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My Sister the Vampire Books in Order

My Sister the Vampire Books in Order: How to read Sienna Mercer’s series?

  • Fabien 

A Vampire in the Family!

What is My Sister the Vampire series about?

Written by a Canadian author from Toronto named Sienna Mercer, My Sister the Vampire is an urban fantasy series for young readers.

The series is about Olivia Abbott who transfers to Franklin Grove Middle School where she discovers her long-lost identical twin, vampire Ivy Vega. The sisters are very different, one is a cheerleader, the other a goth girl, but nothing can separate them now!

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Dragon Masters Books in Order

Dragon Masters Books in Order: How to read Tracey West’s series?

  • Fabien 

A Scholastic series about… dragons!

What is the Dragon Masters series about?

Written by children’s book author Tracey West—known for her Pokémon and SpongeBob SquarePants books—the Dragon Masters series is a Scholastic book series revolving around a boy and his Dragon!

The story is about Drake who, until he was chosen to train his very own dragon, never even thought dragons were real. But they are! Now, Drake must work and the other Dragon Masters at King Roland’s castle to keep the kingdom safe.

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Alexander McCall Smith Books in Order

Alexander McCall Smith Books in Order (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Detective Varg, 44 Scotland Street and more)

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All of Alexander McCall Smith’s Books!

Who is Alexander McCall Smith?

Former Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh raised in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Alexander McCall Smith is a best-selling British writer who started by publishing academic texts and children’s books.

Of course, now he is known for The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, 44 Scotland Street series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more!

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Nancy Drew Diaries Books in Order

Nancy Drew Diaries Books in Order (by Carolyn Keene)

  • Carole 

Small Town Girl. Big Time Adventure.

Who is Nancy Drew?

Nancy Drew is one of the most famous amateur detectives. She made her first appearance in the book The Secret of the Old Clock in 1930 and hadn’t stopped solving mysteries since then, in other books, but also in movies, video games, television series, and more.

If all Nancy Drew books are indicated to be written by Carolyn Keene, it is actually a pseudonym for the various writers hired to write the manuscripts. Behind Nancy Drew, there was first Mildred Wirt Benson, credited as the primary writer for the first Nancy Drew series and for defining Nancy Drew’s character. Margaret Wright, Amy Cloud, Fiona Simpson have served as editors on the Nancy Drew Diaries books, with Anna Parsons holding the position now.

From the publisher’s website: Nancy Drew and her friends Bess and George tackle everything from sabotage to kidnapping, using their impressive powers of deduction and reasoning to creatively crack cases and outsmart their enemies in the clever, contemporary, and delightfully suspenseful Nancy Drew Diaries.

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Junie B. Jones Books in Order

Junie B. Jones Books in Order: How to read Barbara Park’s series?

  • Fabien 

The world’s funniest kid!

Who is Junie B. Jones?

Junie B. Jones is a children’s book series written by Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus telling the stories of an outrageously funny kindergartener named… Junie B. Jones!

As Scholastic described the series: There’s no one quite like Junie B. Jones. Filled with spunk, sass, and determination, this outspoken firecracker faces each bump in the road with endless curiosity and a lot of humor along the way. Accessible and easy to read, this hilarious series breaks all the rules and will help your young readers find fun in sticky situations, despite smelly school buses, tattletales, and monsters under the bed. This laugh-out-loud collection will keep even the most reluctant of readers coming back for more.

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Mary Alice Monroe Books in Order

Mary Alice Monroe Books in Order (Beach House, The Islanders, Lowcountry Summer)

  • Carole 

All of Mary Alice Monroe’s Books!

Who is Mary Alice Monroe?

Born in 1951, Marie Alice Monroe is a novelist and environmental conversationalist who studied journalism before married in 1972 Markus Kruesi, a child psychiatrist. Following their honeymoon in Japan, Marie Alice Monroe was inspired to study Asian culture and became bilingual in Japanese, and earned her master’s degree. 

Before becoming an author, Mary Alice Monroe worked as an assistant to the general editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica, as a teacher, and helped establish a program to teach English as a second language to southeast Asian refugees. In 1980, she first co-wrote a non-fiction book, Crossroads to Literacy, which served as a guide to help immigrants acclimate to life in the United States.

It’s only in 1995 that Monroe began writing her first fiction novel. As she was confined to bed during the last months of her third pregnancy, she took up the pen and wrote The Long Road Home. Her first novels are all about women overcoming tragedy and developing interpersonal relationships.

Her writings evolved after her family relocated to the Isle of Palms and shifted to deal with environmental issues, as seen in The Beach House (2002), where Monroe wrote about a mother-daughter relationship and the conservationist’s efforts to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

Mary Alice Monroe has received numerous awards, including the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence. Nearly eight million copies of her books have been published worldwide.

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Chris Colfer Books in Order

Chris Colfer Books in Order (The Land of Stories, Tale of Magic)

  • Fabien 

All of the Books!

Who is Chris Colfer?

American actor, singer, and author Chris Colfer became famous for his role in the television musical show Glee in which he played Kurt Hummel. During his time on the show, he started to write. First, as a screenwriter for the movie Struck by Lightning (2012), then as a Children Fantasy writer with The Land of Stories Series.

Since then, he published more than 15 books set in the Land of Stories universe, including companion books, picture books, a prequel series titled Tale of Magic, and even a Graphic Novel. He took us to a world where fairy tales are real!

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Owl Diaries Books in Order

Owl Diaries Books in Order: How to read Rebecca Elliott’s series?

  • Carole 

An Owl perspective’s on life.

What is Owl Diaries about?

Written by Rebecca Elliott, The Owl Diaries series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books have for vocation to help readers grow!
 
The Owl Diaries stars a little owl named Eva Wingdale. She is a creative, cheeky owlet who lives in Treetopolis next door to her best friend Lucy Beakman. Throughout the series, Eva learns a number of valuable — or owl-uable — lessons, from overcoming jealousy and apologizing to friends she’s hurt, to learning to ask for help when she needs it.

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