Parenting The Best Children's Book Series  

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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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388 89
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling
2
286 108
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
3
224 102
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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154 102
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
195 85
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
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154 83
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins
7
164 96
Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson
8
159 124
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine
9
106 81
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Beverly Cleary
10
87 42
The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter
11
214 118
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney
12
149 77
Magic Tree House series is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne
13
92 53
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Lucy Maud Montgomery
14
85 47
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott
15
119 82
The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner
16
55 41
The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer
17
77 72
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
74 71
The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added
19
76 78
The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton
20
75 76
Choose Your Own Adventures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
21
75 39
Holes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar
22
73 40
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
74 59
Encyclopedia Brown Box Set is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Donald J. Sobol
24
99 62
Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park
25
66 54
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothin... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Judy Blume