1. Real Friends
This 3 book graphic novel series by Shannon Hale combines full-color illustrations with inspirational and relatable characters that tell a story of friendship and hardship trying to survive the challenges of elementary school.
This popular chapter book series by Megan McDonald has 13 books in total and tells the story of a courageous and surprisingly shrinking boy Stink, who isn't afraid to take risks and star in his own adventure stories.
3. Trials of Apollo
Rick Riordan brings mythology to life with this 5 book series including beloved characters from other popular series like Percy Jackson. He shows us the world of the gods through captivating stories and tales of adventure.
4. Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It
This award-winning book follows a curious self-proclaimed boy scientist who is searching for answers and to make a connection with his estranged grandfather. This book about real life, family, and what that means, teaches readers about geology and heritage.
5. The Chicken Squad
(Ages 6-9) Chicken Squad Series by Doreen Cronin is now an animated tv series. The 6-book series follows 4 mischievous chicks as they discover alien technology, solve a murder mystery, and cause all sorts of problems for their fellow farm animals.
6. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
Catherine D. Hughes creates awesome nature and wildlife books with special attention on STEM topics for early readers to practice reading aloud and learning about the world around them. This national geographic book for kids explains outer space with beautiful illustrations and simple sentences.
7. Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
This adorable illustrative 6 book series by Jacqueline Kelly tells the beautiful story of 2 kids Travis and Callie, who find 2 skunks that need rescuing. They decide to bring them home and keep them, but taking care of 2 skunks is no walk in the park.
8. Rescue on the Oregon Trail
This adventure and action story (part of a 12 book series) by Kate Messner follows a young boy named Sam and a courageous dog named Ranger. Ranger accidentally finds a time travel machine in a first aid kit and travels back in time to save Sam's little sister. Ranger may think his job is done, but the rescuing has only just begun.
9. The Reasons for Seasons
This easy-to-read picture book by Gail Gibbons is the perfect mix of education and imagination. Gibbons uses accurate illustrations and diagrams to explain the earth's rotation, axis, and how these affect and change Earth's seasons.
10. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
This action-packed graphic novel series by Nathan Hale has 11 books in total and accounts true stories of the notorious spy Nathan Hale through various historical events during the Revolutionary War. This historical fiction series is engaging, educational, and perfect for kids who love learning about America's past time.
11. Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
This exciting and awesome story by Dav Pilkey is part of a 9 book series with full-color illustrations, advanced technology, and a cute little mouse named Ricky. The tale follows Ricky as he tries to make a friend and stop getting bullied. He ends up rescuing a robot created by a mad scientist, and their unlikely friendship turns out to be exactly what he was looking for.
This modern and relevant 2 book series follows Allie, a smart technologically savvy girl who invents a new app for making friends and going on scavenger hunts. Everything is going great until a hiccup in the system will potentially leak everyone's information. Allie needs to correct her mistake and work together with her competitor Nathan to save her app and reputation.
13. Ballpark Mysteries
This 18 book (ages 6-9) mysteries series is set in a different baseball ballpark for each novel. Mike and Kate love baseball games and solving mysteries that seem to try and sabotage their favorite players. Follow along, eat some cracker jacks, and find the clues to solve the ballpark mysteries.
14. The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse
The 1st book in a 15 book mystery series by Bruce Hale; Chet Gecko, a 4th grade detective gecko loves solving crimes and eating stinkbug pies. These books about animals and mystery make an excellent series for your elementary-level readers.
15. Gooney Bird Greene
This cute 6 book series by Lois Lowry features a unique and quirky girl named Gooney Bird as she makes her way through elementary school. She is hard to figure out and has fascinating stories to tell. Learn more about her and her real-life stories in each book.
16. Science No Fair!: Project Droid #1
These awesome STEM books tell the adventures of Logan and his mom's science experiment turned intellectual robot cousin Java, as they try to win the science fair. Will they be able to work together to win, or will this excellent series end in a technological malfunction?
17. Goldie Blox Rules the School!
These books about engineering and encouraging girls to build and create were inspired by a toy line. The genre of stories inspires young readers to be bold, and the relatable characters show how fun a science experiment can be.
18. Mad Scientist Academy
This graphic chapter book series is all science fiction and excitement. In Mad Scientist Academy dinosaurs come to life, monsters attend classes, and compelling characters try to fix crazy science experiments gone awry.