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List Rules Vote on the best book series for children to read.

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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350 78
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling

2
260 96
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

3
201 89
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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133 90
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Laura Ingalls Wilder

5
145 107
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine

6
133 74
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins

7
168 78
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

8
144 87
Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson

9
77 35
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter

10
92 71
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Beverly Cleary

11
192 110
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney

12
83 43
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Lucy Maud Montgomery

13
77 40
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott

14
131 69
Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne

15
107 77
The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner

16
46 34
The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer

17
71 62
The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Lynne Reid Banks

18
69 62
The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added

19
71 72
The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton

20
69 71
Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

21
67 34
Holes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar

22
64 35
The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
jenny-denham added Ann M. Martin

23
66 55
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Donald J. Sobol

24
57 50
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Judy Blume

25
85 60
Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park