Sets and Series

Keep the story going with sets and series!

A series builds reading comprehension and fluency by providing familiar faces that readers can depend on. With each part of a series, students gain background knowledge, invest further in characters, and learn how plots unfold. Give your students the gift of great sets and series by shopping the amazing books below!

Shop Sets and Series

Fun with Mr. Octopus
from World Book

Audience: Lower Elementary
Join Mr. Octopus and friends as they learn about the world around them! Colorful illustrations and cute characters introduce readers to essential skills such as counting, matching, identifying colors, telling time, and recognizing patterns. Reading tips help enrich the learning experience, while entertaining stories and fun activities keep young readers engaged.

Flat Stanley’s Adventures in Classroom 2E #1: Class Pet Surprise
from HarperCollins Children’s Books

Audience: Lower Elementary
Beloved character Flat Stanley is back with a whole new set of friends in this brand-new, STEM-focused chapter book series. Books feature adorable black-and-white illustrations, an accessible approach to STEM topics, and fun back matter.

Fiona the Hippo
from HarperCollins Christian

Audience: Lower Elementary
Fiona, the famous hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, was not expected to live, born prematurely at only 29 pounds. But her inspiring story of spunk and determination captured hearts around the world, and will give readers the courage to face whatever challenges they might have in their own lives.

Book Buddies
from Candlewick Press

Audience: Lower Elementary
Enjoy this heartwarming chapter book series by Newbery Honor winner Cynthia Lord, with gentle illustrations by celebrated artist Stephanie Graegin. Each book pairs friendly toys with child characters who need them and comes with downloadable “chapter book chatter” questions to aid in classroom discussion.

On it, Phonics! Vowel Sounds
from North Star Editions

Audience: Lower Elementary
Phonics is a fundamental part of learning to read. This engaging series helps reinforce common vowel sounds and sight words. Each book features simple text and vibrant photos, making this series a perfect choice for beginning readers

Mermaid Day
from Sourcebooks

Audience: Lower Elementary
Hooray! Hooray! It’s Mermaid Day! From the best-selling creators of Unicorn Day comes a heartwarming and inclusive story of a mer-tastic celebration as all sorts of sea creatures celebrate Mermaid Day!

In Bloom
from Cherry Lake Publishing

Audience: Lower Elementary
The In Bloom series consists of curriculum-based chapter books that ease younger readers into reading. Each book uses decodable text, a repetition of sight words, and vowel sounds to raise recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of language and literacy programming, created the text and format.

Early Bird Stories: Building Character
from Lerner Publishing

Audience: Lower Elementary
This engaging, story-driven series follows diverse characters through age-appropriate situations in which they need to draw on character values to learn a lesson. Traits like empathy, courage, generosity, fairness, determination, and respect are all covered in the six-item book set.

The Great Mathemachicken
from Holiday House

Audience: Lower Elementary
Readers will love this new early chapter book series about a chicken who loves math, science, and learning new things. Humor and clever wordplay paired with hilarious and lively two-color artwork creates an engrossing and charming STEM-based adventure that will have young readers clucking for more.

Open Science (Orca Think Series)
from Orca Book Publishers

Audience: Upper Elementary
What’s the big idea? Orca Think introduces students to the issues making headlines in the world today. This series encourages readers to question, connect, and take action for a better future. With those tools, we can all become better citizens. Now that’s smart thinking!

History Smashers
from Random House Children’s Books

Audience: Upper Elementary
Myths! Lies! Secrets! Smash the stories behind famous moments in history and expose the hidden truth. Through illustrations, graphic panels, photographs, sidebars, and more, acclaimed author Kate Messner smashes history by exploring the little-known details behind historical events.

Amazing Maya
from Crabtree Publishing

Audience: Upper Elementary
Nine-year-old Maya Bridgebottom doesn’t like to be bored. She can’t resist an interesting opportunity and always enlists her friends and family to help. Find out what adventure Maya will take on next! Each book features activity tips from Maya and a page for teachers with guiding questions to aid in reading comprehension.

Sports Series
from Simon & Schuster

Audience: Upper Elementary
Sports stories can highlight the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and mental health in the sports world for young readers. Reading the narratives of athletes can illustrate the overcoming of adversity, the power of teamwork in pursuit of common goals, and the importance of mental well-being in high-pressure environments. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of sports culture.

Kingdom Hearts Book Series
from ABDO Publishing

Audience: Upper Elementary
After a terrible storm shatters the peace of his tropical island home, young Sora is set adrift from his world and his friends, Riku and Kairi. Meanwhile, Disney Castle is in an uproar when it is discovered that King Mickey has gone missing, leaving it up to Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy to find him! When Sora, Donald, and Goofy cross paths, their fateful encounter will change the destiny of the universe forever.

Your Favorite Series in Large Print
from Thorndike Press

Audience: Middle School
What better way to get kids hooked on reading than with a captivating series? Thorndike Press offers the beloved series kids want in youth large print – a more accessible format. 43% of readers in Grades 3-12 report reduced anxiety when reading in large print format.

Hi-Lo Series for Striving Readers
from Saddleback Educational Publishing

Audience: Middle School
Saddleback is the leader in high interest, low reading level (hi-lo) series for striving readers in Grades 4-12. Explore their broad range of series titles, which strive to engage each reader with age-respectful content at accessible reading levels to ensure success.

No Fear Shakespeare
from Union Square & Co.

Audience: Young Adult
Why fear Shakespeare? By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, these popular guides make Shakespeare accessible to everyone. They introduce Shakespeare’s world, significant plot points, key players, and underlying themes – a version of Shakespeare that everyone can understand!

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