Tuesday, November 7, 2017

#road2reading Challenge - If You Like These, Try series - transitional chapter books 11.07.17

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I can't believe we're inching closer to the end of the year.  Cybils nominations have already closed for the year and the Nerdy Book Club Award nominations will be here very soon.  As I look back at past winners, some of the same authors and series are named every year.  And while those winners are fantastic, there are some other great books out there.  Before we get to the end of the year, take some time and familiarize yourself with some other fantastic reads.  This week I'll focus on some great transitional chapter books you may want to think about for upcoming awards!

If you like...

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
the Dory Fantasmagory series
by Abby Hanlon


Daisy Dreamer and the Totally True Imaginary Friend
the Daisy Dreamer series
by Holly Anna
Just like Dory, Daisy has a wonderful imagination as well.  In fact, her imagination is so powerful, her imaginary friend is brought to life!

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
by Shelley Johannes
Another creative thinker, Beatrice will remind you of Dory with her humor and creative ways of looking at things and situations!

If you like...

The Infamous Ratsos
the Infamous Ratsos series
by Kara LaReau


The Bad Guys Episode 4: Apocalypse Meow       
The Bad Guys series
by Aaron Blabley
Any book that can make an adult cry from laughing is a winner in my book!  The best part about the Ratsos series is nothing turns out the way you think it will.  Bad Guys is the same way - a shark and a piranha want to be the good guys?  Well, they try anyway!

If you like...

Weekends with Max and His Dad
Weekends With Max and His Dad
by Linda Urban


Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
the Jasmine Toguchi series
by Debbi Michiko Florence

Jada Jones: Rock Star (Jada Jones, #1)
the Jada Jones series
by Kelly Starling Lyons

Both of these series offer incidental diversity like in Max - meaning diversity is included within the story, but it's not the focus of the story.  All realistic fiction series, these kids are easy to root for - they all have challenges within their stories, but they find a way to rise to the top!

I hope you found some new books to read, or some new books to nominate this year!  I'm looking forward to seeing what your 2017 favorites were at the end of the year.

Don't miss the other posts in this series!
Early Chapter Books
Early Readers

Be sure to swing by Alyson's blog to see more #road2reading fun.

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1 comment:

  1. Thrilled to see Jasmine Toguchi here!!! Such a fantastic series!!