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The best Narnia books are those beloved favorites among the classic fantasy series from C. S. Lewis. While it’s no secret that the series as a whole influenced literature in the years since, it is up for debate on which of the Narnia books is the best. Share your thoughts on the subject by voting for your favorite Narnia books or even re-ranking the entire best Narnia books right here.

Written between 1950 and 1954, the series tells the tale of children who are whisked away to the magical realm of Narnia where they must protect the land from evil. And while the novels were written in one order, starting with “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” many would argue that they should be read in a different order starting with “The Magician’s Nephew,” published second to last in the series, and finishing with “The Last Battle,” the final book published.

However they are read, the Chronicles of Narnia series is a cherished one for school children and entertainment studios alike. The series has prompted numerous adaptations dating back to the 1960s and spanning most recently to the 2000s when feature films based on the books grossed hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide.

What is it about this fantasy series that is so influential in literature? Whatever draws you into the book series, the many adaptations or even just the films, give your love to the best books in the Narnia series below. When you’re done here, head over and rank the best Dark Tower books and the best Harry Potter books too!
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Narnia Books
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader September 15, 1952

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27 14
The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Narnia Books

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21 9
The Silver Chair is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Narnia Books
The Silver Chair September 7, 1953

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22 10
The Horse and His Boy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Narnia Books
The Horse and His Boy September 6, 1954

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21 10
The Magician's Nephew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Narnia Books
The Magician's Nephew May 2, 1955

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18 8
The Last Battle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Narnia Books
The Last Battle September 4, 1956

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20 16
Prince Caspian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Narnia Books
Prince Caspian October 15, 1951