Serial Readers

Fall seems to have arrived. A cold front came in last night and dumped buckets of rain down on us. This morning as I was taking my daughter to school, black clouds squatted on the eastern horizon like haunted mountains. But the wind chased them away and it was a nice afternoon, though it was only around 70°. The 13th Ike butterfly emerged today. Hope s/he found a warm spot to roost. There is one more chrysalis left. 
I worked at the Scholastic book fair at my daughter’s school Tuesday morning. It seemed that most of the kids had series books – Captain Underpants, Star Wars, Pokemon, Harry Potter, The 39 Clues. My own child requested a Skippyjon Jones book, a Puppy Place book, and a Magic Treehouse 3-pack (among others). It seems that it might not be a bad idea (especially for mid-grade and picture books) to come up with characters/ideas that lend themselves well to series.
Now, where’s that list of book packagers…