Top 10 Best Children's 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

Rowling when I read the first page of the first book I couldn't stop these books have changed my perspective of live and what it means. I understand now what the world means to all of us and what family means to all of us. I hope you now understand that I'm saying is that you have wrote a series that I know will inspire children of all kinds. and for that I thank you.

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 by Rick Riordan

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!

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.

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.

Percy Jackson and Harry Potter is tied for me. The plot of Harry Potter was slightly better, but the characters of the Percy Jackson series were way better, and the storytelling was funnier. My heart is for both series but I give my vote to Percy Jackson. By the way, Rick Riordan is alo a better author.

3 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games is great. Although I have not read the books, I've watched the movies I love hunger games I recommend it for ages 10+ because of violence and killing

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.

OK just stop for a moment. We have Little house on the prairie, Junie B Jones, Romona and Beatrice and so many more and THE HUNGER GAMES, the violent book about murder, children killing one another and poison, traps and violent fights to the death is better then those?!?! Listen, adults and teens that are voting. This is the list for CHILDREN. I'm sure they're is a BEST TEENS LIST were this would be appropriate. But is this violent book really better then the real CHILDREN's book? This is not for children. And no. I have not read it but my sisters gave me a really in-depth re told story of it to explain what they were talking about. I'm 13 years old and under stand this can't happen!

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.

4 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?

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.

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.

5 The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

These awesome book series are a wonderful must read , also I love the Choronicles of Narnia , I always dreamed there was magical closet and go out for an adventure in Narnia and become queen just like Lucy and her sister Susan that would have been a dream come true .

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.

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

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

6 Little House On the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Are we forgetting that No matter how good this history themed book is That there were a lot of racist comments and rude things said that makes this lower on the list. Really awesome though!

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

Who doesn't love this book? It's duh best.

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

7 A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

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

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)

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.

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.

8 39 Clues by Various Authors.

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.

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

9 Warriors by Erin Hunter

I used to HATE reading then... my friend introduced me to warriors. Warriors changed my life for the better because now I read every day since 4th grade. I started reading warriors at age 10 in 4th grade I'm now 11 in 6th and have read no other book but warriors. Warriors are full of adventure and really lets your imagination wander. Although I LOVE this book there is lots of violence, death, and scenes of cats giving birth so I would not recommended warriors for at least 10+ but otherwise, GREAT BOOK.
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Clear Sky

Warriors is the best book I've ever read in my life. My friend introduced me to it. Can't unglue my eyes from it! Right now I'm on dawn of the clans book 4, can't wait for the new series!

I LOVE WARRIORS! I mean, who doesn't? The suspense, the thrill, the conflict, just awesome! My favorite character is Bluestar, who's yours? >:)

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!

10 Little Women 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!

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.

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

The Contenders
11 Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

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.

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12 Goosebumps by R.L.Stine

Very creepy books! I always read them at daytime!

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

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

This books pretty creepy

13 Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton

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 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

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

14 Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

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.

I still read these!

15 Treasure Hunters by James Patterson
16 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!

17 The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

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.

It was very funny and though I don't exactly read it anymore, I still appreciate it for it's funny moments.

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

You take that back!

18 The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
19 The Maze Runner by James Dashner
20 Maximum Ride by James Patterson
21 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.

22 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

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!

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

23 Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary

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!

I absolutely love this series! So perfect I've read them like 60 times and unlike a lot of the voters I'm an actual pre teen! ;)

24 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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.

Nah, not good and not bad.

25 Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

I'm VERY surprised and kinda disappointed that Big Nate is so low! These were my favorite books a couple years ago and I don't think there was one that I didn't read at least twice. Big Nate is the kind of character you sometimes hate and other times sympathize with, but always laugh at. The characters are all pretty realistic and the book itself is hilarious and always entertaining.

It should be higher. It's awesome, really

Put at top of the list now. NOW!

Put on the top of this list that just blew me I have 8 of those books

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