Best Childrens Book Series

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

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

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!

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. - BKAllmighty

I love the magical, immersive world. It fires your imagination. - CeruleanAzure

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2 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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.

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.

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.)

and the charters are super human which I really like becuse in most childrens book they are not

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3 Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

It should have been number 2 after Harry Potter. No hate for the Hunger games but Mockingjay wasn't that interesting and exciting like the first two. Percy Jackson and Harry Potter made me want to stuck my nose in books all day

These books are really awesome... They teach Greek mythology in a funny way... All in one - ACTION, ROMANCE, SCARY AND FUNNY. If you haven't read it then... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? READ it

I liked the Rick Riordan style of writing. There are very few authors out there that can write convincing battle scenes. Rick's clever sense of humor really translated into his books. - matthewsukhram

This is the best book series of all time

My top three

1 Percy Jackson
2 Harry potter

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4 The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

This classic fantasy series should be WAY higher on this list - Starsparks

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

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

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.

5 A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

This book series will blow your mind. Being a child of three children this makes me wonder what my brothers and I do in this situation? Would we be okay? This is scary, suspenseful, mysterious, and honestly and utterly amazing. I love it so much. They need MORE books. - SoccerFan

This is more well written than all of the above book series. I don't understand how a book that uses figurative devices as LITERAL devices cannot be #1. I love grammar, and I loved this book.

Fabulous books, just the right amount of thrill and creepiness.

Great series couldn’t put it down!

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6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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?

These are always funny and their is always a twist I love them

I like this book series because it's hilarious.

I only like 2 types of books. Diary of a wimpy kid and anything by rick riordan. I hate Harry Potter it’s so boring. Do you think a 7 year old kid is going to read a 800 page book. Yeah... great for kids.

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7 Little House On the Prairie

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. - CeruleanAzure

Is a great book!

8 39 Clues by Various Authors.

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.

Its honestly the best

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9 Warriors by Erin Hunter

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! - Maxo

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.

Love the series it's my favorite book series. I was up to Sunset by age 11! And I started at age 10. - Catacorn

Love, love them been reading so much of them.
favorite series:prophecies begin
favorite super edition:Bluestar’s prophecy
favorite novella, Mapleshade’s veagence
favorite book ( other), the darkest hour
favorite characters,firestar and Bluestar and sandstorm

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10 Geronimo Stilton Series by Geronimo Stilton

The series is okay, but what really creeps me out is that you don't know the author (Geronimo Stilton is not real)

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.

Yup - galaco

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The Contenders

11 Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
12 Goosebumps by R.L.Stine

It's not that scary, but they ARE pretty good.

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

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.

Use to like t but after watching the movie... IT'S a Scooby Doo Rip-off -~-

13 Maze Runner - James Dashner


14 Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

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!

15 The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson

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

16 Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

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

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

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.

One of the best book series I have read in a long time.

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17 Treasure Hunters by James Patterson
18 The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
19 Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

Pretty cool

20 Little Woman by Louisa M. Alcott

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. - playstationfan66

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. 39 Clues by Various Authors.
1. Little House On the Prairie
2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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