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September 6th is National Read a Book Day and we’ve rounded up the best children’s book series that you should check out. Whether you’re on the hunt for a great book series for your child to delve into or searching for an awesome gift, these 11 of these options are sure to please.
10+ Best Children’s Book Series Round Up
We’ve got the best children’s book series in our round-up! Check it out and add them to your kid’s holiday wish lists.
Explorer Academy Series From National Geographic Kids
The Explorer Academy novel series by Trudi Trueit is a HUGE favorite in our home! Our pre-teens, tweens, and teens have all enjoyed this series immensely as it follows twelve-year-old Cruz Coronado and twenty-three other kids as they train at the Explorer Academy to become the world’s next great explorers. This series ties in information learned through National Geographic, who is actually the publisher of this series.
You can expect to find engaging themes throughout each book dealing with diversity, culture, loyalty, trust, and the value of friendship and family.
- The Nebula Secret
- The Falcon’s Feather
- The Double Helix
- The Star Dunes
- The Tiger’s Nest
- The Dragon’s Blood
- & More
Choose Your Own Adventure Series
The Choose Your Own Adventure, or Secret Path Books is a series of children’s game-style books where each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions and the plot’s outcome!
On vacation in Connecticut, you notice a huge, empty stone house at the top of a hill. Some of the windows are boarded up. Some are covered with vines. The old house, known as ‘Chimney Rock’, is so dark and gloomy that most people won’t go near it. But you’re the curious type. Should you see for yourself what’s inside? Your cousin urges you to go ahead.
If you say, “I’ll do it!” turn to page 4.
If you say, “No thanks!” turn to page 6.
What happens next in the story all depends on the choices that you, the reader makes!
Check out many of the great ‘Choose Your Own Adventure Series’ here.
Magic Tree House Series
The Magic Tree House Series is an American collection of children’s books that have been written by the American author Mary Pope Osborne. The original American series is illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca, although other illustrators have been used for foreign-language editions.
Your 6- to 10-year-old adventurous readers can join time traveling duo Jack and Annie in their magic tree house as they adventure through history. Young readers everywhere can enjoy traveling throughout history without leaving the comfort of home which makes these books both educational and fun!
- Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8: Dinosaurs Before Dark, the Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, & More
- Magic Tree House Volumes 9-12 Boxed Set
- Magic Tree House Books 13-16 Boxed Set
Circle C Series – Wholesome Books For Kids
The entire lineup of books by Susan K. Marlow are well-loved by both children and parents alike. These wholesome adventures keep kids of all ages enthralled and entertained; enjoying adventures beyond their wildest dreams.
Written by Susan K. Marlow, Susan never intended to become a published author but is currently the author of six series of “wholesome books for kids”: Circle C Beginnings (ages 6-9), Circle C Stepping Stones (ages 7-10), Circle C Adventures (ages 9-13), Circle C Milestones (ages 12 and up), and the Goldtown series: Goldtown Beginnings (ages 6-9), and Goldtown Adventures. She combines her love of writing with her passion for American history, especially the setting of the Old West.
- Circle C Beginnings
- Circle C Stepping Stones
- Circle C Adventures
- Circle C Milestones
- Goldtown Beginnings
- Goldtown Adventures
The Chronicles Of Narnia Series
The Chronicles of Narnia is a popular series of seven fantasy novels by British author C. S. Lewis. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, they were originally published between 1950 and 1956.
The series revolves around the adventures of children in the world of Narnia, guided by Aslan, a wise and powerful lion that can speak and is the true king of Narnia. The children heavily featured in the films are the Pevensie siblings, and a prominent antagonist is the White Witch (also known as Queen Jadis). The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted for radio, television, the stage, film and computer games.
- The Magician’s Nephew
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- The Horse and His Boy
- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Silver Chair
- The Last Battle
The Rainbow Fairies — Daisy Meadows Books
The Fairytale Fairies books by Daisy Meadows features over 200 delightful books. Rainbow Magic is the ideal introduction to longer books for younger elementary aged kids, ensuring suspense and adventure, and is all about the power of friendship and problem-solving. You can read them in any order but to get the story of Kirsty and Rachel’s friendship start with book 1: Ruby the Red Fairy.
- Ruby: The Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies, No. 1)
- Rainbow Magic #2: Amber the Orange Fairy: Amber the Orange Fairy
- Sunny The Yellow Fairy
- & More
Harry Potter Series
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Follow along as Harry grows up and learns about his past, present, and future. These books will truly have you on the edge of your seat!
