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Calvin and Hobbes Books in Order

Calvin and Hobbes Books in Order: How to read Bill Watterson’s comic strip?

Reading Calvin and Hobbes is the best way to kill time while we wait for life to shower us with meaning and happiness.

What is Calvin and Hobbes about?

The classic Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995.

It follows the adventures of Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. A smart child with poor grades in school, Calvin has a creative and philosophical mind, but lack in restraint. He has a rich inner world, and a precious friendship with his tiger. The anthropomorophic tiger is an independant creature with a dim view of human nature. He participates to all Calvin’s activites, even when he knows it’s gonne end in troubles. Calvin’s parents are typical middle-class, his father a patent attorney and his mother a stay-at-home mom. Calvin also interacts with Susie Derkins, a classmate who lives in the same street, Rosalyn, his babysitter, Mrs Wormwood, his teacher and Moe, the school bully.

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Redwall Books in Order

Redwall Books in Order: How to read Brian Jacques’ series?

The Wonderfull Animal Kingdom of Brian Jacques.

What is the Rewal series about?

Written by the British writer Brian Jacques, Redwall is a series of children’s fantasy novels with anthropomorphic animals (like mice, otters, moles, squirrels, hedgehogs, and more).

This is about the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey and the surrounding Mossflower Woods. The Woodlanders and Redwallers go on expeditions, fight monsters or must fend off hordes of vermin at home. This is a long series and some books take place before the founding of Redwall Abbey. Those books were not released in chronological order, though.

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keeper of the lost cities books in order

Keeper of the Lost Cities Books in Order: How to read Shannon Messenger’s series?

Mind-reading is not without danger…

What is the Keeper of the Lost Cities series about?

From American author Shannon Messenger, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series is about a young girl in search of the truth.

The story is about a twelve-year-old high school senior named Sophie Foster. She has the ability to read minds and discovers that she is not the only one possessing this particular talent. When she learned about it, she is forced to leave behind everything she has known and start a new life in the Lost Cities. It would be wonderful if only deadly secrets were not hidden in her subconscious…

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Dog Man Books in Order

Dog Man Books in Order: How to read Dav Pilkey’s series?

From the creator of Captain Underpants.

What is the Dog Man series about?

Written American cartoonist, author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, Dog Man is a children’s book series about a new kind of canine hero.

The story of Dog Man began when, in an explosion by a bomb assembled by Petey the evil cat, Officer Knight and his police dog Greg got seriously injured. To save them, the doctors put Greg’s head on Knight’s body. That’s how he became Dog Man. Now, part canine, part human, he fights crime and his nemesis, Petey.

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Spy School Series in Order: How to read Stuart Gibbs’ books?

You’re never too young to become a spy.

What is the Spy School series about?

Written by American author Stuart Gibbs, the Spy School series is a spy adventure series for children.

The story follows Benjamin Ripley, a middle schooler who dreamt of becoming a spy and ultimately joined a junior C.I.A. academy, even if it was an error. Now, he is in training to become a super spy that stops at nothing and to fight SPYDER, an enemy spy organization.

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Goosebumps Books in Order RL Stine

Goosebumps Books in Order: How to read the classic children’s horror books series by R.L. Stine?

Let’s dive into the second-best-selling book series in history, after J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

What is Goosebumps?

Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novels by American author R. L. Stine. The series begun in july 1992. Like all good story, the success wasn’t there at the beginning and the adventure almost ended with the sixth book. Soon enough, public find their way to the Goosebumps series and the rest is history.

The Goosebumps books follow children, who find themselves in scary situations, usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. The original series comprised of 62 titles, but was followed by various spin-off series. Goosebumps has also spawned a television series, merchandise and feature films.

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David Baldacci Books in Order

All of the books!

Who is David Baldacci?

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, David Baldacci is an American novelist. He practiced law for a few years before publishing his first book, Absolute Power in 1996.

Since then, David Baldacci has published more than 30 novels for adults but also some seven novels for younger readers. He is mostly know for the Will Robie series, the Amos Decker series, the Sean King and Michelle Maxwell series or The Finisher (Vega Jane) series… and a lot more.

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Skulduggery Pleasant Books in Order: How to read Derek Landy’s Series?

The skeleton is a detective…

Who is Skulduggery Pleasant?

Written by Irish playwright Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant is a series of horror/comedy/fantasy novels following the adventures of an undead sorcerer and detective and his partner.

This is the story of the 400-year-old detective named Skulduggery Pleasant who is a walking and talking skeleton, and his partner Stephanie Edgley who goes by the name Valkyrie Cain. With the help of Skulduggery, Valkyrie wants to stop evil forces threatening the world, but also find justice for her uncle’s death.

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Theodore Boone Books in Order: How to read John Grisham series?

Even John Grisham wrote books for our children… who knew?

Who is Theodore Boone?

It’s a John Grisham series, so it’s about a lawyer, but there’s a twist, because it’s a children series.

Indeed, Theodore Boone is only a 13-year-old student who resides in the city of Strattenburg, Pennsylvania, and he has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else. He wants to follow his parents’ footsteps, both lawyers. Due to his parents’ professions, Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk and a lot about the law, and he happily dispenses legal advice to his friends which lead to new adventures.

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Septimus Heap Books in Order: How to read Angie Sage series?

You need to be an apprentice before becoming the ExtraOrdinary Wizard!

What is the Septimus Heap series about?

Septimus Heap is the protagonist in the eponymous bestselling book series written by English author Angie Sage.

He was once a member of the Young Army, known as Boy 412. Now, Septimus Heap is the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand. He must study for seven years and a day until his apprenticeship ends.

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