Series booklist

A list of series-themed books broken down by age range.

Baby to 3

Spot the Dog Spot the Dog
Eric Hill

There are various kinds of Spot books available from lift-the-flap books to read-along audio CDs and touch and feel books to sound books (books with an electronic sound panel on them). Some books are also bundled with plush toys, others are simple picture books. There are also pop-up books, activity books and cloth books.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
David McKee

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant has been a nursery favourite since publication. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, this large format edition is a celebration of its continued popularity.

Age 3 to 5

Topsy and Tim Topsy and Tim
Jean Adamson

Read all about the twins Topsy and Tim and their adventures. There's a Topsy and Tim book for every first experience, from holidays and school to chicken pox!

Pirate Pete and Princess Polly Pirate Pete and Princess Polly
Amanda Li

Pirate Pete and Princess Polly are two of Ladybird's best-loved characters, who have the same experiences as every young child. Try My Big Girl Bed: A Princess Polly book or I’m a New Big Brother: A Pirate Pete book.

Peppa Pig Peppa Pig

Based on the hit pre-school animation, Peppa Pig is a great series for toddlers. A great place to start is with Peppa Goes Swimming, a colourful and engaging story book where Peppa and George take a trip to the pool, but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy Pig ever convince him to get in the water?

Winnie the Witch Winnie the Witch
Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

Winnie the Witch and her loyal cat Wilbur are much-loved characters with young children. The series features their incredible, zany, laugh-out-loud adventures such as flying carpets, visits to the seaside, dragon and visits to the dinosaur museum.

Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh
AA Milne

Join the beloved Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore and all their friends from Hundred Acre Wood as they set out on their adventures. A classic favourite!

Age 5 to 7

Elephant and Piggie Elephant and Piggie
Mo Willems

The Elephant and Piggie books are done in a comic book style, and features two friends: an elephant. Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in conversational style with Piggie’s words appearing in pink letter bubbles and Gerald’s appearing in grey letter bubbles, and the books often address issues of friendship, such as My Friend is Sad and Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Maisie Hitchins Maisie Hitchins
Holly Webb

Maisie Hitchins lives in her grandmother’s boarding house, longing for adventure. She idolises the famous detective, Gilbert Carrington, and follows his every case. But Maisie is about to be given the opportunity of a lifetime: her own mystery to solve! 

Angela Nicely Angela Nicely
Alan Macdonald

Angela might look like she’s made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Angela knows best! Whether it’s trying to prove that her head teacher wears a wig, or finding herself out of her depth on a spa weekend, she’s determined to make a splash! Angela Nicely is the first book in this fantastically mischievous series. Perfect for little girls who are fans of Dirty Bertie.

Oliver Moon Oliver Moon
Sue Mongredien

Enter the world of Oliver Moon, Junior Wizard, in these fun illustrated adventures full of gruesome details, extraordinary characters and a massive dose of magic. Oliver Moon is the hardest working wizard at Magic School and now he's been nominated for Young Wizard of the Year. But at home he has to cope with his seriously embarrassing, unmagical parents. What will the judges say when they find out that the Moons use a microwave instead of a cauldron and a car instead of a broomstick?

The Worst Witch The Worst Witch
Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy's much-loved classic The Worst Witch is the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5 - 9 years. Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues...

The Faraway Tree The Faraway Tree
Enid Blyton

When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures! Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure – there’ll be adventures waiting whatever happens.

Monster Stories Monster Stories
Fran Parnell
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus

These colourful and lively traditional tales will enchant young readers and draw them into the world of reading. Read about the adventures of the monsters Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail from Chile or the terrible Chenoo from North America.

Age 7 to 11

Tales of the Five Kingdoms Tales of the Five Kingdoms
Vivian French

This fairy-tale series set in the realm of the Five Kingdoms and centring on the adventures of Gracie Gillypot, a girl so genuine and kind that there's a term for her - Trueheart. Gracie has her hands full helping three old crones keep the Five Kingdoms safe from evil.

Harry Potter Harry Potter
JK Rowling

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! With his new friends Hermione and Ron, Harry sets out on many adventures in the magical school, while also discovering the dark secrets of his past.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants The Adventures of Captain Underpants

When naughty George and Harold hypnotise their headteacher, they accidentally create the greatest superhero in the history of their school - Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret that even HE doesn't know who he is... but he's fighting for truth, justice, and all things pre-shrunk and cottony! If you're a naughty villain like the diabolical Dr Diaper, watch out! Captain Underpants has wedgie-power on his side, and he's coming your way.

A series of unfortunate events A series of unfortunate events
Lemony Snicket

This is the unhappy story of three siblings, Violet, who loves inventing things, Klaus, who loves reading, and Sunny, who has a talent for biting things. The children become orphans after their parents are killed in a fire at the family mansion. In The Bad Beginning, they are sent to live with a distant relative named Count Olaf after briefly living with Mr. Poe, a banker in charge of the orphans' affairs. Count Olaf orders the siblings to cook and clean in his gloomy, dirty house. The siblings discover that he intends to get his hands on the enormous Baudelaire fortune, which awaits Violet when she turns eighteen, and they have to use all their combined gifts to escape.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Written as a diary, this is the story of Greg Heffley, and his struggles in middle school: “Let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary. This was Mom's idea, not mine. But if she thinks I'm going to write down my "feelings" in here or whatever, she's crazy. The only reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I'm rich and famous, this book is gonna come in handy. But for now I'm stuck with a bunch of morons. Today is the first day of school, so I figured I might as well write in this book to pass the time.”

How to Train Your Dragon How to Train Your Dragon
Cressida Cowell

The story begins in the first volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs... Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet... It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.

Chronicles of Narnia Chronicles of Narnia
CS Lewis

Talking beasts, heroic deeds and epic battles between good and evil await you in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been enchanting readers for over sixty years. Four adventurous siblings - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie - step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

His Dark Materials His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman

"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

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