Kid Picks: 8, 9, and 10 Year-Old Boys’ Favorite Books

I asked 8, 9, and 10 year-old boys to name the best books they’ve read lately. They said they love these books and think other kids would definitely like to read them, too. I bet there are at least a few on this list that will hook any 8-10 year old in your life. Don’t worry about the quality of the literature … just get them reading. We know that the more they read, the better they get at it. Notice that many of the choices are series books, so you can keep feeding their addiction. And if these books are too hard for your child to read independently with ease, get the audio book!

Andrew
8 years old
Clearwater, Florida

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

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Caeden
8 years old
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bad Guys (series) by Aaron Blabey

Dog Man (series) by Dav Pilkey

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Colton
8 years old
Greenville, North Carolina

The Library of Doom (series) by Michael Dahl

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) by Jeff Kinney

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Jimmie
8 years old
Lawrenceville, Georgia

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) by Jeff Kinney

Spiderman: Attack of the Heroes by Rich Thomas Junior

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Cason
9 years old
Jacksonville, North Carolina

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Little Shaq (series) by Shaquille O’Neal

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Carter
9 years old
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Star Wars Jedi Academy (series) by  Jeffrey Brown

Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey

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Cian (Aidan’s twin brother)
10 years old
Wilson, North Carolina

The Mysterious Benedict Society (series) by Trenton Lee Stewart

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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Aidan (Cian’s twin brother)
10 years old
Wilson, North Carolina

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Champ by Marcia Thorton Jones Lupica

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Jackson
10 years old
Alnmouth, England

Wings of Fire (series) by Tui T. Sutherland

Young James Bond (series) by Charlie Hilgson

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Henry
10 years old
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Percy Jackson (Series) by Rick Riordan

Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica

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More Resources:

http://www.guysread.com/

http://www.boysread.org/books.html

http://www.readkiddoread.com/

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/boys-and-books

Reaching Struggling Male Readers

Selecting Books for Upper Elementary Kids

Contact:

swag-12-20161

Elizabeth Swaggerty

Reading Education Professor at East Carolina University

swaggertye@ecu.edu