With all the free time that the summer allows, reading just one book is not enough. Whether your kids are six years old or thirteen, these 12 series for kids are perfect to add to your summer reading list.

 

1. The Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald

Focusing on the ever-moody Judy, this series is just right for any elementary school kid who has ever felt grumpy (which, let’s face it, all of us have!).

 

2. The Fudge series by Judy Bloom

In these five absorbing books, fourth grader Peter Hatcher is constantly fed up with his three-year-old terror of a brother, Fudge.

 

3. The Bunnicula series by James Howe

When a suspicious bunny with red eyes and fangs moves into the Monroe household, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must put their detective skills to the test in this seven book mystery series.

 

4. The Wayside School series by Louis Sachar

These three hilarious books about an extraordinary school where thirty classrooms were built one on top of another will have your kids crying tears of laughter all summer.

 

5. The Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng

When an orphan named Molly discovers a strange book on hypnotism, she quickly finds herself stuck in heaps of troubles.


6. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

In these eight books, Greg Heffley is plunged deep into the heart of middle school, where he struggles through the everyday challenges of being a kid.


7. The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart

After passing a perplexing test that marks them as gifted children, Reggie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance find themselves on a secret mission where they must solve a series of puzzles and riddles.


8. The Giver series by Lois Lowry

In this classic quartet, Jonas realizes that his perfect, orderly society without choices, pain, and pleasure lacks what makes life truly worth living.


9. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

This timeless series, which contains thirteen books, follows the unlucky Baudelaire children as they encounter misfortune after misfortune, and are forced to use their cleverness and quick wit to solve a multitude of mysteries.

 

10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

These fascinating seven books tell the tale of the magical land of Narnia, where countless characters embark on a series of journeys, perform heroic deeds, engage in epic battles between good and evil, and forge lasting friendships.

 

11. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

Seamlessly infused with a wealth of knowledge, these five books follow Percy, who discovers that he is the son of a powerful Greek god.

 

12. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

This renowned tale of a neglected boy who discovers that he is a wizard is one that both children and parents will love.

 
 

Reading can be a magical experience for children and adults alike, and sharing the experience as a family can be the best part of all. These 12 series for kids are perfect to read alone or with the family, and I guarantee they will keep children reading all summer long!

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