Stink Series

Book review by Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media
Stink Series Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 6+

This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Stands out for and .

Community Reviews

age 5+

Our 5 year old loves these

Stink is an engaged kid, exploring his world, trying to be kind, and having lots of fun on his adventures. I love how he recognized the need to apologize to his friend when he missed his friend's birthday party. I didn't like how Stink's sister treated him at first, but as we read a couple more books it's clear that she cares about her little brother and these are probably just normal antics between siblings. (We just have the one kid and not a lot of sibling experience.) My husband and I were shocked when the school pet dies in the disposal in the first book, but our son thought it was just part of the hilarious situation. We enjoy the fun facts we learn about plants and animals along the way. I recommended 5 and up because so much of Stink's experiences revolve around school, so I think kids who aren't in school might have trouble relating to it. We have an early reader who enjoys reading these on the bus, but we also read these to him before bed.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

My 8 year old loves these books.

These are my 2nd graders first chapter books. He loves them.

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love humor and family stories

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a sister and brother holding hands
    Brothers and Sisters
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate