Recommended reads: ages 8–10 | Books | The GuardianOn this page you'll find the tried-and-true books that are pretty much guaranteed to appeal to the eight- or nine-year-old boy or girl in your life. Some are new-ish books, others have been around for a while. All of them have been road-tested by my three children, my four nephews and by a host of other keen and not-so-keen readers. In , I spent a wonderful year teaching Year 3 students here in Australia. Of course, I took a great interest in the books the year-olds in my classes were reading and I was struck by the very wide range of books being read by my students, many of whom have English as a second - or even third - language. So I picked up some new book recommendations from my students and found out their favourites and the books they weren't very interested in.
Recommended books for 9 year olds
Recommended reads: ages 8–10
This list of the best books for 8-year-olds includes a range of brilliant titles, from funny fiction to fascinating fact-filled compendiums! Browse through the list for your child's next favourite read. Jeff Kinney. This hilarious worldwide bestseller is beloved by kids from New York to Newcastle! It stars Greg, who finds himself thrust into a new school where scrawny little weaklings like him must share the corridors with bigger, meaner, tougher kids who are already shaving.
In this section, we present our picks for the 20 greatest books for kids ages Image Source. The Indian in the Cupboard is an enchanting tale about a Native American toy that comes to life and befriends the boy Omri. The book was published in and was received with enthusiasm. The toy comes to life after being kept in a magical cupboard given to Omri.
Recommended Reads: Children's Classics
At seven and eight, children can concentrate for longer periods of time and are developing strong interests. Children gain better comprehension skills, vocabulary, reading strategies, and confidence. All this happens when kids are immersed in books. Every day. For sustained periods of time. That being said, this is also a time when learning differences show up.
A laugh-out loud romp of a Viking adventure set on the windy Isle of Berk, this is the first in a hugely successful book series and is now being made into a film. Having just passed his dragon initiation programme, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, a young Viking searching for a way of becoming a hero, sets about the challenge. First, he must catch a dragon; then he will have to train it. Hiccup's attempts are hilarious and charming, and the cold, soggy world of the Vikings provides an endless source of mirth. Against all the odds, poor Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket to a trip of a lifetime to visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. The tour round the factory is every child's dream, but too much of a temptation for Charlie's fellow golden ticket winners. A classic, magical, rags-to-riches moral fairytale.