Category Archives: Book series

Are you willing to read a new series but you don’t know how to start? maybe you need some kind of introduction so you can start discovering a new saga? Book series is what you are looking for.

This category is about introducing new book sagas, I will provide all the useful information you need. Starting with an introduction so you know the basics about the saga and every useful information.

A brief plot summary, so you can know what the story is about and see if it fits your interests.

Books in the series (and a reading order if needed) providing you the length of the series so you can know how many books you will have to read.

About the author feedback, which will introduce you other works written by the same author.

And also a “you might like this book if you liked” section which will give you other book titles which are similar to the series introduced. This way if you loved a certain saga you will know easily if this new series fits what you are looking for.

With all this information you will be able to dive into a new saga knowing everything you need.  You will know you will like a new saga before turning the first page and without spoiling anything.

For the longest sagas, there will be a related post with the proper reading order, so you can know exactly which is the proper way to start reading each of this recommended sagas.

 

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The longest kid book series ever

Have you ever wondered what the longest kids’ book series are? we did some research, and we got the answer! Children are the greatest audience, when they end up loving a series or a character they really get devoted to them, they will devour every new release for sure, and publishing companies know this of course.

How did we measure the longest kids’ book series ever?

While we’d usually take word count as a measure (our list with the longest fantasy series by word count is great example of that) we decided to go for a different take here. Why? because some of these books not only have words on them but they are heavily illustrated, and we thought these pictures should be part of the equation. So we’ll make an exception here, and we’ll use volumes instead of words to decide which are the longest children’s books. 

Also, we are not including spin-offs here, just the books that are legitimately part of the series.

These are the longest kids’ book series ever written

Aren’t you excited? you probably have some guesses, so don’t forget to leave a comment telling us which children series you thought would be on the list. There are many children’s book series that happen to be incredibly long. We know plenty of them, for instance, the Heidi Heckelbeck series is 34 volumes long so far, despite this, it’s not on the list!

The Chalet School by Elinor M. Brent- Dyer

  • Started in: 1926
  • Number of volumes: 58
  • Reading age: 8-11 years
  • Concluded in: 1970

What a start, don’t you think? The first Chalet School volume was published in 1926, and since then 57 more volumes were added to this collection. As it happens with many series that were leased that long ago, these books have had their language updated so as to fit with new times.

It was concluded a long time ago, and, while it might look like quite an impressive number of publications, which it obviously is, you’ll get shocked once you see how far this series is from the rest of the members in this select list.

Spot the Dog by Eric Hill

  • Started in: 1980
  • Number of volumes: 100
  • Reading age: 3-6 years
  • Concluded in: 2007

This cute Puppy loves to discover new things about this world, his curiosity and desire to learn make him a great companion to young kids. Not only Spot is well known among the children’s books industry, but there was also a tv series that ran on BBC, and he’s had some music albums as well.

Some of the books in the series come with a great Spot plush, like the one shown above!

The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

  • Started in: 1986
  • Number of volumes: 131
  • Reading age: 8-12 years
  • Concluded in: 1999

Yes, that’s not a typo, The Baby Sitters Club is composed of 131 volumes. Funnily, if we included the spin-offs as well, Baby-Sitters Little Sister (which centers on Kristy Thomas’ stepsister), this series would be the longest kids book series by far, because this spin-off is 122 volumes long!

Not only the number of books in this series is impressive, but also the fact that such an astonishing amount of volumes were published in just 36 years!.

So, if your kids have never have enough books to read, then introduce them to The Baby-Sitters Club.

Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal

  • Started in: 1983
  • Number of volumes: 152
  • Reading age: 8-12
  • Concluded in: 2003

This series, while attributed to author Francine Pascal, is actually written by many ghostwriters (as happens with most of the book series shown on this list).

This is the story of twins Jessica &  Elizabeth, who attend the high school Sweet Valley High (a fictional place in case you were wondering). You might actually know of its tv series adaptation, starring Cynthia Daniel and Brittany Daniel.

Also, there’s The Sweet Valley Twins, a spinoff series that tells us about the time when the twins went to Mid school.

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner

  • Started in: 1923
  • Number of volumes: 160
  • Reading age: 6-9 years
  • Concluded in: Still running

The story of four orphaned children ( Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny) solving mysteries has entertained several generations of kids, and it seems this is going to keep being like this for a while.

The author of this series, Gertrude Chandler Warner, died a long time ago (in 1979 to be more precise). However, “only” the 19 first volumes of this children’s mystery series are written by her, the rest of the volumes being penned by several other authors. Despite this, all of them are attributed to Gertrude Warner.

