Best Childrens Book Series

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Product Image

I love this series so much, no matter how many times I read it, it never gets old. I love fantasies and reading this made me very happy. I'm always left wishing that it were real. I would love to go to Hogwarts.

This book series is the best. Best part about harry potter is that every person can read the book. A child will be fascinated by the magical school, teenager will love the couples and a matured adult will notice the small life lessons, little details, depth of each character. This book is for all ages. Percy Jackson is great too, Rick Riordan did a great job in blending mythology with reality. But unlike Harry Potter, these books will be relatable for teenagers only. So this is nowhere close to Harry Potter

I was never a regular reader as a kid but once the third Harry Potter book came out and the movies started hitting theatres I immediately bought the first book and, boy, did I ever read the heck out of that thing. I only stopped reading after the third book because 'Goblet of Fire' was bigger than my head.

Harry Potter is one of the best things that has happened to my life. Finished the 7th book at the end of year 2 (I always was an enthusiastic reader) and never stopped re-reading it. Harry Potter is the only series I know of that has fantastic Movies and books. Recommended for any age!

2 Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan Product Image

These books are so amazing and I love them so much. I have read these books so many times and it never gets old. Rick really does an amazing job with the characters and making the story enjoyable. I love greek mythology and I love the way he portrayed the characters from mythology. It never gets boring. I'm such a fangirl and I wish this universe was real.

WHY ISN'T THIS FIRST? Percy Jackson has everything you could ever want in a book, and it has made me laugh, cry, smile, and obsess my life over it.

These books is like Harry Potter, but also completely different. Whilst special children go to a school of magic in Harry Potter, special children in Percy Jackson go to a camp for demigods, children of the greek gods. The action is fast-paced and amazing. I suggest reading these before Harry Potter if you want to be an advanced reader. Either way, best books of all time!

Percy Jackson and all of Rick Riordan's books are the best! The characters are awesome and the books are always exciting and never repetitive. Furthermore it also gives the modern generation knowledge of ancient history. If you read any of the Percy Jackson books you will fall in love. I rest my case.

3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Product Image

The people who say diary of a wimpy kid isn't a good book for children because he isn't a good person don't get it. What makes it good is the fact that he isn't a very good person. It shows that people aren't perfect and that people don't change very easily. It is certainly more relatable than either Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.

No, this doesn't deserve to be above Harry Potter. Harry can be an ass sometimes, but he never abused his friends like Greg did to Rowley. Also, you probably only call HP "boring" because it's long.How else could you call a series about a boy who discovers that he's a wizard & travels to a world full of witches, wizards, & magical creatures boring?! Not to mention HP has a way more intriguing plot than DOAWK. Also, "satanic"? This is 2019. I love HP, & I don't go around worshipping Satan. I don't hate DOAWK, in fact, it holds a special place in my heart, & you're allowed to like it, but you can't say it's better than HP for dumb reasons. It deserves a place on this list, but not this high. Warrior Cats, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Wings of Fire, & Sideways Stories From Wayside School deserve this spot.

These books are not good for children at all! As a child, I hate these books and would way rather read Harry Potter and begin reading Percy Jackson. These books encourage kids to become worse readers, and the books never give you any important details about what's going on. Honestly, it's harder to understand than Harry Potter! Greg is a terrible character, along with his mom, brothers, dad, and Rowley. They aren't the least bit funny and encourage kids to slack off. Perhaps this is making kids dumber?

I am 11, in 6th grade and I am surprised how our teacher ALLOWS us to read this for our book appreciation project... If you want to read a REAL book seireis and not a diary if this idiot named greg whi really, just really needs to grow up and get a life, just read the 39 clues, harry potter and percy jackson

4 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Product Image

Some people say that this book is 'not appropriate' for children. Stop being so condescending! I am 12, and I read the series when I was roughly 10. Depriving a child of a surprisingly mature age (like 10) is pretty much taking away a brilliant modern classic. Like saying 'you are to young to read this. Read the books I tell you to read.'

