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A good series that really intrigues and resonates will draw in your child in ways that stand alone books can not. And there are so many excellent series being published right now, there is no shortage to choose from. See the sidebar for our favorites.
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If your child has a particular interest, try and match a book series to it or in the very least, choose a stack of books along that theme. For instance, as a young girl, I’d read anything that featured horses, needless to say my mom made sure I had a stack of Flicka books to hand at all times!
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park (ages 6+)
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald (ages 6+)
Stink by Megan McDonald (ages 6+)
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene (ages 7+)
Knights of the Lunch Table by Frank Cammuso (ages 7+)
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce (ages 8+)
Swindle by Gordon Korman (ages 8+)
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi (ages 8+)
Ramona by Beverly Cleary (ages 8+)
Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger by Tom Angleberger (ages 8+)
Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton (ages 8+)
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (ages 8+)
The Baby-Sitters Club (graphic novels) by Raina Telgemeier (ages 8+)
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (ages 9+
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (ages 9+)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (ages 9+)
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (ages 9+)
Little House on the Prairies by Laura Ingalls Wilder (ages 9+)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (ages 9+)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (ages 9+)
39 Clues by Rick Riordan (ages 9+)
A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (ages 9+)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (ages 9+)
This is a great list of books! As a child, I LOVED going to the library and would always come home with a stack of books. I was all about the horse-themed books as well! And I was a huge Junie B. Jones fan. I thought those books were hilarious!
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