Henry Reed Series by Keith Robertson (1958 – 1986)

Henry Reed’s father is an American diplomat serving in Europe, but thirteen year old Henry spends his summers living with an aunt and uncle in Grover’s Corner, New Jersey.  This is where the adventures begin for Henry and a neighbor girl he meets named Midge!  Henry keeps a detailed — and laugh out loud funny — journal of various businesses he and Midge create — and the chaos that usually ensues!

Henry just might turn your young reader into an entrepreneur too!


Henry Reed, Inc.  Henry and Midge dig for oil, grow mushrooms, sell turtles, pigeons and rabbits just to name a few of their numerous summer enterprises.  Middle Grade Reading Level, 240 pages, Published 1958. 






Henry Reed’s Journey Henry takes a cross-country trip with Midge’s family.  What could possibly go wrong??  Middle Grade Reading Level, 224 pages, published in 1963.





Henry Reed’s Babysitting Service  Henry and Midge are back in New Jersey with a new business which brings its own new adventures!  Middle Grade Reading Level, 208 pages, Published in 1966.





Henry Reed’s Big Show Can Henry and Midge get into show business?  More craziness awaits them for sure!  Middle Grade Reading Level, 206 pages, Published in 1970.






Henry Reed’s Think Tank Can Henry and Midge solve all the problems that plague Grover’s Corner??  Oh boy, let the fun begin!  Middle Grade Reading Level, 182 pages, Published in 1986.



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