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You may be asking, “just five?” Book series require a lot more reading 🙂 So instead of recommending 10 books, I’m recommending 89 (or more! If you choose to read the companion books and series as well)
Don’t let your kids read this series. It will only make them miserable.
I really enjoyed this series. The first book was published when I was 18, so a series has to be pretty good if it entertains an adult. I didn’t read these ones, but listened to the audiobooks. These are a fun mix of adventure, mystery and real facts. I haven’t gotten into the game stuff, but it looks like it could be fun for your middle-schoolers.
Haven’t read these in ages, but I feel the need to revisit this series. Probably because I gave up waiting for that last book so I have no idea how it ended! This is a great series for kids who like dragons, elves and magic.
I read every single book in this series. The 54 books in the main series and all the accompanying books as well. I thought it would be so cool to be able to turn into animals, even though the thought of aliens crawling in my ear and hijacking my brain totally freaked me out. Not a big fan of the new covers, but it is the inside of the book that counts after all.
Whether you read this series in chronological order or publication order (I do publication order), it’s such a wonderful story. Though to be honest, I can see why they stopped the movies at The Silver Chair. If you haven’t had a chance to read this series yet, you definitely should. You just might discover you are old enough to start reading fairy tales again.