Popular Children’s Book Series

Finding a children's book series which captures your child's interest is like striking gold! Chances are that kids will want to read additional titles in a series once they are hooked on the first. While children shouldn't limit their reading repertoire to one type of book, don't be afraid to let children stick with a particular author or series for a while. Many times these series deliberately end with "cliff-hanger" events which are resolved in the next book. Series give readers the opportunity to enjoy familiar or favorite characters, predict future story lines and take the guesswork out of selecting their next book. Many children's series are conveniently available for purchase in boxed sets.


Young Readers:


If You Give A Mouse… Series: Laura Numeroff's delightful tales bring readers full circle through a series of silly events and instructions.

If You Give Set: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, If You Take a Mouse to School, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake (5-Book Set)


Pigeon Series or Elephant & Piggie Series: Two extremely funny series with simple text and illustrations to produce big laughs.



Henry & Mudge Series: An excellent simple chapter series about a boy and his dog. For beginning readers.


Arthur Series: This popular aardvark is featured on PBS. Follow his daily adventures and friendships.



Biscuit Series: Perfect series choice for beginning readers. Charming and appealing to younger readers.


Dr. Seuss Series: A timeless favorite series for young readers. Several classics to choose from.


Chapter Books:


The Fudge Series will have your child laughing out loud with Judy Blume's very amusing character, Fudge.

Judy Blume Boxed Set (Fudge-a-Mania, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge) 


Ramona the Pest Series is Beverly Cleary's popular series soon to be released as a motion picture.

Ramona Boxed Set (4 Volumes) (Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Beezus and Ramona, Ramona Quimby – age 8)


Henry Huggins Series is another of Beverly Cleary's enjoyable and frequently read series.

Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins Series (Boxed Set) (Henry in the Clubhouse, Henry Huggins, Henry and Beezus, and Henry and Ribsy)


Ralph Mouse Series is a well-known Beverly Cleary series featuring the lovable Ralph Mouse.

Mouse House Trio (3 Book Boxed Set) – 'The Mouse and the Motorcycle', 'Ralph S. Mouse' & 'Runaway Ralph'


Magic Tree House Series takes children on amazing historical adventures with topics straight from your school's Social Studies curriculum. 

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime

Magic School Bus Series  is Joanna Cole's infamous Science series based on awesome field trips, science facts and a crazy teacher known as Miss Frizzle.

The Magic School Bus Chapter Book Boxed Set, Books 9-16

The Magic School Bus Complete Science Chapter Book Set, Books 1-20


E.B. White classics are cherished stories that will be passed on for many generations.

Three Beloved Classics by E.B. White: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan (Boxed Set)


A-Z Mysteries Series: Favorite mystery series of emergent readers containing 26 titles.

A to Z Mysteries Boxed Set, Books A to H: The Absent Author, The Bald Bandit, The Canary Caper, The Deadly Dungeon, The Empty Envelope, The Falcon's Feathers, The Goose's Gold, and The Haunted Hotel

A to Z Mysteries Boxed Set, Books I to P: The Invisible Island / The Jaguar's Jewel / The Kidnapped King / The Lucky Lottery / The Missing Mummy / The Ninth Nugget / The Orange Outlaw / & The Panda Puzzle


Cam Jansen/ Young Cam Jansen Series: Another great mystery series for beginning & emergent readers.

Boxed set 9 Cam Jansen Books: Mystery of Stolen Diamonds, Of UFO, Of Stolen Corn Popper, Monster Movie, Television Dog, Monkey House, Flight 54, Barking Treasure, Dinosaur Bones


Flat Stanley Series: Follow Flat Stanley's worldwide adventures as he travels in the mail from location to location. Great for emergent readers.

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set


Rainbow Magic Series: The latest and most popular series by Daisy Meadows about fairies and friendship for girls. Collect them all!

The Jewel Fairies Complete Set, Books 1-7: India the Moonstone Fairy, Scarlett the Garnet Fairy, Emily the Emerald Fairy, Chloe the Topaz Fairy, Amy the Amethyst Fairy, Sophie the Sapphire Fairy, and Lucy the Diamond Fairy (Rainbow Magic)

The Weather Fairies Complete Set, Books 1-7: Crystal the Snow Fairy, Abigail the Breeze Fairy, Pearl the Cloud Fairy, Goldie the Sunshine Fairy, Evie the Mist Fairy, Storm the Lightning Fairy, and Hayley the Rain Fairy (Rainbow Magic)


The Pet Fairies Complete Set, Books 1-7: Katie the Kitten Fairy, Bella the Bunny Fairy, Georgia the Guinea Pig Fairy, Lauren the Puppy Fairy, Harriet the Hamster Fairy, Molly the Goldfish Fairy, and Penny the Pony Fairy (Rainbow Magic)


American Girl Series:

Samantha: An American Girl (The American Girls Collection/Boxed Set)

Kirsten: An American Girl : Box Set (American Girl) (The American Girls Collection/Boxed Set)


Rebecca Boxed Set (American Girls Collection)


Matt Christopher Sports Classic Series: Check out this high interest sports series for boys.

Extreme Sports Boxed Set


Baseball Boxed Set


Animal Ark Series: Great series for animal lovers by Ben Baglio!


Boxcar Children Mystery Series: An exciting mystery series for more advanced readers. Several titles and boxed sets are available.




Series For Older Children:

Percy Jackson:  This New York Times #1 best-selling series has got readers hooked! Rick Riordan skillfully combines adventure, friendship and Greek mythology into the most incredible story lines of his Percy Jackson series.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)


Alex Rider Series: Kids will be obsessed with this action packed and cliff hanger Alex Rider spy series by
New York Times bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz.

Alex Rider Complete Boxed Set (1 to 5)


Shadow Children Series: Magaret Paterson Haddix remains at the top of kids reading lists for her gripping and thought provoking Shadow Children Series.

Shadow Children Boxed Set: Among the Hidden, Among the Impostors, Among the Betrayed, and Among the Barons



Kidnapped, On the Run or Survival Series: Gordan Korman series are filled with survival, conspiracies, spies, unbelievable family secrets and more!

The Complete Kidnapped Trilogy, Books 1-3: The Abduction, The Search, and The Rescue (3-Book Set)

On the Run Complete Set, Books 1-6: Chasing the Falconers; The Fugitive Factor; Now You See Them, Now You Don't; The Stowaway Solution; Public Enemies; and Hunting the Hunter

Three Complete Gordon Korman Trilogies: Dive 1-3: The Discovery, The Deep, and The Danger; Everest 1-3: The Contest, The Climb, and The Summit; and Island 1-3: Shipwreck, Survival, and Escape (9-Book Set)




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Amazon's Summer Reading Store for Kids. Check out this superb selection of summer reading at Amazon's Summer Reading for Kids & Teens. This impressive summer feature recommends quality children's, tweens & teen books according to age group, popular book series, boxed sets, books from movies, required summer reading, books reports books, classics, as well as picture books, craft books and activity books for summertime fun. A great place to find the perfect books for your children.


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