6 Reasons Why Series Books Are Great for Kids/Less Practiced Readers
1. They like them.
If you want someone to get into reading, they need to like the material. If it gets someone to read, that’s the most important thing.
2. Series books mean recurring characters in a familiar setting.
This allows readers to practice reading without having to learn a whole new cast of characters and a whole new universe to become familiar with.
It might not seem like a big deal to you or me, but to someone who’s still learning to read it takes off a huge part of the stress of picking up a new book, as it means they can focus on the reading and not on learning new info.
3. They help readers learn how to pick up things like foreshadowing and clues.
Because series books tend to follow a certain formula (e.g. in Harry Potter Harry starts at the Dursley’s, goes to Hogwarts, has some subplots surrounding a mystery, then faces Voldemort or another villain) readers start becoming trained to pick up certain clues.
If you ever read any Goosebumps as kid (or Nancy Drew, etc), go back and re-read a copy. I’ll bet you’ll be able to pick out the twists before they happen. That’s because now you know what to look for, even if subconsciously.
4. They build up a child’s confidence in their reading abilities.
Children like big numbers.
Reading lots of short books in a small period of time feels really impressive and satisfying to them. Remember bragging to your friends about how you read THREE WHOLE BOOKS over the weekend? Did the fact they were shorter books ever matter?
5. Series books don’t discourage kids from reading more complex material. They encourage them.
Less practiced readers tend to read in cycles – they’ll read a few series books then pick up something more challenging then read some easier books, and so on.
Eventually the series books become too predictable and readers move on to the next level on their own.
Series books are like taking breaks between climbing up a hill – if you go too fast you crash and decide it’s too hard to keep going. If you pace yourself you make it to the top.
6. Nearly all heavy readers and book lovers began with series books.
Research on reading repeatedly find that heavier readers began by practically inhaling any and all series books they could find, until they got to a point where they were too good at a certain reading level and moved on to the next one (all the while trying a harder book every now and then).
That’s certainly how I learned.
The first books I read in English were Clifford and Biscuit. Then I moved on to Little Critter and Franklin the Turtle books. I soon moved to chapter books like Magic Tree House, Bailey School Kids, and Captain Underpants.
By Grade 6 (roughly a year after learning English) I scored “Grade 12 or higher” in the provincial reading ability test.
So.. the first part of ACOWAR carries the title “Princess of Carrion” (I know, nice title…).
Tbh the first thought/word that came to my mind was “Igitt! (eng. translation: Yuck!)”. My second thought was “Okay, Feyre what will you do to earn such a title?”
And you know what, Feyre was already once called Princess of Carrion from no one other than the Book of Breathings. Right before she put both of the book halves together in Hybern.
“Yes, you see now, princess of carrion- you see what you must do…” (Chapter 62, ACOMAF)
The book also called her, shortly before, sweet-tongued liar and lady of many faces.
I actually could be the case that the book can somehow predict the future (I mean it’s a very mighty spell book that can talk, so why not *shrugs*) and therefore she will earn this title in ACOWAR. The title is probably also connected to the two other titles, sweet-tongued liar & lady of many faces, and refers to the role that she will now have to play as a spy in the spring court.
It’s clear that she will not only play the saved damsel in the spring court but also a person, a weapon, who is willing to cooperate with the King of Hybern to take down the Wall and the Night Court. And that means that she also has to do something that is in favour of the King of Hyberns will.
Carrion probably refers to the death that she might cause, the destruction and suffering. That what might be left after the war.
OK BUT THE PROSPECT OF HARRY WRITING SEXUAL SONGS? LIKE? JUST LOOK AT HIM! WALKING SEX. LOOK AT SOME OF THE THINGS HE READS. LOOK AT HOW HE ACTS ON STAGE ALL SEXY. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND HARRY CAN WRITE PURE FILTH, SMUT LIKE WE'VE NEVER READ, AND MAKE IT SOUND LIKE SWEET POETRY AND IF THERES ANY OF IT IN HIS ALBUM I WILL COMBUST INTO FLAMES SO FAST
Do you believe in the theory that says that Ginnie made Harry drink a love potion, that's why he fell in love with her so suddenly
omg i never even heard this theory but like it makes me so angry???
