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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

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

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

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

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Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Nancy Drew Sonja Morris, Terry Munson

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Goosebumps R. L. Stine

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Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Magic Tree House Series Mary Pope Osborne

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Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Junie B. Jones Barabara Park

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Ramona Quimby Beverly Cleary

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The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks

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The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added The Spiderwick Chronicles

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

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The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added The Borrowers Mary Norton

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Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Little Women Louisa May Alcott

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Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander

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The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added The Hardy Boys Angie Peterson Kaelberer

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Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Encyclopedia Brown Donald J. Sobol

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

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
jenny-denham added The Baby-Sitters Club Ann M. Martin

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Holes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Holes Louis Sachar

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Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

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

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

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

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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Great Expectations Charles Dickens

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Whistler in the Dark (American... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
American Girl Mysteries Kathleen Ernst

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

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Nate the Great and the Stolen ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Nate the Great and the Stolen Base Marjorie W. Sharmat

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Sweet Valley High is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
BrandyMiles added Sweet Valley High Jamie Suzzane

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The Mysterious Benedict Societ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
TobuscusHolmes added The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stewart

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Fancy Nancy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Fancy Nancy Jane O'Connor

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Pendragon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Pendragon Catherine Coulter, Stephen R. Lawhead

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

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

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Clementine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Rinkydink added Clementine Sara Pennypacker

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

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Bailey School Kids is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ThreeToyHunters101 added Bailey School Kids

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Cam Jansen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Cam Jansen David A. Adler

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The Seventh Tower is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
The Seventh Tower Garth Nix

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Noddy. Enid Blighton. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
ValerieEnglish added Noddy. Enid Blighton.

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

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

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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added His Dark Materials Nicholas Wright

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Brown Bear and Friends is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Brown Bear and Friends Bill Martin, Jr.