9. Jedi Academy Series
The Jedi Academy series is easily one of the most popular books I’ve had come into the classroom in years. Based on the Star Wars galaxy, Jedi Academy tells the everyday stories of young padawan students enrolled in Jedi school. The books are told in comic strip style and are very easy to read, making even the most hesitant readers feel successful. Author Jeffrey Brown does a great job making science fiction accessible to readers of all levels by bringing in elements of familiarity from our galaxy in a time not so long ago.