Anyway, I do like the books, but it is a bit disappointing... I loved the fact that Katniss was a physically strong female character, but emotionally? No... she spent most of her time debating whether she loved Gale or Peeta more... Peeta was whiny in the movies, not like the charming and able person in the books.

CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES?! No. I don't even know why this is considered a book even appropriate for children. (I think it should be, but I am surprised others don't disagree). Also A Series of Unfortunate Events was extremely repetitive and had an unsatisfying ending. This and Harry Potter are the best children's books with Percy Jackson coming close behind.

I've read the whole Harry Potter series, including the eighth one, and I do think it is better than The Hunger Games, but The Hunger Games is truly amazing with its suspense and intensity. I loved this series so much and I still do. I finished Harry Potter when I was eleven and I just finished the Hunger Games series. (I'm twelve.)

Everyone knows what the hunger games are, unless they have been living under a rock. Fantastically written, Extremely good plot, and a touch of romance. Team Peeta! Recommended for 12-50 year olds.

5 The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Product Image

I love The Chronicles of Narnia. Specially Aslan. I wish I would be as lucky as Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter to step foot in Narnia (Eustace and Jill too). I like HarryPotter series too.

This classic fantasy series should be WAY higher on this list

I love this story, literally, it's awesome!

C.S.'s work paved the way for J.K.

6 Little House On the Prairie Little House On the Prairie Product Image

Even though it's very old, it's still amazing, and it goes and and still will for many generations

A heart-warming story with a bit of history thrown in. I still read these over and over.

I am reading this book right now so good my grandma rea r it and my mom best book ever

Is a great book!

7 A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket Product Image

Lemony Snicket did a spectacular job doing this, and for the people saying it is repetitive, it is not, but I will try not to get mad at you. Lemony is very humorous while writing in a witty way, and the series is very frighteningly dark. Also, I like the mystery part as the Baudelaire's try to find about VFD and how everything is connected. Lemony shows how not everything has a happy ending, but doesn't do this in a way that is "scary." The characters are very resourceful, and the books grow stronger and stronger. There is actually tiny bits of romance as well, for anyone interested in that. The ending was very emotional and strong, and Lemony rapped it up in the most amazing way any author has done, making this my favorite series.

(the hunger games was also good, but it isn't a child series, and parts of it in MockingJay were boring)

If you like mysteries, humor, and creepy books than this is the series for you. This series leaves you on so many cliffhangers and always leaves you wanting to find out more, and in the end the Baudilares don't find out every piece of information they need to know but this story has a very sweet ending. This book always leaves you hanging after a book or a chapter, which always kept me interested and I kept reading on and on in each book wanting to find out more. This book series also shows that even kids can survive on their own and able to do the same adults are capable of doing on their own. The children in this series are great role models for children telling them that even though you are just a child you a can make decisions for yourself and it always okay to not know the answers or be afraid. Children can also learn that you can use your own strengths to solve problems. To all parents I am in college and read this series as a kid it taught me lessons about how to handle ...more

Daniel Handler (the real Lemony Snicket) did a phenomenal job from the death of the Baudelaire parents to Dr. Montgomery Montgomery to Esmé To go Genevieve and Jerome Squalor to Ishmael on what I think is called VFD island.
The series is amazing!

This book though, is the best book ever, ever, ever! It teaches you new words and phrases and the plot, love count olaf, sunny is alright but count olaf is so smart and cunning and treacherous. Esme' Squalor cool, I've read all 13 books including Unauthorised Autobiography, my favourite is the first but the Ersatz Elevator where count olafs girlfriend made her debut is good too. Also the miserable mill.

8 39 Clues by Various Authors. 39 Clues by Various Authors. Product Image

These book were my CHILDHOOD. It got me into the suspense/action genre, and I'm seriously considering re-reading the series even though I'm much older. The various authors is a bit confusing and it makes it hard to find all the books, but somehow each book has the same style and carries the plot. Even if you don't finish the various series after it, you should at least read the first series. This is a very slept-on series and I think everyone should at least try it.

