The Ultimate Summer Reading Book List for Ages 8 to 10

Keep kids learning and avoid the "Decline by Nine" with riveting fiction and nonfiction books.
Mar 30, 2020



summer reading list ages 8 to 10

Mar 30, 2020

There are endless ways to have summer fun, but with the right books, reading will be one of your child's go-to activities during these more relaxed months.

Maintaining a voracious appetite for reading is especially important for kids ages 8 to 10. According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, the number of kids who read for fun five to seven days per week drops from 57 percent to 35 percent between ages 8 and 9.

To avoid what's been dubbed as the "Decline by Nine," help your child pick out both series that set them on a reading marathon and individual books that help them dip into a variety of genres.

One of the best ways to keep kids learning this summer is to join the Scholastic Summer Reading-a-Palooza, a summer reading program designed to develop lifelong readers by encouraging reading for fun during the summer. This year, your kids can experience the challenge through Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers stories, characters, and games, in a safe community for readers!

Through Home Base, your child can help unlock book donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks” when they read every day over the summer. Learn more about the challenge here.

Shop our editors' top summer picks for ages 8 to 10 below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store

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