Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 8-10 years

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As young readers pause less on sounding out individual words, the story tends to carry them along and keep them engaged. To encourage this new reading momentum (and don’t fret if it’s still coming) you’ll need books that your child will want to persist with, even if reading speedbumps still pop up along the way. This list of books by the wonderful Your Kids Next Read Facebook group all have their (and their kid’s) tick of page-turning approval.

The Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison Tait set up this fast-growing group and invited me on board as a moderator. It is the place to share your thoughts on books your little ones love, links to relevant children’s book reviews, and, of course, to ask the group for suggestions and recommendations about books for your child to enjoy next.

You can join here.

Please note, these lists are member-generated and not edited with my teacher librarian hat on! Some of the titles may still have ‘too many stumbling blocks’ for some readers, but all are great to read together or to keep in mind for when they are up to devouring them independently.

Books for little ones aged 8-10 years.

For more books for this age range see my post ‘Best Books for Middle Primary Readers’

‘Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea’ by T K Roxborogh

‘Alice-Miranda at School’ by Jacqueline Harvey

‘The Little Wave’ by Pip Harry

‘Tom Gates’ series by Liz Pichon

‘Our Australian Girl’ series

‘Polly and Buster’ series by Sally Rippin

‘Kensy and Max’ series by Jacqueline Harvey

‘Wolf Girl’ series by Anh Do, Jeremy Ley (Illustrator)

‘Ella at Eden’ series by Laura Sieveking

‘The Penderwicks’ by Jeanne Birdsall

‘Funny Kid for President’ by Matt Stanton

‘Nevermoor’ series by Jessica Townsend

‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby, Laura Peterson (Designed by)

‘Wings of Fire’ series by Tui T Sutherland

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn‘ by Kate Gordon

‘Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables’ series by Tim Harris

‘The Mapmaker Chronicles’ series by A. L. Tait

‘Sunflower’ by Ingrid Laguna

‘Vincent and The Grandest Hotel on Earth’ by Lisa Nicol

‘Echo’ by Pam Munoz Ryan

‘Wizards of Once’ series by Cressida Cowell

‘Huggabie Falls Trilogy’ by Adam Cece

‘The Adventures of Catvinkle’ by Elliot Perlman, Laura Stitzel (Illustrator)

‘Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie’ by Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Grace West (Illustrator)

‘Friday Barnes’ series by R. A. Spratt

‘Theodore Boone’ series by John Grisham

‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ by Andy Shepherd

‘The Peski Kids’ by R.A. Spratt

‘Planet Omar’ series by Zanib Mian

‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio

‘How to train your dragon’ series by Cressida Cowell

‘The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone’ by Jaclyn Moriarty, Kelly Canby (Illustrator)

‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ series by Shannon Messenger

‘Frankie Fish’ series by Peter Hellier, Lesley Vamos (Illustrator)

‘All Together, The Tinklers Three’ by Meredith Badger

‘Pippa’s Island’ series by Belinda Murrell

‘Harry Potter’ by series by J.K. Rowling

‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’ by Matt Haig, Chris Mould (ill)

‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ by Norton Juster

‘Ruby Redfort’ series by Lauren Child

‘Ivy and Bean’ by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (ill)

‘The Power of Positive Pranking’ by Nat Amoore

‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl

‘Toffle Towers’ (series) by Tim Harris

‘The Shop at Hooper’s Bend’ by Emily Rodda

‘The Chronicles of Prydain’ by Lloyd Alexander

‘Hiding Edith’ by Kathy Kacer

‘The Theory of Hummingbirds’ by Michelle Kadarusman

‘The Odds’ by Matt Stanton

Cryptosight by Nean McKenzie

‘St Clare’s’ series by Enid Blyton

‘The Girl Who Speaks Bear’ by Sophie Anderson

‘The Bad Guys’ series by Aaron Blabey

‘The Land of Stories’ series by Chris Colfer

‘Quest of the Sunfish’ series by Mardi McConnochie

Olive of Groves‘ series by Katrina Nannestad

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ series by Lemony Snicket

‘The Thing About Oliver’ by Deborah Kelly

‘The Very Very Far North’ by Dan Bar-el, Kelly Pousette (ill)

‘The Grand Genius Summer’ of Henry Hoobler by Lisa Shanahan

‘The School of Good and Evil’ series by Soman Chainani

‘The Tale of Despereaux’ by Kate DiCamillo




Megan Daley Bio

Looking for more great book reviews and recommendations? I’m Megan Daley and you can find out more about me here.

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