Just a quick note for you to understand how long this series has been on the run: the first volume of the series is already in the public domain, isn’t that crazy?

TKKG 1978 by Stefan Wolf

  • Reading level
  • Number of volumes: 167
  • Reading age: 6-9 years
  • Concluded in: 2007

This Junior detective series is written by German author Stefan Wolf.

Choose Your Own Adventure

  • Started in: 1979
  • Number of volumes: 185
  • Reading age: 7-11 years
  • Concluded in: 1998

The books are written in second-person perspective so the reader can feel like the protagonist of the story. With so many volumes there are many adventures to choose from indeed!

Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon: the longest kids book series ever!

  • Started in: 1925
  • Number of volumes: 190
  • Reading age:
  • Concluded in:

This series was created by American writer Edward Stratemeyer. Nonetheless, it was not him who wrote these books, but several ghostwriters instead, all of them using the pen name of Franklin W. Dixon.

And no, this is not the story of the American professional wrestling team, but instead, it centers on Frank and Joe Hardy, two teenagers who fancy solving mystery cases. They’ve had 5 television shows so, yeah, they are rather popular.

Did you notice the slight difference between the 3 that made the podium? What a close fight! As you can see, those series are concluded, so the closest one to take the title from them is The Boxcar Children series. Will this story become the longest kids’ book series ever written? Well, they need to publish 31 more volumes to get to the top of the list, which may seem quite a challenging number for a regular author but not so much when you have already published more than 100 hundred books!

Do you know any book series that deserves to be on the list? then leave a comment and tell us!

Song of the Forever Rains

Hi there Wottareaders! have you heard of Song of the Forever Rains by E.J Mellow? this is the first volume in The Mousai series, a young adult romance series which is among Amazon’s romance picks! how amazing is that?

What is the story about? here goes an excerpt of the story:

The Thief Kingdom is a place hidden within the world of Aadilor. Many whisper of its existence, but few have found this place, where magic and pleasure abound. There, the mysterious Thief King reigns supreme with the help of the Mousai, a trio of revered and feared sorceresses.

Larkyra Bassette may be the youngest of the Mousai, but when she sings her voice has the power to slay monsters. When it’s discovered the Duke of Lachlan is siphoning a poisonous drug from the Thief Kingdom and using it to abuse his tenants, Larkyra is offered her first solo mission to stop the duke. Eager to prove herself, Larkyra accepts by posing as the duke’s potential bride. But her plans grow complicated when she finds herself drawn to Lord Darius Mekenna, Lachlan’s rightful heir. Soon she suspects Darius has his own motivations for ridding Lachlan of the corrupt duke. Larkyra and Darius must learn to trust each other if there is to be any hope of saving the people of Lachlan—and themselves.

Credit Line: Excerpted from Song of the Forever Rains by E.J. Mellow with permission from the publisher, Montlake. Copyright © 2021 by E.J. Mellow.

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Discover this thrilling adventure with magical swords, kingdoms in a similar setting to The Last Airbender, politics… and a giant.

This YA Fantasy story was released in January 2020 and has more than 130 reviews already, with a 4.6 ⭐ rating. You can get this book in paperback, Kindle, and it’s also available on Kindle Unlimited.

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Book Blurb:

But once a year, the skies burn red. Upon this day, the Fire Kingdom’s priests perform their ritual: each newborn’s palm is lacerated, opened with a sacred sword, for Firia’s next ruler will be seen to shed no blood.

Long ago, Noakhail had been driven from the Fire Kingdom as an infant—forced to escape with his noble father. They’d wanted to kill him simply because he was next in line for the crown . . .

Now, Noakhail has grown, and the swordsman won’t give up until he claims the throne and his birthright. But pure resolve may not be enough. He first must face grave danger as he cuts across the four kingdoms with his fire sword.

Meanwhile, Princess Vienne is mistreated by her elder sisters.
Shy and soft-spoken, she couldn’t be more unsuitable to rule the Queendom of Water. Alas, the Aqua Deus can be capricious, and the fates aren’t clear. Vienne will have to prove that she is capable of mastering the sacred water sword if she should hope to reign with pride.

Unbeknownst to Noakhail and Vienne, their tales run parallel . . . and only one result can lie ahead: a ruthless battle.

How many Spiderwick books are there?

Here you will find The Spiderwick books in order so you can start this amazing series. Are you looking for a children’s fantasy story? then maybe The Spiderwick Chronicles is what you need! And yes, in case you are wondering, we include the books of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles here as well.

This series had a movie adaptation, which you should definitely watch after reading the books. Oh, we have a great Spiderwick Chronicles book set recommendation for you as well!

