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Books for Kids Fridays
Welcome to the first Friday in my weekly series, Books for Kids Fridays. Reading is an important part of our family so I’ve decided to extend our family’s love of reading to my website. Every day our kids read for at least 30 minutes, so they have many books to recommend! With that in mind, here are our picks for Books for Kids Fridays: Chapter Books for Kids Ages 8 to 10.
Books for Kids Fridays: Chapter Books for Kids Ages 8 to 10
I thought I’d start the weekly series with books my kids have read and loved. They either couldn’t put these books down, or are right in the middle of reading them now. I believe that reading gives kids a much-needed escape from daily life, into the life of their imagination where mermaids swim, their favorite characters battle, and most importantly, they find that they have something in common with the book characters. Here are my kids’ picks for chapter books for kids ages 8 to 10:
Emily Windsnap had never learned to swim, but when she finally takes lessons, her legs and feet turn into a mermaid tail! In the sparkling water she meets mermaid friends and attends a mermaid school. This book brings back the possibility in imaginative minds that mermaids really could be real…
Star Wars in middle school? Adventures, awkwardness, and just plain fun, this books is great for kids who need a little comic relief from their favorite characters. In this book filled with a story told in comics, kids can enjoy the illustrations too!
Note: I thought this book might be a little too advanced for my second grade level reader, but he is already on the second book in the series!
This series has been loved by kids for many years, and they’re still just as popular with the 8 to 10 crowd today. There’s something about these books that tweens can relate to, and keeps them reading.
American Girl books are also a series of books that have been loved by generations. Kids can take a trip with Grace, age nine, to Paris where her big ideas don’t always turn out the way she thought they would!
A little girl who puts adventure in every day activities! Pippi lives alone with her pet monkey and has a horse that lives on her porch. This classic book shows kids that even mopping the floors can become an adventure!
The Dork Diary books are a series that keep girls reading because they’re funny and relatable. Nikki is starting 8th grade at a private middle school and in true middle school fashion, she has to deal with the awkwardness of embarrassing parents and mean girls.
Moms note: This series is good for the older age range of tweens.
Tame jokes that kids love. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids is full of silly jokes that will have your kids giggling through the whole book!
Rush, rush, rush into history with Liberty and Rush Revere! Kids learn through this fictional account of a teacher and his magical horse who travel back in time to retell American history. This book is a great way to get kids interested in history, and a tool that can be expanded on with factual lessons.
Pages and pages of Star Wars characters, vehicles, and ships build out of LEGOs. Stories and descriptions go along with each page, and if you have enough LEGOs you can try to build along while you read!
Ramona is an energetic eight year old who deals with eight year old things. Being a pest to her older sister, befriending the class bully, and even embarrassing herself at school. These are more relatable stories for the younger aged tweens.
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