14 Fun Children’s Book Series for this Summer!
When the days get longer and the sun shines warmer, you know that the summer vacations are around the corner. While the kids can’t wait for the holidays to start, parents view the same with a good measure of trepidation. Endless summer days and not much to fill them with! The pandemic isn’t of much help either.
May we suggest a devious plan that keeps your kids engrossed and you happy? Introduce your young readers to some great book series that are super fun and definitely addictive. We have a ready reckoner listed below for you to pick from –
Pigeon Series by Mo Willems
This is a hilarious, award-winning picture book series by cartoonist Mo Willems exploring the antics of a pigeon unlike any other. Follow along as the pigeon pleads, wheedles, demands and tricks his way through situations. Every pre-schooler is sure to relate to this unusual pigeon.
Reading Level: UKG | Interest Level: Lower Years | Average Page Count: 37
Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
As you would expect, Frog and Toad are the main characters in this beloved series for early readers. Each book consists of five short and often funny stories that capture the exploits of the two friends.
Reading Level: UKG | Interest Level: Lower Years | Average Page Count: 64
Pedro Series by Fran Manushkin
Pedro has what it takes to be a first-grade hero. And he is always up to the challenge whatever the situation. You can expect a good deal of laughs and a quick adventure, whichever book you pick from the series.
Reading Level: Grade 1 | Interest Level: Lower Years | Average Page Count: 26
Yasmin Series by Saadia Faruqi
Yasmin is a delightful beginning reader series. Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who is always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family are sure to charm and inspire readers.
Reading Level: Grade 1 | Interest Level: Lower Years | Average Page Count: 28
Hilo Series by Judd Winick
D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn’t! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. The Hilo series is a laugh-out-loud, epic story of friendship and adventure!
Reading Level: Grade 2 | Interest Level: Lower Years, Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 193
A Narwhal and Jelly Book Series by Ben Clanton
The Narwhal series is a wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together and the power of imagination in these books.
Reading Level: Grade 2 | Interest Level: Lower Years | Average Page Count: 64
Fudge Series by Judy Blume
Sometimes life in the Hatcher household is enough to make eleven-year-old Peter think about running away. His worst problem is his younger brother, Fudge. After all, Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes. This bestselling series by Judy Blume has long been a big hit with kids.
Reading Level: Grade 3 | Interest Level: Lower Years, Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 146
Treehouse Series by Andy Griffiths
Join New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton on a series of wild storytelling adventures with the Treehouse Series. Andy and Terry live in the most amazing treehouse in the world! It’s filled with the most unbelievable things. The treehouse is also where they make books together. And they would be doing great if it weren’t for all the unimaginable forms of distractions!
Reading Level: Grade 3 | Interest Level: Lower Years, Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 315
The Lemonade War Series by Jacqueline Davies
This hugely popular series by Jacqueline Davies follows the trials and tribulations of brother-sister duo Evan and Jessie. The series illustrates the grudges, misunderstandings, and unconditional support that make sibling relationships unique.
Reading Level: Grade 4 | Interest Level: Lower Years, Middle Years | Average Page Count: 173
Front Desk Series by Kelly Yang
This series explores the immigrant experience through the eyes of ten-year-old Mia Tang. Mia has many secrets that stand between her dreams and her. And it takes all of her courage, kindness and hard work to make it through the year.
Reading Level: Grade 4 | Interest Level: Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 395
The Tapper Twins Series by Geoff Rodkey
The series is a comic take on the sibling rivalry between twins Claudia and Reese. While both of them are as different as chalk and cheese, they are both similar in their determination to come up on top of each other.
Reading Level: Grade 5 | Interest Level: Middle Years, Teen Years | Average Page Count: 247
The Shapeshifter Series by Ali Sparkes
Imagine being one of the COLAS a.k.a. Children of Limitless Abilities. This hugely popular series follows the life of Dax who discovers that he is just that, a teenager who possesses some amazing supernatural powers.
Reading Level: Grade 5 – Grade 6 | Interest Level: Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 296
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott
This New York Times bestselling series of fantasy novels delves into the legend that Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life and more. But his secrets aren’t safe anymore and it’s up to the twins, Sophie and Josh, to battle the dark forces.
Reading Level: Grade 6 | Interest Level: Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 437
A Tale of Magic Series by Chris Colfer
This is another New York best-selling fantasy series that spins an enthralling story of magic and mystery. The plot revolves around the fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen who has always known that she was destined for great things–that is, if she could survive the oppressive Southern Kingdom.
Reading Level: Grade 6 | Interest Level: Middle Years, Tween Years | Average Page Count: 576
Pick from these or loads of other fun reads from around the globe, specially curated for BookGuru’s young readers. For we too believe, just like Muhammad Ali did – ‘Don’t count the days, make the days count!’