All Spiderwick Chronicles books in order

The best order to read The Spiderwick Chronicles is in order of publication, reading it this way you will not miss anything. So this means you should red the original series first and then begind the books of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Here you have the all the books in The Spiderwick series. Want to get any of them? you only have to click on their cover, the link takes you to Amazon (opens in a new tab):

And this is the order for the Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles books:

Now that you have The Spiderwick Chronicles order, take a look at this set!

This Spiderwick Chronicles book set collects all the five books in this series. So if you are sure you are gonna love them then it’s the perfect purchase for you:

This is a 4.8 out of 5 stars set, having more than 650 reviews. Which means customers were more than satisfied with this product. The second set collects the three volumes in the Beyond The Spiderwick book series.

A list with all The Spiderwick chronicles books in order

If you don’t know in what order you should read the Spiderwick books, the best way is in publication order, which is as follows:

The Spiderwick Chronicles books in order

The Spiderwick Chronicles series

Publisher:

  • The Spiderwick Chronicles

Reading order:

  • The Field Guide (Spiderwick book 1)
  • The Seeing Stone (Spiderwick book 2)
  • Lucinda’s Secret (Spiderwick book 3)
  • The Ironwood Tree (Spiderwick book 4)
  • The Wrath of Mulgarath (Spiderwick book 5)
  • The Nixie’s Song  (Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles 1)
  • A Giant Problem (Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles 2)
  • The Wyrm King (Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles 3)

What is The Spiderwick Chronicles about?

The Spiderwick Chronicles narrates the story of the twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory. The story takes place in the Spiderwick Estate, a mansion located originally owned by Arthur Spiderwick and located at the southwest of a town in Maine. What looked like a ruined and boring place for the Grace children will change after Jared discovers the field guide, a book where Arthur Spiderwick documented all the research he made on magical creatures. After discovery, they will find a magical parallel world.

What genre is The Spiderwick Chronicles?

The Spiderwick Chronicles book series is a fantasy story addressed to children and it’s suitable for middle-grade readers.

What age is it appropriate for?

Spiderwick books are appropriate for children between eight and twelve years. However, it is a lovely story that you will enjoy even if older.

Who wrote The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles book series is written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.

Tony Diterlizzi is an American writer and book illustrator. Additionally, he is known for his work in the gaming industry, especially for his collaboration in the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

Holly Black is an American writer who is also known for the Doll Bones series and Modern Faerie Tales.

Are The Spiderwick Chronicles based on a true story?

Tony DiTerlizzi said in his official website that Arthur Spiderwick was inspired by Arthur Rackham, a Golden Age Illustrator. Aside from that, The spider Chronicles is not based on a true story but it is purely fictional. Sorry to disappoint to all those who though The Spiderwick Chronicles was real.

The Spiderwick Chronicles was inspired by three kids the authors met.  These kids told them they had seen real faeries, since Tony and Holly were already looking for a project to do together, it was the perfect excuse to start to do so.

After the original series, there is a second one, entitled Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles. These shall be read after the ones previously mentioned, here you have the books in order: The Nixie’s Song, A Giant Problem, The The Wyrm King.

Hope this post served as an introduction for you to enjoy The Spiderwick Chronicles book world and all its creatures. Keep reading!

If you are seeking other fantasy books take a look at the Percy Jackson books in order. Or if you want some mystery here you have the Artemis Fowl reading order.

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Throne of Glass book order

Hello Wottareaders! today you will learn the Throne of Glass series order. A young adult high fantasy series written by American author Sara J. Mass. Have you ever heard of Sarah J. Mass books? If not, it’s time you know more about the Throne of Glass books, a high fantasy series you will love. You will find a super cool Throne of Glass book boox set at the end of this post, so don’t miss it!

In case you like YA fantasy stories with a strong female main character, then this series is what you are looking for. Here you will find all the Throne of Glass books in order.

Throne of Glass series order: what is the best reading order for this series by Sara J. Mass?

If  you want to read the Throne of glass series in order, I suggest you read this fantasy series in publication order.  

Here you have all the books in the Throne of Glass series. If you want to check out any of Throne of Glass books just click on the cover of the book that caught your attention, you’ll be able to read the amazing reviews from readers who already enjoyed this amazing series by Sara J. Mas.

1. Throne of Glass 

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2. Crown of Midnight 

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3. Heir of Fire

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4. Queen of Shadows

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5. Empire of Storms

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6. Tower of Dawn

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7. Kingdom of Ash

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There you have it, the Throne of Glass book order you needed. Maybe you have decided you want all the Throne of Glass books? do not feel guilty, the books covers of thi series are shockingly good. You will love the following Throne of Glass box set:

Now that you have the Throne of Glass series order maybe you’d like to get the perfect Throne of Glass box set?

