The Amulet Series by Kazu Kibushi
Ages 8 and up from the publisher
This a a graphic novel series that has my students begging for more. Currently there are 5 books in the series. We just got the 5th book and there is a waiting list for it. Students who love adventure, monsters, and missions will enjoy these books.
The Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger
This year my class loves this series. So far there are three books, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back and The Fortune Wookie. Although I have only read the first book, I found it to be very funny and accessible to a wide audience including "dormant" readers grade 3-6.
The Popularity Papers Series
by Amy Ingatow
Ages 9 and up (From the publisher)
This series has been a blessing to many of my 4th grade girls. Currently there are 4 books in print with the much anticipated number 5 coming out in March 1213. The students love the situations the girls find themselves in and the unique format of the diary-style books. They even have a Facebook Page. These books appeal to students in grades 3-6 who think they don't like to read and those who already do.
What books or series do you use to "hook" readers?