Best Book Series for Kindergartners

As kids start to move from picture books to chapter books, these engaging series will help ease the transition. And once they're hooked on the characters and setting in Book 1, kids will be hungry to keep going with book after book, building vocabulary and reading comprehension. Humor, action, mystery, and stories of friends, family, and animals make these hits with early readers. In some cases, we've done a series review. In others, we've reviewed the first or a later book in the series. For additional surefire picks, check out our Funny Books for Kids and Best Book Series lists. 

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Henry and Mudge Series Book Poster Image
Simple, sweet stories about a boy and his beloved dog.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2015)
(1987)
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I Spy Fly Guy!: Fly Guy, Book 7 Book Poster Image
Fun, fast tale great for early and reluctant readers.
By Tedd Arnold
(2010)
(2009)
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Katie Woo Series Book Poster Image
Relatable stories in short chapters have good life lessons.
By Fran Manushkin
(2015)
(2011)
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue: Mercy Watson, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2006)
(2005)
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The Princess in Black Book Poster Image
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
(2014)
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Rainbow Magic Series Book Poster Image
Friends' fairy adventures are fun intro to fantasy.
By Daisy Meadows
(2015)
(2005)
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A to Z Mysteries Series Book Poster Image
Good-hearted kids solve mysteries in fun, short chapters.
By Ron Roy
(2015)
(1997)
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A Bear Called Paddington Book Poster Image
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(2008)
(1958)
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Calendar Mysteries Series Book Poster Image
First-graders solve suspenseful mysteries month by month.
By Ron Roy
(2016)
(2009)
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Dory Fantasmagory Book Poster Image
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
(2014)
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Ivy + Bean, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Friendship tale a sure hit with kids starting chapter books.
By Annie Barrows
(2007)
(2007)
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Judy Moody Was in a Mood Book Poster Image
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
(2004)
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Junie B. Jones Series Book Poster Image
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2012)
(1992)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(2012)
(1992)
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Masterpiece Adventures: The Marvin & James Series Book Poster Image
A beetle and a boy share a friendship in sweet stories.
By Elise Broach
(2016)
(2015)
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Nate the Great Series Book Poster Image
Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
(2016)
(2016)
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The Rescue Princesses Series Book Poster Image
Four princesses save animals using brains and bravery.
By Paula Harrison
(2015)
(2012)
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Shelter Pet Squad Series Book Poster Image
Upbeat, fun adventures spotlight kind, animal-loving kids.
By Cynthia Lord
(2015)
(2014)
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Stink Series Book Poster Image
This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.
By Megan McDonald
(2016)
(2013)
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