The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Ages 8-10

Encourage your child’s love of reading all summer with incredible books and engaging workbooks.

Jun 19, 2024



The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Ages 8-10

Jun 19, 2024

Summer is the perfect opportunity to continue to encourage your child’s love of reading with books they can relate to, especially between the ages of 8 and 10. 

Share this fun summer reading challenge to complete together as a family.

According to the 8th edition of the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, 61 percent of kids say they enjoy summer reading. In fact, 68 percent of kids ages 6-11 are more likely to enjoy summer reading than their older counterparts aged 12-17 (58 percent). Help your child pick out books that let them explore a wide range of genres, as well as page-turning series books that'll set them on a reading marathon. 

Start with the hilarious Running in Flip-Flops From the End of the World, the laugh-out-loud second installment to It’s the End of the World and I’m In My Bathing Suit. When twelve-year-old Eddie Gordon Holloway and his friends are left home from the biggest party of the year, they realize that everyone in town has suddenly disappeared. So Eddie and his friends do what any kid would do: have the best day ever! But when the fun goes for hours without any adult supervision, it becomes less fun and a little more unnerving as friendships begin to fracture. Will Eddie be able to bring his friends together again and will they ever get to the beach?

Find summer activity workbooks that help kids make the leap into the next grade.

Readers will also love Millicent Min: Girl Genius, a story about finding yourself and fitting in. Eleven-year-old Millie is already in high school, but her peers hate her for setting the curve. On the other hand, fellow eleven-year-olds hate her for even being in high school so early. But when Millie meets Emily, her new friend has no idea about her high IQ. Emily just thinks Millie is cool. But Millie feels that in order to keep her new friend, she has to ignore her grandmother’s advice, swear her parents to silence, and keep her lies straight. Will Millie come clean to Emily?  

Shop new and popular summer book picks for ages 8 to 10 below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store

New Releases

Explore these fresh and exciting new titles for your child to enjoy all summer long.

Books Under $5

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Book Sets to Read All Summer

Invest in a new series your reader will get lost in with book sets that will keep them entertained all summer long.

Workbooks & Activity Books

Sharpen your child’s skills through fun puzzles, stories, games, and more in these engaging workbooks and activity books perfect for summer quiet time

For more books for ages 8 to 10, check out The Bad Guys series and Who Would Win? book series. Keep your child reading over the summer with expert tips and book recommendations with our summer reading guide. Plus, look ahead with a middle school reading list.
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