recommended reading for ages 7-10


Great book for reluctant readers

Jane Fagan | 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Boys especially will enjoy this beginner series.


Grandfather inspires courage in young girl

Jane Fagan | 2014
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
An Irish family immigrates to America.


Queens are people too

Jane Fagan | 2012
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
A day at Buckingham Palace


Happy as a pig in mud

Jane Fagan | 2009
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Anyone who has owned a pig knows this amusing animal lends itself to a story or two.


Beloved series rereleased

Jane Fagan | 2013
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Flat Stanley turns 50.


Science fair projects stump students

Jennifer Minicus | 2013
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Anna and her friends find a practical use for their research.


Book Reviews

How much do you value books?

Jane Fagan | 2013
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
An award-winning author; a "rising star" illustrator


Book Reviews

A message of goodwill and bonding

Jane Fagan | 2011
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
The Australian outback floods.


Mystery anyone?

Jane Fagan | 2013
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Number one in a great new series.


Nothing beats having a new sibling

Jane Fagan | 2013
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Monty has a new sister and a new magic set.


Animals entertain readers of all ages

Jane Fagan | 2013
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Charming true-life stories from the prize-winning British author of "Babe"


The Book Tolkien Wanted to Publish After The Hobbit

Jennifer Minicus | 1999
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
In 1925, J.R.R. Tolkien's four-year-old son lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, Tolkien wrote a story about Rover, a dog who is magically transformed into a toy.


Improving a child's ability (& desire) to learn

Clare Cannon | 2005
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Build skills and excite interests that will stay with a child for life.


Unspoken

Jennifer Minicus | 2012
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
A story from the Civil War.


The Silver Nutmeg

Jennifer Minicus | 2012
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Some books beg to be read aloud.


Cam Jansen Mysteries

Emily Castilla |
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Three titles from a mystery series for beginner readers.


Time Stops For No Mouse

Tim Golden | 2007
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Hermux is a watchmaker living a quiet existence.


Beginning Readers

Jennifer Minicus |
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Parents of avid young readers often ask me for new titles of basic chapter books.


Mildred D. Taylor's Short Stories

Jennifer Minicus |
written for ages 7-10 | recommended
Mildred Talyor has written several books based on her family's history.


Stone Fox

Jennifer Minicus | 1992
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Ten-year-old Willy is determined to care for his ailing grandfather.

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