Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 6-8

books for 6 year old
Posted on December 4, 2022

Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying this festive season in different age groups, so I can pull them together in one handy book list.

This year, we’re calling them the Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive lists and this one is the list of gift books for 6-8 year olds (

It’s a collection of recommendations from the group as well as from team members Megan Daley, Allison Rushby and me. Click the title of the book to read more about it, and to purchase*.

Hope it helps!



What Zola Did (series) by Melina Marchetta, ill. by Deb Hudson


My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Barnett


Books for 6 year oldLittle Ash (series) by Ash Barty, Jasmin McGaughey, ill. by Jade Goodwin


Willa And Woof (series) by Jacqueline Harvey


Furball: Spy Cat by Adrian Beck.


How To Make A Picture Book by Elys Dolan


Books for 6 year oldHow We Came To Be: Surprising Sea Creatures by Sami Bayly


Koori Princess by  Anita Heiss


Amazing Animal Journeys by Jennifer Cossins


The Big Book of Exhibits by Marita Bullock and Joan-Maree Hargreaves, Illustrated by Liz Rowland


Books for 6 year oldWhat Snail knows by Kathryn Apel


Rewilding Kids Australia by Melissa Mylchreest


Action Dude by Andy Riley


Hot Dog by Anh Do, ill. Dan McGuinness


books for 6 year oldThe Shop Train by Josie Wowolla Boyle, ill. By Paul Seden


Nice Garry (series) by Nathan Lyon, Michael Wegner, ill. David Williams


Ollie and Bea (series) by Renee Treml


The Courage of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt, ill. by Katherine Quinn


Books for 6 year oldThe Odds by Matt Stanton


Mertales (series) by Rebecca Timmis


Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta, ill by Manal Mirza



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Allison Tait Your Kid's next ReadAre you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of middle-grade series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, The Ateban Cipher, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries. You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.

If you’re looking for book recommendations for young readers, join the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community, and tune in to the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast!


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