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The Best Children's Book Series 

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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 both modern children's books series and classic favorites 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 Phi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
J. K. Rowling
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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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Little House on the Prai... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Lemony snicket's a serie... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
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Keeper of the Realms Tri... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Cindyrelle added Marcus Alexander
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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Randomperson123 added Suzanne Collins
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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Sonja Morris, Terry Munson
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Percy Jackson and the Ol... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
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Magic Tree House series ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Mary Pope Osborne
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Beatrix Potter
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Jeff Kinney
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added R. L. Stine
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Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Lucy Maud Montgomery
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The Boxcar Children is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Gertrude Chandler Warner
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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Louisa May Alcott
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Beverly Cleary
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Junie B. Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Riot18 added Barabara Park
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Choose Your Own Adventur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
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The Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
jenny-denham added Ann M. Martin
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Holes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Louis Sachar
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Clifford, the Big Red Do... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
VHrules added Norman Bridwell
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The Hardy Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
LanaYoshii added Angie Peterson Kaelberer
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Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Marcus Pfister, Sonia Sander
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The Spiderwick Chronicle... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
analise.dubner added
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The Borrowers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Book Series
Ranker added Mary Norton