Book Series, Part 2: Chapter Books & Middle Grade Fiction

Part two of our book series posts showcases chapter books and middle grade fiction. A book series is comprised of two or more books that have certain characteristics in common. Some series are written by the same author and generally feature the same characters with similar or various story lines and settings. An example is one of this week’s series featuring Rita Williams-Garcia’s Gaither Sisters. Also included on the list is the American Girl series, where different authors explore different characters. Authors Connie Rose Porter and Denise Lewis Patrick penned the stories of Black American girls Addy and Cecile, respectively. Still, a series can have books that function alone, ones that can be read in any order the reader chooses (e.g. the Ready-to-Read series by Tony & Lauren Dungy). Coming next, part three on young adult series. Happy Reading!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sasquatch in the Paint (Streetball Crew) (2013)

Stealing the Game (Streetball Crew) (2015)

Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus (2007)

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus (2008)

Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! (2009)

Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! (2010)

Anna Hibiscus' Song (2011)

Welcome Home, Anna Hibiscus! (2012)

Splash, Anna Hibiscus! (2013)

Go Well, Anna Hibiscus! (2014)

Love from Anna Hibiscus (2015)

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! (2015)

Derrick Barnes

Brand New School, Brave New Ruby #1 (2008)

Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme #2 (2008)

The Slumber Party Payback #3 (2008)

Ruby Flips for Attention #4 (2009)

Sandra Belton

Ernestine & Amanda Book 1 (1996)

Ernestine & Amanda: Summer Camp: Ready or Not! Book 2 (1997)

Ernestine & Amanda: Members of the C.L.U.B. Book 3 (1997)

Ernestine & Amanda: Mysteries on Monroe Street Book 4 (1998)

Ernestine & Amanda: Goodbye. Hello Book 5 (2013)

Monalisa DeGross

Donavan’s Word Jar #1 (1994)

Donavan’s Double Trouble #2 (2007)

Sharon M. Draper

Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs: The Buried Bones Mystery #1 (1994)

Ziggy #2: Lost in the Tunnel of Time (1996)

Ziggy #3: Shadows of Caesar's Creek (1997)

Ziggy #4: The Space Mission Adventure (2006)

Ziggy #5: The Backyard Zoo Adventure (2006)

Ziggy #6: Stars and Sparks on Stage (2007)

Tony & Lauren Dungy (Picture, Chapter)

You Can Be a Friend (2011)

A Team Stays Together! (2011)

Ruby's New Home (2011)

Justin and the Bully (2012)

The Missing Cupcake Mystery (2012)

Go, Jade, Go! (2013)

Here Comes the Parade! (2013)

Karen English

Nikki and Deja (2007)

Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues (2009)

Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama (2010)

Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter (2011)

Nikki and Deja: Election Madness (2012)

Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble (2013)

Sundee T. Frazier

Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (2007)

Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment (2012)

Nikki Grimes

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (Dyamonde Daniel #1) (2000)

Rich (Dyamonde Daniel Book #2) (2009)

Almost Zero (Dyamonde Daniel Book #3) (2010)

Halfway to Perfect (A Dyamonde Daniel #4) (2012)

Joyce Hansen

The Gift-Giver (163rd Street Trilogy #1) (1980)

Yellow Bird and Me (163rd Street Trilogy #2) (1986)

One True Friend (163rd Street Trilogy #3) (2001)

Virginia Hamilton Selected Titles (Picture, Middle)

The House of Dies Drear #1 (1968)

The Mystery of Drear House #2 (1987)

Ryan Howard

My New Team Little Rhino #1 (2015)

The Best Bat Little Rhino #2 (2015)

Dugout Hero Little Rhino #3 (2015)

Derek Jeter

The Contract (2104)

Hit 7 Miss (2015)

Fredrick & Patricia McKissack

Miami Gets It Straight (1999)

Miami Jackson Makes the Play (2001)

Miami Jackson Sees It Through (2002)

Walter Dean Myers

The Cruisers #1 (2010)

Checkmate (The Cruisers #2) (2011)

A Star Is Born (The Cruisers Book #3) (2012)

Oh, Snap! (The Cruisers Book #4) (2013)

Denise Lewis Patrick

Meet Cecile (American Girl) (2011)

Troubles for Cecile (American Girl) (2011)

Cécile's Gift (American Girl) (2011)

Connie Rose Porter

Meet Addy (An American Girl #1) (1993)

Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story (An American Girl #2) (1993)

Addy's Surprise: A Christmas Story (An American Girl #3) (1993)

Happy Birthday, Addy!: A Springtime Story (An American Girl #4) (1994)

Addy Saves the Day: A Summer Story (An American Girl #5) (1994)

Changes for Addy: A Winter Story (An American Girl #6) (1994)

High Hopes for Addy (An American Girl #7) (1999)

Addy's Little Brother (An American Girl #8) (2000)

Addy's Wedding Quilt (An American Girl #9) (2001)

Addy Studies Freedom (An American Girl #10) (2002)

Addy's Summer Place (An American Girl #11) (2003)

Rachel Renee Russell

Dork Diaries #1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (2009)

Dork Diaries #2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (2010)

Dork Diaries #3: Tales of a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (2011)

Dork Diaries #4: Tales from a Not-so-Graceful Ice Princess (2012)

Dork Diaries #5: Tales from a Not-so-Smart Miss Know-it-All (2012)

Dork Diaries #6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (2013)

Dork Diaries #7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star (2014)

Dork Diaries #8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After (2014)

Dork Diaries #9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (2015)

Dork Diaries #10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (2015)

Eleanora E. Tate

The Secret of Gumbo Grove #1 (1987)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! #2 (1990)

A Blessing in Disguise #3 (1995)

Mildred D. Taylor

Song of the Trees #1 (1975)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry #2 (1976)

Let the Circle Be Unbroken #3 (1981)

The Friendship #4 (1987)

Mississippi Bridge #5 (1990)

The Road To Memphis #6 (1992)

The Well #7 (1995)

The Land # 8 (2001)

Kim Wayans

All Mixed Up! #1 (2008)

Happy Birthday to Me #2 (2008)

Lost and Found #3 (2008)

Playing Games #4 (2008)

The Secret's Out #5 (2009)

Digging Up Trouble #6 (2009)

Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer (2010)

P.S.: Be Eleven (2013)

Gone Crazy in Alabama (2015)

Valerie Wilson Wesley

Willimena Rules!: How to Lose Your Class Pet #1 (2003)

Willimena Rules!: How to Fish for Trouble #2 (2004)

Willimena Rules!: How to Lose Your Cookie Money #3 (2000)

Willimena Rules!: How to (almost) Ruin Your School Play #4 (2005)

Willimena Rules!: 23 Ways to Mess up Valentine's Day #5 (2005)

Willimena Rules! How to Face Up to the Class Bully #6 (2007)

Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Freedom’s Wings (2001)

Flying Free (2002)

Message in the Sky (2003)

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