Book Series for young readers
Book Series for School Aged Kids 5 – 8 years old

It’s always a feeling of great achievement when your young reader progresses from reading picture book to chapter books. There are so many wonderful books that can introduce your little ones to the grown-up world of chapter books in a fun and entertaining way. We have compiled a list of suggestions of some great book series for your young reader to enjoy and start reading aloud to you.

The beauty of chapter books that belong in a series is that they tap into your little’s ones love of collecting. Your budding reader will want to keep collecting the next book in the series which ensures they stay interested in the wonderful world of reading.

Enjoy this next stage of their reading journey as much as they do!

Meet Ella

The Meet Ella series consists of 6 chapter books that follow the everyday adventures of 6 year old Ella. The chapters are written in a large type with key words in bold, and lots of line spacing. The black and white illustrations are fun and appear almost on every page for your little reader to follow the story. Ella stories are always humorous and involve relatable adventures for any 6 year old to enjoy.

Pearl the Magical Unicorn

This series follows Pearl the magical unicorn as she takes on some of life’s toughest challenges. This magical series starts with Pearl struggling to find her own self confidence. With the help of her friends she overcomes her fears and discovers her own magical powers. The illustrations are 2 colored and the stories are humorous and full of personality. A lovely series to read together.

Hot Dog

Meet Hotdog, the sausage dog, and his friends! There is Kev, the goofy cat always dresses up in some silly costume, and Lizzie, the gutsy lizard, who eats bug burgers for breakfast! This is a hilarious book series that sees the friends go on mad adventures together. Definitely guaranteed to bring a chuckle to your belly. The series is currently up to book number 12.

Babysitters Little Sister

This fun series is written as graphic novels and is a spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy’s 7 year old little stepsister Karen. This is a series for a new generation of young readers who can follow along Karen adventures. She is determined to not let her older sister have all he fun.

Fly Guy

Tedd Arnold’s hilarious FLY GUY series will keep your little ones entertained for hours! Boy and fly meet and so begins a beautiful friendship, a very funny friendship. Bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold has created an easy read that is full of humour, using slapstick comedy, puns and silly drawings. Warning, side splitting laughing can be induced!

The 13-Story Treehouse

The books in this series are what pure imagination looks like!

Who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you’re hungry. 

The 2 main characters Andy and Terry live in the treehouse, make books together, and have a series of completely crazy adventures. Your kids imagination will be soaring after reading these books!

Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Filled with laugh-out-loud hilarious text and cartoons, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series follows Greg Heffley as he records the daily trials and triumphs of friendship, his family life and school where undersized weaklings have to share the playground with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving! Greg illustrates his hilarious life in his diary. There are currently over 16 books in this series. Even the adults will love reading this funny series.

The Bad Guys

They look like the Bad Guys, they sound like the Bad Guys… and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that—whether you want them to or not!

This funny book series is so good it has been made into a motion picture (on a side note , it’s a great movie to take the kids to). The graphic novel layout, makes the crazy story lines read like a Marvel comic. Full of adventures, super powers, crazy plots and cool gadgets! Another great read for the mums and dads!

Let us know your favourite series books that you like to read with your budding little readers. Leave a comment below or join the conversation in the Melville Mums Facebook group.

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