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Subject: Questions on basic chapter books such as Magic Tree House etc.
Date Posted: 1/22/2009 12:02 PM ET
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Do you have to read them in order or can they be read out of order?  Thinking books like: Magic Tree House, A To Z Mysteries, Animal Ark, Horrible Harry etc.

Theresa

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 12:05 PM ET
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My daughter doesn't read them in order and she seems to like them just fine that way.

 

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 1:37 PM ET
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They do not need to be read in order. I love it when my kids find a series they like because I know they are reading!

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 3:25 PM ET
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From what I remember they are 'self contained' stories.   But the earlier books seem to have more character development.  Once you know who everyone is, any order is fine.  

One exception is the series "Sideways Stories From Wayside School."  Definately read those in order - The series is hilarious for adults too!

As you get into young adult series then books refer to events in earlier stories. Even then it doesn't matter as long as you know who the characters are.