About Cereal Readers

Our goal at Cereal Readers is to help you find series books for children and young adults. We believe that books in series are vitally important to both avid and reluctant readers, alike. Why?

We’ve found that once a reader has enjoyed a book in a series, it’s highly likely they’ll enjoy the other books in the series, too. With familiar characters and a likeable storyline, it's simplicity itself to slip from one book to the next. Reluctant readers can stick with a series they know and like. Keen readers can take a reprieve from the never-ending hunt for the next good read (well, for a little while, at least!). In both instances, readers can just relax and cruise through an entire series.

We Are Seriously Series-Centric

This website is totally series focused and features:

  • Series summaries and descriptions of each book
  • Easy to navigate lists of all books in a series
  • Books listed in reading order
  • Easy to print lists to take to the library or bookstore (try it out!)
  • Custom searches by interest, as well as by age / reading level.

Cereal Readers wants to show you the popular series, as well as fabulous series you had no idea existed. Please let us know if a series you particularly enjoy has not yet been included on the site or needs updating. Wishing you happy serial reading, from Cereal Readers.

Who Are We?

Smiling head and shoulders of Marielle Rebbechi in front of book shelves

Marielle Rebbechi

Marielle has been a keen reader and consumer of breakfast cereal from a young age. Over countless bowls of corn flakes, her most-read childhood books were those in Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series, and she still thinks the Saucepan Man is pretty funny. She later enjoyed the Trixie Belden series, relying on an equally book-thirsty friend to supply the latest release. Her favourites in recent years include the young adult series, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness, and The Dreamhunter duet by Elizabeth Knox. Marielle has a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Literature from La Trobe University, and a Provisional Certificate of Motherhood from her son, Alex. She has worked as a mainframe operator, database administrator, lending officer, technical writer, and website designer. She still has fond memories of her family's first home computer in 1977: a Tandy TRS80 from Radio Shack with 4 kb memory (seriously, just 4 kb). Putting children's literature online is the perfect coalition of all her interests.

Favourite series: The Faraway Tree, Divergent, Chaos Walking, Dreamhunter

Alex Nielsen

Alex is a voracious reader, technophile and lover of learning. His avid reading provided the initial inspiration for Cereal Readers, while his extensive reading logs proved excellent seed material. He has very definite ideas on the quality of books and scope of information included on the website, and many a lively discussion has ensued as a result! Alex and his cousin are developing their own forum reference website for I.T. and game-related issues. His favourite series include: Redwall by Brian Jacques, The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, and Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan. He eats his cereal without milk.

Favourite series: Redwall, Ranger's Apprentice, The Kane Chronicles

Kara Smith

Kara grew up on a farm in rural Victoria and spent most of her childhood sitting in a favourite tree with her head in a book. She frequently pestered her school librarian for book recommendations and was always on the hunt for that elusive next read. Her love of books in series flourished when, home sick from school one day, her mother bought her Ann M. Martin's The Babysitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea. Kara quickly took to faking illness in the hope she'd be rewarded with more Baby-Sitters Club books, but her mother cottoned on quickly! Other childhood favourites included Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, and L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, so it's fair to say her reading tastes were diverse. As an adult, Kara reads anything that has an interesting plot and employs proper syntax. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, and when she's not working on the Cereal Readers website, she works at a local bookstore where - life coming full circle - she is frequently pestered by children looking for that elusive next read. Her favourite cereal is oatmeal porridge...smothered in maple syrup!

Favourite series: The Baby-Sitter's Club, Anne of Green Gables, Malory Towers, Goosebumps