21 Great Book Series From Your Childhood

Ranked from “awesome” to “most awesome.” Remember having all that free time to read? Oh the glory days.

21. Cam Jansen Mysteries by David A. Adler

We all would have given anything for Cam Jansen’s photographic memory… actually I’m pretty sure we still would!

20. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

It all started when two fourth grade boys created a comic book character, Captain Underpants, and then hypnotized their principal to believe he was the Captain! Nothing is funnier than an adult running around in underpants.

19. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

As children we couldn’t get enough of sassy kindergartner Junie B. Jones!

18. Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton

Troop 23 inspired us to get out there and join the scouts. We wanted to earn badges with our friends too!

17. The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids by Marcia T Jones and Debbie Dadey

With over 80 books in the series, we couldn’t help but keep reading The Bailey School Kids!

16. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate

We were super jealous of the characters in this series. They were able to turn into any animal they touched, so cool!

15. The Hardy Boys by Edward Stratemeyer

This series was also written by a handful of ghostwriters! Who knew?

14. Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

Did you know there are actually 28 different authors of the Nancy Drew Mysteries?

13. Little House on the Prairie By Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ah… the simple life.

12. The American Girl Book Series

These books educated us and gave us quality reading time with our favorite doll!

11. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

We read these books at our own risk and we loved every gloomy second of it.

10. Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

We all get moody sometimes, Judy Moody just happened to have books about hers!

9. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Amelia made us laugh with all of her silly antics. She’s a grammar lovers nightmare, making crazy mistakes because she takes everything literally!

8. Artemis Fowl by Erin Colfer

An excellent anti-hero, fairies and adventure! What’s not to love?

7. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal

This series was like our introduction to the first scandalous/romance novel. I mean it wasn’t fifty shades of anything, but it was full of drama!

6. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

If you loved these chilling tales, beware! Apparently the writers of Saw are creating a film adaptation. Eek.

5. The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

We totally wanted to be a part of this club growing up!

4. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny took us along on adventures and mysteries. With over 100 books in the series we couldn’t get enough.

3. Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar

How crazy would it have been to go to school in a tower 30 stories high? It was so clever that each book had 30 chapters called “storeys.”

2. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

These books were like Stephen King novels for kids!

1. The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Who didn’t love tagging along with brother and sister, Jack and Annie, as their magical tree house full of books took them on wild adventures?

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