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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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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling

2
248 92
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

3
191 84
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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125 83
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Laura Ingalls Wilder

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136 101
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine

6
140 81
Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson

7
126 71
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins

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160 76
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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69 30
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter

10
86 67
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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179 107
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney

12
75 39
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Lucy Maud Montgomery

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71 38
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott

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125 68
Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne

15
102 73
The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner

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68 60
The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Lynne Reid Banks

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66 61
The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added

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41 33
The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer

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69 70
The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton

20
62 33
Holes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar

21
63 70
Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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58 33
The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
jenny-denham added Ann M. Martin

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60 54
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Donald J. Sobol

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52 48
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Judy Blume

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79 59
Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park

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75 63
Sideways Stories From Wayside ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Louis Sachar

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71 62
Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander

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46 39
Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Gary Paulsen

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24 39
Sweet Valley High is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
BrandyMiles added Jamie Suzzane

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29 29
The Mysterious Benedict Societ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
TobuscusHolmes added Trenton Lee Stewart

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41 45
Redwall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Brian Jacques

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70 54
Judy Moody is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Megan McDonald

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24 51
Cam Jansen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
David A. Adler

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31 46
Divergent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Veronica Roth

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29 42
Nate the Great and the Stolen ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Marjorie W. Sharmat

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19 33
Clementine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Rinkydink added Sara Pennypacker

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20 7
Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
VHrules added Norman Bridwell

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16 44
Mr Men Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ValerieEnglish added M. Hargreaves

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27 49
Pendragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Catherine Coulter, Stephen R. Lawhead

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16 47
His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Nicholas Wright

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19 56
The Seventh Tower is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Garth Nix

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57 60
Whistler in the Dark (American... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Kathleen Ernst

43
25 50
The Keys To the Kingdom, Book ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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20 40
My Teacher is an Alien is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Bruce Coville

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39 45
Skippyjon Jones Series is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Judy Schachner

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50 60
Fancy Nancy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jane O'Connor

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2 0
Ralph S. Mouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beverly Cleary

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18 46
Charlie Bone Series is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ck123 added

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13 41
Noddy. Enid Blighton. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ValerieEnglish added

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28 41
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Katharine Holabird