Looking for a great book series for your kids to read on those dreary winter days? These series have captivated my children over the years.
1. Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
2. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. Favorite Animal Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
4. My Side of the Mountain Trilogy by Jean Craighead George
5. The Ramona Collection by Beverly Cleary
6. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
7. Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
8. Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
9. The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
10. Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
11. Dear America Series by various authors
12. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
13. Henry Huggins series by Beverly Cleary
Please take the time to read the comments ~ many have recommended other great books series for kids.
These are all great ones. Spiderwick is big around here too. And those Cat books–Thundercats one through everything. I’m glad series are big. Keeps ’em going!
Seems to be great books for my grandchildren. I don’t know if we have them over here. Will have to check our bookstores here.
those are all great picks!! we have a bunch of those at my house. my son loves the narnia chronicles…as do i!! both my daughters adore beverly cleary, the junie b. jones series and…i’ve been trying to get them to read the little house on the prairie series!!
have a wonderful tt!
Great list of books! My kids loved 1,2,5,6, and 13. My favorite when I was young was Nancy Drew. I wonder if it would seem too dated to be popular now?? And I loved Sherlock Holmes too. I think he’s pretty timeless.
My first grader and her classmates, and my third grader and her classmates all LOVE Nancy Drew. I read her books when I was younger and had a lot of books for my girls to start reading, and they took it from there and got friends interested. Warms my heart to see them reading the same books.
Hey, thanks for posting this, it reminded me of a few good ideas for my almost 8 year old daughter who is almost _reading_ me out of house and home! LOL
On a Limb with Claudia says
I really love the Ursula Le Guin series – Earthsea. My friend Lynda Sandoval writes a great series for girl tweens too!
Jane @ What About Mom? says
Great list. We also love The Ordinary Princess by MM Kaye. And the Anne of Green Gables Books. And the Wrinkle in Time series. (got too tired to keep up the italics). Happy reading!
I never read any of them. Deprived childhood,I guess. I used to read the Tintin books.
We loved those books, too, back when our children were little. 🙂
I had no idea there were 2 other My Side of the Mountain books. My son will be happy to hear that.
That is a GREAT list. We only have about half of them – so now I know what to get next!
P.S. Your comment about paying the electricity bill made me laugh out loud – the kids turned around to ask, “What , Mom? What?” 🙂
I’m currently enjoying the Junie B. Jones series. Happy TT.
1, 2, 8, 10, 12, and 13 were all favorites of mine. At last! A children’s book list with books on it that I read!
I soooooo love ALL those books I have read them all but two. I have kept all my books in mint condition for my daughter and am excited for her to read them on her own too! She is already reading it is so exciting to be able to pass mine on soon!
Have a lovely Thursday!
lisa brown says
Hi, I enjoyed my visit to your blog world.
I stopped by from 5minformoms. I too raised by children on 1 income. I learned to be very created and O so worth it!
Have a great Day!
I’m glad to see your list…I’ve often wondered what books we are missing out on.
Yesterday at a library sale I bought 31 Thornton Burgess books for 50 cents each! I’m hoping my kids will take to them (my dh remembers them as a kid) – or they’ll be heading to eBay! (the books I mean, not the kids)
Karen @ Surviving Motherhood says
Can you tell me what age range the Favorite Animal Stories is geared toward? My 10-year-old son loves animals and I am always looking for books he will enjoy.
Depending on your son’s reading level, I think the books might be a little to young for him. Has he read My Side of the Mountain the the other books in that series? Those might be more on his level. There is also another series of books called Julie of the Wolves that he might enjoy as well.
The Happy Housewife
A wonderful list. I’m am now starting our collection here, with my 6 year old son is starting to read everything is sight!
Realy enjoyed reading your blog about Borrowing.will be back.Bill Borrower
only book missing is Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Buy Richard Bach.Bill Borrower.
GREAT list! I have wonderful memories of reading most of those as a youngster…Happy T-13!
I’ve read many of those books. And when my daughter is old enough I hope she’ll love books as much as I do!
I love all of these books and I make it a point to introduce them to all my young cousins and nieces.
R G says
Besides many of those listed already, my son loves all the Allan Say books, the Sugar creek Gang, Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Arby Jenkins, Landmark books, Childhood of Famous Americans, and many others. When he was littler he liked all the books by Chris Demerest, Gumdrop the Car series, and many others. My daughters have all liked the Molly Dingles Community of Color books (really young), Hattie series, Elsie Dinsmore, Faithful Friends, American Girls, Blackhand Gang, Bobbsey Twins, Mice of the Nine Lives, and many others. They always enjoy authors like Eve Bunting, Patricia M. St. John, Wanda Brunsetter, and Arletta Richardson. Thanks for everyone more suggestions, ladies, I’ll research some of these.