like ok people don’t ship hinny ok that’s fine but like everyone thinks it’s so weird that harry starts developing feelings for her “out of the blue” but that’s just not the case like
it’s completely normal to get feelings for someone randomly. just because harry potter is a book doesn’t mean harry needed this epic love story arch that spanned over all the books. people can’t predict who they fall for, nor can they dictate when. it happens. it’s totally believable that this would happen
when we’re reading half-blood prince, we get to read from page to page and there’s a passage of time that we don’t feel. one chapter will be set in october or something but the next could be december. we’re not getting a day-by-day check-in with harry and his romantic feelings. at the start of half-blood prince harry notices he’s paying more attention to ginny and but the middle of the book he’s practically head-over-heels for this girl. that’s a good few months of feelings that can evolve and develop. to us as readers it might feel sudden but like this is a normal time-span for crushes. it’s genuinely not weird
throughout the entire series, we’re seeing a growing relationship between harry and ginny, one that starts pretty much unrequited but ends mutually. at first ginny has this sort of puppy love for harry, but as each book passes we see them joke together, fight together, grow together, and spend more time together. it’s natural that they would get comfortable with all the summers and holidays spent in each other’s company
ginny don’t need a love potion like come on she’s a complete baller. quidditch star, talented witch, full of sass and bravery and kindness…like harry acknowledges all of these traits. it’s insulting to think the only way ginny could ‘get’ harry is if she puts him under the influence of a love potion. ginny can get any person she wants, she wouldn’t stoop so low as to use love potions for a guy’s attention
hiii do u know any good auror!harry/healer!draco fics?
Sure, though one or two of these are past Auror!Harry, they still made the list bc i love them a lot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hello, China! by Nattish (19k) In a world where Voldemort has been defeated but the Death Eaters remain at large, Harry Potter is a war colonel leading a regiment across Muggle Eurasia. When he’s injured in the line of duty, he refuses treatment from anyone except Healer Malfoy, who is befuddled but perfectly willing to find out what this means. Featured Book: The Healer’s Helpmate At the Crossroads There We’ll Meet by Firethesound (24k) Potter keeps dying; Draco keeps saving him.
Bad Medicine by Playout (25k) As an Auror, Harry is no stranger to St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries but he has reached his limit with his confidential information appearing in the Prophet after every visit. He’s angry enough to give even his childhood nemesis’s private practice a go. At least if Harry’s secrets show up in the paper now, he’ll know who to hex.
And Back Again (Where You Belong) by Eidheann (15k) He thought back on their previous handshakes, and smiled faintly at the fact they always seemed to mean so much more to him than they did to Potter.
Any Instrument by @dictacontrion (131k) Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.
Pharynx-Larynx-Oesophagus-Trachea by Firethesound (11k) Harry’s idea for helping Draco study is the most brilliant thing he’s ever come up with, and Draco discovers that studying can be fun when one has the right study partner.
A Future Unknown by Omi_Ohmy (25k) Draco had always thought that the ability to see the future would have saved him a lot of grief. The choices are no easier, however, when he is cursed to see an endless set of futures featuring Harry Potter. Featured Book: Predicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself Against Shocks
Broken Dreams by Queenie_Mab (30k)
When Healer Malfoy answers an Auror field emergency summons, being stuck experiencing Harry Potter’s memories while he sleeps is not at all what he wants to be doing, but it seems that the curse that joins them is only the tip of the crime about to be unravelled.
Misplaced Memories by Dacro (38k) Harry is hit by an unknown curse and loses eighteen years of his memories. When he wakes up, he doesn’t remember magic, Hogwarts or that he’s happily married to a former Death Eater. Draco struggles to adapt to the changes and tries to help Harry retrieve his memories without causing further damage.
Date Blindness by Dysonrules (23k) Harry was perfectly happy with his life until Hermione decided to set him up on a blind date.
Doctor! Doctor! (Is this love I’m feeling?) by Khasael (20k)
For the first time ever, Harry agrees to seek medical help when he feels ill. His Auror colleagues are amazed, and most of the St Mungo’s staff are starstruck, but when it keeps happening, Draco suspects Harry has a hidden agenda. And he’s right.
Sex on Fire by Gypsyflame (11k)
A life-threatening injury brings Malfoy back into Harry’s life.
If some lives form a perfect circle, other take shape in ways we cannot predict or always understand. Loss has been part of my journey. But it has also shown me what is precious. So has love for which I can only be grateful.