While I prefer Hunger Game and Harry Potter and such, I still love this series. By the time there got to be like a million sub-series, it got less good, but I liked the first 2 series! WHY DID NOBODY LIKE DAY OF DOOM OR WHATEVER THE FINAL BOOK IN SERIES 2 WAS CALLED? That was really good! Also Into the Gauntlet from the first series. I also like how there are a bunch of different authors and yet they manage to make every book the same style.

It gives you information about various events in history, but not in a boring way-it adds adventure, characters, suspense and much, much more. This is something you must read.

Great books, but be warned that it is generally hard to find all of them at one library.

9 Warriors by Erin Hunter Warriors by Erin Hunter Product Image

Been reading them since 2008, been in love with the books ever since! It's really unlike any other children's book, combining mystery, action, adventure, fantasy, and about.5% comedy. It also features a huge but not complicated story, doing a great job explaining what is going on, likable characters, and is still going strong after nearly 15 years!

These are just the absolute best books in my opinion. It goes through many human problems, like war, racism, forbidden love, racial stereotypes, murder, greed and other stuff.

I love this book! I would recommend it for 9+ but it should still be TOP! Been reading them since I was 10 and they are just really good. The characters are also very flexible and easy to create so you can play/write fanfics to your heart's content each time with a new character.

Pretty dark, I recommend that you should be at least 12 to read this series. It has a lot of blood, gore, romance and more. Best series ever though.

10 Geronimo Stilton Series by Geronimo Stilton Geronimo Stilton Series by Geronimo Stilton Product Image

I just love Geronimo Stilton than that worst stupid Harry Potter and that Percyjackson and all is dunb waste. My advice to you is that you must read Geronimo Stilton than that worst Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. The new series of Geronimo stilton, miceking is really awesome! I just like the magics of the Harry Potter but the story is dumb waste. The special additions are so so so so awesome. Even the scholastic bookfare in our school is most of Geronimo Stilton and most of these books were sold. Harry Potter was not bought by anyone

"Harry Potter was not bought by anyone"
Then how were 500 million books sold worldwide?

Amazing, great for all ages. As a 13 year old, I still crack up reading them. So many puns, but they are super cute.

I have a lot of these books and I like them a lot. They are very unique and can educational at times.

I am 12 but there is something special which draws me towards this. Must read!

The Contenders

11 Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell Product Image

Dork Diaries SHOULD at least be top 5! And pleez! If you REALLY READ Dork Diaries, you WON'T THINK THAT IT'S SO BAD!

by the way, I LOVE Dork Diaries

Dork diaries is original, funny, and awesome! It can be dramatic at times but if you like that kind of stuff, check it out!

I love that book! It's original, funny, and awesome! Not many books are like this so if you like drama, check it out!

Yep, yep, yep. This NEEDS to be in at LEAST the top 5. I love the new book, Drama Queen.

12 Goosebumps by R.L.Stine Goosebumps by R.L.Stine Product Image

So so so good my favorite kid scary books and 90s videos and I have to watch the movie next year I'm not American so next year 2016 but that is ok I just got goosebumps horrorland the game I have not played it yet but I'm going to play it a lot.

Honestly the BEST childrens series out there! Can't wait for Goosebumps 2:Haunted Halloween!

I love this books. I just read planet of the lawn gnomes

Very creepy books! I always read them at daytime!

13 Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Product Image

adventures and thrilling and detectivity with twist and turns my favourite

14 Little Woman by Louisa M. Alcott

A beautiful timeless classic about a dynamic close-knit New England family, the Marches and the struggles and triumphs they encounter in Civil and Post-Civil War America including the daughters forging their own paths: some for love, some for career, some for both, and one on a particularly harrowing journey that unites the whole family. A must read!

