This page is for series of books that do not fit into any particular genre, just general fiction.  These books tend to be realistic fiction, stories about things that can happen in daily life.  Some of these series have individual books or related series which fit into other genres.

Daily Life and Family

These series are about things associated with the daily lives of kids, like slice of life books or family dramas.

Amber Brown

Amber Brown learns life lessons about growing up while navigating school and friends and adjusting to her parents’ divorce.

Aviva Granger Stories

About a girl whose parents are divorced and the changes in her family.  By Jeanne Betancourt.

Ramona Books

The adventures of a young girl as she grows up and see many changes in her family. 1955-1999.

Friendship Series

These are book about groups of friends doing things together. The focus of the stories is mostly on the relationships of the characters. Many of them are what I like to think of as Girls’ Friendship Series.

Camp Sunnyside Friends

A group of girls has attended Camp Sunnyside every summer for years, and they’ve formed a strong bond from their shared summer adventures.

Kelly McCoy Series

Eleven-year-old Kelly McCoy has adventures with her two best neighborhood friends, Jennifer Jackson and Adelaide Borseman. By Linda Gondosch.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Series

This series is about two best friends, elementary school students Polly Butterman and Jillian Matthews, better known as Peanut and Jilly.

Pee Wee Scouts

Children’s book series about a junior scouting troop of second graders. 1988-2000.

Sleepover Friends

Four friends, Kate, Stephanie, Lauren, and Patti, love to have sleepovers.  They also help each other through common problems that preteen girls face and have adventures in their small town.  By Susan Saunders.

The Treehouse Times Series

A group of neighborhood friends living in St. Louis start their own newspaper, using a treehouse as their headquarters.

School Series

These are the adventures of kids and their friends at their schools, as they take part in school activities.

Junior High Series

This series is about the students of Cedar Groves Junior High. Most of them are general fiction stories about school friendships, adventures with class projects, and life lessons that the students learn about themselves and others.

The Kids From Kennedy Middle School

This series is about the kids who attend Kennedy Middle School, their friendships and rivalries, and the pressures that kids encounter from school, classmates, and parents.

The Kids of the Polk Street School

About the children in Ms. Rooney’s second grade class, their friendships, rivalries, school issues, and special occasions.  By Patricia Reilly Giff.

School Daze

A humorous series about a group of friends in middle school. 1991-1993.

Vintage General Fiction

I have created a separate page for Vintage General Fiction, which are general fiction books written in the 1950s and earlier.  I’ve separated them out because the differences between life in the early half of the 20th century and modern times now appear significantly different due to changes in society and technology, giving some of these books the flavor of historical fiction even though they are contemporary with the time when they were written.