Top 5 Fall 2018 Reads for Kids! Ages 8 to 10 Reading List:

We cannot praise the advantages of making reading an integral part of your child’s day enough! To name a few of the benefits; reading can aid in the development of your child’s ability to concentrate, their critical thinking skills, and increase their learning potential. In addition, reading regularly has also been shown to expand children’s vocabulary and enhance their communication skills. Another bonus? Reading together can be a great family bonding activity! There are so many reasons to encourage your children to discover the joy of reading for its own sake, and we want to help you accomplish that!

Ages 8 to 10 Reading List:

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown – Jeff Kinney (Available for preorder, releases October 30th)

This newest instalment of a book series that has been loved by children for over a decade follows the snow day adventures of Greg Heffley. Along with his best friend Rowley, Greg navigates a day of building huge snow forts and staging epic snowball fights while navigating alliances with snow day rival groups. Greg and Rowley are put to the test, and hope to emerge as neighbourhood snow heroes!

Besides being an entertaining read, this book teaches kids to dream big, overcome obstacles, and value good friendships!

  1. The Tales of Beetle the Bard: Illustrated Edition – J.K. Rowling

Inspired by a book of beloved children’s tales from the Harry Potter series, this brilliantly illustrated storybook brings to life a whole new facet of the wizarding world. The Tales of Beedle the Bard include five stories: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbit and her Cackling Stump,” and “TheTale of the Three Brothers”. These tales are full of comical mischief and show the importance of being kind to all those we cross paths with.

The whole book is fantastic, but our favourite part is the commentary from Professor Albus Dumbledore himself, which illustrator Chris Riddell was gracious enough to bring to life for our enjoyment!

  1. The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem – Kevin Sylvester

This first instalment of what is sure to be a promising multi-author series follows Jessica Flemm who’s whole life is about to change! Jessica has been allergic to almost everything for most of her life, and because of that she has spent most of her time in the basement of her house playing her favourite online video games. Around her 13th birthday, Jessica realizes that the allergies she has always hated are about to become her biggest strength — and help her save the world!

  1. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

This new series is almost certain to become a fantasy favourite of the newest generation! Morrigan Crow was born on Eventide, which is the most unlucky day for a child to be born. The people in her town blame her for all local misfortune and believe that she is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. Just in time, Morrigan is whisked away to a magical city called Nevermoor, where she must pass a series of difficult and dangerous trials which require an extraordinary talent that Morrigan is certain she does not have. Morrigan must find a way to pass the tests or she’ll be forced to confront her fate.

  1. Matilda – Roald Dahl

This classic children’s story follows the life of Matilda, a kind, exceptional young girl whose parents cannot understand her. Excited to go to school, she is severely disappointed when she realizes her headmistress hates children and is just as closed-minded as her parents. When thrown into a particularly sticky situation, Matilda realizes she has a remarkable superhuman power, and she might be able to teach Miss Trunchbull the error of her ways.

We hope your family enjoys these books, and would love to hear any other recommendations that you have to add to our list of books for kids between the ages of 8 to 10!

Until next time, we wish you a great week!

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