Jonghyun is gonna be in a magazine. That means a solo comeback, right? So Jonghyun soon and Taemin in June?
that’s what i (and most others) are figuring. all we have to go on at this point is speculation but jonghyun has been pretty suspicious over the last month or so in terms of giving out hints and… comeback-esque behavior. and, yes, him being in a magazine is a comeback red flag because he only really has solo photoshoots when there’s something solo… related happening for him. (album, book, concert)
my prediction is: jonghyun will have a solo comeback in korea next month (whether it be promoted or not is up in the air but it’s likely story op. 2 either way), and taemin will have a comeback with a full album in japan in june. so, get your money ready, shawols!
CAUTION! BOOK SPOILERS AHEAD! IF YOU READ THIS YOU MIGHT BE SPOILED FOR CONFIRMED TV SHOW PLOT LINES TAKEN FROM THE BOOKS! ALSO, SOME STORY LINES MAY/OR MAY NOT BE APPEARING.
1) Simon/Clary/Jace Love Triangle
For book fans and Clace shippers, this might be one thing you’re dreading to happen, but from a “TV show story line” perspective, it’s what’s going to keep the audience watching. Unlike the books, Simon and Clary’s relationship is going to last longer than it should. Meanwhile, Clary is going to discover that Jace isn’t her brother (as we see in the “Siblings No More” teaser). This discovery is going to allow some sexual and romantic tension between them. Clary and Jace are going to fall back into each other, but Clary’s going to stay with Simon and deny her feelings because she still cares about him.
2) Seelie Court Scene
The TV show likes to mix things up for us book fans, but one thing the showrunners have confirmed is the Seelie Court Scene. This scene is going to be where Climon comes to die. As book fans know, Clary and Jace kiss in this scene. Because the TV show has revealed that they’re not brother and sister before this scene, the break-up of a well developed Simon and Clary relationship with fill the space of the forbidden tension, between Clary and Jace, that is found in the books.
After the Clace kiss, Simon and Clary will break up.
3) No Sizzy!
As in the books, Simon will most likely run off into someone else’s arms, but, not Izzy, just yet. Simon will probably distance himself between Clary, ultimately distancing himself from Isabelle as well. This will probably start the relationship with Maia. Maybe Simon and Maia will have a more deeper relationship than in the books, because it will give more emotional attachment for the audience when they finally split. Sadly, Sizzy might not appear in the near future. :(
4) NO CLACE!
Most likely, the writers will not have Jace and Clary get together right after the Seelie Court Scene (even though we all want it!). For a TV show, it’s common place for them to drag out relationships because it keeps the viewers watching. Dang it!
Clary will probably distance herself from Jace because she feels bad for hurting Simon. While Clary and Jace are separated, Sebastian will show up in the picture and a weird relationship will occur between him and Clary (like the books).
So, be prepared to wait a little longer…
I’m really hoping that Sebastian doesn’t come until midway of 2B. When he does come, Clary and Izzy may become friends with him, while Alec is indifferent, and Jace is suspicious. In the books, Sebastian and Jace didn’t really know each other until Jace had already known his true identity. I really hope they aren’t pals, because the book 5 plot line will be a lot creepier if they weren’t friends from the start.
As to him being friends with Isabelle. I think he’ll try and make as many pals as possible to gain trust, so of course he needs to gain Izzy’s! I think at the end of the season, Sebastian and Valentine will run off with the cup and sword, but that Max might die in the same way he dies in the books.
Another Prediction is about Jace and his identity. The showrunners might continue the prejudice against Jace for activating the sword, so they can bring in the Inquisitor, who is his actual grandmother. Perhaps, they’re scrapping that idea all together, but it would be an interesting dynamic to explore, especially now that everyone knows that Jace isn’t Valentine’s son. Also, Valentine may not tell Jace his real identity in 2B, but the Inquisitor will find out, and die the same way. Throughout the second half, Jace might be struggling with his identity, and at the end, when he’s resolved with being a Lightwood, he’ll be given a seed. This seed might extend to next season, where we may get some flashbacks of his true parents’ tragic story.
These predictions might be way off, but it’ll be interesting to see. I’m super excited for June 5th! I’ll also be starting my episode by episode reviews the following day! Don’t miss it! ;)
Julia becoming a goddess and bringing back magic and Penny being alive are the only things I am 300% sure, the rest I am in the blank as pretty sure everyone else, the only things we know is that we’ll get more into the other 39 timelines and more about the shades. I’d could come up with more but it’d be more wishful thinking than actual predicitions
if anyone wants to share their predictions, feel free to leave them in our ask :)