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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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338 77
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling

2
253 95
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

3
196 87
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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127 88
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
138 105
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine

6
166 77
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

7
129 74
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins

8
141 86
Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson

9
88 70
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Beverly Cleary

10
187 108
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney

11
70 35
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter

12
76 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
127 69
Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne

14
71 40
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott

15
104 74
The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner

16
69 61
The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Lynne Reid Banks

17
43 33
The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer

18
67 62
The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added

19
69 71
The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton

20
63 33
Holes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar

21
64 71
Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series

22
59 34
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
62 54
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Donald J. Sobol

24
52 49
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
80 60
Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park