recommended reading for ages 7-10


Boys outsmart thief and magician

Jennifer Minicus | 15 May 2017 | 2016

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

A fun fairy tale is back in print.

Renowned author's autobiography wins Newbery Honor

Jennifer Minicus | 7 Apr 2017 | 1999

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A beginner chapter book series for fans of Tomie DePaola

Boy's wish to disappear comes true

Jane Fagan | 6 Mar 2017 | 2017

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Have you ever wanted to just blend into the background?

There's a new cat in town

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Jan 2017 | 2003

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Jenny may be shy, but that won't keep her down.

Friendly neighbors make for a pleasant neighborhood

Jennifer Minicus | 11 Aug 2016 | 2016

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

A new beginner reader series

"Lest we forget"

Jane Fagan | 2 May 2016 | 2016

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A young boy recounts the story of his teddy bear.

Octopus terrifies villagers

Jennifer Minicus | 25 Jan 2016 | 2015

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

In reality, the sea creature has more to fear than they.

True love waits

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jan 2016 | 2000

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Not your average modern fairy tale

Young girl wants to fit in with her peers

Jane Fagan | 4 Jan 2016 | 2014

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Cleo is going to a birthday party.

Author captures the essence of the ANZAC legend

Jane Fagan | 30 Oct 2015 | 2014

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A piece of Australian history comes alive.

Man goes to great lengths to gain his love

Jane Fagan | 21 Sep 2015 | 2009

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Mr. Hopper is a shy, elderly man secretly in love.

Feminists accuse author of mysogyny

Jane Fagan | 17 Jun 2015 | 2007

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Roald Dahl claimed that all witches are women.

No pet is more loyal than a dog

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Apr 2015 | 2014

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Two picture books sure to please canine lovers.

Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Feb 2015 | 1992

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A perfect book for winter reading.

A small man with a big dream

Jennifer Minicus | 14 Oct 2014 | 2014

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Leroy wants to be a cowboy.

Crazy like a fox

Jane Fagan | 6 Oct 2014 | 2007

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A rollicking adventure

Friendly ghosts

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Oct 2014 | 2002

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Toseland did not expect to find playmates in his great-grandmother's mansion.

Book Reviews
The amazing kookaburra

Jane Fagan | 22 Sep 2014 | 2013

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

"For all the birds that I tried to save as a child."

An enduring appeal

Jane Fagan | 25 Aug 2014 | 2010

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Twenty years ago, Horrid Henry hit the shelves.

Great book for reluctant readers

Jane Fagan | 20 Jun 2014 | 2014

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Boys especially will enjoy this beginner series.

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