Introduce Your Kids To Some Of The Most Popular Books From Your Childhood This Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to keep your kid (or yourself) busy, it’s not a bad idea to stock up on books. After all, you can only play video games for so long–and once your kid is exhausted from a day at the pool or roaming around the neighborhood, coming back home to an exciting novel is a great way to round out the night.

Amazon is currently slashing prices on a wide range of books, including children’s books like Captain Underpants, young adult novels like His Dark Materials, and iconic classics like The Lord of the Rings. We’ve pulled together some of the best book deals below. Keep in mind that there’s no advertised expiration date for these price cuts, so consider moving fast if you want to make use of these nice discounts.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Recommended Reading Age: 9+

A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the most iconic children’s book franchises around, and now you can pick up the entire 13-book paperback collection for just $42. If that version sells out, another reseller is offering it for $48 (down from $76). For something a bit fancier, you’ll find a hardcover collection for $90 (down from $180), which also includes a nice slipcover to display the books.

13-Book Collection (Paperback) — $42 ($78)13-Book Collection (Paperback) — $48 ($76)The Complete Wreck 13-Book Set (Hardcover) — $90 ($180)

His Dark Materials

Recommended Reading Age: $10+

Follow Lyra and Will as they traverse dangerous worlds filled with magical creatures and manipulative humans. The book series’s imaginative storyline was adapted into an HBO series, but the best way to experience the story is to read the original novels–and now that you can snag the entire trilogy for $15 (down from $29).

His Dark Materials 3-Book Box Set (Paperback) — $15 ($29)

A Wrinkle in Time

Recommended Reading Age: 9+

Madeline L’Engle’s iconic books are all classics, and they’re brought to life with a box set featuring art by Taeeun Yoo, a well-known illustrator and writer of children’s books. The collection includes A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time for $30 (down from $42).

The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Box Set — $30 ($43)

The Lord of the Rings

Recommended Reading Age: 11+

A bunch of Lord of the Rings books are discounted right now, including The Lord of the Rings Illustrated (Hardcover) and The Hobbit Illustrated (Hardcover). Both make great gifts for long-time fans, so be sure to check them out now that they’re reasonably affordable. And if you’re just getting started with the LOTR lore, you can pick up a bundle with the entire trilogy and The Hobbit for $21 (down from $36)

J.R.R Tolkien 4-Book Box Set (Mass Market Paperback) — $21 ($36)The Hobbit + LOTR Deluxe Box Set (Leatherbound) — $35 ($60)The Lord of the Rings Box Set (Trade Paperback) — $20 ($35)The Lord of the Rings Box Set (Hardcover) — $47 ($84)The Lord of the Rings Illustrated (Hardcover) — $39 ($90)The Hobbit Illustrated Edition (Hardcover) — $43 ($90)The Silmarillion Illustrated Edition (Hardcover) — $29 ($75)

The Inheritance Cycle

Recommended Reading Age: 10+

The first book in The Inheritance Cycle, Eragon, was self-published by author Christopher Paolini when he was just 19. It would then go on to get picked up by Knopf and republished when he was 20 in 2003. What’s even more shocking is that Paolini began writing the novel at the ripe old age of 15. You can check out the four-book collection for $36 (down from $64), while the final novel–Murtagh–released last year and is available for $16.

The Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Box Set (Paperback) — $36 ($64)Murtagh (Paperback) — $16

Percy Jackson

Recommended Reading Age: 9+

Percy Jackson is one of the most popular children book series of 2024, and you can get all five paperback books in the collection for just $28 (down from $45). However, it’s the hardcover collection that’s a better deal, as right now it’s seeing an impressive $43 discount.

5-Book Collection (Paperback with Poster) — $27 ($45)5-Book Collection (Hardcover) — $51 ($94)

Heroes of Olympus

Recommended Reading Age: 10+

Love Percy Jackson? Then consider checking out the follow-up series from author Rick Riordan, Heroes of Olympus. The five-book series introduces a whole new cast of characters and storylines, so both newcomers and Percy Jackson fans can enjoy the new adventure. Best of all, the luxurious hardcover box set is discounted to one of its best prices of the year.

