The first point to make is that the so-called "Shoes
Series" is not a series. Noel Streatfeild's first
two novels - Ballet Shoes and Tennis Shoes - are
in no way connected, and the re-naming of many of her other books
in the US (Circus Shoes, etc) was simply a marketing ploy.
The list of Noel's children's books on
this website incorporates the US titles, so it is clear which
ones were changed to include the word "shoes".
Nevertheless, a number of characters do recur in different books
and short stories. In addition, Noel wrote one complete four-volume
and two complete two-volume series. In addition, her final two
books formed the first and second volumes of a series that was
probably intended to continue.
The Bell Family series
The Bell Family
"The Bells Keep Twelfth Night" (short story)
The Gemma series
Gemma and Sisters
The Margaret Thursday series
Far to Go
The Maitlands series (unfinished)
Meet the Maitlands
The Maitlands, All Change
at Cuckly Place
"What Happened to Pauline, Petrova and Posy"
A short story in which we are told "a little about the
way things turned out for the three girls".
A short story featuring Doctor Smith and Doctor Jakes, with
Pauline in a peripheral role.
Pauline, Petrova and Posy arrange for three children to have
scholarships to The Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage
Training. Although the three Fossils do not appear in person,
they do write letters to the scholarship holders. Madame Fidolia
appears at the school, as does Pauline's friend Winifred, who
is now a teacher.
The Painted Garden
One of the characters has been a student at the Children's Academy,
and meets Pauline and Posy in America.
One of the characters trains under Madame Fidolia at the Children's
A short story about Harriet and Lalla, set three years after
A short story featuring Harriet and Lalla.
"Skating to the Stars"
A short story in which Max Lindblom is mentioned.