The Amelia Bedelia Series

by Herman Parish (Author) Lynne Avril (Illustrator)

Book Cover for the Amelia Bedelia Series
Reading level: Ages 6 and up
Books in series: 12
Read in order: No
Tags: adventure  comedy & humour  family  first chapter books  illustrated  realistic fiction 

Amelia Bedelia is a well-intentioned girl who believes things mean—well, exactly what they say. If she hears something costs “an arm and a leg” she thinks she’s going to have to pay with her limbs!

Young Amelia’s literal interpretation of common phrases makes for a lot of misunderstandings—and some trouble! But her resilience and persistence shine through in all her humorous and muddled adventures.

Have you ever noticed just how many of these odd sayings there are? Amelia Bedelia’s experiences will have you noting them down!

Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends, silly situations, and funny wordplay and misunderstandings make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy and Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. These books are great for building vocabulary, and feature a guide to some of the idioms and expressions introduced in the story, as well as black-and-white pictures by Lynne Avril on every page.