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Book Series Guide
Students often ask what is the order of a particular series.  This website lists hundreds of juvenile series and sequels and gives the order of the books in that series/sequel.


Common Sense Media
Reading levels are not the most important factor in choosing literature for your child.  Parents often ask if a particular book is age appropriate for their child.  Nothing can take the place of reading the book yourself - but we are not always able to do that.  This website not only provides a recommended age for most popular books, but also breaks down that rating into language, violence, etc., so that you can decide if the book is right for your child.  Even better, you can click on "see full details" for a detailed description.