Best Book Series

What's better than one book to love? A whole series of books! Kids and teens can follow the characters on episodic adventures -- whether they're venturing out on exciting quests or staying closer to home -- and fully immerse themselves in their stories. From the Magic Tree House to the Hunger Games series, here are some of our all-time favorites for kids and teens, with reviews of the first installments or, in some cases, the whole series. For more series to hook young readers, check out our Best Book Series for Early Readers and Best Book Series for Tweens.

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Frog and Toad Are Friends

age 4+

Engaging stories spotlight charming, relatable characters.

By: Arnold Lobel (1970)
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The Princess in Black

age 5+

Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.

By: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale (2014)
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Ada Lace Series

age 6+

Third-grader uses science to solve problems and mysteries.

By: Emily Calandrelli (2017)
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Ivy + Bean, Book 1

age 6+

Friendship tale a sure hit with kids starting chapter books.

By: Annie Barrows (2007)
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Judy Moody Was in a Mood

age 6+

Funny take on third grade life and friendships.

By: Megan McDonald (2004)
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Junie B. Jones Series

age 6+

Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.

By: Barbara Park (1992)
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Magic Tree House Series

age 6+

Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.

By: Mary Pope Osborne (1992)
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Mindy Kim Series

age 6+

Warm series about Korean American girl's life in new town.

By: Lyla Lee (2020)
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Nate the Great Series

age 6+

Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.

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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1

age 7+

Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.

By: Eve Titus (2016)
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Beezus and Ramona

age 7+

The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.

By: Beverly Cleary (1955)
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The Boxcar Children Series

age 7+

Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.

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The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1

age 7+

Siblings discover a fairy world in charming fantasy tale.

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The Magic School Bus Series

age 7+

Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.

By: Joanna Cole (1986)
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Secrets of Droon Series

age 7+

Simple but inventive series great for first fantasy reading.

By: Tony Abbott (1999)
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All-of-a-Kind Family Series

age 8+

Loving stories of a large Jewish family in 1915 New York.

By: Sydney Taylor (1984)
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AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

age 8+

Animal superheroes battle creepy plants in zany sci-fi tale.

By: Jon Scieszka (2019)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series

age 8+

Great reference books on many topics for young readers.

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Dragonbreath Series

age 8+

Great banter and adventures for a young dragon and friends.

By: Ursula Vernon (2012)
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Goosebumps Series

age 8+

Captivating, spooky mysteries can pack an emotional wallop.

By: R. L. Stine (2003)
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