Books 8 Year Olds Love!

by Laura Wallis | Follow Her on Twitter Here

books 8 year olds love8 is great! For reading that is! By the time most kids are eight, they are reading really well on their own. And that means that you two can read side by side — aren’t you always looking for more reading time?! — and together. I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep reading to your children as they get older. Sometimes it’s the only time they sit still long enough to be with you. And reading together easily turns into talking together and we never can get enough of that.

Here are my picks for books 8 year olds will love!

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[easyazon-link asin=”141691255X” locale=”us”]Sleepover Sleuths: Nancy Drew[/easyazon-link], by Carolyn Keene: Sure, you probably remember Nancy Drew from when you were younger, but this is a series especially for the younger set, featuring an 8-year-old Nancy and her pals.

[easyazon-link asin=”1602860041″ locale=”us”]Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Book 1: The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur[/easyazon-link], by Elizabeth Singer Hunt: And here’s a spy mystery for the boys: Jack starts at the Natural History Museum to help stop a grade school science project gone awry, before it hits the Central Park Zoo!

[easyazon-link asin=”0440421853″ locale=”us”]How to Eat Fried Worms[/easyazon-link], by Thomas Rockwell: Talk about a bet gone bad. Billy has to eat 15 worms in 15 days. Can he do it?

[easyazon-link asin=”0440416795″ locale=”us”]Harriet the Spy[/easyazon-link], by Louise Fitzhugh: In today’s world of social media, kids know not to write things they don’t want everyone to read. But your 8 year old will be delighted to read this classic, where Harriet writes down things in a notebook — that falls into the wrong hands. How will her classmates deal with what they find out?

[easyazon-link asin=”0060097914″ locale=”us”]Flat Stanley[/easyazon-link], by Jeff Brown: Lots of classrooms do “Flat Stanley” who is mailed around to different states for adventures. But it’s way more fun if you read about his adventures first!

[easyazon-link asin=”0142410365″ locale=”us”]James and the Giant Peach[/easyazon-link], by Roald Dahl: The  mean aunties, the crazy bugs, the huge peach. Follow James on an amazing adventure!

[easyazon-link asin=”0152025413″ locale=”us”]The Moffats[/easyazon-link], by Eleanor Estes: You never know what will happen to those crazy Moffatts! Locked in a bread box? A runaway wagon? Your kids will delight in their crazy adventures as much as you did.

[easyazon-link asin=”0439417848″ locale=”us”]The Capt. Underpants Collection[/easyazon-link], by Dav Pilkey : Even the most reluctant reader can’t resist the humor, action and potty talk in this poop-ular series.

[easyazon-link asin=”1618930796″ locale=”us”]The Top 10 of Everything in Sports[/easyazon-link], by Editors of Sports Illustrated: This combines the love of sports with the love of factoids. You will never guess what your reader will share with the family next. The bonus is that lots of sports stats combine math, too, as you figure out the difference between this record and that one.

[easyazon-link asin=”0380709562″ locale=”us”]Ramona Quimby, Age 8[/easyazon-link], by Beverly Cleary: We’ve already talked about the spunky Ramona, but if you haven’t read this particular one, now is the time! She’s going through a tough period with her mom returning to work, her dad returning to school and third grade not being all she’d hoped it would be. You can bet she handles it with aplomb!

As an Amazon affiliate, please click the links if you like! And, I think you’ll also enjoy my lists of books for 2 year olds; 3 year olds; 4 year olds; 5 year olds, 6 year olds and 7 year olds!

And, please share any suggestions you have for books 8 year olds love!

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