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Times are tough and getting kids to read shouldn’t have to be. So I’ve put together a list of chapter book series that both you and your child can enjoy. I know one of the things that would get my nanny kids reading was saying, “Oh I read this book when I was your age.” They really enjoyed having someone to converse with about the story they were reading. So if you are having trouble finding a series to keep everyone’s interest, I’ve got you covered with my top 5 recommendations:
- Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – Honestly, did you really think this one wasn’t going to be on the list? It’s a classic. Plus they recently have been coming out with illustrated editions that can capture even the younger generations. I know this collection was a hit in large families with kids of different ages. The older ones could take turns reading it and the younger ones were still entertained by the amazing photos.
- Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan – Some kids just aren’t into Harry Potter and I get it. I’ve met those children and they ended up attached the Percy Jackson series. This series starts with the adventures of Percy Jackson, son of the God Poseidon. After five books chronically Percy’s journey, the series then goes to birth multiple other series from the same universe.
- Goosebumps by R.L Stine – Got a child who likes to be spooked or maybe they just like a multitude of different stories? Goosebumps is the perfect mixture of entertaining and spooky. Each book contains a completely different story about a horror adventure. You don’t have to read them in order unlike a lot of series. So if a title doesn’t interest your child, you can skip it or move around the entire collection as you please.
- Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary – These wholesome classics are a staple in most elementary classrooms, but some still haven’t met the infamous Ramona Quimby. These easy chapter book tales are all about Ramona and her family. Ramona has an older sister named Beezus who can be quite the pain. The series is quite relateable and help build beginner reader’s confidence.
- The Boxcar Children Series – Mystery series like Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys can often be to advance for kids just wanting to start to dabble in the mystery section. The Boxcar children was another elementary school classic staple that both boys and girls could enjoy. It was an easy chapter book read that weaved an amazing story from book to book.
What are some of your favorite childhood series? Let me know in the comments below!