I don't agree with the Hunger Games but otherwise I've read most of these. Very sad the the Boxcar Children didn't make the list; that series was what first got me into mystery. Also, what about Little House on the Prairie!?
20 Books for kids NOT ready for Harry Potter: what if your child isn't ready for Harry Potter? What books are similar but for a younger audience? I've scoured the internet looking for great fantasy adventure books, alike to the famous Harry Potter series,