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Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Time for chapter books? These book series will hook young readers.

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

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Raising a reader isn't too challenging with these tried, tested and much-loved book series. 

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Magic Tree House

Written by Mary Pope Osborne, Random House

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $6 

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

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Ivy Bean

Written by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $7 

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Captain Underpants

Written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic

Where to buy: Amazon.ca, from $7

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Frog and Toad

Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $5

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books

Where to buy: Amazon.ca, from $13

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Harry Potter

Written by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $10 

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Chronicles of Narnia

Written by C.S. Lewis and illustrated by Pauline Baynes, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $9

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

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The Borrowers

Written by Mary Norton and illustrated by Joe Krush, Scholastic

Where to buy: Amazon.ca, from $8

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Bone

Written and illustrated by Jeff Smith, Scholastic

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $12

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

Little House

Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and illustrated by Garth Williams, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Amazon.ca, from $9

Raise a reader: Top 10 book series to read before you're 12

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This article was originally published on Sep 29, 2014

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