recommended reading for ages 7-10


Animals entertain readers of all ages

Jane Fagan | 13 Sep 2013 | 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 | 12 Jun 2013 | 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 | 17 May 2013 | 2005

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Build skills and excite interests that will stay with a child for life.

Unspoken

Jennifer Minicus | 8 Apr 2013 | 2012

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

A story from the Civil War.

The Silver Nutmeg

Jennifer Minicus | 15 Mar 2013 | 2012

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Some books beg to be read aloud.

Cam Jansen Mysteries

Emily Castilla | 26 Feb 2013 |

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Three titles from a mystery series for beginner readers.

Time Stops For No Mouse

Tim Golden | 15 Feb 2013 | 2007

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Hermux is a watchmaker living a quiet existence.

Beginning Readers

Jennifer Minicus | 26 Aug 2012 |

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 | 24 Jun 2012 |

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Mildred Talyor has written several books based on her family's history.

Stone Fox

Jennifer Minicus | 17 May 2012 | 1992

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

Ten-year-old Willy is determined to care for his ailing grandfather.

Latsch Valley Farm Books

Jennifer Minicus | 15 Mar 2012 | 2008

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

A lovely story about a warm family of Polish immigrants.

The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn

Clare Cannon | 23 Jan 2012 | 2011

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

What happens if a well known character decides to tell his author's story?

Great Grandfather's House

Jennifer Minicus | 1 Jan 2012 | 1993

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Keiko is a spoiled little girl.

The Cat's Pajamas

Jennifer Minicus | 28 Sep 2011 | 2010

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

A delightful book of idioms.

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Sep 2011 | 2010

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

This delightful book of poems is a "must have" for classrooms and librairies.

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Jun 2011 | 1997

written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended

I never knew that dragons ate tangerine skins.

The Boy in the Garden

Jennifer Minicus | 2 May 2011 | 2010

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Sometimes the best distraction a child has is his own imagination.

A Penny for a Hundred

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Mar 2011 | 2005

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

In wartime, even enemies can build friendships.

The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon

Jennifer Minicus | 19 Jan 2011 | 2010

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

Every child has silly ideas, but very few meet people who turn them into reality.

Anna Maria's Gift

Jennifer Minicus | 4 Jan 2011 | 2010

written for ages 7-10 | recommended

A young girl suffers loss and learns forgiveness.

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