Book Recommendations

8-10 Years: Fiction

When a well chosen collection of books falls into the laps of children, who have just gained the skill of reading chapter books, it opens the doors to a world of imagination, adventure and ideas. Here's a short list of books that meet just this purpose.

  • Roald Dahl (Children's writer par excellence)

  • Land of Stories (Chris Colfer)

  • Ruskin Bond - Rusty series (Room on the roof, etc)

  • Charlotte's Web

  • Magic Tree House series - fiction and fact tracker series

  • Because of Winnie-Dixie (there's a great movie based on it)

  • Michael Morpurgo (Great fiction for children)

Popular fiction series:

  • Junie B Jones and Encyclopedia Brown

  • Enid Blyton books (Enchanted wood , etc)


  • Charles Dickens: Abridged versions of David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Christmas Carol

  • Moby Dick (abridged and illustrated)

  • Treasure Island

  • Mark Twain's Huckleberry Fin and Tom Sawyer books

  • Gerald Durrell