Fudge Series by Judy Blume (and every single other book I could get my hands on my Judy Blume!)
Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascale – brain candy books charm me still when I need that break…
Archie Comics – fully admit to my happy memories of going to antique stores with my parents and getting lost in the comics areas while my parents searched elsewhere.
Swept Away Series- romance/historical fiction/time travel brain candy books I loved – Francess Lin Lantz and Eileen Goudge
Trixie Belden Series by Julie Campbell (I never got into Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys) I was quite faithful to reading every single Trixie Belden book though!
Present Day Series I’ve faithfully enjoyed every book published:
Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan – meeting him this past year was quite a lift highlight!
Pendragon by D. J. MacHale
Gregor the Overlander Series by Suzanne Collins
Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series by Kathryn Lasky
Time Stops for No Mouse Series by Michael Hoeye
Atherton Series by Patrick Carman
And way, way, way too many other series to continue, those are just some of the fantasy/science fiction favorites…