No you really don't have to go in any order. Each book is a totally different story but includes all the same characters. Aren't these books hilarious? My favorite one is #3 -- Grandma does some really crazy things in that book. I was pretty anal, though, and read them all in order. The problem with me is as soon as her next book comes out, I buy it, read it in maybe a day or two; and then I have to wait another year before she puts out another book. She's my favorite author.
Sherri, these are some great books for your to read at this time. It certainly will take your mind off of things.
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.~ Pablo Picasso