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Series and Sequels

Posted by Susan on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM in Databases
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-What's the title of the new Percy Jackson book?
-What are the names of the series Beverly Clearly has written?
-What's the name of Magic Tree House book #17?
-Can you give me a full list of all the original Nancy Drew books in order?
-I've read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Which book is next?
-What's the sequel to The Name of this Book is Secret?
-How many Babysitter's Club books were written before they went out of print?
-I'm looking for funny books. Can you recommend a good series?

I get these kinds of questions at the reference desk all the time. And I'm guessing that you and your kids have them too. Are you frequently trying to figure out what book in a series to read next? Where should you look for the answer if you don't have a handy children's librarian around?

Try this fantastic (and free) Juvenile Series and Sequels database created by the Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri. It's got the answers to all the questions above, plus many more you never even thought to ask.

The database is organized in four different ways. You can view it by series title, by author, by subject and you can do a book title search.

Here's the answers to the questions above with the links to where I found them (in case you're curious).

-The Last Olympian
-Series by Beverly Cleary: Beezus, Henry Huggins, Jimmy and Janet, Ralph S. Mouse, Ramona Quimby and Ribsy
-Tonight on the Titanic
-List of the original Nancy Drew books
-Would you like to read the Narnia books in chronological order or the order in which they were published?
-If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
-Try these humorous series

This database is a librarian's (and a parent's) best friend. Enjoy!


Simone writes...

Thank you for this site recommendation. I actually am working on a website for my public library and this is another one to add. We always get asked series questions!

Little Willow writes...

What a cool database! I totally appreciate this and give them kudos, because I too am the person that everyone comes to with these types of questions. They know I know my trivia. :)

Sharon writes...

We found this site about two weeks ago at our library. It's better than the Reading in Series books, because it is so much faster.

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