This post was last updated on January 10th, 2022 at 05:15 pm
I love a good book, but I love a great series even more. I enjoy going on adventures with the characters, learning more about them as the series progresses, and sometimes when you get to the end of a good book you just don’t want it to stop.
I love that my daughter has that same appreciation for well written characters and stories. She was never into princesses or fairy tales. But, she likes adventure, science fiction and fantasy with a little romance worked in – whatever that means to an 11-year-old. I asked her to share her top 5 book series for kids ages 10 to 12 year old.
Top 5 Book Series for kids ages 10 to 12 years old
1. Harry Potter 8 Book Series
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
2. The Unwanteds 7 Book Series By Lisa McMann has been called a cross between the Hunger Games and Harry Potter. It’s a New York Times Best Selling Series. I never heard of this series but I a lot of kids in her 6th grade class are reading it now or have read it.
Island of Silence (The Unwanteds)
Island of Fire (The Unwanteds)
Island of Legends (The Unwanteds)
Island of Shipwrecks (The Unwanteds)
Island of Graves (The Unwanteds)
Island of Dragons (The Unwanteds)
3. Percy Jackson and The Olympians 5 book Series by Rick Riordan is a favorite. After my daughter finished it she immediately started on the Heroes of Olympus 5 book series.
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
4. The Kane Chronicles also by Rick Riordan is a 3 book series based on Egyptian mythology, but set in the same universe as Percy Jackson & the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus.
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2)
The Serpent’s Shadow (Kane Chronicles, Book 3)
5. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. This series of 13 novels follows the turbulent lives of three children after their parents’ untimely death.
The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13)
All of these books are available in hardcover, paperback and on Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reading app
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