Little Woman is a series almost every woman has read. A lovely story about Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy, although very sad when Beth passes. Good Book series. Recommended for 10-16 year old girls

Have seen the movie. Very sad 90s movie. Says it was from 1994. Released by Columbia Pictures. Borrowed the VHS from a old friend at Clear Creek High School. Had the DVD version.

15 Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne Product Image

Think time travel adventure linked to real historical events in a fictional framework with mischievous children and you have this beloved series. Like a Quantum Leap for the written page and a younger audience.

I loved reading these as a kid growing up.

My fave before I read Harry Potter

I still read these!

16 Treasure Hunters by James Patterson Treasure Hunters by James Patterson Product Image
17 The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey Product Image

It is great, if you are a boy. I think this is not higher because of little girls distain for the good guy failing to get in a nice pair of pleats.

If Sanjay and Craig ever get a book, it would be captain underpants. It's just a bunch of stupid toilet humour in a book

This chapter book series was adapted to be a dreamworks movie

Best Book series must buy and be higher

Overrated and very inappropriate, makes things seem funny, and causes kids to grow up immature.

18 Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume Product Image

A charming series about Peter and Fudge, that has everyone Laughing Out Loud. Good for 7-12 year olds.

I thought the character's name was Judy Blume!

19 The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson Product Image

I love these books there great if u spend most of your time looking up Disney facts

20 Maze Runner - James Dashner Maze Runner - James Dashner Product Image
21 Maximum Ride by James Patterson Maximum Ride by James Patterson Product Image
22 Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan Product Image

Okay growing up the books I read went from Magic Tree House as my favorite, then I discovered a new series by Erin Hunter called Warriors that was better so that became my favorite. Then I finally discovered Rangers Apprentice that took reading to a deeper meaning for me. You could connect to the characters and they all were just plain amazing! Will was the main character and while he may not have been my personal favorite he is such a sweet and unique character! Halt was Wills mentor and remember how I said Will wasn't my favorite? That's because Halt is. Halt started out as a grumpy strict mentor for Will but soon became like a father to Will. And don't get me started on Halts backstory! This gruff ranger is actually-okay no spoilers. Horace started out as a bully to Will. Always teasing him and getting into fights with him. But after a life or death experience he had with Will they became best friends. And there are so many more characters that are fantastic that I won't mention ...more

There is no way this is 16th on the list it is the best book series I have ever seen I felt a mixture of emotions like when Alyss died I was like no why hath thou done this to me but I must digress this is the greatest, saddest, happiest, most heart pounding, breath taking, and overall the best book series ever written sincerely a concerned 420 blaze it mega uber memelord.

How can the Ranger's Apprentice be 28!?!? It is like one of my all time favorite book series!

This series is the best! How dare you people put it in 28

23 The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon

Along with Nancy Drew, one of the most compelling series ever written for younger audiences, but just like their friend Nancy Drew, the Hardy boys adventures transcend across generational lines. Well- written with just the right amount of suspense in engaging narrative style.

24 Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary Product Image

Excellent. Most realistic fiction stories are the same. the main character usually:
have 0-1 parents
OR
parents are divorced
OR
is bullied
OR
has some weird disorder
Ramona, on the other hand, is a perfectly normal little girl . . . and that's why I like it!
#klickitatstreet

One of my favorite series ever. Ramona is spunky, spirited, curious, mischievous, intelligent, energetic, and her misadventures too countless to remember. Told in an engaging, endearing, and realistic style, these books are beloved serials and we come to believe we belong to the Quimbys as they do to whole generations. These are must haves for any primary/elementary school library and for the child in all of us, too!

25 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Product Image

This is my singular most favorite book series as a 13 yr old. Close behind it are Erin Hunter's Warriors and Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games.

The best sci-fi book series for 12-14year olds

My 2nd favorite book seireis of all time... But nithing surpass the 39 clues

Totatly the best!

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