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Title: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Christine B. on December 11, 2018, 04:43 AM
Hi everyone,

I feel that this has become an annual post...I am shopping for my ten year old nephew who loves to receive a box set of  a whole series. In the past I have given him/he has loved:

Percy Jackson
Harry Potter
Chronicles of Prydain
The Hobbit

(And of course I've given him a million single titles, but for Christmas his favorite is when I give him a box set series and I don't want to disappoint!)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECS!
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Vijaya on December 11, 2018, 06:59 AM
Your nephew totally scored on having you as an aunt! :xmastree

Narnia
Warriors
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: olmue on December 11, 2018, 08:07 AM
Redwall? Artemis Fowl? Ingrid Law's Savvy books? Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities books? (That series is still ongoing, but my 10YO son likes it.)
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: David Wright on December 11, 2018, 11:07 AM
Rick Riodan obviously had more sets than just Percy Jackson. His Magnus Chace (Asgard) series is well-liked. Brandon Mull has a couple sets: Fablehaven and Beyonders. Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom (although I did not like the ending).

The Unwanted is a huge set. And Wings of Fire is 5 books.
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Vonna on December 11, 2018, 03:56 PM
Jennifer Nielsen has some fun completed series:
The Ascendence Trilogy
Mark of the Thief Trilogy
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on December 11, 2018, 06:15 PM
No idea if these sell as boxed sets or are even in print still.

Wrinkle in Time
Charlie Bone (might be a little older)
Lemony Snicket's A series of Unfortunate Events
Spy School
A Heroes Guide to Saving the Universe (I think that's the title of book one.)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole
How to Train Your Dragon
The Golden Compass
Eragon

And that's off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Verla Kay on December 11, 2018, 06:48 PM
All of Linda Joy Singleton's mid-grade series. They are all filled with action, intrigue and mystery and many have been on reluctant reader lists. 

Her latest is The Curious Cat Spy Club series.
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: dewsanddamps on December 12, 2018, 06:18 PM
John Flanagan's RANGER'S APPRENTICE series! I loved them as much as our son. He has a spinoff series now, too--the BROTHERBAND series.
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Vonna on December 12, 2018, 06:22 PM
Yes! My son loved the Ranger's Apprentice series!
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: Pons on December 13, 2018, 08:01 PM
This may be too obvious, but The Chronicles of Narnia with a copy of The Narnia Code by Michael Ward which explains so much about C S Lewis and what the Narniad is about.
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: KathyC on December 14, 2018, 02:27 AM
I read, write & LOVE MG fantasy. Below is a small list of some of my favorites.  They are all a series.
Hope that helps a bit.

The Adventurers Wanted - M.L. Forman

Fablehaven - Brandon Mull

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Charlie Bone - Jennifer Nimmo

Septimus Heap - Angie Sage

Falcon Quinn - Jennifer Finney Boylan

The Tapestry series - Henry H. Neff

Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud

The Unwanteds - Lisa Mcmann

The Underland Chronicles - Suzanne Collins

Five Kingdoms - Brandon Mull

Jack Blank Adventure - Matt Myklusch

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom -  Christopher Healy
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Royal Institute of Magic - Victor Kloss

Erec Rex - Kaza Kingsley

The Magic Thief - Sarah Prineas

Jinx series - Sage Blackwood

Luck Uglies - Paul Durham

The Max Hamby series - Kathy Cyr (yours truly :) )
Title: Re: Looking for a fantasy or similar MG series set!
Post by: lateef-omidiji on December 14, 2018, 03:44 PM
If your nephew hasn't read A Series of Unfortunate Events yet then that one would be a lovely set! Although, I think it's hard to come across in stores. Might have to go the Amazon route