5 Timeless Book Series for Children

As an avid reader, it has always been an easy task for me to find books that appeal to me, even as a child. From Fantasy to Biographies, as long as it had a beginning, middle, and end, I was hooked. For some children however, finding a book that is engaging and entertaining can be a challenge, especially since books now compete with flashy cartoons and iPhones. In order to help your child find a chapter book that will show them the joys of reading, we’ve compiled a list of popular book series. Whether your child is reading on their own, or you’re helping along, these will surely make a reader out of them!


      1.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling

A favorite of mine, this book is the first in the Harry Potter series and will open the doors to a whole new world. At 11 years old, the main character Harry discovers he is a wizard and is sent to Hogwarts where he must face the typical challenges of growing up, with a few added twists (and monsters).


  1.  A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Another favorite of mine growing up, this series follows the three Baudelaire children who become orphans after a suspicious fire. They must work together and remain hopeful in order to find out who is trying to steal their fortune and what truly happened to their parents. Any child who loves mysteries will definitely enjoy this series!


  1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

This is yet another series which follows siblings, and is heavy on fantasy and magic. Any child who likes mythical creatures and heroic children will love this! As a bonus, after you finish reading the series, you can watch the movie of one of the books; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and compare them!


  1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking is a spunky girl with bright red hair who doesn’t like to be told what to do. As the series progresses, the reader sees Pippi mature and learn to think before acting out, while still remaining true to herself.


  1. Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

In this series, two average children from Pennsylvania find themselves being sent on numerous adventures in a magic tree house. While heavy on the fantasy, this series also contains a lot of history which can spark a new interest in your child.


Amanda De Moraes

Boston Tutoring Services


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