The world of Harry Potter is such a phenomenon there’s even a Harry Potter World you can visit at Universal Studios in Florida. However, before taking any trips, I highly suggest reading the books! Our older kids read the series a couple years ago and kept raving it. So last year, I actually read all seven books to our three youngest kids and it was a great experience. The books are engaging and the writing is amazing.
- Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books 1-7
- The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
- Harry Potter Coloring Book
- Harry Potter Origami Volume 1
- The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Great Guffaws for Gryffindor
- & More
Fairy Realm Series
Fairy Realm is a series of ten children’s fantasy novels by Australian author Jennifer Rowe, writing under the pseudonyms Mary-Anne Dickinson, and Emily Rodda. Rowe is also the author of the series Deltora Quest and Rowan of Rin. In the U.K, the series was published under the title Fairy Charm.
When Jessie visits her grandmother’s house, Blue Moon, she discovers an amazing secret, and enters the Fairy Realm for the first time. All kinds of magical beings live in the Realm, and a noble Queen in a great golden palace rules them all.
But the Realm is in danger, and Jessie must outwit an evil enemy to save it before it’s destroyed forever!
The Tiara Club Series
The fabulous powers of the Red King were passed down through his descendants, after turning up quite unexpectedly, in someone who had no idea where they came from, Charlie Bone. The books follow the fantasies and adventures of Charlie and some of the children he met behind the grim, gray walls of Bloor’s Academy.
The Tiara Club is a series of children’s books written by Vivian French and illustrated by Sarah Gibb. The books began publication October 6, 2005 with the first being Princess Charlotte and the Birthday Ball, and last of the series being Rose Petal Picnic. There are six series and seven specials, as well as a handful of other non-story books in this collection.
- Princess Charlotte and the Birthday Ball (The Tiara Club, Book 1)
- The Tiara Club at Pearl Palace 2: Princess Isabella and the Snow-White Unicorn
- Princess Lauren and the Diamond Necklace
- & More
The Boxcar Children
For a beloved series that has stood the test of time, The Boxcar Children is sure to delight elementary aged readers everywhere! Originally published in 1942 and written for children in grades 2nd through 6th; we’ve found that all of our kids from preschool through 6th grade+ have enjoyed the wonderful adventures that fill these pages. (Of course, we read them to our younger kids but they get enthralled with the stories just like the older kids do!)
The Boxcar Children is a children’s book series originally created and written by the American first-grade school teacher Gertrude Chandler Warner. Today, the series includes nearly 160 titles, with more being released every year. If your child loves adventure, join the Alden children as they head out on exciting travels where they always seem to find a mystery to solve!
- The Boxcar Children, 1 Book
- The Yellow House Mystery, 3 Book
- Mystery Ranch Book
- Mike’s Mystery Book
- Blue Bay Mystery, 6 Book
- The Woodshed Mystery, 7 Book
- The Lighthouse Mystery Book
- Mountain Top Mystery, 9 Book
- Schoolhouse Mystery Book
- Caboose Mystery, 11 Book
- And more!
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Series
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series by Jeff Kinney is a hilarious, cartoon-filled diary that is great for readers who are just gaining confidence in their reading ability. This is an extremely popular series, so it is no surprise it made our list of the best kids’ book series. The main character is Greg and he is doing everything he possibly can to become popular, but nothing he does seems to be working. He is joined in his adventures by his friend Rowley and is teased mercilessly by his brothers Roderick and Manny. His parents aren’t much help either.
The major themes of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are conformity, bullying, loyalty, friendship, self-esteem, and the challenge of navigating through the demands of school, peers, and family.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Rodrick Rules
- The Last Straw
- Dog Days
- The Ugly Truth
- Cabin Fever
- The Third Wheel
- Hard Luck
- The Long Haul
- Old School
- Double Down
- The Getaway
- The Meltdown
- Wrecking Ball
- The Deep End
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Books Beat Screens, Hands Down!
Two out of every three people say that reading is one of their favorite pastimes. Despite our technologically advanced world, did you know that most American’s still prefer to hold a printed book over an e-reader? I know, personally, there’s just something about a real book and turning pages that gets me excited. Plus, after spending so much time on a screen throughout the day, the last thing I want to do is read a book on one too.
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So tell me, what is your child’s favorite book series at the moment?
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