05/05/2017 05:09 EDT

The Best Book Series To Buy For Canadian Kids

Right around the holidays and birthdays, the same question gets asked by anyone with kids in their lives — what do I get them?

In our opinion, you really can't go wrong with books, but figuring out what kids want to read can be a bit of a mystery. New series are constantly arriving and tastes can change with every grade.

Fortunately, Scholastic just released a giant study on reading habits of Canadians, and we took that opportunity to sneak a peek at the books series kids say they loved. It's straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak, so how could we go wrong?

kids reading

The survey started at age six, which is around the time kids start choosing their own books. So if you're looking for something for younger kids, best bets are probably the ones parents love and recommend — Berenstain Bears, Dr. Seuss, anything by Robert Munsch.

If, by chance, your kids have already covered off these series, you can try "What Should I Read Next?," a site that takes a book you've read and suggests something similar, to find their next obsession.

Read on, and check out which series kids love to read:

kids 6 to 8

Harry Potter

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Judy Moody

Captain Underpants

Elephant and Piggie

Rainbow Magic

Geronimo Stilton


Fly Guy

kids books 6 to 8

kids 9 to 11

Dork Diaries

Percy Jackson

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

My Little Pony

Harry Potter


Nancy Drew


Star Wars

Geronimo Stilton


kids reading 9 to 11

kids 12 to 14

The Maze Runner

The Hunger Games


Monster High

Big Nate

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Monster High

The Baby-Sitters Club

The Chronicles of Narnia

Lord of the Rings

kids reading 12 to 15