Top 10 Best Children's Book Series

The Top Ten
1 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This book series is the best. The best part about Harry Potter is that every person can read the book. A child will be fascinated by the magical school, a teenager will love the couples, and a mature adult will notice the small life lessons, the little details, and the depth of each character. This book is for all ages.

Percy Jackson is great too. Rick Riordan did a great job blending mythology with reality. But unlike Harry Potter, these books will be relatable for teenagers only. So, this is nowhere close to Harry Potter.

2 Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

These books are like Harry Potter, but also completely different. While 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, they also give 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 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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- to 50-year-olds.

Love the Hunger Games, my favorite book of all time! Such an awesome book. My favorite book is the second one. Spoiler alert! I love the clock! Either team Katniss or Gale. Not Peeta.

Even though I haven't read the whole series, there are amazing events throughout the first book. I was shocked to find that there were a lot of mysteries.

4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

The people who say Diary of a Wimpy Kid isn't a good book for children because the protagonist 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.

I only like two 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 an 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 Chronicles of Narnia. I always dreamed there was a magical closet and I could 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, especially Aslan. I wish I could be as lucky as Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter to step foot in Narnia (Eustace and Jill too). I like the Harry Potter series too.

I love this story. Literally, it's awesome!

6 Little House On the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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 the best.

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

7 A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

If you like mysteries, humor, and creepy books, then this is the series for you. This series leaves you on so many cliffhangers and always leaves you wanting to find out more. In the end, the Baudelaires 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 are able to do the same things 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 can make decisions for yourself, and it's 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 situations that the protagonists faced. So, if you are a parent, try to get your kids to read this series. It is short, fun, and entertaining. I cannot say how many times I faced the same challenges the Baudelaires have faced after reading the series and knowing how to handle them and what to do. So please get your child to read this series because it is very sweet and heartwarming.

8 39 Clues by Various Authors.

These books were my childhood. They got me into the suspense/action genre, and I'm seriously considering re-reading the series even though I'm much older. The use of various authors is a bit confusing and makes it hard to find all the books, but somehow each book maintains the same style and carries the plot forward.

Even if you don't finish the various series that follow, you should at least read the first series. This is a very underrated 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.

9 Warriors by Erin Hunter

I've been reading them since 2008 and have 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 of explaining what is going on, likable characters, and is still going strong after nearly 15 years!

I love this book! I would recommend it for ages 9 and up, but it should still be top! I've 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 or write fanfics to your heart's content each time with a new character.

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. This includes 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 Women 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- to 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.

12 Goosebumps by R.L.Stine

Very creepy books! I always read them during the daytime!

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

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

13 Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton

I just love Geronimo Stilton more than Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, which I find to be a waste. My advice to you is to read Geronimo Stilton instead of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. The new series of Geronimo Stilton, "Micekings," is really awesome!

I like the magic in Harry Potter, but I find the story lacking. The special editions of Geronimo Stilton are so awesome. Even the Scholastic Book Fair in our school mostly sells Geronimo Stilton books, and none of the Harry Potter books were bought by anyone.

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.

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.

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' disdain 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 its funny moments.

This chapter book series was adapted into a Dreamworks movie.

18 The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
19 The Maze Runner by James Dashner
20 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 generational lines. Well-written with just the right amount of suspense in an engaging narrative style.

21 Maximum Ride by James Patterson
22 Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

Okay, growing up, the books I read went from Magic Tree House as my favorite, to discovering a new series by Erin Hunter called Warriors that was better, so that became my favorite. Then, I finally discovered Ranger's Apprentice that took reading to a deeper meaning for me. You could connect to the characters, and they were all 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 Will's 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 him. And don't get me started on Halt's 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 because then this would be too long. It already is long, but eh, who cares?

Ranger's Apprentice is a book I highly recommend, so please go to a nearby bookstore and get it!

23 Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary

One of my favorite series ever. Ramona is spunky, spirited, curious, mischievous, intelligent, energetic, and her misadventures are 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 preteen! ;)

24 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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

25 Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland

This series of books is quite awesome. I learned a lot by reading them to my little sister. They are easy to understand.

But, WARNING (you better take it seriously). According to my personal experiences, these books are sometimes violent. It sort of freaks out little kids. And my sister gets so excited in the "killing Queen Scarlet (the big bad villain) part" that it makes me a little uncomfortable (because I am probably going to get yelled at for making her "overexcited").

These books are amazing. Like Warrior Cats, it deals with real-life problems but is written way better. It deals with topics such as racism (RainWings), war (pretty much the first arc), a villain who is more than just evil and that you can sympathize with (Darkstalker), genocide (RainWings, IceWings), and the ideology that no one is bad or good (Fathom about Darkstalker).

These books are really amazing and, coming from a hardcore Warriors fan, this is my favorite book series ever.

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