Heroes of Olympus 5-Book Box Set (Hardcover) — $57 ($100)

Trials of Apollo

Recommended Reading Age: $10+

Rick Riordan rounds out the Percy Jackson chronicles with this five-book collection. It follows Apollo as he tries to once again become immortal, and you’ll meet plenty of familiar faces across its 2,300 pages. This collection includes a slipcover so you can easily display the entire collection on your bookshelf.

Trials of Apollo: The 5-Book Box Set (Paperback) — $38 ($50)

Chronicles of Narnia

Recommended Reading Age: 7+

Experience the entire seven-book saga with this cheap $28 collection (down from $64). You can also grab the hardcover, illustrated edition of The Chronicles of Narnia collection for $23 (down from $35). This version clocks in at a staggering 784 pages, as it covers the entire series in one massive volume.

7-Book Collection (Paperback) — $28 ($64)The Chronicles of Narnia (Hardcover, Illustrated) — $23 ($35)


Recommended Reading Age: 7-10

The Goosebumps series has sold millions of copies over the years, and now you can snag a bunch of them along with a cool collector’s tin for cheap. Three versions of the set are up for grabs, all of which include five paperback books and a unique retro tin for storing the volumes.

Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set + Tin — $22 ($30)Goosebumps Retro Fear Set + Tin — $24 ($30)Goosebumps Retro Scream Collection + Tin — $24 ($30)

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior

Recommended Reading Age: 8-11

Though it’s not officially licensed by Mojang, this book collection is heavily inspired by Minecraft. It follows a quirky character named Runt as they move through the Minecraftia school, learning the basics of how to be a farmer, crafter, miner, or warrior–and with the help of their friends, they’re able to overcome a variety of obstacles. It’s a great book series for kids, especially those obsessed with Mojang’s blocky world. This collection includes all six books in the series.

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Diamond 6-Book Box Set — $37 ($70)

Dog Man, Cat Kid, Captain Underpants

Recommended Reading Age: 6-9

Dave Pilkey is responsible for some of the most hilarious kids’ books around, with series like Dog Man, Cat Kid, and Captain Underpants in his portfolio. You can now add most of those books to your collection for cheap, as several Pilkey box sets are discounted right now. The Captain Underpants Colossal Color Collection (Hardcover) is one of the best deals, as you’ll get books one through five for just $40 (down from $65). If you’re not sold on the collection, you’ll find a few more below.

Dog Man: The Epic Collection Hardcover (Books 1-3) — $21 ($40)Dog Man: The Cat Kid Collection Hardcover (Books 4-6) — $21 ($39)Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection Hardcover (Books 1-6) — $38 ($78)Dog Man: The Supa Buddies Mega Collection Hardcover (Books 1-10) — $67 ($129)The Cat Kid Comic Club Collection Hardcover (Books 1-3) — $22 ($39)The Captain Underpants Colossal Color Collection Hardcover (Books 1-5) — $40 ($65)

Minecraft Books

Recommended Reading Age: 6-9

These collections include officially licensed books that take place in the blocky world of Minecraft. The best deal is for the Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles: Complete Series, as it gets you six hardcover books for just $35 (down from $60). For something cheaper, check out the Minecraft Novels 3-Book Box Set for $19 (down from $33).

Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles: The Complete Series (Hardcover, 1-6) — $35 ($60)Minecraft Novels 3-Book Box Set: The Crash, The Lost Journals, The End (Paperback) — $19 ($33)

Cirque du Freak

Recommended Reading Age: 12+

Get 12 creepy novels with this Cirque Du Freak collection. It follows a young boy, Darren Shan, caught up in the world of vampires–and it’s not for the faint of heart, so it’s recommended for slightly older readers. Shan becomes an assistant to a vampire known as Larten Crepsley in the first novel, and the following books detail their otherworldly adventures. Now on sale for $45 (down from $60), it’s a great time to check out the 12-book collection.

Cirque Du Freak Series 12-Book Box Set (Paperback) — $45 ($60)

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