12 best children's book series for new readers
A great series can turn a reluctant reader into a life-long book lover. Here are our top picks to transform your preschooler or kindergartner into a bookworm.
By GreatSchools Staff
By Rosemary Wells
Our favorites: McDuff Comes Home, McDuff's Wild Romp, and McDuff and the Baby
Perfect for: Energetic creatures who mean well, but get themselves into harmless trouble.
The hook: Set in the 1930s, this vibrantly illustrated series of 10 books follows McDuff, a white Scottish Terrier who escapes from a dogcatcher's truck in search of a loving home. Though he finds one in a young couple who feed him rice pudding and sausage slices, the little dog struggles with the same sort of problems a young kid might – from dealing with a new baby in the house to causing a ruckus at a relative's house.
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