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Popular Books for Ages 8-10

We asked parents what books their kids are reading these days. Here are some of the most popular titles they mentioned.
 
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Chet Gecko Mystery, A: The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse
Series: Chet Gecko Mystery, Book #1
by Bruce Hale

Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee — stinkbug pie.

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Hi! Fly Guy- DAR
Series: Fly Guy, Book #1
by Tedd Arnold Illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Some kids have dogs and some kids have cats, but Buzz has a pet fly! In this first book of the hilarious series, Buzz enters his winged buddy in the Amazing Pet Competition. The judges scoff until they see all the extraordinary tricks the little fly can do.

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Nancy Drew #9
Series: Nancy Drew
by Stefan Petrucha Illustrated by Sho Murase
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Series: Captain Underpants, Book #1
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
George likes to write. Harold likes to draw. They figure all superheroes look like they're wearing underpants — and so a new comic-book superhero is born. And this one's got Wedgie Power! The boys are just as creative in real life too.
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Flat Stanley (Rev)
Series: Flat Stanley, Book #1
by Jeff Brown Illustrated by Steve Björkman

Young Stanley Lambchop is a perfectly nice, average boy who leads a perfectly nice, average life. But one morning something is different: Stanley's bulletin board has fallen on him during the night, and when his parents pull him out from under it, they find that he is suddenly only half-an-inch thick.

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Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
Series: Junie B. Jones
by Barbara Park Illustrated by Denise Brunkus
Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain! Only, here's the problem. Room Eight keeps on winning too many events. And so how will Room Nine ever become the kindergarten champions? As Captain Field Day, will Junie B. find a way to lead her team to victory?
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GB #56: The Curse of Camp Cold Lake
Series: Goosebumps, Book #56
by R.L. Stine

Camp is supposed to be fun, but Sarah hates Camp Cold Lake. The lake is gross and slimy. And she's having a little trouble with her bunk mates: They hate her. So Sarah comes up with a plan. She'll pretend to drown; then everyone will feel sorry for her.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school.

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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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Last Olympian, The
by Rick Riordan

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows.

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Kane Chronicles, The #1: The Red Pyramid
Series: Kane Chronicles, The, Book #1
by Rick Riordan

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr.

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