I tend to read the first one or two books in a series so that I know what to expect in terms of content, text complexity, etc. One of the series I have newly discovered is GALAXY ZACK by Ray O'Ryan. This is a fun series that I think will appeal to lots of kids. The format and text of this series reminded me a bit of the Stink series. The plot/content reminded me a bit of The Jetsons!
The first book, Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack) sets the stage for the series. The series is set in the year 2120 and Zack and his family are moving from Earth to a planet called Nebulon. Kids will love the idea of space travel, the gadgets used in the book, and the universal feelings one has when moving to a new place.
It looks like there are 2 books available in the series with a 3rd coming out today. 3 more are due out later this summer/early fall. So, by the end of the year, there should be 6 books for kids who fall in love with this series. This is a fun series that I am excited to add to my classroom library!