Parenting The Best Children's Book Series  

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The absolute best children's book series ever written, ranked by the community and book fans everywhere. This list has the most popular kid's book series and includes release date information, authors, and photos. It can be difficult to encourage kids to read, but the book series on this list will keep them engaged. What are the absolute best children’s book series of all time?

These kids' book series feature magical universes filled with interesting characters, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, and other novels and series that will keep your kids reading all year long. Some kids enjoy the interactive nature of the Choose Your Own Adventure series, while others simply like to follow their favorite characters as they grow and learn, as with the Harry Potter books.

This list features the most successful book series for kids that were ever written, penned by various authors, and includes series such as The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dr. Seuss, Pendragon, Fancy Nancy, The Boxcar Children, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Magic Tree House books. Vote up the best book series for kids below, or add a series that keeps your kids reading, if it isn't already below, and take a look at these books that will change your life
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287 67
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling

2
219 83
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

3
165 74
Lemony snicket's a series of u... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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134 67
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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125 84
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine

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106 69
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Laura Ingalls Wilder

7
110 62
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins

8
159 96
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney

9
121 72
Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson

10
73 57
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Beverly Cleary

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50 25
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter

12
56 31
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott

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54 33
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Lucy Maud Montgomery

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49 24
The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
jenny-denham added Ann M. Martin

15
106 61
Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne

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88 66
The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner

17
59 54
The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added

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47 29
Holes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar

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61 53
The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Lynne Reid Banks

20
63 64
The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton

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69 53
Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park

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59 65
Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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66 57
Sideways Stories From Wayside ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Louis Sachar

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50 48
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Donald J. Sobol

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64 58
Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander

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42 44
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothin... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Judy Blume

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30 29
The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer

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63 50
Judy Moody is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Megan McDonald

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39 35
Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Gary Paulsen

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34 39
Redwall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Brian Jacques

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53 56
Whistler in the Dark (American... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Kathleen Ernst

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20 33
Sweet Valley High is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
BrandyMiles added Jamie Suzzane

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28 39
Divergent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Veronica Roth

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19 26
The Mysterious Benedict Societ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
TobuscusHolmes added Trenton Lee Stewart

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8 3
Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
VHrules added Norman Bridwell

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36 41
Skippyjon Jones Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Judy Schachner

37
16 29
Clementine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Rinkydink added Sara Pennypacker

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43 55
Fancy Nancy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jane O'Connor

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23 38
Nate the Great and the Stolen ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Marjorie W. Sharmat

40
25 44
Pendragon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Catherine Coulter, Stephen R. Lawhead

41
18 34
My Teacher is an Alien is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Bruce Coville

42
22 44
The Keys To the Kingdom, Book ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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15 40
His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Nicholas Wright

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24 37
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Katharine Holabird

45
13 40
Mr Men Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ValerieEnglish added M. Hargreaves

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18 52
The Seventh Tower is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Garth Nix

47
20 48
Cam Jansen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
David A. Adler

48
15 42
Charlie Bone Series is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ck123 added

49
19 38
Brown Bear and Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Bill Martin, Jr.

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7 21
Bailey School Kids is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ThreeToyHunters101 added