Finding great books that keep the attention of children is critical to keeping them engaged and interested in reading. Making reading a family affair does even more to keep them inspired to read. There are dozens upon dozens of wonderful book series that you can read with your children this summer that will provide both entertainment and quality time together. Finding book series to read with your kids isn’t always that simple but you’re bound to love these selections! Whether you’re into mysteries, fantasies, or history, these eight amazing book series are great choices to share as you read with your kids this summer.
Eight Amazing Book Series to Read with Your Kids This Summer
Lower Elementary Book Series
Magic Tree House – The Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope Osbourne has become a classic with early elementary aged children. The adventures of Jack and Annie captivate little ones as they travel through history to some very interesting and far-fetched places.
A to Z Mysteries – A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy keeps little minds thinking as they unravel the plot and help solve a mystery. From The Absent Author to The Zombie Zone, Dink, Josh, and Ruth will get to the bottom of it with some great adventures along the way.
Eerie Elementary – The action-packed, spooky plots of the Eerie Elementary series by Jack Chabert will keep little thrill seekers coming back for more. Kids who love stories that are just a little creepy will enjoy the Eerie Elementary crew and their escapades.
I Survived – Pack some learning into your reading time with the “I Survived” series of books by Lauren Tarshis brings history to life through the eyes of children who survived unforgettable events. These books are a great introduction to historical fiction!
Upper Elementary Book Series
Guardians of Ga’Hoole – The Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky is a tale of good versus evil. It chronicles the quest of a young owl to escape his captors and find the guardians to help in the fight against evil.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – The A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket follows Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire through the trials and tribulations of life following the loss of their parents. Those who enjoy dark comedy will love these books. For some extra fun, watch the series on Netflix after reading the books!
Kingdom Keepers – Families with a love of the Disney Parks will truly enjoy their time reading the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson. Finn Whitman and his friends work to defeat the supernatural forces at work within well-known theme park attractions and save the world.
Who Was? – Older children will love the Who Was biography series, written by various authors. These books detail the lives of historical figures of the past and present, giving children a better understanding of the people who shaped our world.
No matter what kind of stories entertain your family, there are plenty of great book series to read with your children this summer! Choose a new series to start and watch a world of adventure unfold as you get to know the characters and make them a part of your family, as well.