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Popular Series for 8-10 Year Olds

Use the book and author suggestions below to match the reading level and interests of your child.

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Be aware that there is a wide array of reading abilities across this age. Look throughout the below suggestions and select those that match the reading level and interests of your child. Don’t limit your child to books he or she can read—explore the books together! 

Other Great Titles for this Age Group: 

  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 
  • The Thief Lord 
  • Matilda
  • Trumpet of the Swan
  • Gregor the Overlander
  • Pippy Longstocking
  • Harriet the Spy
  • Tale of Despereaux 
  • Because of Winn Dixie
  • James and the Giant Peach

Authors Who “Get” This Age Group

  • Cynthia Rylant 
  • Kate diCamillo
  • Ellen Raskin
  • Roald Dahl
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Cornelia Funk
  • EB White
  • E. L. Koenigsberg
  • Lois Lowry
  • Louis Sachar
  • Mary Pope Osborne
  • Judy Blume
  • Katherine Patterson
  • Gary Paulsen

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