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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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301 70
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling

2
228 86
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

3
172 80
Lemony snicket's a series of u... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

4
146 69
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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115 77
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Laura Ingalls Wilder

6
115 67
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins

7
132 92
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine

8
168 101
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney

9
127 77
Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson

10
64 33
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Lucy Maud Montgomery

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78 61
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Beverly Cleary

12
57 27
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter

13
61 35
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott

14
114 64
Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne

15
56 30
Holes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar

16
54 29
The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
jenny-denham added Ann M. Martin

17
94 70
The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner

18
63 58
The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added

19
75 55
Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park

20
65 56
The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Lynne Reid Banks

21
66 66
The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton

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70 59
Sideways Stories From Wayside ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Louis Sachar

23
61 67
Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

24
68 60
Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander

25
53 51
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Donald J. Sobol

26
46 45
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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68 51
Judy Moody is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Megan McDonald

28
33 31
The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer

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42 38
Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Gary Paulsen

30
25 27
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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36 42
Redwall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Brian Jacques

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13 4
Clifford, the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
VHrules added Norman Bridwell

33
55 58
Whistler in the Dark (American... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Kathleen Ernst

34
22 36
Sweet Valley High is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
BrandyMiles added Jamie Suzzane

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29 43
Divergent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Veronica Roth

36
38 44
Skippyjon Jones Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Judy Schachner

37
27 40
Nate the Great and the Stolen ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Marjorie W. Sharmat

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47 57
Fancy Nancy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jane O'Connor

39
18 32
Clementine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Rinkydink added Sara Pennypacker

40
26 48
Pendragon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Catherine Coulter, Stephen R. Lawhead

41
28 38
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Katharine Holabird

42
19 37
My Teacher is an Alien is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Bruce Coville

43
23 47
The Keys To the Kingdom, Book ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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15 42
Mr Men Dizzy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ValerieEnglish added M. Hargreaves

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15 44
His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Nicholas Wright

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22 50
Cam Jansen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
David A. Adler

47
23 39
Brown Bear and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Bill Martin, Jr.

48
11 23
Bailey School Kids is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ThreeToyHunters101 added

49
18 55
The Seventh Tower is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Garth Nix

50
17 44
Charlie Bone Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ck123 added