The Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley
-The Sisters Grimm are two sisters who find themselves living with the grandmother they thought dead when their parents disappear. Granny's town sure is interesting-she lives in Ferryport and it's home o "Everafters"-characters right out of fairy tales and magical stories.
This is a great pick for readers who love mystery, adventure, humor and fairy tales. There's seven books books out now with nine books total to be released in the series. I met Michael Buckley at ALA and he was incredibly charming and funny. I highly recommend this series. If you have readers who have enjoyed The Sisters Grimm, give them Sarah Beth Durst's Into the Wild next.
The Sisters 8 is a family outing-mom, dad and daughter are all contributing to the writing. The series is about a set of octuplets whose parents disappear, (where are all the parents in these books? I didn't mean to pick two disappering parent series!) The girls try to figure out what happened to their parents and find a mysterious note that says each girl has a talent and a gift which they must discover to get their parents back. Each book tells about a different sister's adventure with eight books in the series.
This series would make a great read aloud and there's plenty of humor mixed in for adults.
There's a bit of mystery and the books are a lot of fun. They might look like they're for the younger tween crowd, but I've gotten rave reviews from older tweens who have enjoyed them as well.
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