The Throne of Glass books have beautiful bookcovers don’t they? they would be a great addition to your library. Here you have two super cool Throne of Glass box sets. The first one includes  the eight books with hardcover and an exclusive poster, the second is pretty similar but it is paperbacks instead:

This Throne of Glass box set is the perfect choice to gift someone for her or his birthday, or if you like to collect books yourself then it is also the perfect gift for yourself.

A list with the Throne of Glass book order

In case you would rather want a list with the Throne of Glass order here you have it:

Throne of glass series order

Throne of glass book order

Publisher:

  • Bloomsbury Publishing

Reading order:

  • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass book 1)
  • Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass book 2)
  • Heir of fire (Throne of Glass book 3)
  • Queen of shadows (Throne of Glass book 4)
  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass book 5)
  • Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass book 6)
  • Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass book 7)

After reading the entire series, you can read  The Assassin’s Blade which is a collection of stories. And of course, remember about the upcoming book The World of Throne of Glass.

Throne of Glass book order, what is this series about?

Aside from telling you the Throne of Glass reading order let’s make a brief introduction to Sara J. Mass books. This series centers on Celaena Sardothien, a teenage assassin who lives in the Kingdom of Adarlan. Celaena lives in a slave camp until the king’s son, Prince Dorian, offers her to compete with other assasins for a chance to become the new King’s Champion and after for years being totally free. Will she become victorious and survive death?

Celaena is a 18 year old girl that was trained as an assassin and who gets eventually betrayed by no other than her master, who imprisons her in the salt mines of Endovier expecting her to die. This story shows the same characters in the different books, some of them being really charismatic.

Now that you know a bit more about the books and also know the Throne of Glass book order you why not give the books a try?remember that you can purchase them using the links from above.

Throne of Glass order: What will you like about this series

You will like Celaena’s story if you like books with great worldbuilding. This is a fantasy story with slight touchs of comedy and also violence, this is the story of a murderer after all.  There is also a room for romance in this series, more specifically a love triangle.

Also, Throne of Glass characters are fascinating, you will have a strong engagement with them as the story progresses.

Where does Throne of Glass take place?

Throne of glass is set in a fictional world with no name, while the action of Throne of Glass takes place in the kingdom of Adarlan. For those who would want to know more about it’s geography, locations or history among other topics, a supplementary book in this series called The World of Throne of Glass was released on October 1st, 2019.

 The World of Throne of Glass will be a guide to this fantasy world while also it will bring some trivia and additional info from all the events occurred along the story of Celaena. This book will contain a glossary, a timeline of events and it will even include epilogues for the characters ten years after with the Valg King Erawan and Valg Queen Maeve.

But The World of Throne of Glass is not only an encyclopedia of the series, this book guide will also include black and white illustrations. So yes, for all the fans of the series this upcoming book is simply a must have. Of course, since it is more like a wikia, it is not included in the Throne of Glass reading order.

How long is this series?

Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass series first two books in the series are slightly more than 400 pages, that is 118.000 words more or less, the subsequent novels become gradually longer, the last book in the series, Kingdom of Ash, has 272,682 words which is around 984 pages.

Will Throne of Glass be a movie? Queen of Shadows tv series

No, instead Throne of glass will be a tv series.  An upcoming television based on throne of glass is supposedly on the way, the adaptation is called Queen of Shadows, taking the name from the fourth book of the series.

The author of the books, Sarah J. Maas, shared on her official Instagram account a picture of the pilot, this pilot episode is called Celaena  and is written by Kyra Snyder  (producer of other tv series such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The 100 and also movies like Pacific Rim: Uprising) and developed by Hulu.

However, the announcement of a Throne of Glass tv series was made in 2016 and years after there is not even a Queen of Shadows trailer.

There is even a petition on Change.org already signed by six thousand people who ask Queen of Shadows to become real, if you want to sign it here goes the link by the way: sign in in the petition.

When is Throne of Glass coming to Hulu?

As said before it was Hulu, a streaming video service company, that was about to develop Queen of Shadows. Said company is now in control of Disney indirectly after acquiring  21st Century Fox in march 2019. As a result, looks like Queen of Shadows will happen if Disney wants to, as it happens with a possible new Percy Jackson tv series.

Maybe Throne of Glass will be made into a movie now? We can’t know, but let’s hope Disney brings good news! Meanwhile, since you know the Throne of Glass reading you can start immersing yourself in this new world by reading the novels.

Which of all Throne of Glass characters is your favorite? don’t forget to leave as comment!

Take a look at Harry Potter books in order.

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