Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Children’s Book Series Overview Every generation of readers has a book or series that becomes a phenomenon. For kids growing up in the mid 2000’s, that series was Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Since 2006, this book series has become one of the most successful children’s book series in the world, with over 200 million copies produced around the world. There have also been four film adaptations, and the Wimpy Kid series has been included in the popular browser game Poptopica.
Mixing fantasy melodrama with the secret lives of feral cats, the Warriors novel series by Erin Hunter has seen tremendous success since the first book was published in 2003. Spawning seven self-contained series, standalone “super editions” and even a manga series, Hunter’s books clearly have tapped into the imaginations of people everywhere.
Author Spotlight: Steven King There are many great writers out there that have made their way into just about every household, store, and library. There are names that are synonymous with literature, names like Shakespear, Twain, Tolkien, and Dickenson. However, many of these classic writers are just that, they are classic and they are established in another time. That’s not to say that more modern writers have not made their way into the spotlight. Today we think of names like Rowling, Martin, and the focus of my writing today, the great Stephen King.
The Berenstain Bears Books by Janice and Stanley Berenstain: A Children’s Book Series Overview The Berenstain Bears is a children's literature series created by Stan and Jan Berenstain and continued by their son, Mike Berenstain. Mike assumed partial authorship in 2002 and full authorship in 2012 following Jan's death. The books feature a family of humanlike grizzly bears who generally learn a moral or safety-related lesson in the course of each story. The main characters of each Berenstain Bear story are the parents, Mama and Papa, and three children, Brother, Sister, and Honey.
The Hardy Boys by Edward Stratemeyer: A Children’s Book Series Overview Nothing holds a kids interest like a story about an adventure. There are a lot of great options out there for kids to choose from, but some hold a special place in many hearts and minds. One such series is practically a household name, and that is the adventures of The Hardy Boys.