Dragons and aliens and dinosaurs, oh my! And for girls, there are interesting slightly mischieveous girls to meet as well as cousins who are really sweet. Short chapter book series can often have repetitive plot lines about nothing or language that is neither rich nor interesting. There is something special about each of these book series for the child AND the adult reading along.
The Magic School Bus series both books and DVDs are really wonderful and accurate introductions to science. So, out of a stack of books, I asked my two oldest to rank their favorites and these are their Top 10.