Book Suggestions for Kids (ages 8 to 12)

Once children learn to read, the next problem that must be tackled is finding books that will keep them interested and engaged. If they are interested in what they are reading they will read for fun… then you know you’re getting somewhere!

Below is a short list of suggestions. These make great gifts! We have several pages made up of suggestions so please check out our books category for more listings! We’ve provided links so you can buy them right from Amazon.com.


Note: If you do decide to buy any of these books and are going to buy them online please consider doing so using the amazon links provided below. We do receive a small commission and it part of how we survive!

Age 8-12

Nancy Drew Series
by Carolyn Keene
Hardy Boys Series
by Franklin W. Dixon

No Talking
by Andrew Clements
Lunch Money
by Andrew Clements

Regarding the Fountain
by Kate Klise

The Great Turkey Walk
by Kathleen Karr’s

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
by Paula Danziger

A Book of Coupons
Susie Morgenstern

Notes regarding the above:
Andrew Clements has an entire series of school story books.
Kate Klise’s “Regarding the Fountain” is also part of a series.
Kathleen Karr’s “The Great Turkey Walk” is a “Perils of Pauline” type tale with every chapter a cliffhanger. It is quite funny in audio-book format.
Paula Danziger’s Amber Brown is part of a series and is quite charming.

Note: If you do decide to buy any of these books and are going to buy them online please consider doing so using the links provided. We do receive a small commission and it part of how we survive!

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